Active Minds Events, Boulder/Longmont – Feb. 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm (1:00 reception, 1:30 program)
North Korea
Join Active Minds for a discussion of the history of North Korea and the development of the North Korean nuclear program. We will cover the successes and shortcomings of diplomatic efforts between North Korea, the United States and other countries. North Korea’s place in the world relative to global issues such as international trade and human rights issues will also be addressed as well as what the future may hold as this situation gets increasingly tense.
Location: Sunrise at Flatirons, 400 Summit Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-466-2422
Parking: Complimentary parking is available. Please ask the Concierge about the parking when you make your reservation.

Monday, February 12, 2018, 11:00-noon
Somalia
Somalia’s history is a story of Colonialism yielding to authoritarianism dissolving into anarchy.  Chaos has reigned since the early 1990’s with rampant wars between rival clans, with no functional government in charge.  Severe famine prompted the United Nations and the U.S. to intervene in the 1990’s with decidedly mixed results.  Lately, the Islamist extremist group Shabab has added another challenge to the mix.  Join Active Minds as we examine Somalia’s troubled path and where it may be leading.  This event is sponsored by The Carillon at Boulder Creek and Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 2:00-4:00 pm (2:00 reception, 2:30 program)
Turbulent Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea
The South China Sea is an incredibly strategic body of water located between China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. At stake is one of the busiest trade routes in the world as well as oil and fishing rights. Recently China has been pressing its claim to long disputed parts of the South China Sea, raising concerns as to what may happen as tensions rise. Join Active Minds for a closer look at this delicate situation.
Location: Brookdale North Boulder, 3350 30th St, Boulder, CO 80301.
Cost: Free
RSVP: 303-444-0200

Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Argentina 
Argentina can fairly be described as “up and coming”…again. Once one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Argentina suffered economic disruption and political instability after the Great Depression that lasted into the early 21st century. Recently, however, the economy is growing and they are on a path toward international integration under the leadership of President Mauricio Macri. Join Active Minds as we review Argentina’s history, culture, current status, and future prospects. This event is sponsored by Brookdale Senior Living.
Location: East Boulder Senior Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Boulder Senior Services: 303-441-3148