The global political landscape changes more often than the weather. Political, economic and policy strategies evolve daily, if not more often. This course will examine recent political trends and events from locations around the globe to allow you to better appreciate how policies and developments half a world away will impact the domestic and foreign policy of the United States. The class will be led by Jim Johnson, an adjunct political science professor and attorney.
Fridays: March 28, April 4 & 11 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Price: $22 Members; $44 Non-Members Room: C224
Here’s your chance for lively discussion about topics in the news. This facilitated discussion group will take you beyond the headlines by providing a look at eight of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world. Each class begins with a short video on the topic, and then OLLI member Barb Mitchell will facilitate discussion and debate on that week’s topic. The 2014 topics, in order of discussion include: Political Islam in Africa, China’s Foreign Policy, Turkey, Israel, Energy Independence, Economic Statecraft and Trade, Defense and the Rise of New Technologies, Food Security and Climate Change. You may sign up for either session or both. The class price includes the $20 briefing book. (To receive the combined price discount, you must register for both sessions at the same time.)
Session One (269) Thursdays: January 23, 30, February 6 & 13 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Session Two (270) Thursdays: February 20, 27, March 6 & 13 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Session One & Two (271)
Price - Session One OR Two: $47 Members; $77 Non-Members Price - Session One AND Two: $74 Members; $104 Non-Members Room: C129