You now have access to courses and events from across the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). OLLI features lectures, courses, study groups, and other learning opportunities. Check out some of their latest events below!
One of OLLI’s most recent Thursday Morning Lecture Series speakers, Kevin Deegan-Krause, Ph.D., is back! Deegan-Krause, a rising star in the Political Science Department at Wayne State University, wowed attendees with his lecture in the Populism series “The Future Lies East: Post-Communist Europe’s New Model of Populism” in December of 2017. His presentation, “How to Talk Across the Political Divide”, is certainly a topic of interest and relevance for OLLI members.Deegan-Krause is the recipient of the Truman and Fulbright Scholarships as well as IREX Individual Advanced Research Grants. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State on the politics of Central Europe. He is currently working on a new book with Tim Haughton of the University of Birmingham titled The New Party Challenge: Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Europe and Beyond.
This panel discussion, moderated by Karen Bantel and featuring U-M scholars will focus on:
-free speech and how it impacts our society-how to talk across the divide-barriers to listening, especially our emotional reactions
Featuring: Jack Bernard, U-M Associate General Counsel, Anne Berg, Lecturer, U-M History Department, and Loraleigh Keashly, Professor, Communication, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, Wayne State University.
OLLI members are dedicated to learning, but in our complex world it’s hard to separate the real information from the noise, making us polarized around political issues. This panel discussion will help us unravel these barriers by helping us appreciate the value of a broader and more receptive perspective, the critical role played by free speech, and how we can productively engage others.
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