Iceland's saga today: Lessons from a small island

TRAVERSE CITY — Carole Elchert, a photographer, educator, and explorer who has traveled extensively, offers a presentation on Iceland at the first Michigan Global Awareness Consortium lecture of the semester, set for 6 p.m. Oct. 1 in Scholars Hall 109. 

Elchert will explain Iceland’s approaches to the issues that face the rich and poor and the large and small countries around the world. Her presentation will  focus on how to balance multiple interests, including:

  • Preservation of the environment and resource development
  • Increasing literacy
  • Reducing poverty while increasing wealth
  • Protection of freedom of information and privacy rights
  • Eschewing war in a well-armed modern world
  • How to revitalize with the great literature of the past, namely "The Icelandic Sagas.”

The event in Scholars Hall 109 (Auditorium) is free and open to the public.

Release date: September 29, 2014

For more information:

Amjad Khan
Social Sciences instructor
(231) 995-1291