Spring 2022 Courses / Contemporary Issues

The courses listed below, all in the general area of contemporary issues, are currently offered by the Quest Lifelong Learning Community. Click on a title to view the related course page.

BLACK WOMEN’S VOICES

Coordinators: Ilene Winkler, Barbara Barnes, Susannah Falk Lewis, Penelope Pi-Sunyer

Memoirs, biographies, novels, and essays—we will discuss a wide range of contemporary works by Black women this semester.

DISTINGUISHED GUEST LECTURE SERIES

Coordinators: Arlynn Greenbaum, Bob Reiss, Karen Levin, Estelle Selzer, Phyllis Weiss

The bimonthly Guest Lecture Series enhances the Quest program experience by inviting recognized experts in their fields to present varied subjects. Past presentations have included discussions of global policy and political science, literature, theater arts, social science, and music.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Coordinators: Bob Gottfried, Sandy Frank, Ellen Gottfried, Glenn Johnston

In this course we investigate worldwide issues. The presenters will select an issue of importance to discuss. There will be time for class discussion.

LAW & ORDER

Coordinators: Michael Wellner, Bob Gottfried, David Judlowitz

It is not just a TV crime series; it’s a topic that has galvanized virtually every segment of our society. Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, white supremacy, reparations for over 200 years of slavery, statues of Confederate leaders, crime in all its forms.

PRESENTER’S SHOWCASE

Coordinators: Joyce West, Steve Allen

Quest members have a wide diversity of interests and experiences. Each session is a chance to encounter something new or an encore of a talk that will be new to many members.