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Washington Week

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ClassGraphic In Washington, D.C., the new normal is not normal. We have a president with no strategic plan; a partisan Congress; a federal government ceding responsibility to the states and relying on governors to make critical decisions; continued global uncertainty; and an economic downturn with historic unemployment. National and state candidates face crucial elections, utilizing technology and social media in lieu of traditional campaigning. The coronavirus has impacted everything and everyone including how we’ll vote in November. 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 will engage in in-depth discussion of a major issue, such as health care or immigration reform. 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 a variety of sources. Reading assignments and topics will be distributed by email. Differing points of view are respectfully welcomed. No class on 11/26/20.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Virtual - Any Location

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



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/26/2020)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/10/2020 - 12/10/2020 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Leonard Grossman  ; Arlene Shafton  ; Marion Derringer  ; Justin Joseph