Current Events and Politics

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: A Discussion of International Events

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Price: 300.00 USD
12 Weeks

09 - 05 - 2017, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2017-09-05 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This course is a series of discussions on whatever events are timely and significant in the international arena. Topics will cover a broad spectrum, such as the international terrorist threat; the frictions between Russia and the West; the Arab-Israeli search for a solution to differences; the rise of China as a political, military, and economic rival; Europe’s struggle to realize its political, social, and economic goals; implications of the global economic situation for America; and finding an effective American foreign policy for dealing with these and other international issues in which the class may have an interest.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: A Discussion of International Events

▲ REGISTER
Price: 300.00 USD
12 Weeks

09 - 06 - 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2017-09-06 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This course is a series of discussions on whatever events are timely and significant in the international arena. Topics will cover a broad spectrum, such as the international terrorist threat; the frictions between Russia and the West; the Arab-Israeli search for a solution to differences; the rise of China as a political, military, and economic rival; Europe’s struggle to realize its political, social, and economic goals; implications of the global economic situation for America; and finding an effective American foreign policy for dealing with these and other international issues in which the class may have an interest.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: A Discussion of International Events

▲ REGISTER
Price: 300.00 USD
12 Weeks

09 - 06 - 2017, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2017-09-06 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

This course is a series of discussions on whatever events are timely and significant in the international arena. Topics will cover a broad spectrum, such as the international terrorist threat; the frictions between Russia and the West; the Arab-Israeli search for a solution to differences; the rise of China as a political, military, and economic rival; Europe’s struggle to realize its political, social, and economic goals; implications of the global economic situation for America; and finding an effective American foreign policy for dealing with these and other international issues in which the class may have an interest.

THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY IN ITS FIRST YEAR

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Price: 250.00 USD
10 Weeks

09 - 13 - 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2017-09-13 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump scored one of the greatest political upsets in American electoral history. As we approach the anniversary of that victory, it is a good time to take stock of how our oldest elected president is faring. Has he begun draining the Washington swamp? Has he changed the direction of public policy, secured his judicial appointments, regained his political footing after a very rocky start, managed the nation's challenges abroad, and has he dealt with the unexpected crises that plague every White House? We'll endeavor to answer these and other questions about the 45th president of the United States as he approaches the end of his first year in office. His tenure has certainly been entertaining, but we should be getting a good idea of how his effort to transform the American political system is likely to work or fail.

FULL WORLD: Houston's Economic and Ecologic Future

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Price: 200.00 USD
8 Weeks

10 - 17 - 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2017-10-17 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The empty world is the past, a world that was relatively empty of human and human impacts. Today, we live in a world that is filling up with humans and overflowing with human impacts, but we are still mired in empty world thinking that dominates our economic, environmental, and social practices. However, change is upon us and in some areas that change is extremely fast, particularly relative to climate change and the oil and gas industry. Full World Houston is an exploration of where we are heading as a local and global community, from the perspective of economics, ecology, eco-play, eco-spirituality, and the implications that these changes will have on business, on city and regional form, and on each of us.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: A Discussion of International Events Shaping Our World

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Price: 200.00 USD
6 Weeks

10 - 20 - 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2017-10-20 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This 6-week course is a series of discussions on whatever events are timely and significant in the international arena. Topics will cover a broad spectrum, such as the international terrorist threat; the frictions between Russia and the West; the Arab-Israeli search for a solution to differences; the rise of China as a political, military, and economic rival; Europe’s struggle to realize its political, social, and economic goals; implications of the global economic situation for America; and finding an effective American foreign policy for dealing with these and other international issues in which the class may have an interest.