External Affairs Newsletter #1

This semester, GBC External Affairs is trying out a newsletter to provide our members with some of the political goings-on we would otherwise be taking you all to see in person. Check out the links below and let us know of any recommendations for future inclusions in the newsletter! 

Podcast: Throughline, “The Postal Service” 

It’s hard to read the news today without seeing a headline about the USPS, but what was going on with the Postal Service before 2020? What about in 1848, or 1792? This episode of Throughline, a podcast from NPR, explores the role of the USPS in the formation of America as we know it today.

Listen to the Podcast here

Webinar: The Brookings Institution, “Economic recovery in American cities: A conversation with Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot”

Tune into this webinar from the Brookings Institution on Tuesday, September 29 at 3:30 PM to learn about local leadership in the recovery from COVID-19 and combating racial injustice. Panelists include Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. 

Register for the webinar here.

Webinar: The Bipartisan Policy Center, “Immigration Systems in Transition: Lessons for U.S. Immigration Reform from Australia and Canada” 

Tune into this webinar from the Bipartisan Policy Center on Tuesday, September 29 at 5:00 PM to hear a discussion on the recent BPC report, “Immigration Systems in Transition: Lessons for U.S. Immigration Reform from Australia and Canada.”

Register for the webinar here.

Virtual Tours

Missing out on DC sightseeing? Experience some of the best the city has to offer with virtual tours of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House. All of the sights, none of the getting lost on the DC metro. 

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