Great Decisions Discussion Series
It's that time again! Eight provocative topics will provide the basis for this always interesting and stimulating global issues discussion series. The more diverse the opinions (and they usually are) the more thought-provoking and rousing the conversations.
Great Decisions, sponsored by the League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth and the Library, will take place for eight consecutive weeks. Attend one session or all.
Foreign Policy Association briefing booklets containing an informative article on each topic are available for purchase for $20. The library has several copies available for checkout. For more information or to purchase a booklet, contact Joan Fragen, (847) 446-0184 or
Each session begins with a short DVD introduction to the subject, providing a segue to the group's discussion. Please join us, and bring your friends!
Registration is required.
- Monday, March 19, 2018
- 12:30pm - 2:30pm
- Northfield Library
Global health: progress and challenges
By Joshua Michaud
The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining wellbeing across nations.