Beyond the Headlines

POL SCI 747

Osher (50+). This current events lecture series features a different speaker each week.  Guest speakers are experts in their field who provide a one-hour lecture followed by a thirty-minute Q&A.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
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Starting at $165.00
As few as 8 weeks
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About this course:

Pulled from today’s headlines, this exclusive speaker series offers an in-depth analysis of significant contemporary issues. Each week, an expert from the political, social, technological, or economic spectrum provides a 1-hour lecture focused on a major global, national, or local issue.  Afterwards, students have the opportunity to participate in a 30-minute Q&A session with the speaker.  A list of speakers for this term will be available online approximately one month before the course begins.   This course will be recorded. Students will have access to videos for the duration of the course.

Winter 2022 Series Schedule:

 
DATE       LECTURE
Jan 18    

How Deep Blue is California? Will We Ever Be a Two-Party State Again?

Dan Schnur
Professor at UCB, Pepperdine University, and USC

Jan 25  

Digital Misinformation and Social Media

Laura Edelson, Ph.D.
Candidate in Computer Sciences, NYU's Tandon School of Engineering

Feb 1  

Humanity and Artificial Intelligence

Jens Palsberg, PhD
Professor of Computer Science, UCLA

Feb 8  

President Xi and Where China is Headed

Yuen-Ching Bellette Lee, PhD
Lecturer at UCLA Department of Political Science

Please note, this session will not be recorded
Feb 15  

California Missions: A Critical History

Jonathan Cordero, PhD
Executive Director, The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone of the San Francisco Peninsula

Feb 22  

Guns, Violence, Politics: The Gyre Widens

Garen J. Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H.
Department of Emergency Medicine, California Firearm Violence Research Center, UCD

Mar 1  

Race and the 2020 Election

Lorrie Frasure, PhD
MPP, Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Vice-Chair for Graduate Studies in Political Science

Mar 8  

The Power of Ethnic Studies

Kimberly Young, MEd
Teacher, Culver City High School; member, California Instructional Quality Commission

 

Spring 2022 Schedule

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Tuesday 10:30AM - 12:00PM PT
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Jim Aldinger
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Fee:
$165.00
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Location: Remote Classroom
Notes

This course will be presented as a Zoom webinar and the sessions will be recorded. Enrolled students will have access to videos for the duration of the course. Course fee is $165 for both OLLI Basic and Plus members. Enrollment limited; enrollment prior to the first class required. Visitors not permitted. 

You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course.  If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout.

Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2022
Schedule
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Lecture
Tue Apr 5, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Apr 12, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Apr 19, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Apr 26, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 3, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 10, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 17, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue May 24, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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