National Issues Forum, Topic: America’s Role in the World
When: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014; 5:30-7:00PM
Where: Large Event Space (Room 285), Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries
Description: Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has gone from being one of two “superpowers” to being the leading world power, but there are signs that American dominance is eroding as countries like China and India grow and prosper. And new threats have emerged – pandemics, resource depletion, climate change – that no one nation can solve alone. What does all this mean for our national security and our relationships with the other nations of the world? Join us for this deliberative discussion where we weigh the benefits and tradeoffs of three approaches to this issue using an NIF issue guide.
More about the Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow Program Series...
Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965, a traveling exhibition that explores the ways in which Americans experienced the Atomic threat as part of their daily lives—at school, in the home, and even at play, is on display in the Russell Library Gallery through March 14, 2014. Inspired by the exhibition, and in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Russell Library, the Library will host a series of eleven public programs during the spring semester, in collaboration with partners across the UGA campus, that spotlight some of the most significant events of the time period and invite attendees to reflect on life in America during the Atomic Age. Programs will include panel discussions, film screenings, community forum and storytelling events, and a day of oral history. More information on the program series is available on the Russell Library website at www.libs.uga.edu/russell/programs/events.
Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow is curated by Michael Scheibach, an independent collector in Independence, MO, and Leslie Przybylek, Curator of Humanities Exhibitions at Mid-America Arts Alliance. The exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. ExhibitsUSA sends more than 25 exhibitions on tour to more than 100 small- and mid-sized communities every year. Mid-America is the oldest nonprofit regional arts organization in the United States. More information is available at www.maaa.org and www.eusa.org.
Thank you to our sponsors...
The display of this exhibit at The Russell Library is supported in part by the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners and other donors, and by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
The program series was made possible by contributions from several UGA campus partners including The Center for International Trade and Security, The School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of History, the Department of English, and Film Studies.