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Does America Need a New Social Contract? (Livestream)— 2021-05-13 through  2021-05-20$35— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., May 13 and 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Many Americans express dissatisfaction with the way things seem to be going in the country. Our two major parties are both struggling with intra-party tensions. It seems that broad understandings about the values and goals for America that were developed in the last quarter of the 20th century are no longer helpful. The current approaches and policies that they support seem to not be working. What political and economic ideas might be more popular and might serve us all better? We will discuss the main elements of three of the leading schools of thought that compete as guides to political action.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227570
The Politics of Addressing Climate Change II (Livestream)— 2021-05-27 through  2021-06-03$35— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., May 27 and June 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. After decades of little action on the challenge of climate change, the U.S. has recently launched a major effort to reduce CO2 emissions and to otherwise deal with the weather events and other consequences of global warming. We will discuss the climate challenges and responses with up-to-date information and will evaluate present-day politics around climate policy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413229825
Does America Need a New Social Contract? (Livestream)— 2021-05-13 through  2021-05-20$35— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., May 13 and 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Many Americans express dissatisfaction with the way things seem to be going in the country. Our two major parties are both struggling with intra-party tensions. It seems that broad understandings about the values and goals for America that were developed in the last quarter of the 20th century are no longer helpful. The current approaches and policies that they support seem to not be working. What political and economic ideas might be more popular and might serve us all better? We will discuss the main elements of three of the leading schools of thought that compete as guides to political action.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413227570
The Politics of Addressing Climate Change II (Livestream)— 2021-05-27 through  2021-06-03$35— LivestreamView Details

2 Thurs., May 27 and June 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. After decades of little action on the challenge of climate change, the U.S. has recently launched a major effort to reduce CO2 emissions and to otherwise deal with the weather events and other consequences of global warming. We will discuss the climate challenges and responses with up-to-date information and will evaluate present-day politics around climate policy.

  • Seats available: Approximately 22. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413229825