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Mongolia: From History's Greatest Empire to Today's Democracy


with Mark Minton

Calendar Nov 9, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Mongolia is a modern-day nation with a landmass the size of Europe and a population less than 4 million. Yet, under Genghis Khan in the 13th Century, it created history's largest empire, stretching from Siberia to India and Korea to Hungary.  Now, it is also the only true democracy across the expanse of Central Asia between South Korea and Eastern Europe.  What accounts for this extraordinary culture and its achievements?

Recommended Text: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, by Jack Weatherford   

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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The First Thanksgiving 1621


with Alan Elze

Calendar Nov 18, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

The first Thanksgiving was quite different than what many were taught in schools. Join Alan to discover what Pilgrims were really thankful for.

We couldn’t begin to list the many, many courses on so many topics that Alan has taught at Senior College.

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