Hot Topics

Hot Topics

Presentations on hot topics, with lunch and lively discussion! A lunch of soup, sandwiches, and dessert is included.

Reservations are strongly encouraged at least one week prior

Fridays, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Franciscan Center Board Room
$10 member/$15 non-members, per meeting
$27 member/$38 for all 3

Crisis in the Ukraine: a Return to the Cold War?

September 19

Discuss the ongoing conflict between Russia and the Ukraine. Don Rowney specialized in Russian and East European Studies at Indiana University. He has taught and lectured at Bowling Green State University, Cornell University, Moscow State University and the Russian State Humanities University.

All wars must end: the controversial exits from Iraq & Afghanistan in historical perspective

October 17

The withdrawal of American combat troops from Afghanistan and Iraq has triggered the most extensive partisan as well as intellectual debate over the ending of wars  in US history. To place this in perspective, we will examine the ways that Americans responded to the end of other wars in the last 70 years. Why are the contemporary wars so controversial? Gary R. Hess is an Emeritus Professor of History at Bowling Green State University. A specialist in U.S. foreign relations, he is the author of several books, including Presidential Decisions for War, which relates directly to the issue of how wars end.

New Developments at Lourdes

November 21

Dr. David Livingston will speak about his first year as president of Lourdes University, his vision for the future, and the changing roles of universities today.

Holiday Luncheon, with music by Kerry Clark!

December 19

Back by popular demand, Kerry Clark will have you singing and laughing to classic holiday tunes. A former member of the New Christy Minstrels, he has 2 nationally charted number 1 folk CDs. So stay for a bountiful holiday buffet and celebrate the holidays with Lifelong Learning friends.


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