The JES is bringing back Shared Inquiry Discussion, America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading an article from the Great Books Foundation Briefing Book and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. This group will meet for eight weeks at the Jefferson Library. This session's book is "The Nature of Life Part Two."
Christine Riehl, M.S., M.P.P., is a retired Foreign Service Officer holding a master’s degree in Counseling from Gannon University and a master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School. She has been involved with the Jefferson since its inception, first as the “founder” of the Jefferson Global Summit and as a member of the Board of Directors. She is also a passionate social activist, concerned for justice, the end to racism, and fixing the problem of income inequality in the U.S. She is a member of AAUW, the ACLU, the NAACP, and The Erie Book Group, and Women United, the United Way's effort to "crush poverty in Erie" through Community Schools.