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May 2017

SU17-06 HOW TERRORISM IMPACTS OUR LIVES

May 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 20, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SU17-06 HOW TERRORISM IMPACTS OUR LIVES Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: May 9-June 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Thomas Stovall We will discuss the nature, recent history, strategy, tactics, and the technology used by terrorists. We will discuss how the new president might devise a plan to fight terrorism, identify the modes of counterterrorism response and explore whether our security and liberties have been impacted by this response. To sharpen our understanding of global terrorism, we will discuss a variety of…

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September 2017

FA17-67 TED TALKS: SHARING GREAT IDEAS

September 28, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 2, 2017

Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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NEW FA17-67 TED TALKS: SHARING GREAT IDEAS Thursdays: 1-2 p.m. 5 Sessions: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 19; Oct. 26; and Nov. 2 NOTE: No class on Oct. 12 WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES, BRADENTON Louise Gallagher, David Klain and Andrea Nierenberg TED Talks began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged. TED talks are short, powerful videos that range in topics from business to science. TED is a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most…

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October 2017

FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

October 3, 2017 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on October 24, 2017 at 2:30pm

One event on November 14, 2017 at 2:30pm

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton The movie-watching experience has undergone a sea change over the last few years. Even though we can still watch movies in the comfort of our homes on television and have access to them on our electronic devices—most of us still flock to theaters to have a shared viewing experience. That shared…

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FA17-45 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-45 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will…

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FA17-46 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

October 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-46 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 25-Nov. 15; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, investigations, China, North Korea, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, failed states, the European Union and Brexit, the Balkans, the Baltics, Ukraine, Crimea, Venezuela, Brazil, terrorism, transnational crime, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water, climate change...The list is seemingly endless. Each week, we will look at an issue of concern…

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November 2017

EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE RETURNS TO RCLLA

November 15, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE RETURNS TO RCLLA 3-4:30 p.m. • Wednesday, November 15 EINSTEIN’S CIRCLE: Timely, Topical, Relevant! Topic and facilitator to be announced in late October. Keeping pace with the times, Einstein’s Circle concentrates on topics people want to know more about. Led by a facilitator expert in the subject matter, participants are invited to join in the discussion. With the only prerequisite being an open mind, you are invited to ask questions and express thoughts, observations, and opinions. It’s fun,…

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January 2018

W18-31 SUPREME COURT: 2017 CASES

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 13, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-31 SUPREME COURT: 2017 CASES Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bill Cotter We will cover the politicization of the Court, the impact of Justice Gorsuch replacing Justice Scalia, and these 2017 leading cases: State support of religion; intellectual disability and the death penalty; a juror’s racial bias; tribal sovereign immunity; slanderous trademarks; school aid for disabled students; racial gerrymandering; and Bush officials’ immunity for detaining innocent Muslims after 9/11. All these cases are new…

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W18-65 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 14, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-65 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, North Korea, China, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, international trade and alliances, failed states, the European Union and Brexit, the Balkans, the Baltics, Ukraine, Crimea, Venezuela, Brazil, terrorism, transnational crime, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water, climate change ... the list is seemingly endless. Each week, we will look at an issue of…

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February 2018

W18-09 LOCKED UP: JUSTICE DENIED

February 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until February 19, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-09 LOCKED UP: JUSTICE DENIED Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Note: No Class Jan. 15 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel Can you imagine being accused of a crime you did not commit and serving decades behind bars? Since 1992, more than 350 people have been exonerated using DNA. Many of those people were on Death Row. This course will explore the tireless work of The Innocence Project of Florida and some of the cases they have…

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W18-21 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 19, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-21 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Mondays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time; Note: No Class Jan. 15 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich Where do you stand on the important big-picture social, political, and economic issues of the day? Your opinions on the issues are the focus of this course. We will focus on different issues at each class session. A professional video debate by opposing experts will be viewed in short segments followed by class discussion.…

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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM”

February 27, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-37 HENRY DAVID THOREAU, PROPHET OR “POND SCUM” Tuesdays: 11a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Barry Bub On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Henry David Thoreau remains a controversial figure. Revered by many, he continues to be vilified by others. In this course, we will re-examine Thoreau, his philosophies, and his masterpiece Walden in light of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. We will see that Walden, far from being an escape from society,…

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W18-56 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS 2017

February 28, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-56 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS 2017 Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone would select for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today—the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week, we will read one or two awardwinning articles and critically discuss those issues, based on our independent understanding…

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W18-66 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

February 28, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-66 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 28; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will…

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March 2018

W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-86 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rick Steinmann As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and prosecution failure to provide exculpatory evidence to the…

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W18-SCF-94 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

March 1, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-94 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron This course offers an in-depth exploration of the countries, non-state organizations, conflicts, and alliances in the modern Middle East. We will also discuss the influences and involvements of competing foreign powers. Students will gain an understanding of events as they unfold in the Middle East and reflect on the few options the United States has in…

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SP18-38 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

March 28, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-38 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Mar. 7-28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse Challenges abound. Cybersecurity, Russia, North Korea, China, South China Sea, Syria, Iran, Middle East, South Asia, international trade and alliances, failed states, the European Union and Brexit, the Balkans, the Baltics, Ukraine, Crimea, Venezuela, Brazil, terrorism, transnational crime, pandemics, artificial intelligence, water, climate change ... the list is seemingly endless. Each week, we will look at an issue of concern…

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April 2018

SP18-40 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

April 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 11, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-40 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 11 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made available online…

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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT

April 24, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-15 A CRAZY WORLD: HOW MAPS CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND IT Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Richard Gelpke Maps are all around us, from the glove compartment to the GPS on our dashboard; in the newspapers or on our smartphone or Tablet, on the cable network or the TV. But do we really know the history of maps? Do we know how they have been (mis)used in the past? This series sets out to…

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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS

April 24, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 24, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-17 SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 6-Apr. 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Sarno What is President Duterte of the Philippines doing and why? Why are some Burmese Buddhists persecuting their Muslim neighbors? Why is China so aggressive in seeking control of the South China Sea? This course will attempt to answer these questions and many others while explaining the politics that govern the 11 countries of Southeast Asia extending from Myanmar to Timor Leste. The…

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SP18-36 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS, II

April 25, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until April 25, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-36 BEST MAGAZINE WRITINGS, II Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 7-Apr. 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today—the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week we will read award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent understanding of what the author…

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October 2018

FA18-58 THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN INTELLIGENCE

October 19, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-58 THE IMPORTANCE OF RELATIONSHIPS IN INTELLIGENCE Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 1 Session: Oct. 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jay Rixse As in so many aspects of our lives, relationships are also crucial in the world of intelligence. They are fundamental both to the gathering of information and in the reporting of the analysis to inform the decisions of our policymakers. If the relationships in either area— the collection or reporting—are weak, or break down, we can have bad intelligence, an…

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November 2018

FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS

November 13, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 13, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-21 LET’S TALK TED TALKS Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Louise Gallagher and David Klain TED Talks started in 1984 to promote discussion of current topics using 18-minute video essays. Now they have blossomed into a phenomenon that has everyone talking – and thinking! The original idea was that after watching a TED Talks, a person’s first inclination would be the desire to discuss the topic with friends. In this course, we will view…

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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 13, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-27 FROM THE HEADLINES – DEBATE THE ISSUES Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Craig Hill From Bitcoin to Bashar al-Assad to legislative proposals. Each week we’ll spend time discussing the headline issues relating to politics, economics, sociology, and more. The goal is to create an environment of learning and exploring. We like to think of it as “coffee with friends.” Bring your opinions, a friendly attitude, and join us for spirited conversations. With mid-term…

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FA18-38 AN INTELLIGENCE PERSPECTIVE ON TODAY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES

November 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-38 AN INTELLIGENCE PERSPECTIVE ON TODAY’S NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.–12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24–Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jay Rixse The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, yet it seems that the world is a more dangerous and unstable place today. As it has in the past, intelligence remains our first line of defense against strategic and/or tactical threats both to the international world order and to the U.S. In this course, we will consider some…

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FA18-45 THE PINC EXPERIENCE – PEOPLE. IDEAS. NATURE. CREATIVITY.

November 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 14, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-45 THE PINC EXPERIENCE – PEOPLE. IDEAS. NATURE. CREATIVITY. Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Oct. 24-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Anand Pallegar People. Ideas. Nature. Creativity. (PINC) is an annual event that came to Sarasota in 2014 from the Netherlands. It brings together award-winning speakers from every discipline imaginable to share their knowledge and ideas with an audience of open-minded individuals. The PINC experience has often been called “a bubble bath for your brain,” because each speaker has just 20…

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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

November 14, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-43 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 2 Sessions: Nov. 7 & Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made…

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February 2019

W19-01 DISRUPTING THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY

February 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating until March 4, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-01 DISRUPTING THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alex Beavers Spiraling costs, digital transformations of the economy, and changing demographics are forming a perfect storm that will lead to disruptions in the educational industry. While technology will play a major role in these disruptions, the structure of the educational process, and the business models will have to change for there to be any social and economic benefit. This course is a survey…

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W19-03 CONTEMPORARY CONTENTIOUS ISSUES

February 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-03 CONTEMPORARY CONTENTIOUS ISSUES Mondays: 9-10:20 a.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 14-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Maurice Finkelstein This course offers an examination of current contentious political and social issues. Topics to be covered include: the 2016 presidential election; resurgent racial and ethnic conflicts; marriage equality, single and gay parenting; immigration (legal and illegal); Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); gun violence and the second amendment; Supreme Court cases on personal rights; Israel, Palestine, and American Jewry. This is a discussion…

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W19-16 SENECA FALLS TO #METOO: WOMEN-STUCK OR UNSTUCK

February 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-16 SENECA FALLS TO #METOO: WOMEN-STUCK OR UNSTUCK? Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Feb. 11-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sherry Penney We will explore Seneca Falls (1848), the first Women’s Rights Convention, and other significant efforts to promote equality for women. We will examine the split in the women’s movement during the late 19th century, the struggle to achieve voting rights, and the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment). While substantial legislative advancements were made in the ’60s and ’70s, what actually…

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W19-18 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES

February 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-18 DISCUSSING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES Mondays: 1-2:45 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 28-Mar. 4 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tom Dietrich Where do you stand on the important social, political, and economic issues of the day? Your opinions on the issues are the focus of this course. We will discuss different issues at each class. A professional video debate by opposing experts will be viewed in short segments followed by discussion. The facilitator does not take sides on the issues.…

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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

February 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-38 MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE: WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS Tuesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Rick Steinmann As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to…

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W19-51 JUSTICE AROUND THE WORLD

February 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-51 JUSTICE AROUND THE WORLD Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Harriet Hendel It is often said that our criminal justice system is broken and flawed. How does it compare to other countries around the world? We will study approaches to criminal justice in several nations through films, a segment on “60 Minutes,” and scholarly research articles. Connecticut is now experimenting with a new program in two of its prisons in collaboration with the…

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W19-54 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES

February 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 20, 2019

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-54 TODAY’S INTELLIGENCE & NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 30-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM John Rixse The Cold War ended over 25 years ago, yet it seems that the world is a more dangerous and unstable place today. As it has in the past, intelligence remains our first line of defense against strategic and/or tactical threats both to the international world order and to the U.S. In this course, we will consider some current issues…

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W19-62 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION

February 13 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-62 THE WORLD IN TRANSITION Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Peter Mermin The world we live in is in a state of constant change. The instructor will designate a specific aspect of this change to be the focus of study. Using books and movies that help us understand what is behind these changes, we may look at history, psychology, politics, or literature for insight. Specific readings for this course will be made available online…

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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I

February 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-73 BEST AMERICAN MAGAZINE WRITING 2018, PART I Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Paul Chassy Wouldn’t you love it if someone selected for you the best thought-provoking magazine articles available today—the ones most worthy of your time, the ones that would best help you understand current and global issues? That’s just what this course will do. Each week we will read award-winning articles and critically discuss the issues based on our independent understanding…

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W19-SCF-102 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

February 14 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-102 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 28 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron Today’s news abounds with reports about critical situations in the Middle East. This course will focus on the historic, economic, demographic, and religious aspects of the numerous conflicts occurring there. You will get an understanding of events as they unfold and the United States’ options in the region. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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