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Western Political Philosophy

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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.  


Understanding Islam
July 14th-- Dr. Douglas Davis.

Special Class SessionMothers Club in Haiti
July 28th--
by Barb Grove.


The Perfect Firestorm (Upper Minnesota)
August 11th -- by Dr. Dan Hartman. 


September 8th.  The Bear, by Faulkner (A novella Part of the Big Woods) by Jack Hickerson.

Great Decisions #6-- September 21st.  Syria's Refugee Crisis

Special Course (Seminar) Session – September 29th and 30th -- Western Political Philosophy -- by Merritt Marquardt.


October 13th. Polar Bears by Steve Kohl

Annual Dinner -- October 30th -- Night of Fine Dining

Great Decisions #7  – October 19th --  Human Trafficking in the 21st Century


Great Decisions #8  -- November 16th --   Brazil's Metamorphosis

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Mission: To provide quality and broad-based learning opportunities for the Lakes Area residents with emphasis on mature adults.