Quest Courses – Spring 2023 / Contemporary Issues / UPHEAVAL IN AMERICAN VALUES

Coordinators: Michael Wellner, Maureen Berman, Howard Salik

America is at a crossroads as different visions of what the United States should stand for at home and abroad directly compete in the national dialogue.

Even basic principles upon which American society was founded — the peaceful transformation of power, freedom of speech, separation of church and state — are being questioned, and, in some cases, outright rejected by segments of society. Beyond the sharp divisions, often expressed most clearly in our Red and Blue States division, our class discussions will focus on momentous social issues likely to have a major impact on the nation’s future.

A WEEK / WEDNESDAY / 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Upheavel in American Life, Spring 2023

Date

Presenter

Title

Feb 08

Michael Wellner, Terri Hicks, Maureen Berman

Greatest threats to  U.S. Democracy

Feb 22

Michael Wellner 

Whither the Supreme Court?

Mar 08

Maureen Berman

U.S. Media Polarization:

Mar 22

Terri Hicks

Would De Tocqueville recognize America  today?

Apr 12

TBD

TBD

Apr 26

TBD

TBD

May 10

TDB

TBD


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