What in the World is Going On: A Global Intelligence Briefing by Herb Meyer
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Grand Rapids, MI
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Look beyond today’s headlines, and you will see a world that is more prosperous and more peaceful than most people are expecting. In this global overview, Herb Meyer - the Reagan Administration intelligence official who first predicted the Soviet Union’s collapse - will explain what really lies behind the current Middle East turmoil and why today so many countries are emerging from poverty and creating stable middle-class societies. Above all, he will outline the great challenges - and the great opportunities - that await students as they complete their education and head out into the world. In this return visit to Grand Rapids, Meyer will draw on his expertise to share insights into the world’s constantly changing geopolitical landscape. This event is in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, and Foundation.
When & Where
The Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University
Inspired by Ralph Hauenstein, we seek to provide a platform for emerging leaders in all three major sectors of public life – business, government, and nonprofit. We promote civic engagement that (1) honors the Founders’ vision of a constitutional republic; (2) builds on existing democratic institutions that promote justice, freedom, opportunity, sustainable prosperity, and the rule of law; and (3) envisions the possibilities for creating better communities.