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History and Government
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On Sunday, December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the U.S. Congress declared war on Japan the next day. In 1942, when baseball owners queri ...  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)

Closed


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Abolitionist. Union Army Spy. Suffragist. New face of the $20 bill … maybe. Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the ...  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 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/11/2021-2/8/2021)

Closed


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Although Confucius died in 479 B.C., his precepts for living harmoniously with one’s community lived on. The Qing Dynasty of the 18th and 19th century ...  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 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/11/2021-2/8/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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The Reformation was over 500 years ago, at the dawn of the early Modern Period, but is still important today. We will study everyday life, the place o ...  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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In War: How Conflict Shaped Us (Random House, 2020), the eminent historian Margaret MacMillan (whose notable work also includes Paris 1919, and 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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Quite often in discussions of contemporary affairs one hears the hypothetical question, “What would our Founding Fathers think?” In his latest book, ...  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 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/12/2021-2/2/2021)

Closed


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Benjamin Franklin wrote under the alias’ Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and The Casuist — for reasons best known only to him. Eventually, Franklin s ...  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 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/12/2021-2/2/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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Chicago’s Union Stock Yard opened on Christmas Day, 1865. The area and scale of the stockyards and technological advancements in rail transport and ...  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 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/12/2021-2/2/2021)

Closed


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Is globalization a new phenomenon? In his brilliant, yet remarkably short, book The Ages of Globalization: Geography, Technology, and Institutions ( ...  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 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM (1/12/2021-2/2/2021)

Closed


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As First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt’s days included breakfast meetings, visiting schools and meeting with students before noon, addressing luncheon group ...  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 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (1/14/2021-2/4/2021)

Closed


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Early Americans were suspicious of centralized authority and executive power. Casting away the yoke of England and its King, the Founding Fathers sh ...  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 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM (1/14/2021-2/4/2021)

Email olli@northwestern.edu for more information.


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Hannah Arendt is a 20th-century political theoretician who wrote one of the most influential books on the theme of totalitarianism, The Origins of T ...  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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