Life in Society:

Culture,Politics, History 

What is society? How is it shaped by culture and politics (and how does it shape them in return)? What role does history play in these processes? This domain ranges from the historical through the socio-political to the conjectural, bringing together a wide assortment of topics that will engage students of the complexities of human interaction. (What follows is a listing of sample future lectures.)


  • The Madness of White Supremacy and the Myth of Race

  • Introduction to the World’s Languages

  • Trails West: the American Frontier

  • Populism and Nationalism: Whose Voice?

  • Genghis Khan—The Empire is Born

  • The U.S.—the Long North-South Divide

  • The Mysterious History of Secret Societies 

Just concluded!

2020 – THE ELECTION OF A LIFETIME October 3-24, Saturdays (4 weeks; 1 hour)
What will certainly be one of the the most important elections in American history is looming. Explore the issues, the narratives, the likelihoods, and the possible consequences of Election 2020.
Oct 03, 1:00 PM CDT – Oct 24, 2:00 PM CDT
Global Lecture Hall (Zoom)


Jim Kenney 

Jim Kenney

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