Current Events and Politics

BEHIND THE HEADLINES A Discussion of International Events Shaping Our World

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Price: 275.00 USD
12 Weeks

02 - 07 - 2017, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2017-02-07 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 Shaping Our World

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Price: 275.00 USD
12 Weeks

02 - 08 - 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2017-02-08 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 Shaping Our World

▲ REGISTER
Price: 275.00 USD
12 Weeks

02 - 08 - 2017, 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 2017-02-08 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

BEHIND THE HEADLINES A Discussion of International Events Shaping Our World

▲ REGISTER
Price: 275.00 USD
12 Weeks

02 - 10 - 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2017-02-10 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.

THE BIG LIE

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Price: 75.00 USD
0 Weeks

05 - 05 - 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2017-05-05 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wouldn’t it be great if one could conveniently discover a new holy book supporting just the reforms one wants to make, get a prophet to declare it is God’s own blueprint, and turn it into the law of the land? In this two session class, students will see how an ancient king of Mesopotamia legitimized his reign, how an ancient king of Israel sold his accession to the throne, how statues were used to bring gods to life, how gods were used to enable commoners to become pharaohs, and how tables were inscribed with advertising making kings sound better than any truth could. One could call this the ancient use of lack of transparency, or just label it “The Big Lie.” Archaeology and critical study demonstrate how priests and rulers in ancient times massaged the truth, exaggerated here and there, and sometimes relied on what has recently been dubbed “alternative facts.” Come back in time to explore the age-old tendency of those in power to stretch the truth for their own purposes. It’s astounding and revealing, amusing and amazing; and the truth is, it’s the real stuff of ancient history (or perhaps all history). You just can’t make this stuff up. (Note: The Friday Lecture, May 5, will be from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 and the Sunday Lecture, May 7, will be from 4:00 - 5:30)