The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. The first week of Teton County Library’s popular Foreign Policy discussion series will explore The Future of Europe: Coping with Crisis.
The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on E.U. membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession and the constant specter of terrorism, unity seems more imperative than ever. But the Brexit vote underscores the complexities of integrating an extremely diverse continent. What will post-Brexit Europe look like, and how can U.S. foreign policy adapt?
This series is presented with Great Decisions, America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Participants will watch a 25-minute video to get up to speed on the night’s topic followed by group discussion. Veteran discussion leaders John Hebberger Jr. and David Wendt will lead the evening programs. Library staff will lead lunchtime discussions.
Feel free to join us for our entire Foreign Policy Series or drop in for topics of particular interest. Our Monday, Feb. 6 discussion topic is Trade, Jobs and Politics. No sign-up required. To get written material about the topic before the discussion, visit our Front Desk to pick up briefing materials for each topic.
The Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions program also provides links to additional reading at www.fpa.org/great_decisions/?act=gd_topics.