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Exploring Istanbul and Turkey

Free

with Steve Collins

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM

Take a virtual tour of the fabulous former capital of both the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, along with highlights from Turkey.  There will be a ocus on Istanbul, the Princes' Islands and the Turkish coast.

Steve Collins is the State House Reporter for the Sun Journal and co-founder of Youth Journalism International, an Auburn-based charity that teaches journalism to students around the globe.

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Travelog: Norway; the Arctic Circle; and the Northern Lights

Free

with Eve Fralick

Calendar Oct 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

ZOOM

Norway is famous for its breath-taking fjords, Nordic folklore, and the Arctic Circle, with its elusive, mysterious northern lights.  Join world traveler, Eve Fralick, on her spectacular winter journey through the World Heritage Site port city of Bergen...to the capital city of Oslo...via the Flam Railroad, which National Geographic describes as one of the top 10 train rides in Europe.  In this Zoom course, travel with Eve on a whale watch surrounded by icebergs; as she meshes a dog sled in the bitter Arctic night and witness spectacular, multi-color displays of the Aurora Borealis from over 275 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Eve has backpacked around the world, off the beaten path where few others venture.  She documents her adventures in travelogues and presents them at libraries, schools, and civic groups.

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Conspiracy Theories

$25

with Dr. Elcha Buckman

Calendar Oct 14, 2022 at 12:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

IN PERSON

What are conspiracy theories? Why are they so easy to get started and difficult to dispel? We will take a look at the psychology behind conspiracy theories their history, and how they have affected our society over the years.

Elcha holds a BS, MS, and PhD from Boston University and is Board Certified in child, adolescent, and family psychiatry. For over 70 years Elcha has observed, listened, studied, researched, lectured, published, and practiced in all aspects of human behavior.

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The Discovery of King Tut’s Tomb

Free

with Alan Elze

Calendar Nov 7, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

IN PERSON

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb by Howard Carter.  We will look at how it was discovered, what was found, and how we are still entranced by the boy pharaoh.  This is an in-person course.

Alan has taught many classes on many subjects over his 17 years at Senior College

 

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American Utopias

Free

with Alan Elze

Calendar Nov 14, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

IN PERSON

In our nation's history, there have been many attempts to create utopias, 40 to be exact.  Most have failed after a short while, while others have managed to survive.  We'll look at some of the major ones in this in-person course.

Alan has taught many classes on many subjects over his 17 years at Senior College

 

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U.S. Foreign Policy Now: Pluses, Problems and Challenges

Free

with Mark Minton

Calendar Nov 15, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM

This course will be primarily a conversation between the participants and the instructor, a former U. S. Ambassador and Asia specialist.  Participants will be asked to acquire and read the book "Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy" (Random House, 2019) by William Burns, the highest- ranking Career Foreign Service officer of his generation as Deputy Secretary of State and now CIA Director.  The instructor will make introductory comments based on the book and lead a discussion.

Mark is a career Foreign Service Officer with many tours in Korea, Japan, and at the United Nations. He served as Director of Korean Affairs in the State Department and Deputy U.S. Ambassador in Seoul. Formerly, he served as Ambassador to Mongolia.

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