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* SCC Global Affairs Center and WP&DSS student club host brown bag discussions on global economic crisis

Is this really the worst it’s been since the Great Depression?

The first in a series of free, open-to-the-public, brown-bag discussions about the current economic crisis will attempt to shed light on that question at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Board Room at Shoreline Community College.

Under the title, “Comparing Political and Economic Circumstances at the Time of the Great Depression and Now,” three SCC faculty members will offer remarks and then facilitate discussion with the audience. Participating from the college are Ken Lawson, Dean of Intra-American Studies and Social Sciences, economist Robert Francis and Director of the Global Affairs Center Larry Fuell, a political scientist.

There will be future brown-bag discussions approximately every two weeks with experts from both on and off campus to explore aspects of the economic crisis, including:
- Social programs and marginalized populations
- International healthcare and humanitarian assistance
- Refugees and immigrants
- Business and labor
- Energy and global food supply issues

These sessions are being organized by the Global Affairs Center and the Worldly Philosophers’ & Dismal Scientists’ Society (WP&DSS) student club at Shoreline Community College. For more information, contact Larry Fuell at 206-546-4624.


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