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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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    An evening in Dublin, Ireland. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    Richard Sorge, unlike so many of Stalin's most successful spies and moles, did not work against the British or the Americans, but against the Germans, in Japan. In Tokyo, on the eve of WWII, he constructed one of the most successful spy rings in the history of espionage. Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, June 28, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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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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    An evening in Stockholm, Sweden. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception). 

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 1: The Drummer (1889–1924) ~ Hitler’s early life reveals the development of his character and ideas and provides a view into the condition of Germany during and after WWI, a conflict whose consequences made Hitler’s rise to power possible. Presented by Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors...

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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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