Mondays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 26–May 14
Moderator: Ray Beery
This is a companion course to the current events courses always popular at Tallwood and Reston. The purpose is to bring together thoughtful people for stimulating and civic-minded conversations. Triggered by daily news stories, we discuss a wide range of topics, including culture, design, philosophy and religion, science and technology, psychology, politics, and economics. The format encourages participants to speak up and be heard, to listen and exchange ideas, to explore optional resources and questions prepared by the discussion leaders, to raise questions, and to share experiences and knowledge. We value life experiences, informal education, and diverse points of view.
Ray Beery’s professional career spanned the military, international relations, business management in a large corporation, and teaching at OLLI. His undergraduate degree is in international relations and he holds a diploma from the National Defense University. A member of the OLLI Board of Directors, he teaches frequently.