History and Culture

Judy Okun
Thursdays, August 5 - 26|10 - 11:30 a.m. ET

From Panama to Arctic Canada, North America is a continent with diverse terrain, environments, and cultures—all punctuated by the story of human migration and exploration of the vast land.

Patrick Moore
Thursdays, September 23 - November 11|10 a.m. - noon ET

George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were two senior leaders of the American Revolution. They were vastly different men but had significant influence, not only on their countrymen, but on international regard for the new nation. Franklin persuaded the French monarchy to support the colonists’ revolt against a king.

Paola Basile
Tuesdays, October 12 - November 16|4-5:30 p.m. ET

Italy is the country with a hundred cuisines and thousands of recipes. Its great variety of culinary practices reflects a long history. This seminar will explore the different regional cuisines of Italy in an effort to understand the rich diversity of the Italian Culture.