Take a rollercoaster journey through the developing world, from the Civil War in Beirut to the Velvet Revolution in Eastern Europe, and more recently, to the chaos and confusion rising out of the Arab Spring.
Whether it’s rebuilding trust in the financial system, investing in economic development and infrastructure, funding basic services like water and sanitation, trying to harness the massive influx of people migrating into urban areas, or grappling with gut-wrenching poverty, this course will examine the policies, procedures, major actors, and difficult challenges facing much of the globe. Infused throughout the course will be personal vignettes — some humorous and some not so humorous — of more than 45 years of one man’s trek and his quest to make a difference to remedy these challenges.
What to expect: In this program, you will get a rare glimpse of the developing world through the eyes of a person who has been there, with sleeves rolled up, trying to make a difference.
HYBRID course at the Easton Family YMCA (choose to participate in person, through Zoom, or recording) | 2 Sessions | Tuesdays | March 7, 14 | 1 – 2:30 pm | $25
Feedback from past courses Bruce has led:
“One of the MOST important and thought-provoking classes Chesapeake Forum has offered since its establishment. Well, done Bruce!”
“This presenter & presentation was excellent. Please schedule again!”