current affairs and contemporary topics
The sessions will be replete with debates and discussions,. The participants will gain insight into the political, social, and economic power dynamics of our world and their complex interrelations--along the way developing critical thinking skills, and practicing analyzing problems.
Topics will include: authoritarian regimes • North Korea's nuclear program and foreign policy • contentious issues within US politics • the impact and dynamics of transnational corporations • ethnic tensions and hyper-nationalism • fast food, agribusiness, and big sugar • Islamism and Jihadi movements • wealth distribution and economic stratification • human rights around the world • commodification of the everyday • from diseases to chronic hunger, problems plaguing the bottom billion • a litigious society and the effect of the insurance industry • population growth and the planet • active conflicts and hot spots around the world • African mass migration into Europe: reasons, reactions, effects.
time commitment: 12 sessions, each 90 minutes long.
Number of participants: 4–12
recommended grades: 8–12
Note: Between sessions, participants are expected to do some readings and documentary-film viewing.
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You will be notified once your selected program becomes available,
which should be soon: before December 15, 2017