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Politics + Contemporary Issues

Politics + Contemporary Issues

Tuesdays, January 23-March 13 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Barbara Greenberg, Leader-Teacher, Off-Campus Studies


In Our Defense by Caroline Kennedy and Ellen Alderman is a primer about the Bill of Rights. Each chapter focuses on one of the first ten amendments of the United States Constitution, using an actual case to study the issues surrounding that amendment.

Each week, students will review one chapter, one amendment and one case, discussing the laws that have developed from those facts. The class will use each case as the springboard for a discussion about how and why laws change, current laws focusing on that amendment and how constitutional amendments and the cases that follow those protected rights affect our daily lives.

Book: In Our Defense, Caroline Kennedy and Ellen Alderman


Brecksville United Church of Christ | Lifelong Learning Members: $82; Nonmembers: $97 | REGISTER >

Tuesdays, January 30-April 17 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, January 30-March 6
In 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower appointed California Governor Earl Warren to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the next 16 years the Warren Court would review, interpret and decide cases with far-reaching implications. In this course, we will look at the composition of the court and focus on some of the landmark decisions made from 1961 to 1969.
INSTRUCTOR: Barbara Greenberg, Magistrate, Bedford Municipal Court; Magistrate, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Community Diversion Program

No classes March 13, 14, 15 – CWRU Spring Break

Tuesdays, March 20-April 17
On June 23, 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. But why? Britain has had a contentious relationship with the EU since it joined in 1973, but does this explain why it left? Was Brexit an expression of British populism in a year of populist upheavals? Were voters deceived by the post-truth environment in which we seem now to be living? In this course we'll address these questions and more as we examine the consequences of Britain's exit from the EU.
INSTRUCTOR: Luke Reader, SAGES Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University


Landmark Centre | Lifelong Learning Members: $115; Nonmembers: $135 | REGISTER >