Humanities Group Lecture Series

Keep your brain young with the benefits of lifelong learning with monthly lectures on diverse topics.

Free to members!

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January 16, February 20, and March 20, 2019
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Gary Hylander, Ph. D., will be presenting a three-part series on Korea: Where the Cold War Turned Hot
At the end of World War II, Stalin’s Soviet Russia abruptly shifted from wartime alley to Cold War adversary. Join us as we discuss the events, personalities and misunderstandings that led to the onset of the Cold War and the Red Scare at home. Among the topics to be explored will be the Yalta Accords, the impact of Churchill’s Iron Curtain speech, McCarthyism, NATO, the threat of Mao’s Red China and much more. In June 1950, without warning, North Korean troops attacked across the 38th parallel and overran most of South Korea. From his command post in Tokyo, General Douglas MacArthur vowed to defend South Korea “just as I would my own country – just as I would California.”

April 17, May 15, and June 19, 2019
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Paolo Di Gregorio will be presenting a three-part series on The Creation of the American Century: The Global Emergence of the US, 1890-1919
The decades around the turn of the 20th century witnessed the rise of the United States as a global power. From expansion overseas to domestic economic growth, the US became one of the leading powers in the world. This three-part lecture series will examine many of the events and characters that fueled this growth, and laid the foundation for the American Century.


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