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WELCOME TO THE GREAT ISSUES FORUM

Feb, 15 2018

The opioid crisis is now our number one issue here.

This year the Great Issues Forum’s theme is the addiction crisis in our nation. President Donald Trump recently declared a state of emergency concerning the heroin epidemic and threw the weight of the White House behind the fight against the opioid crisis Thursday and declared it a national emergency.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially, right now, it is an emergency," Trump said at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. "It’s a national emergency. We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis."

Trump also said,“It would also awaken every American to this simple fact: If this scourge has not found you or your family yet, without bold action by everyone, it soon will.”war lads to need for more substance abuse treatment Centers in eastern countries. Medication assisted treatment seems to be helping more than traditional drug treatment programs. Every day the issue seems to get worse and is spreading to other countries like Canada. The canadian press is making headway in supporting new ideas to combat the heroin abuse epidemic.

 

The Rise of Intellectual Reform in the Islamic World

April 20, 2010

In a world increasingly governed by ideals of democracy and pluralism, this program will explore both the evolution of religion and freedom in Islam featuring Baber Johansen, Ebrahim Moosa, and Abdulkarim Soroush. Talal Asad will moderate.

Participate in the Great Issues Forum by viewing our online video/audio archive of past conversations and posting your own comments.

Online Video/Audio Archive

View in our video archive the conversation on Economic Power that featured among others, author Naomi Klein

The Great Issues Forum, one of newest public program series presented by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, as well as the Winston Foundation, the Vital Projects Fund, and the Gellert Charitable Trust.

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