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Contemporary Issues
Study group registration occurs prior to each term (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). When study group registration is open: 
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When registration is closed, study group offerings can be viewed only.
 
Do real life heroes — people who make a difference — still exist in the 21st century? In the midst of social upheaval, such people are role models w ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/11/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Mon .

Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (1/11/2021-2/8/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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This study group is for long time fans of The New Yorker as well as newcomers. Each session will examine the contents of the current issue and then ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/11/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Mon .

Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (1/11/2021-2/8/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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The COVID-19 pandemic has not run its course, but it already bids fair to become the most impactful event of the twenty-first century. All over the ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/12/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (1/12/2021-2/2/2021)

Closed


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We’ve all gained benefits from the internet, but lately there seem to be more and more reports of its potential detriments — misinformation, hacking, ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/13/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (1/13/2021-2/3/2021)

Closed


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This study group is made up of fellow OLLI members who love to read and desire to learn about the countries of the world through their interactions wi ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/13/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/13/2021-2/3/2021)

Closed


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For more than 100 years The New York Times has been considered the newspaper of record. It covers New York, national, and international stories and is ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/13/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/13/2021-2/3/2021)

Closed


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Do you enjoy reading and watching news that is not always consistent with your political views, with a scope broader than the U.S., and that offers yo ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/13/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/13/2021-2/3/2021)

Closed


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In an era where identity wears many definitions, Sarah Vowell asks the question, “who are we anyway?” Identity is no rhetorical question for Vowell, w ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/13/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/13/2021-2/3/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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The Economist weekly magazine is widely acclaimed for its thoughtful and stimulating analyses of world news, politics, and business. It also has sec ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/14/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/14/2021-2/4/2021)

Closed


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It will be cold and dark in January and difficult to get outside. This is a perfect time to settle on the couch and raise your spirits by connecting ...  View More

Location : Virtual - Any Location Location : 
  Virtual - Any Location.

Start date: 01/15/21

4 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Fri .

Weekly - Fri 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (1/15/2021-2/5/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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