R654 Fall 2018 Big Issues, Complex Challenges, and No Simple Solutions
Mondays, 9:40–11:05, Sept. 17–Nov. 5
No class Oct. 8
Instructors: Glenn Kamber, Diane Thompson
Class limit: 30
The moderators will facilitate seven focused discussions on the kinds of topics that both unite and divide us within families, communities, societies, and nations. The goal will be to expand everyone’s thinking and perspectives but not to arrive at answers. Examples of discussion topics include the following: race and politics; aging—to what end?; individualism; recreating life after retirement; sharing Utopia; and new tribalism.
Glenn Kamber has taught many courses at OLLI that focus on current events and political and social issues. He is a retired senior executive from the US Department of Health and Human Services, where he managed policy and program development in the offices of eight HHS secretaries.
Diane Thompson has a PhD from the City University of New York in comparative literature. She is a professor emerita from Northern Virginia Community College where she taught English and world literature for more than 30 years. She still teaches a couple of world literature classes online for Northern Virginia Community College, has taught several OLLI courses on world literature, and co-taught one course on current issues.