Great Decisions
July 6, 2024


07/09/24 @ 10:00am –
07/09/24 @ 11:30am

Meeting Room C

Mammen Family Public Library

Registration Required

Registration for this event is required.


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Registration is required.
Registration starts: 05/09/2024 @ 6:00pm

Registration end: 07/30/2024 @ 10:00am

Join us at the library for the 2024 Great Decisions program, produced by the Foreign Policy Association and featuring eight topics of international interest. Each week, we will watch a video lecture on one of the topics and then participate in a brief community discussion.

New for this year! Our library staff have paired each topic with a suggested reading to encourage participants to dive deeper into the subject matter for those topics that interest them. We will even be visited virtually for live talks with some of the book authors!

On Tuesday, July 9th we will discuss the topic of “Climate Technology & Competition”:

10:00am-10:30am: We will watch the Foreign Policy Association’s video lecture on climate technology and competition (also title “Global trade and green energy” in the Great Decisions Briefing Book).
10:30am-11:00am: We will have a brief community discussion, followed by a short break before the Author Talk.
11:00am-11:30am: Ernest Scheyder, author of the book The War Below: Lithium, Copper, and the Global Battle to Power Our Lives will be joining us virtually to discuss his book! 

If you would like to submit a question to ask author Ernest Scheyder, please fill out this form by Tuesday, June 25th.

By registering for this program, you will also be registered for all of the upcoming Great Courses sessions so that we can send you an email reminder before each session. You are not required to attend all eight of the events, but please come to the ones you can.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2024 Great Decisions Briefing Book, you can stop by the library’s walk-up or drive-thru windows. The Briefing Books are $25 each and can be paid for by cash or check. Checks can be made out to “Bulverde Area Rural Library District”.