FIU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Fall B 2018 Course Offerings
Registration is now open!
MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR COURSES. MEMBERSHIP IS $40.00 AND IS VALID FROM JULY 1, 2018 UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019. YOUR PAID MEMBERSHIP IS A WAY OF SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE PROGRAM!
Registration for our Fall B 2018 term is open. Call to register over the phone.
To enroll, call 305-919-5900 or leave a message with your phone number and we will call you.
(If we do not answer, please leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible).
Christopher Columbus was an explorer, navigator, and colonist who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain. He led the first European expeditions to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, initiating the permanent European colonization of the Americas, but there is more……. Please join us to “discover” more about “Columbus, the tragic hero”. This lecture will start with a movie about Columbus, lecture and group discussion.
One-time lecture date: Monday, October 29, 2018
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Academic II Room 212
Refreshments will be served. Please register in advance!
Dr. Alan Fisher
“Election Preview: What to Expect from the Midterms”
One-time lecture date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Miami Shores Community Center
9617 Park Drive, Miami Shores, Florida 33138
Call today to register!!
About the instructor: Dr. Alan Fisher has taught public opinion and voting for almost all his adult life. He has published more than 20 academic articles on voting and opinion, especially by religion and ethnicity.
Three part lecture
Professor Marvin Klein
Each lecture will start with a 30 minute video of a different terrorist group. There will be group discussions after each video: motivations, degree of success, international and national reactions and a surprise guest (Counterterrorism expert) for one of the sessions!
The first lecture will be about different reasons for persons to join these groups. Also, the various definitions of terrorism (intl. law, Arab countries treaty against terrorism, human rights groups, etc.) Where do these groups get their money? The UN Security Council reaction against the 9/11 attacks and its lasting effects.
The second lecture will be about the development of the internet and its utility for the terrorist groups. The difference between international terrorists and U.S. homegrown terrorists. The Department of State list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and the consequences. Terrorism and U.S. immigration policy.
The third lecture will be about U.S. law against terrorists, material support, some important cases, and resistance to prisons on U.S. soil. Legal and international relations, problems with Guantanamo detainees and success in the federal courts.
Fall B dates: 3 Tuesdays: November 6, 13 and 27
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Academic II Room 212
About Professor Klein: Professor Marvin Klein is an adjunct professor of Law for St. Thomas University School of Law and Barry University. After receiving his J.D. from Harvard Law School, Professor Klein served in Venezuela under a State Department scholarship. He then practiced law in Venezuela before entering the field of publishing and editing textbooks. Professor Klein has written two books: "The Venezuelan Constitution" and a history of Venezuela for educators. On returning to the United States, he received two LL.M. degrees. His current interests are in the areas of human rights and national security.
Adjunct Professor of Law
J.D., Harvard Law School
LL.M. (Human Rights), St. Thomas University School of Law
LL.M. (International Law), University of Miami Law School
M.A. (Conflict Resolution), Nova Southeastern University
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