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Contemporary Issues
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Abhijit Banerjee and Ester Duflo shared the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2019. The Nobel recognition states their works “have dramatically improved our ...  View More

440010

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

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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It’s hackneyed to say that America (and much of the world) is more polarized, and in deeply troubling ways, than ever before. It’s hackneyed – but i ...  View More

440023

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

Start date: 09/08/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/8/2020-12/8/2020)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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

440011

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

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Closed


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Inside its famous covers and beyond the cartoons, The New Yorker magazine is dedicated to quality, topical writings and ideas. Our peer-led group disc ...  View More

440012

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

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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The Economist magazine is known for its informative and thought-provoking reporting on political, social, and economic developments around the world. ...  View More

440014

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

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Closed


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Do you enjoy reading and watching news that is not always consistent with your political views… that has scope is broader than the U.S.A…and that offe ...  View More

440015

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

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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At the dawn of the United States, before the Constitution, and more than 240 years before a U.S. intelligence source filed a whistleblower report agai ...  View More

440013

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

Start date: 09/09/20

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/9/2020-12/9/2020)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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France is the most successful film industry in Europe and enjoys a strong and innovative film tradition. French films of the 2000s are no exception. I ...  View More

440017

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

Start date: 09/10/20

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/10/2020-12/10/2020)

Closed


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Have you ever felt uncomfortable discussing racism or white privilege? Or thought: “I’m not a privileged person. I’ve worked hard for everything. I’m ...  View More

440018

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

Start date: 09/10/20

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/10/2020-12/10/2020)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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Does the history of slavery affect black Americans in society today? Sixty percent of Americans say yes. But there is an age discrepancy in these resu ...  View More

440019

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

Start date: 09/10/20

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/10/2020-12/10/2020)

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 secti ...  View More

440020

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

Start date: 09/10/20

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/10/2020-12/10/2020)

Closed


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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 respon ...  View More

440021

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

Start date: 09/10/20

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/10/2020-12/10/2020)

Closed


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