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    Île-de-France ~ Orleans. This city on the Loire sealed its place in history in 1429 when Joan of Arc rallied the armies of Charles VII and brought about a spectacular rout against the English.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    A very special lecture to remember our beautiful Notre-Dame de Paris.  Presented by William H. Fredlund Ph.D., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). (NOTE: This lecture has the same content as the sold-out lectures on June 12, 13, and 14.)

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    In the past 500 years, the world has seen the Ottomans, Spain and Portugal, then England and Germany, then the U.S.A. emerge as world superpowers. This lecture will look at the underlying factors that gave meteoric rise of these countries’ influence in the world. Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar, Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM...

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    This ten-week course will survey the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the 1920s, a pivotal decade in American history. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., 10 Thursdays, June 20 though August 29, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). No class July 4.

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    Between 1400 and 1700, the art of the Low Countries exploded with a creative energy and power rarely seen in any culture. This summer, we will spend ten weeks enjoying the beauty and uniqueness of the art of the great cities of the Low Countries: Amsterdam, Bruges, Ghent, Delft, Antwerp, Brussels and Liege. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. 10...

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    There are more prints of the paintings of Gustav Klimt sold in America than any other painter. We will discuss Klimt's life and the controversies that have persistently swirled around his art (especially his portraits of women), and will also discuss his lesser-known landscapes. Presented by Van A. Harvey, Ph.D., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors...

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    A very special lecture to remember our beautiful Notre-Dame de Paris.  Presented by William H. Fredlund Ph.D., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). (NOTE: This lecture has the same content as the sold-out lectures on June 12, 13, and 14.)

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    The History of Ancient Greece ~ Spring Quarter: The Imperial Age.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Mondays, April 1 - June 3, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM.

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    The History of Ancient Greece ~ Spring Quarter: The Imperial Age.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Thursdays, April 4 - June 6, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM.  

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    In the past 500 years, the world has seen the Ottomans, Spain and Portugal, then England and Germany, then the U.S.A. emerge as world superpowers. This lecture will look at the underlying factors that gave meteoric rise of these countries’ influence in the world. Presented by Professor Naeem Zafar, Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM...

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    INSTITUTE NEW MEMBER - "SILVER" LEVEL (ONE YEAR) Members have access to the following exclusive benefits: -       All streaming videos and lectures created to-date -       The online Institute Travel Guide -       The Institute collection of DVDs, for borrowing

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    INSTITUTE MEMBERSHIP - "SILVER" LEVEL (ANNUAL RENEWAL) Members have access to the following exclusive benefits: -       All streaming videos and lectures created to-date -       The online Institute Travel Guide -       The Institute collection of DVDs, for borrowing

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    The Third Reich ~ Rise and Fall, Part 2: The Nazi Seizure of Power (1924–1935) ~In 1924 Hitler was the embittered and imprisoned leader of a small fascist party on the margin of German politics. Ten years later the German army would swear allegiance to him as Führer.  Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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    The classic Hollywood film got it right: Casablanca was a hotbed of intrigue and espionage during WWII. After the city fell to the Allies, it became a key hub for the invasion of North Africa and the first theater of operations for the American OSS. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, July 5, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine...

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    The Third Reich ~ Rise and Fall, Part 5: At Bay (1942-1943) ~ The middle years of the war were defined by the efforts of both sides to assemble the moral and material strength required to wage “total” war. By the end of 1943 there could be little doubt how it would all end. Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors...

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    The Third Reich ~ Rise and Fall, Part 4: Hitler's War (1938-1942) ~ By 1938 Hitler had settled on a policy calculated to provoke war on terms that would insure Germany’s triumph. He failed, but even so, it was only in 1942 that the strategic initiative fell from his hands.. Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors...

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