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    Great Decisions Global Discussions 2019

    Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m.: Live webcast at Dogwood Center for Performing Arts

    4734 S. Campus Ct. in Fremont – Main Stage Auditorium


    March 19: “Global Cyber Threats”

    Peter Jolliffe, FBI

    As U.S. companies and academic institutions seek further global interaction and integration, they capitalize on opportunities to grow international trade, and to share ideas and culture. With these new opportunities are inherent risks, from the loss of intellectual property to illicit foreign influence. With an ever-growing level of connectedness, it is imperative to understand the motivations of foreign competitors, the objectives of foreign nations, and the means by which they could target U.S. institutions. Only then can we begin to construct a holistic defense to the threat. Special Agent Peter Jolliffe, who has worked for the Bureau for the last decade, will outline cyber risks and the work being done to minimize them.


    March 26: “Mexico and the U.S.: The Economic Ties that Bind”

    Carlos Capistran, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mexico City

    The U.S. and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics, economic policies, and history. Yet the relationship has been strained over the years. With new leadership in both countries, what does the future hold for this bilateral relationship? Carlos Capistran is the director and head of Canada and Mexico economics at Bank of America, and a frequent media commentator on finance and macroeconomics. He’ll reflect on the ways Mexico and the U.S. fit into a larger North American system and how we can develop policies that allow each country to thrive.

    Visit: https://www.worldmichigan.org/greatdecisions2019

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