Every Wednesday, 3:30 -5:30 p.m. | January – March
This is a U.S. foreign policy discussion group.
The topics are picked by the Foreign Policy Association, who also prepare a workbook with essays on the topic and a video further exploring each subject. Meetings are led by a volunteer who elaborates on the topic, shows the video and then we break up into small groups to process questions and conclude with a “report back” to the whole group.
Workbooks for these sessions are available in January at the front desk of the Senior Center for $26.00. They are useful, but not required.
Topic Listing for 2021
Topic 1: Global supply chains and National Security 2/17/21
Topic 2: Future of Persian Gulf Security 2/24/21
Topic 3: Brexit: taking stock and looking forward 3/3/21
Topic 4: The Arctic: The coldest war: toward a return to Great Power competition in the Arctic? 3/10/21 Harold Herring and Lee Stevens
Topic 5: China and Africa 3/17/21
Topic 6: The Two Koreans 3/24/21 Rick Hague
Topic 7: Role of the WHO 3/31/21
Topic 8: The End of Globalization? 4/7/21 Brian Hanly
Second Wednesday of the month, 4:30 p.m.
The Happy Hour Book Club meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of each month. Each fall, the members suggest and vote on a list of books for the following year. Discussions are informal with no designated leader or discussion prompts; we simply get together and have lively discussions about the books.
Third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
The Page Turners is a co-ed book group. We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, generally rotating our meeting spots. If you are a member of the Summit Senior Center, then you are eligible to participate whether you are a full- or part-time resident of Summit County. The reading list for the year is selected by group members. Book suggestions, both fiction and nonfiction, including biography, are requested in early fall and submitted to the group for a vote. Nearly all of the voting process is conducted online, so even if you are not in Summit County, you can participate in the book selection. After winning books are chosen, group members are asked to volunteer to host a meeting or lead the meeting discussion on a book-by-book basis. Most meetings begin with wine and a brief social time, but we really do dig into the books, sharing insights and learning from one another.