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Washington Week

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CourseGraphic In Washington, D.C., it's politics as unusual. Will the White House try to deflect the midterm election results? Will it fire or demand more resignations? Will the legislative agenda in a divided Congress be stymied? Will the Democratic House investigate the president or impeach? Will a conservative Supreme Court upend settled law? Will probes started by Mueller (or the House) be impeded? We're bombarded with Twitter and divisive political rhetoric 24/7. Truth and civility are noticeably absent. 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 and necessary to the success of the study group.

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

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



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/7/2019 - 6/6/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Leonard Grossman  ; Arlene Shafton  ; Kathryn McLain  ; Justin Joseph  ClassRoom