Great Decisions Discussion Series: Pandemic Preparedness ​​

Jun 13, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Facilitated by John N. Doggett

Looking back at the covid-19 pandemic, there are many lessons to take away in terms of domestic and international policies. Although this pandemic seems to have waned, how can we apply these lessons to future pandemics? Will countries cooperate, and will a consensus emerge on how to manage global health challenges?

John N. Doggett is an award‑winning Senior Lecturer at the McCombs School of Business of The University of Texas at Austin (UT). John has taught seminars on global competition and entrepreneurship at universities in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, and Austria. From 2003 to 2014, John led MBA students on business observation tours to China, India, Israel and Turkey.

Great Decisions is a nationwide, non-partisan program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association intended to broaden public involvement in foreign affairs. It was launched over 50 years ago, and today tens of thousands of participants take part in discussion groups each year. Our library is proud to be hosting our sixth year of participation in the Great Decisions Program.

Eight topics have been selected this year for discussion. The Foreign Policy Association provides a Great Decisions Briefing Book if participants choose to read articles in advance, and each program begins with a video presentation outlining the issues of the evening’s topic. After the short video, a facilitator provides insight and leads a discussion.

This free, in-person program will take place in Lake Travis Community Library meeting room. No registration is required.


The Lake Travis Community Library provides resources in the areas of the arts, sciences, and literature in the Lake Travis area.