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History and Government
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As the Second World War ended, the U.S. and the Soviets engaged in a fierce competition for the brightest German minds. Harry Truman approved a secret ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/07/21

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/7/2021-12/7/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.
 
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The Allies’ decision to invade Sicily and Italy in 1943 was controversial, but once the invasion was underway their commitment never wavered. Rick Atk ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/07/21

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/7/2021-12/7/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.
 
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In this study group, we will explore the political history of the 19th and 20th centuries by discussing To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/07/21

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/7/2021-12/7/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.
 
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The peaceful transfer of power is considered a hallmark of American democracy. We will discuss two instances that were not so peaceful. Our book, Linc ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/07/21

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/7/2021-12/7/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.
 
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It’s 1970. There is an underground movement afoot that will soon have everyone moving to a strobe-lit, mirror-balled, DJ-spinning dance beat. It will ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/08/21

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Weekly - Wed 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/8/2021-12/8/2021)

Closed
 
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This study group is built around the long view of how slavery ended in the United States, placing African Americans at the center of this process. The ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/09/21

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/9/2021-12/9/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.
 
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During the last two centuries in Europe, three political movements arose of unprecedented ferocity in human history. Hannah Arendt, one of the most br ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/09/21

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/9/2021-12/9/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.
 
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No, this is not the novel! Our journey will begin by examining war; what it has done to us and for us, how it has helped human civilization to grow, a ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/09/21

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/9/2021-12/9/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.
 
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By September 1941, World War II had been raging in Europe for two years and, in Asia, years longer. Germany’s legions were racing across the Soviet Un ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/10/21

13 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Fri .

Weekly - Fri 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/10/2021-12/10/2021)

Closed
 
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We are accustomed to thinking of World War II, at least in Europe, as "Hitler's war." In Stalin's War (Basic Books, 2021), Sean McMeekin, Professor of ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/13/21

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Mon .

Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/13/2021-12/13/2021)

Closed
 
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In February 1945, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin met in obscure Yalta, Crimea, to redesign post-war Europe. The Yalta Confer ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/13/21

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Mon .

Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (9/13/2021-12/13/2021)

Closed
 
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Family Internment Camp Crystal City was unique among American detention camps; by all accounts compassionately run, it housed families in individual u ...  View More

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

Start date: 09/13/21

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Mon .

Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (9/13/2021-12/13/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.
 
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