Einstein’s Circle is a special program of OLLI at Ringling College. Einstein’s Circle provides a forum for participants to engage in an open exchange of ideas, opinions, and information on a variety of topics. These popular give-and-take discussions focus on political, social, and economic issues, as well as religion, education, and current events. The subjects are always pertinent and timely — and sometimes controversial.
$12 Gold Member; $15 Silver Member & General Admission
No refunds. For information or to register, call 941-309-5111.
“The Supreme Court at Work: A Behind-The-Scenes Tour”
with Judithanne McLauchlan
Wednesday, Feb. 16 • 3-4:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Gold Member: $12
Silver Member & General Admission: $15
Judithanne McLauchlan, U.S. Constitutional Law professor, draws on her research and experience working at the U.S. Supreme Court to take participants on a behind-the-scenes tour. She will discuss the history and operation of the Court as well as architectural features of the building. Dr. McLauchlan will also discuss elements of judicial strategy, decision-making, and constitutional interpretation.
Dr. Judithanne McLauchlan is an associate professor of political science and Founding Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus, where she teaches courses in American Government and Public Law. In addition to her scholarly research, she has extensive experience in American government and politics including work at the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the White House. McLauchlan was a Fulbright Scholar in Moldova (2010, 2012) and in North Macedonia (2017), focused on justice sector reform, rule of law and civil society.