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CURRENT EVENTS with Dr. Hunt: Around the World in 8 Days

Americans are often not well informed about countries that influence our foreign policy primarily because of the paucity of media coverage.  These lecture/discussions will focus each week on a different country, briefly outlining their history and culture to increase our understanding of the context of geopolitics. In these sessions we will consider Russia, China, Japan, India, Turkey, Iran, South Africa, and Cuba.

The series is for adults who are looking to engage in lively conversations about newsworthy issues. Politics, pop culture, and foreign affairs are all up for discussion in a friendly and open-minded environment. Each participant should be opened-minded and willing to learn and listen and will come away with myriad perspectives to consider as well as a better understanding of the world we live in. Handouts and at-home reading will be provided.


Dr. Alfred Hunt, who will moderate the discussion, is a retired Professor from SUNY Purchase. He has given lectures throughout New England for over 20 years. He is an author, has twice been a Fulbright scholar, and was a host of an award-winning cable TV Show.

The fee for the eight-week series is $150. There is also a seven-week option and a six-week option. Use the dropdown menu for these selections. A minimum of 10 participants is required, with a maximum of 20.

*Students must be registered and paid in full three business days before the start of the class/workshop. Exceptions only with permission from the Director of Writing Programs.

COVID POLICY – Only fully vaccinated students will be permitted to attend classes. Physical proof of vaccination will be requested on the first day of class or you may email a copy of your card prior to the class by sending it to: submissions@artsescape.org