September 2015 Roundtable Schedule

August 18, 2015

Education never ends–come join our discussions. Our goal is to learn more about all aspects of  issues, and more about each other.   The Roundtable Discussion Group meets on Sundays at 10:30 AM in the UUCLC  Library–located at 2000 S. Solano Dr.   Send suggestions, comments, & questions to

Sept. 6: Dr. Paul O’ Connell, Currently teaches Economics at DACC & former World Bank employee—“Some Recent Economic Trends”
These include China’s global ambitions and Greek debt crises—both of which are getting a lot of news coverage. For each Paul will discuss how these trends came about, causes and implications for the future. Due to increased integration of the world economy, instant electronic communication and ability to travel anywhere at a moment’s notice–what happens in Africa, China or Europe also affects us.

Sept. 13: Dr. Brian Hurd, Prof. of Agricultural Economics & Business at NMSU—“Global View on Climate Change & Implications for Water & Food Security”
Will discuss how agriculture is the dominant use of the earth’s land and water resources; that groundwater use is often out of sight & out of mind; that with issues like tragedy of the commons, income inequality & dominate use of money in politics—common sense solutions are hard to come by and that to address these problems, we need to think globally but act locally.

Sept. 20: Bill Childress, BLM District Manager, Las Cruses District Office—“Organ Mountains-Desert peaks National Monument—What’s Next?”
The Bureau of Land Management’s Las Cruces District is responsible for managing approximately 5.4 million surface acres and 7 million subsurface acres in 6 southwest counties in New Mexico. Within this landscape the District is responsible for managing for a variety of multiple uses and special use areas . With the recent establishment of the Monument, the local office has a lot of work ahead to establish a long term management plan. Bill will discuss what these options are.

Sept. 27: UUCLC will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the church with one service at 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary, to be followed by a luncheon. Contact David Steele for more information—Ph. 575-449-4180

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