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CourseGraphic In Washington, D.C., we thought we'd seen it all. Apparently not: congressional legislation is stymied; the Mueller Report produces more questions than answers and signals potential indictments; House committees schedule oversight hearings, issue subpoenas and grapple with impeachment; tribalism and stonewalling prevail; courts chip away at settled law; executive power expands with precedents and norms shattered; ethical and moral lapses abound; tweet storms and distractions predominate. Campaigns by 2020 presidential candidates provide a welcome alternative. We try to make sense of it all, providing a forum for discussion of news focusing on Washington and beyond, empowering OLLI members to understand different perspectives on the federal government and other areas of national concern. In the first hour, we engage in in-depth discussion of a major issue, such as immigration reform or income inequality. The second hour is devoted to current hot news stories selected by the class. This is a fast-paced study group. Students are expected to be (or become) keen observers of national news through many different sources. Reading assignments and topics will be distributed by email. Differing points of view are respectfully welcomed. No class on 11/28/19.


Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Justin Joseph2.Marion Derringer3.Arlene Shafton4.Leonard Grossman 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/28/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/12/2019 - 12/12/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Leonard Grossman  ; Arlene Shafton  ; Marion Derringer  ; Justin Joseph  ClassRoom