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March 2023
Current Events and Politics Courses
Share your opinions in any of our upcoming current events and politics discussion groups and expand your knowledge of national and international issues through expert-led lectures. New in-person and online sessions begin the week of March 19, 2023.
Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News offers stimulating conversation with a group of curious, well-informed and friendly news junkies. Alfred Hunt leads online Wednesday morning sessions (Course 11766) and Thursday morning sessions (Course 11777) that resume this coming week. Edward Ginsberg runs the in-person Tuesday morning sessions (Course 11785) that begin on March 28, 2023.

Ginsberg will also introduce Moral Dilemmas, Case Studies in Justice, Ethics, and Morality (Course 11901), a five-week morning class beginning on Monday, April 24, 2023. Modeled after Harvard political theorist Michael Sandel's famous socratic course and companion book, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?, this discussion class will tackle a different moral dilemma each session and examine all angles of complex real world scenarios in which the answers are not clear and decisions have dramatic consequences. Case studies to be pondered include the case for cannibalism in a lifeboat, "ownership" of Baby M. in the free market economy, and crashing the stage in response to odious free speech.
David Cheney returns to the faculty this term to lead a brand new Foreign Affairs Discussion Group (Course 11760). In the span of eight Wednesday afternoon sessions spread out over three months, students will have the opportunity to engage in lively debate with fellow foreign affairs enthusiasts. Students will receive an article or two before each class to help inform the conversation. Topics may include US-China relations, whether the International Monetary Fund and World Bank are still relevant, and the Middle East, twelve years after the Arab Spring.

Cheney will also be lecturing on the subjects of Gross National Happiness: Rethinking What a Healthy Economy Means (Course 11759) on Wednesday evening, April 26, 2023, and on The New World Order: Will the US Lead It? (Course 11897) on Wednesday morning, May 31, 2023.
New to SAS, chemical engineer Peter Spitz will begin a two-week afternoon conversation about Global Warming Mitigation: What is Being Done? (Course 11789) starting on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Examine the progress or lack thereof in controlling the sources of carbon dioxide emissions that have been contributing to the rise in atmospheric temperature and ocean levels.

Also this spring is the next installment of World Politics with Ralph Buultjens (Course 11892) in the evening of Thursday, May 18, 2023. Tune in to hear what the renowned professor and media commentator has to say about whatever is making headlines at that time.
Reserve a seat in these upcoming hot topics classes by registering today!
Classes Starting in the Next Two Weeks
All class listings are for the Eastern Time Zone. Course numbers appear in parentheses.
Week of March 19, 2023
  • Great Architects of the Western World: Michelangelo (11812)
Art Appreciation
  • Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration at MoMA PS 1 (11661)
  • Walking Tour: Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined at the New Museum (11712)
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Picasso and Early Modernism (11797)
  • Reclaiming Black Lives Through Art: Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley (11790)

Arts & Crafts
  • Open Studio Painting (11739)
  • Knitting for All Levels (Tuesday evenings: 11743, Wednesday mornings: 11744, Thursday mornings: 11745)
  • Crochet for All Levels (11746)
  • Watercolor Painting (11738)

Current Events and Politics
  • Foreign Affairs Discussion Group (11760)
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (Wednesday mornings: 11776, Thursday mornings: 11777)
  • Fit Blast: Cardio, Strength and Abs (11751)
  • Body Sculpting (Thursday mornings in-person: 11754, Thursday afternoons online: 11755)
  • Sit and Be Fit: Chair-Based Body Sculpting (Tuesday afternoons: 11752, Thursday mornings: 11753)
  • Total Body Workout with Bands (11756)
  • Walk 15® (Monday mornings online: 11846, Tuesday mornings in-person: 11847)
  • Beginner Tap Dance (11893)
  • Advanced Beginner Tap Dance (11894)
  • Intermediate Tap Dance (11895)
  • Movement to Music (Tuesday mornings in-person: 11727, Tuesday mornings online: 11731, Thursday mornings online: 11733, Friday mornings in-person: 11729, Friday mornings online: 11735)
  • Essential Yoga (11779)
  • Gentle Yoga (Tuesday mornings in-person: 11781, Friday mornings online: 11783)
  • Postural Therapy Movement (11808)
  • MELT Method® for Enhanced Stability and Mobility (11807)

  • Let's Play Mah Jongg: Supervised Play (11772)

Health and Wellness
  • Raising Healthier Teens (11708)

  • Beginner Spanish (11832)
  • Beginner Spanish II (11758)
  • Conversational Spanish (11831)
  • Advanced Beginner German (11845)
  • Intermediate German (11844)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Book Chat with Anna Katsavos: Lucy by the Sea (2022) by Elizabeth Strout (11718)
Week of March 26, 2023
  • Great Architects of the Western World: Andrea Palladio of Vicenza (11813)
  • Grand Central Terminal's Secrets, Myths, and Legends (11762)

Art Appreciation
  • Masterpieces of Western Art: Picasso, from Les Desmoiselles d'Avignon to Guernica (11798)
  • Walking Tour: Nineteenth Century Wing at the Met (11907)* NEWLY ADDED
  • Walking Tour: Modernism at the Met (11801)

Current Events and Politics
  • Let's Talk Current Events: Topics in the News (11785)

  • Intermediate to Advanced Conversational Spanish (11757)

Literature, Film, and Television
  • Film Discussion: Movies About Jewish Identity (11903)* NEWLY ADDED

Performing Arts
  • Learn to Play the Guitar (11865)
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Catalog of Spring Classes
All upcoming classes are listed in our Printer-Friendly, Interactive Version of our Spring/Summer 2023 Catalog. New classes are added regularly.

Class times are for the Eastern Time Zone. Please check regularly for additional options to keep you engaged and learning, whether from the comforts of home or through our expanding number of in-person options.
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