Great Decisions Online w/ Tina: Global Supply Chains and National Security

Virtual Event

Feb 11

Thu 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The topic, Global Supply Chains and National Security, will be discussed via Zoom; a valid email address is required to register and attend. 

Join the meeting at 6:30pm to be able to watch the video, Global Supply Chains and National Security, discussion starts at 7:00pm. Questions?

Email Tina McCusker, Reference Librarian & Great Decisions Facilitator at tmccusker@minlib.net. New attendees are encouraged to join!

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The shutdown of global supply chains due to the Covid-19 pandemic brought to the fore an issue with the high level of global economic interdependence: what happens when one country is the main source for an item, say face masks, and then can no longer supply the item? Countries suddenly unable to meet the demand for certain supplies are faced with growing calls for economic nationalism. What are some of the lasting effects that the pandemic could have on global supply chains and trade? How would this affect national security?


Once you have registered, you should complete the reading and view the accompanying video prior to the meeting. For additional resources about the topic, visit: http://bit.ly/38M4yVm

***If you do not have the Great Decisions Booklet, viewing the video meets the prerequisite. Reading at least one or two of the related readings is also encouraged.