Chat & Chowder with Richard Haass | The World: A Brief Introduction


July 27


06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

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Chat & Chowder

We are excited to host another virtual Chat & Chowder event in partnership with the WGBH Forum Network. Even virtually, the spirit of Chat & Chowder persists! We encourage everyone to Bring Your Own Chow(der) & Beverages (BYOCB) and we will host a 30 minute post-Chat chat. Longtime and first-time chatters alike are welcome!

Like it or not, we live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives.

The World is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world. It will empower them to manage the flood of daily news. Readers will become more informed, discerning citizens, better able to arrive at sound, independent judgments. While it is impossible to predict what the next crisis will be or where it will originate, those who read The World will have what they need to understand its basics and the principal choices for how to respond.

We are connected to this world in all sorts of ways. We need to better understand it, both its promise and its threats, in order to make informed choices, be it as students, citizens, voters, parents, employees, or investors. To help readers do just that, The World focuses on essential history, what makes each region of the world tick, the many challenges globalization presents, and the most influential countries, events, and ideas. Explaining complex ideas with wisdom and clarity, Richard Haass’s The World is an evergreen book that will remain relevant and useful as history continues to unfold.

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Dr. Richard Haass has headed the Council on Foreign Relations since 2003.  Prior to that he served as the senior Middle East Advisor to President H. W. Bush and as the director of the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department under Colin Powell. He succeeded Senator George Mitchell as U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, and was Vice President of the Brookings Institution. A recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, and the Tipperary International Peace Award, he is also the author or editor of fourteen books.

Read more about Dr. Haass here.

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