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Coffee Chats: COVID-19 Exploited a Divided World (Livestream)— 2021-03-26 through  2021-03-26$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 26, 10-11 a.m. Covid-19 exploited a divided world; Ebola lost against a united world. The Ebola outbreak in Africa was contained by organized and well-coordinated global efforts. The collapse of these structures may have facilitated the rapid and devastating spread of SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) which led to a global pandemic of seismic size. Join Salah Qutaishat, an expert in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Microbiology and Immunology to focus on the factors that bolstered the spread of the virus rapidly all over the world. Salah spent the past three decades studying mechanisms of infectious disease transmission. In his free time, Salah plays and officiates soccer, and makes pancake and pizza "art" for his three daughters. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839336
Coffee Chats: Sailing the Inland Seas (Livestream)— 2021-04-02 through  2021-04-02$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 2, 10-11 a.m. Join Inland Seas Education Association's (ISEA) Program Coordinator, Stephanie Rustem, as she discusses how ISEA uses hands-on STEM experiences to connect people to the Great Lakes and how they're adapting in the time of COVID-19. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839311
Coffee Chats: Tour Grand Traverse Region Water Projects (Livestream)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-04-30$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 30, 10-11 a.m. Join Constanza Hazelwood PhD, Education and Outreach Coordinator for NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, to explore our local water projects. Learn history, highlights and updates of projects such as the Boardman River Restoration, the Fish Pass and the Conservation Resource Alliance. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838400
Coffee Chats: Travel Trailers (Livestream)— 2021-04-09 through  2021-04-09$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 9, 10-11 a.m. Meet Chris and Julie Doyal, experienced travel trailer-ers and avid adventurers to learn how to plan, navigate and maximize your summer vacation on wheels. See great photography from their own trips and receive their best tips for your summer escapes. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838821
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 1 (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-03-17$59— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Feb. 24-March 17, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727430
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 2 (Livestream)— 2021-03-24 through  2021-04-14$59— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., March 24-April 14, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839355
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Parts 1 & 2 (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-04-14$109— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., Feb. 24-April 14, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727436
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Buddhism (Livestream)— 2021-03-04 through  2021-03-04$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Buddhism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Buddhism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Buddhism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840627
Introduction to Paganism (Livestream)— 2021-03-18 through  2021-03-18$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Paganism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Paganism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Paganism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this fascinating spiritual path, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839541
Introduction to Zoroastrianism (Livestream)— 2021-03-11 through  2021-03-11$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 11, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Zoroastrianism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Zoroastrianism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Zoroastrianism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840037
On Display: Curating 75 Years of Japanese American Incarceration (Livestream)— 2021-05-05 through  2021-05-05$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., May 5, 10-11:30 a.m. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 resulted in the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast. This lecture introduces the Japanese-American internment experience through the critical lens of the museum exhibition. How has our nation's most trusted source for information - the museum - shaped the way we encounter, process, and ultimately acknowledge the past and the living present? How did mass media respond to these public revisions and re-representations of history and justice? Historical and contemporary artists, along with a number of regional and national exhibitions, will further frame the conversation and provide avenues for connection to the current political discourse in the U.S.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838338
Recent Demographic Change in the U.S. (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-13$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., April 6 and 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m. It's probably an overstatement that "demography is destiny," but the size, distribution and characteristics of population are certainly very important basic features of a nation. And the U.S. is experiencing major changes in its population, from size to age distribution to ethnic and racial composition. This course examines some of the theories of demographic change, the record of ongoing change in the U.S. and some of the possible implications of those changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839254
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTruman to Biden: US Presidents & the Global World Order since WWII (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-04-20$239— LivestreamView Details

11 Tues., Feb. 9-April 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Join Jack Segal for a series on global order – and disorder – over the last 75 years. Explore the foreign policies of American presidents since World War II. Learn how the men in the White House (yes, all men, at least for now!) shaped the world around them, through action and inaction. Begin with Truman, whose initiatives: ending WWII, the UN, Breton Woods, NATO, the Marshall Plan and the decision to go to war in Korea, shaped our world today. Explore each presidents' impact, including President Trump, whose "America First" policies shattered decades of foreign policy norms and transformed how we are viewed around the world. The class will end by discussing the world confronting the Biden/Harris administration and what our priorities should be. Suggested reading: "World Order," by Henry Kissinger. All sessions are livestreamed, and will be recorded; if you miss it, watch it later!

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726324
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTruman to Biden: US Presidents & the Global World Order since WWII (Livestream)— 2021-02-09 through  2021-04-20$239— LivestreamView Details

11 Tues., Feb. 9-April 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Join Jack Segal for a series on global order – and disorder – over the last 75 years. Explore the foreign policies of American presidents since World War II. Learn how the men in the White House (yes, all men, at least for now!) shaped the world around them, through action and inaction. Begin with Truman, whose initiatives: ending WWII, the UN, Breton Woods, NATO, the Marshall Plan and the decision to go to war in Korea, shaped our world today. Explore each presidents' impact, including President Trump, whose "America First" policies shattered decades of foreign policy norms and transformed how we are viewed around the world. The class will end by discussing the world confronting the Biden/Harris administration and what our priorities should be. Suggested reading: "World Order," by Henry Kissinger. All sessions are livestreamed, and will be recorded; if you miss it, watch it later!

  • Seats available: Approximately 39. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402726324
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 1 (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-03-17$59— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Feb. 24-March 17, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727430
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Parts 1 & 2 (Livestream)— 2021-02-24 through  2021-04-14$109— LivestreamView Details

8 Wed., Feb. 24-April 14, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402727436
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerIntroduction to Buddhism (Livestream)— 2021-03-04 through  2021-03-04$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 4, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Buddhism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Buddhism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Buddhism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 36. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840627
Introduction to Zoroastrianism (Livestream)— 2021-03-11 through  2021-03-11$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 11, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Zoroastrianism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Zoroastrianism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Zoroastrianism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this rich religion, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 40. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840037
Introduction to Paganism (Livestream)— 2021-03-18 through  2021-03-18$35— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., March 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Looking to gain an understanding of Paganism? Join Sarah Montgomery-Richards, an educator in Comparative Religion with an M.A in Interfaith Action, to explore the basics of Paganism. Heighten your interest in world religions, and gain a general knowledge of history, beliefs and practices within Paganism. Learn to think critically, and apply tools and techniques to understand this fascinating spiritual path, while recognizing the importance of studying comparative religion.

  • Seats available: Approximately 35. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839541
Great Decisions in U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 - Part 2 (Livestream)— 2021-03-24 through  2021-04-14$59— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., March 24-April 14, 3-5 p.m. Prepare to discuss the world! Join Discussion Leader Phillip Mikesell in this lively discussion group that explores eight significant global concerns. Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is the primary resource. 2021 topics include: The role of international organizations in a Global Pandemic; Global supply chains and national security; China and Africa; Korean Peninsula; Persian Gulf Security; Brexit and the European Union; The fight over the melting Arctic; and the End of Globalization? The guide materials provide thought-provoking analysis complemented by updates and video segments. Register for the 8-week series or either 4-week segment. Text required; order your Great Decisions 2021 Briefing Book at fpa.org. Please read the first topic prior to session one.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839355
Coffee Chats: COVID-19 Exploited a Divided World (Livestream)— 2021-03-26 through  2021-03-26$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 26, 10-11 a.m. Covid-19 exploited a divided world; Ebola lost against a united world. The Ebola outbreak in Africa was contained by organized and well-coordinated global efforts. The collapse of these structures may have facilitated the rapid and devastating spread of SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19) which led to a global pandemic of seismic size. Join Salah Qutaishat, an expert in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Microbiology and Immunology to focus on the factors that bolstered the spread of the virus rapidly all over the world. Salah spent the past three decades studying mechanisms of infectious disease transmission. In his free time, Salah plays and officiates soccer, and makes pancake and pizza "art" for his three daughters. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839336
Coffee Chats: Sailing the Inland Seas (Livestream)— 2021-04-02 through  2021-04-02$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 2, 10-11 a.m. Join Inland Seas Education Association's (ISEA) Program Coordinator, Stephanie Rustem, as she discusses how ISEA uses hands-on STEM experiences to connect people to the Great Lakes and how they're adapting in the time of COVID-19. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 100. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839311
Recent Demographic Change in the U.S. (Livestream)— 2021-04-06 through  2021-04-13$29— LivestreamView Details

2 Tues., April 6 and 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m. It's probably an overstatement that "demography is destiny," but the size, distribution and characteristics of population are certainly very important basic features of a nation. And the U.S. is experiencing major changes in its population, from size to age distribution to ethnic and racial composition. This course examines some of the theories of demographic change, the record of ongoing change in the U.S. and some of the possible implications of those changes.

  • Seats available: Approximately 21. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839254
Coffee Chats: Travel Trailers (Livestream)— 2021-04-09 through  2021-04-09$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 9, 10-11 a.m. Meet Chris and Julie Doyal, experienced travel trailer-ers and avid adventurers to learn how to plan, navigate and maximize your summer vacation on wheels. See great photography from their own trips and receive their best tips for your summer escapes. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838821
Coffee Chats: Tour Grand Traverse Region Water Projects (Livestream)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-04-30$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., April 30, 10-11 a.m. Join Constanza Hazelwood PhD, Education and Outreach Coordinator for NMC's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, to explore our local water projects. Learn history, highlights and updates of projects such as the Boardman River Restoration, the Fish Pass and the Conservation Resource Alliance. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 94. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838400
On Display: Curating 75 Years of Japanese American Incarceration (Livestream)— 2021-05-05 through  2021-05-05$29— LivestreamView Details

Wed., May 5, 10-11:30 a.m. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 resulted in the mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast. This lecture introduces the Japanese-American internment experience through the critical lens of the museum exhibition. How has our nation's most trusted source for information - the museum - shaped the way we encounter, process, and ultimately acknowledge the past and the living present? How did mass media respond to these public revisions and re-representations of history and justice? Historical and contemporary artists, along with a number of regional and national exhibitions, will further frame the conversation and provide avenues for connection to the current political discourse in the U.S.

  • Seats available: Approximately 95. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838338