DATE:  Tuesday, November 2nd, at 07:30 p.m.     
PLACE:  Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center, UNCA (click for map)
TOPIC:  Global Fishing Watch
SPEAKER:  Mr. Paul Whitaker will introduce us to Global Fishing Watch, his international and independent non-profit that seeks to advance ocean governance through increasing public knowledge about human activities at sea. Through this work, GFW strives to safeguard our global ocean commons in order to increase fair and sustainable use of our seas for the good of all life.  GFW is dedicated to the notion that this activity should be public knowledge in order to safeguard the global ocean commons for the good of all. Its purpose is to create and publicly share knowledge about human activity at sea that enables fair and sustainable use of our ocean. 

DATE:  Tuesday, Decemmber 7th, at 07:30 p.m.     
PLACE:  Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center, UNCA (click for map)
TOPIC:  Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires
SPEAKER:  Dr. Larry Wilson is a Midwesterner educated at Baker University and the University of Kansas.  He has dedicated his life to educational leadership. After earning his Ph.D. in Chemistry, he taught at Ohio Wesleyan University then to UNCA as Academic Vice Chancellor and interim Chancellor, then back to Ohio as the President of Marietta College. He has worked in Egypt, Oman and Qatar. He continues to advise Ministries in the UAE and frequently visits there. When in Asheville, he teaches courses on the Middle East and on Science and Technology for Global Citizens at OLLI. 

DATE:  Tuesday, February 1st, at 07:30 p.m.     
PLACE:  Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center, UNCA (click for map)
TOPIC:  Cuba Conundrums
SPEAKER:  Jon Elliston, a local journalist and historian who (at this very moment is in Cuba) has visited Cuba regularly for the past 25 years, will unpack the latest developments, tensions, and potential opportunities in the long-troubled US-Cuban relationship. This event will happen both "in person" (appropriately observing OLLI masking and social distancing protocols in the Manheimer Room of The Reuter Center) as well as on OLLI's Zoom platform.
You must register to attend via Zoom (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting):
https://unca-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcuCqqz8pE90yikDcfrvVrSAyv-EFc2wF

DATE:  Tuesday, March 1st, at 07:30 p.m.     
PLACE:  Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center, UNCA (click for map)
TOPIC:  "Following the Money to Justice: How Inclusive Development International is Helping Communities Around the World to Hold Abusive Corporations Accountable"
SPEAKER: David Pred and Natalie Bugalski, the founders of the Asheville-based non-profit Inclusive Development International (IDI) will share with us how through their work at IDI communities around the world are standing up to some of the most abusive corporations in the world -- and winning. This event will happen both "in person" (appropriately observing OLLI masking and social distancing protocols in the Manheimer Room of The Reuter Center) as well as on OLLI's Zoom platform.
You must register to attend via Zoom (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting): https://unca-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkd-mqpz0rHtPnnS13d1O_9X7-2DzdD4AZ

DATE:  Tuesday, April 5th, at 07:30 p.m.     
PLACE:  Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center, UNCA (click for map)
TOPIC: "Flight from Ukraine" 
SPEAKER: Ben Betsalel is an internationally renowned artist who has worked in a host of countries -- Ethiopia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Senegal and, until the Russian invasion, was working in the Ukraine --drawing, painting, and writing to provoke connection and deepen understanding. This event will happen both "in person" (appropriately observing OLLI masking and social distancing protocols in the Manheimer Room of The Reuter Center) as well as on OLLI's Zoom platform.
You must register to attend via Zoom (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting): https://unca-edu.zoom.us/j/98197580894?pwd=Qnd3N2lvaWtBcDUyM3hHQVZJS05mQT09

DATE:  Tuesday, May 3rd, at 07:30 p.m.     
PLACE:  Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center, UNCA (click for map)
TOPIC: "US and Xi: Problems in the relationship - including Putin
SPEAKER: Dr. Jim Lenburg will examine the major issues that divide the United States and China today including Putin's war in Ukraine.  What can the US do about them? Jim Lenburg was born and raised in Indianapolis where he graduated from Butler University with a B.A. degree in history and political science.  He received an M.A. from Bowling Green University and a Ph.D. from Penn State in history.  He has taught history and humanities at Bowling Green, Alfred and Mars Hill Universities from where he retired after 33 years. He served as president of the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina for three years after retirement.  At present he teaches courses at UNCA's Osher Life Long Learning Ctr. This event will happen both "in person" (appropriately observing OLLI masking and social distancing protocols in the Manheimer Room of The Reuter Center) as well as on OLLI's Zoom platform. You must register to attend via Zoom (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting): https://unca-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcu6orT4tGtAAoD_9dItKo6CO0Wbczssl

DATE:  Tuesday, June 30th, at 06:30 p.m.     
PLACE:  Blue Ridge Room, Highsmith Student Union, UNCA (click for map)
TOPIC: "Ukraine of the Past, Present, and Future" 
SPEAKER: The Alliance of U.S.-Ukraine City Partnerships and Asheville Sister Cities are offering a panel discussion free of charge and open to the public. . This event will happen both "in person" (appropriately observing OLLI masking and social distancing protocols in the Manheimer Room of The Reuter Center) as well as on OLLI's Zoom platform. To register and for information on speakers and program logistics, click here.

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