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  • September 2019

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    The Corporation Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    The modern corporation is a much maligned and misunderstood entity. In right wing economic theory, it hardly exists. In left wing theory, it is reviled. The Supreme Court shocked more than a few of us by arguing in its Citizens United decision that a corporation is a person. Corporations have been around a long time, so someone must find them useful. But why? What are they? Do shareholders own corporations? And are they really people? This talk is designed to answer all these questions and more.

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    The Weekly Roundtable - Fall (Wed. Mornings) *SOLD OUT* Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am Location: Equinox Village Fee: $75

    This weekly discussion group will consider the broader issues that underlie current events. A moderator proposes topics, may suggest relevant readings, and guides the discussion. Come hear what others are thinking and voice your own opinion. Space is limited. Moderated by Peter Radford.

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    The Weekly Roundtable - Fall (Thurs. Afternoon) Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Equinox Village Fee: $75

    This weekly discussion group will consider the broader issues that underlie current events. A moderator proposes topics, may suggest relevant readings, and guides the discussion. Come hear what others are thinking and voice your own opinion. Space is limited. Moderated by Mark Szuchman.

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    The 2020 Presidential Election: Assessing the Democratic Field Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    The race to become the Democrat presidential nominee is in full swing, featuring the largest candidate field in modern history. With voting still five months away, what can political science, and history, tell us regarding who is likely to win the nomination, and why?

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    SPECIAL EVENT A View from Down Under Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    Join us for an inspiring evening with Ruth Richardson, the former Finance Minister of New Zealand as our special guest. Ruth has a well-known profile both nationally and internationally and she will be talking to us, drawing on her extensive personal and business experience. While in office Ruth was instrumental in bringing the Fiscal Responsibility Act into being which requires New Zealand to balance its budget and is now widely regarded as setting international best practice.

  • November 2019

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    NATO and Russia: Rising Geopolitical Instability and the Threat of Conflict Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    Following Russia’s seizure of the Crimea region from Ukraine in early 2014, tensions have risen steadily between Moscow and the West, with economic sanctions, expulsions of diplomats and the closure of legations, and an unending barrage of mutual recriminations not seen since the darkest days of the Cold War. What do these unsettling developments portend for relations between the West (especially the US) and Russia?

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    The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    Conspiracy theories are as old as politics. But conspiracists today have introduced something new --- conspiracy without theory. And the new conspiracism has moved from the fringes to the heart of government with the election of Donald Trump. This talk will explain how the new conspiracism differs from classic conspiracy theory, why so few officials speak truth to conspiracy, and what needs to be done to resist it.