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    The Making of the Western Mind ~ Fall Quarter: The Ancient World. In the fall quarter, we examine the great themes of the ancient world and the sources of the West's fascination with history (Israel), reason (Greece), and the state (Rome).  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D. 10 Mondays, October 7 - December 16, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November...

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    The History of Ancient Greece ~ Fall Quarter: The Homeric Age.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Wednesdays, October 8 - December 18, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November 27).

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    The History of England ~ Fall Quarter: Ancient and Medieval Britain.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D.  10 Thursdays, October 10 - December 19, 2019, 7:00-9:45PM (no class November 28).

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, had a colorful and distinguished career as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during WWII, and he drew directly on that experience in creating his Bond novels. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, August 30, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Aldrich Ames (CIA) and Robert Hanssen (FBI) are both candidates for the title of "worst spy-traitor since Benedict Arnold."  Ames and Hanssen were double agents who sold for millions of dollars the names of intelligence officers working against the USSR. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, August 23, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the...

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    An evening in Naples, Italy. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). 

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