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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Starting at $100.00
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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. Students who wish to view the series with their fellow classmates in-person will have access to a screening room at the UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood, room 121AB (adjacent to the OLLI member lounge). Special promotion for fall 2022 quarter: $100 course fee for both OLLI Basic and Plus members. This course will be recorded.  

Fall 2022 Series:

 
DATE   LECTURE
Sept 27  

TBD

Jean-Paul R. Contreras deGuzman, PhD
Lecturer, UCLA

Oct 4  

The US-China Economic Outlook: The Competition of Two Great Powers and Two Systems. Will China Become the Largest Economy in the World over the Next Few Decades?

William Yu, PhD.
Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast

Oct 11  

TBD

 

Oct 18  

Update on Alzheimer's Disease Research

Monica Moore, MSG
Community Health Program Manager for the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's and the Co-Director, Training and Education Activities, UCLA-California Alzheimer's Disease Center

 
Oct 25  

Hate and Antisemitism in 2022

Ariella Lowenstein
Deputy Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles

Nov 1  

Getting Ready for Election Day: The Battle for Congress and City Hall

Dan Schnur
Professor, UCB, USC

Nov 8  

Ukraine: Forging a New Nation

Roman Koropeckyj, PhD
Professor of Slavic in the East European and Eurasian Languages and Cultures Department, UCLA

Nov 15  

Unpacking the 2022 Election: How, Why, and Where do we go from Here?

Andrew E. Busch
Crown Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

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Tuesday 10:30AM - 12:00PM PT
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Instructor: Jim Aldinger
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Fee:
$100.00
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ENROLL BY: Sep 27, 2022
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Notes

This section 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. Special promotion this quarter only: $100 course fee for both OLLI Basic and Plus members. A screening room will be available in Gayley 121AB. 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 October 05, 2022
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Lecture
Tue Sep 27, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Oct 4, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Oct 11, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Oct 18, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Oct 25, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Nov 1, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
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Tue Nov 8, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom
Lecture
Tue Nov 15, 2022
10:30AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Remote Classroom

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