Join scholars from area colleges and elsewhere as they share their specialized knowledge and enthusiasm. It’s like hearing your favorite college professors again, without worrying about writing papers or taking finals
March 2--Where Fairy Tales Meet History**
Jack Zipes is professor emeritus of German, comparative literature, and cultural studies at the University of Minnesota.
March 9--Minnesota 1918: The Previous Plague*
Curt Brown is the author of Minnesota 1918. His tales of Minnesota's history appear each Sunday in the Star Tribune.
March 16--The Irish Question & Modern History**
Andrew Latham is a professor at Macalester, where he specializes in the study of international relations and political thought.
March 23--Russia and the US- Old and New Enemies**
Todd Lefko is President of the International Business Development Company. He has business and academic ties with Russia going back 30 years.
March 30--The Strategies of White Supremacists**
Lisa K. Waldner is Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Sociology at St. Thomas University.
April 6--The Supreme Court and the Theater of Judicial Politics **
Teresa Collett is professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she serves as director of the school's Prolife Center.
April 13--The Demographics of Democracy**
Michael D. Minta is an associate professor in Political Science at the University of Minnesota and a leading expert in the study of the political representation of African American, Latino, and female interests in the United States.
April 20--The Booth Girls*
Kim Heikkila is the author of the recently published Booth Girls: Pregnancy, Adoption, and the Secrets We Kept.
April 27--Paul Wellstone: Minnesota Populist*
Jeff Blodgett has been a major political strategist for the Minnesota DFL for many years; he ran all three of Paul Wellstone's U.S. Senate races.
This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries** and Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund*.
This is an online class offered remotely using Zoom communication software. Register online or by calling 651-724-6001 (press #2). You must provide a valid email address to participate.
Registered participants will receive an email from the library prior to class with a Zoom link that will be used as an invitation to enter the online class.