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Washington Week

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CourseGraphic In Washington, D.C., the beat goes on: Presidential and democratic norms are repeatedly discarded; there are constant challenges to the Constitution and far-reaching court decisions; congressional inaction; regulatory reversals; widespread federal investigations; firings, search warrants, pardons and scandals. Political polling, a fractured electorate and candidate posturing signal the approaching mid-terms; Twitter blasts contain mixed messages on domestic and foreign policy. Bluff and bombast dominate breaking news with fact checkers and social media reacting in real time. We try to make sense of it all by 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 or Canvas. Differing points of view are respectfully welcomed and are necessary to the success of this study group. No class on 11/22/18.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Justin Joseph2.Kathryn McLain3.Arlene Shafton4.Leonard Grossman 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/22/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/13/2018 - 12/13/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Leonard Grossman  ; Arlene Shafton  ; Kathryn McLain  ; Justin Joseph  ClassRoom