Upcoming Events

Wed
Oct 04
2017

Supreme Court 2017

Marshall Krause and Roy Ulrich will discuss the Supreme Court's 2017 term, including the ramifications of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the court.

Wed
Oct 11
2017

Litquake

Litquake with OLLI faculty writers:

Louise Nayer
Elizabeth Fishel
Jannie Dresser
Tamim Ansary
Darren Zook

Wed
Oct 18
2017

President Putin and President Trump

How did the US-Russian relationship come to such a low point? What can we expect from the relationship between presidents Putin and Trump?

Highlighted Courses

Tue
Sep 26
2017

Internment: Lessons in Democracy

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order that resulted in the exclusion and imprisonment of Japanese Americans as “enemy aliens.” Thirty years later, Japanese Americans demanded redress for their imprisonment. Examine this history, the constitutional issues, and the impact of this period on the treatment of U.S. Arab and Muslim communities since 9/11 and in current immigration debates.

Wed
Sep 27
2017

The Rise of Modern Jazz (1940-1959)

During the 1940s and 50s, jazz transitioned from its role as entertainment to an art form celebrating individual expression. Beginning with bebop and ending with Miles Davis’s iconic “Kind of Blue,” we will examine this groundbreaking music and the innovators who created it — all within the context of WWII, the Civil Rights Movement, and other historical events. Includes audio and video recordings and live demonstrations.

Thu
Sep 28
2017

Cybersecurity: a Guide for the Perplexed

Cybersecurity is one of the most important elements in national and international affairs, yet it remains one of the most misunderstood aspects of the security infrastructure. This course will cover everything from personal security — Is my smart TV spying on me? — to international threats — Can Russian hackers really change an American election? Presented in a clear, accessible, and friendly format for both absolute beginners and more experienced tech-users.