Politics & Contemporary Issues

Instructor(s):
Pat Moore
Tuesdays, January 15-March 5|10–11:30 a.m.

In this course we will engage in a discussion and review of the foundations of US citizenship and how our founders expected us, the American people, to properly fulfill our citizenship role.

Instructor(s):
Jim Van Horn
Tuesday, January 15-March 5|1-2:30 p.m.

David McCullough’s book is “history on a grand scale – a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas.”

Book: John Adams, David McCullough

Instructor(s):
Pamela Belknap
Thursdays, January 17–March 07|10-11:30 a.m.

As a young social worker, Frances Perkins witnessed the traumatic Triangle Shirtwaist fire of 1911, which killed 146 workers. She immediately became an activist, as well as a lifelong advocate for critical reforms and programs. Learn
how Labor Secretary Perkins teamed with FDR to create the New Deal legislation, which continues today. 

Instructor(s):
Pat Moore
Fridays, January 18-March 08|10:30 a.m.-noon

In this course we will engage in discussion and review of the foundation of U.S. citizenship and how our founders expected us, the American people, to properly fulfill our citizenship role.

Instructor(s):
Barbara Greenberg
Mondays, January 21-March 11|1-2:30 p.m.

In this timely look at the confirmation process, Wil Haygood’s book reveals Lyndon B. Johnson’s masterful political talent in getting Thurgood Marshall appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Book: Showdown, Wil Haygood

Instructor(s):
Barbara Greenberg
Tuesdays, January 22-March 12|1-2:30 p.m.

In this timely look at the confirmation process, Wil Haygood’s book reveals Lyndon B. Johnson’s masterful political talent in getting Thurgood Marshall appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Book: Showdown, Wil Haygood

Instructor(s):
Barbara Greenberg
Wednesdays, January 23-March 13|1-2:30 p.m.

In this timely look at the confirmation process, Wil Haygood’s book reveals Lyndon B. Johnson’s masterful political talent in getting Thurgood Marshall appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Book: Showdown, Wil Haygood.

Instructor(s):
Daniel Melnick, Lecturer in SAGES, Case Western Reserve University & Ben Sperry, Lecturer in SAGES, Case Western Reserve University
Thursdays, January 31-April 18|1:30-3:30 p.m.

From the Renaissance to the Modern: How Literature and Music Connect

January 31-March 7 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Lecturer: Daniel Melnick, Lecturer in SAGES, Case Western Reserve University