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    Washington's Spies: How does a David defeat a Goliath? Washington was an assiduous collector of intelligence, and he knew its value as a "force multiplier" in the American Revolutionary War. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 7, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Artworks have been copied since antiquity. How do we decide what’s original? Why do we care about art fakes? Why do forgers do it? Hear some of the most fascinating and surprising stories about art fraud involving famous artists, unscrupulous dealers, and prideful connoisseurs. Presented by Ruby Ming via live video stream with interactive Q&A,...

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    An Evening with John Singer Sargent ~ a part of the Summer 2020 Great Artists series. The lecture is presented tonight as a live "fireside chat" style video stream broadcast, with live interactive Q&A. William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Afghanistan's human habitation is exceedingly ancient, and the land has been home to various peoples who have endured many military incursions. What is their history and culture, and what does their future hold? Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD...

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    Bologna ~ part of the Summer 2020 Great Cities series. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. August 12, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Washington's Spies: How does a David defeat a Goliath? Washington was an assiduous collector of intelligence, and he knew its value as a "force multiplier" in the American Revolutionary War. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 7, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Franklin Delano Roosevelt remains the outstanding president of the modern era. How do historians today assess his leadership during the Great Depression and the Second World War? Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. 8 Thursdays, July 9 to August 27, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TUITION PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Cold War Spies: Two of the most consequential double agents (moles) of the Cold War, the two Olegs: Oleg Penkovsky and Oleg Gordievsky. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 28, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    An Evening with John Singer Sargent ~ a part of the Summer 2020 Great Artists series. The lecture is presented tonight as a live "fireside chat" style video stream broadcast, with live interactive Q&A. William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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    Lincoln's Spies: In 1861, the U.S. Army had no intelligence staff, no spies, no agency to coordinate sources of information about the enemy. By 1863, the North had an excellent, professional intelligence service. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER...

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    India is one of the world's oldest civilizations; Pakistan was created from a 20th century partition of India. We will explore the history, culture, and future of the two nations. Presented by Naeem Zafar via live video stream with interactive Q&A (very limited in-person classroom seating is also available by reservation). Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020,...

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    Hitler's and Stalin's Spies: Two of the best spies of WWII, Elyesa Bazna, an agent for Nazi Germany, and Richard Sorge, Stalin's man in Japan, were ignored or disbelieved by the dictators for whom they worked. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., via live video stream with interactive Q&A. Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD...

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    An Evening with Henri Matisse ~ part of the Summer 2020 Great Artists series. The lecture is presented tonight as a live "fireside chat" style video stream broadcast, with live interactive Q&A, by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. Monday, August 24, 2020, 7:00PM. ONLY ONE TICKET PER HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY.

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