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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Rossini, Chopin, Verdi, Offenbach, Wagner, and Sibelius are among the composers for whom Paris was more than a destination: It was a city where careers and creativity blossomed. Lecturer Saul Lilienstein surveys the wide range of musical artists who responded to its call. This session focuses on Rossini and Donizetti. Part of a 8-Session Daytime Course.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 6:45 PM

As part of a 4-Session Course, three celebrated novels and a play about World War I allow us to explore the suffering and tragedy at the heart of this deadly and destructive conflict more personally than any purely historical account. Susan Willens and Virginia Newmyer lead an examination of the era as depicted by authors whose disquieting stories reveal what war was really like. This session discusses the book, All Quiet on the Western Front.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Ralph Nurnberger, a professor of international relations at Georgetown University, explores the careers and historical impact of four giants of Israeli politics: David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and Yitzhak Rabin. This session focuses on David Bun Grion. Part of a 4-Session Evening Course.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:45 PM

COURSE OPTION: Ralph Nurnberger, a professor of international relations at Georgetown University, explores the careers and historical impact of four giants of Israeli politics: David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and Yitzhak Rabin.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Rossini, Chopin, Verdi, Offenbach, Wagner, and Sibelius are among the composers for whom Paris was more than a destination: It was a city where careers and creativity blossomed. Lecturer Saul Lilienstein surveys the wide range of musical artists who responded to its call. This session focuses on Frederic Chopin. Part of a 8-Session Daytime Course.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Ralph Nurnberger, a professor of international relations at Georgetown University, explores the careers and historical impact of four giants of Israeli politics: David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and Yitzhak Rabin. This session focuses on Golda Meir. Part of a 4-Session Evening Course.

Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Lombardy.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Rossini, Chopin, Verdi, Offenbach, Wagner, and Sibelius are among the composers for whom Paris was more than a destination: It was a city where careers and creativity blossomed. Lecturer Saul Lilienstein surveys the wide range of musical artists who responded to its call. This session focuses on Meyerbeer and Offenbach. Part of a 8-Session Daytime Course.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Ralph Nurnberger, a professor of international relations at Georgetown University, explores the careers and historical impact of four giants of Israeli politics: David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and Yitzhak Rabin. This session focuses on Menachem Begin. Part of a 4-Session Evening Course.

Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Tuscany.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Follow the paths of great travelers and great conquerors like Marco Polo and Genghis Khan as Peter N. Stearns of George Mason University examines a vital and complex period that offers insights into a pivotal millennium for the growth of civilizations.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Rossini, Chopin, Verdi, Offenbach, Wagner, and Sibelius are among the composers for whom Paris was more than a destination: It was a city where careers and creativity blossomed. Lecturer Saul Lilienstein surveys the wide range of musical artists who responded to its call. This session focuses on Richard Wagner. Part of a 8-Session Daytime Course.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM

The years between 1400 and 1600 saw the remarkable rise of an entirely new language of Western art. Art and architectural historian Karin Alexis surveys of some of the era’s most enduring works and the masters behind them. (World Art History Certificate program core course)

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Ralph Nurnberger, a professor of international relations at Georgetown University, explores the careers and historical impact of four giants of Israeli politics: David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and Yitzhak Rabin. This session focuses on Yitzhak Rabin. Part of a 4-Session Evening Course.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Rossini, Chopin, Verdi, Offenbach, Wagner, and Sibelius are among the composers for whom Paris was more than a destination: It was a city where careers and creativity blossomed. Lecturer Saul Lilienstein surveys the wide range of musical artists who responded to its call. This session focuses on Giuseppe Verdi. Part of a 8-Session Daytime Course.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

As part of a 4-Session Course, three celebrated novels and a play about World War I allow us to explore the suffering and tragedy at the heart of this deadly and destructive conflict more personally than any purely historical account. Susan Willens and Virginia Newmyer lead an examination of the era as depicted by authors whose disquieting stories reveal what war was really like. This session discusses the play, Journey's End.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Rossini, Chopin, Verdi, Offenbach, Wagner, and Sibelius are among the composers for whom Paris was more than a destination: It was a city where careers and creativity blossomed. Lecturer Saul Lilienstein surveys the wide range of musical artists who responded to its call. This session focuses on various Russian composers. Part of a 8-Session Daytime Course.

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Puglia.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Rossini, Chopin, Verdi, Offenbach, Wagner, and Sibelius are among the composers for whom Paris was more than a destination: It was a city where careers and creativity blossomed. Lecturer Saul Lilienstein surveys the wide range of musical artists who responded to its call. This session focuses on Claude Debussy and more. Part of a 8-Session Daytime Course.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6:45 PM

As part of a 4-Session Course, three celebrated novels and a play about World War I allow us to explore the suffering and tragedy at the heart of this deadly and destructive conflict more personally than any purely historical account. Susan Willens and Virginia Newmyer lead an examination of the era as depicted by authors whose disquieting stories reveal what war was really like. This session discusses the book, A Long Long Way.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM

In the final five years of his short life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced an amazing series of masterworks. In lectures highlighted by CD and DVD recordings, Saul Lilienstein explores the composer’s achievements during that time as a fitting coda to a brilliant life lived for music.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Is soundtrack to your life filled with the music of the Beatles, Beach Boys, and other classic rock groups? Bring those songs alive again as Paul Edson leads this ensemble. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Spend Thursdays in song and in good company as singers meet for weekly rehearsals under the direction of conductor Paul Edson. The sessions culminate in a concert performance.

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Pianist, musicologist, and humorist John Eaton returns in this perennially popular series to pay tribute to four of the most influential and fascinating composers of American song: Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. The sessions feature a live musical performance.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines the cultural and artistic traditions of ancient Southeast Asia from the earliest archaeological evidence to the onset of colonialism, with a focus on the royal arts of the great civilizations that arose in the region. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Though his works have endured for 400 years, tastes and values change and not all of Shakespeare is easy to like. Tobias Gregory of The Catholic University of America examines five plays that pose questions of sympathy for modern audiences.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:45 PM

As part of a 4-Session Course, three celebrated novels and a play about World War I allow us to explore the suffering and tragedy at the heart of this deadly and destructive conflict more personally than any purely historical account. Susan Willens and Virginia Newmyer lead an examination of the era as depicted by authors whose disquieting stories reveal what war was really like. This session discusses the book, Regeneration.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Sicily.

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Umbria.

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