Brexit Referendum Vote and What It Means for Us
Great Britain is holding a referendum on Thursday to decide its future - or, as a former Council speaker describes it, “America’s oldest friends (and first enemies) will decide whether or not to pull out of the European Union.”
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, who discussed U.S. foreign policy for our 2015 International Perspective Series, says the San Diego Union “asked if I could briefly explain to readers in Southern California what the stakes are. I thought you might find the result interesting. Humpty Dumpty trembles on the wall, looking down.”
The BBC has an everything-you-need-to-know report online.
GOT THE STOMACH FOR TRIVIA?
Some of the watercooler conversation around the Council office this week has had staffers puzzling not over the Brits and the EU or the Texas Rangers and their pitching, but over the answer to this trivia question: What mammal has no stomach?
Yes, it actually is a work topic. Questions are being prepared for our annual challenging global trivia extravaganza for members and guests. This year, in honor of the Olympics, the theme is WorldQuest: The Road to Rio. Join us, authentic samba dancers and veteran emcee Jeff Whittington of KERA-FM on Thursday, July 21, at the Rosewood Crescent. There’ll be prizes!
Bring your smartphone because we’re scoring by phone this year – it’ll be fun and fast. And if you don’t already know – and who doesn’t? – you may learn “What mammal has no stomach?”