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Take a Course at UMass Boston: “The United States in the Middle East”
September 27, 2017 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Our country is exhausted from major wars in the Middle East but there are still daily reports of possible new wars, crises, and security threats. How did we get to this point? Based on first-hand experiences of the instructor as well as relevant readings and sources, this course will examine the roots of U.S. involvement in the Middle East, focusing on the Israel-Palestine issue and how it affects the region today. It is strongly recommended that interested OLLI members see the film Lawrence of Arabia, which will be shown in a two- part Brown Bag preceding this course.
“As some of you know, in recent years I have been teaching this course at the Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. The course looks at the US involvement within the context of a century of “Western” colonialism in the region. I’ll be repeating it this Fall, starting September 19 with an optional two-part showing of the iconic film “Lawrence of Arabia”. Contact me if you are interested – or go to the OLLI site here. (In theory, the OLLI program is aimed at people 55+ but others could probably be accommodated.)” – Jeff Klein
Course runs Sept. 27 through Nov. 1