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What Tocqueville Foretold: a Despotic Democracy
Tuesday, April 14, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Americans of all political persuasions seem to sense that the country is at a crossroads: Either we’ll permanently lock ourselves into a future as a European-style social democracy, or we’ll dramatically turn away from that course. Which way will America turn? Let’s consider some words of wisdom—and warning—from the Frenchman who last visited the United States in the 1830s.
    Chuck Chalberg, teacher of American history at Normandale Community College in Bloomington and a senior fellow at Center of the American Experiment

Great Decisions: Session 3—Sectarianism in the Middle East
Monday, April 20, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 30, Fridays, May 8, 15, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Enjoy films featuring mature adults with their challenges and successes. Come view and discuss thought provoking themes and techniques. This popular course fills up fast.  Registration/fee required. Bring or buy lunch.
    Robert Yahnke, PhD, Film Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Estate Planning Requirements & Avoiding the Scams
Tuesday, May 12, 1:30-3:30
With ever changing tax and estate issues it is critical that parents and their adult children start the dialogue that will help prevent the unnecessary time and expense of probate and the minefield of potential conflicts associated with not having an estate plan. Chris and Brian will address estate planning as well as the complex scams being directed at aging adults.
    Chris Anderson, President & Registered Rep., North Oaks Financial Services
    Brian T. Carlson, Founder & General Manager, Generations Law Offices, Crosslake, MN

Great Decisions: Session 4—India Changes Course
Monday, May 18, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


At the Center of Life: Women and Education on the Iron Range
Tuesday, June 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Women played a pivotal role in developing the Iron Range, in emphasizing the importance of education, in supporting their husbands and sons as they struck their workplaces in a vain attempt to win economic justice, and in creating the rich cultural life that all Iron Rangers treasure. Pam Brunfelt returns to UL to share her extensive knowledge of our area’s past.
Pamela Brunfelt, Iron Ranger, historian, and teacher of history and political science at Vermillion Community College in Ely

Great Decisions: Session 5U.S. Policy Toward Africa
Monday, June 15, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  

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