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    America's Gilded Age in the late 19th century was seen as glittering on the surface but corrupt underneath ~ a time of Robber Barons, scandal-plagued politics, and vulgar display. But the period also created America's modern industrial economy. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., 10 Thursdays, June 28 through August 30, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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    The Italian Renaissance, from around 1300 into the 16th century,  was one of the most important periods in the history of art, an age that rediscovered the humanistic ideals of classical antiquity. We will consider the iconic works of the age. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., 10 Tuesdays, June 26 through August 28, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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    The Italian Renaissance, from around 1300 into the 16th century,  was one of the most important periods in the history of art, an age that rediscovered the humanistic ideals of classical antiquity. We will consider the iconic works of the age. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., 10 Mondays, June 25 through August 27, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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    The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of English painters, poets, and critics sought a return to the simplicity, spirituality, and beauty of Medieval and early Renaissance art. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Join us at the Institute for an evening in Edinburgh, Scotland!  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Celebrating Wine ~ Prehistory (Paleolithic, Neolithic, and the Fertile Crescent): This is the first of five lectures on the history of wine. Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D., Friday, June 29, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). 

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    Turkey ~ The Current Crisis & What the Future Holds: The Turkish Republic has led the Muslim world as a stable, Western-engaged democracy. But the events in recent years have threatened what had been a beacon of modern Islam.  Presented by Naeem Zafar, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Turkey ~ The Current Crisis & What the Future Holds: The Turkish Republic has led the Muslim world as a stable, Western-engaged democracy. But the events in recent years have threatened what had been a beacon of modern Islam.  Presented by Naeem Zafar, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    The Eastern Question (1900–1936): This is the first of six lectures on the modern Middle East. The Ottoman decision to enter the First World War on the side of the Central Powers is a natural starting point from which to consider the emergence of the modern Middle East. Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, July 14, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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    Join us at the Institute for an evening in Edinburgh, Scotland!  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    The October War and the Peace Process (1970– ): This is the fourth of six lectures on the modern Middle East. The Arab-Israeli War of 1973 created conditions for negotiated settlements between Israel and its major Arab opponents. Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, August 4, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    The Suez Crisis and the Six-Days War (1956–1970): This is the third of six lectures on the modern Middle East. The 1960s witnessed the emergence of Israel as the dominant military power in the Middle East, based on its performance in the 1956 Suez Crisis and the 1967 Six-Days War. Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, July 28, at 7:00PM (doors...

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    America's Gilded Age in the late 19th century was seen as glittering on the surface but corrupt underneath ~ a time of Robber Barons, scandal-plagued politics, and vulgar display. But the period also created America's modern industrial economy. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., 10 Thursdays, June 28 through August 30, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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    Islamism and the War on Terror (2001– ): This is the last of six lectures on the modern Middle East. The violent history of the Middle East in the 20th century has given rise to much religiously-inflected social violence and terrorism. Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, August 18, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    The Oil Wars (1980–2000): This is the fifth of six lectures on the modern Middle East. Before the 1980s, the United States had never committed significant military forces in the Middle East. Since then its political and military presence in the region has grown immense. Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, August 11, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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