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					 Winter 2012                                                                 A Lifelong Learning Society
                                                                               first-time exclusive!!!

                                                                  SUPER TUESDAYS!
          Schedule                                            An extraordinary opportunity
                                                            to attend Tuesday lectures by both

                                                       Dr. Robert Watson, 4 pm, page 44
                                                  Dr. Jeffrey Morton, 7 pm, page 45




Member Registration: https://llsonline.fau.edu | Web: www.fau.edu/lls | 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
             Phone: (561) 297-3185 or (561) 297-3171 | Fax: (561) 297-3481 or (561) 297-1028
              Avron and Wendy Fogelman
                                              have underwritten the
          2011 Lifelong Learning Society Distinguished Lecture Series

                                                      Public Universities
                                                      as Stewards of Place
                                                      Monday, December 12, 2 pm
                                                      FAU PRESIDENT MARY JANE SAUNDERS


                     A Showcase of Music Written for                                The Jews in Britain:
                     Four Hands at One Piano                                   Act British, Think Yiddish
 DUO TURGEON         Monday, December 12, 7:30 pm                     Tuesday, December 13, 10 am            VIRGINIA NEWMYER


                                             T
                               LD OU
                    Obama’s Report Card:
                    Rating Presidential Performance
                        SO
                    Tuesday, December 13, 1 pm                              President John F. Kennedy:
                                                                     Enduring Eloquence After 50 Years

                                      T
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                    Obama’s Report Card:                          Wednesday, December 14, 10 am
                    Rating Presidential Performance
 ROBERT WATSON           SO
                    Tuesday, December 13, 4 pm                                                                DAVID ZAREFSKY



                                        UT
                    The Coming War? Arab Revolutions,

                             LD O14, 1 pm
                    Arab Rulers, The United States and

                       SO
                    the Rise of Persian Power
                                                                     “J’accuse” The Dreyfus Affair and
                    Wednesday, December                                        Anti-Semitism in France
                    The Coming War? Arab Revolutions,              Wednesday, December 14, 4 pm
                    Arab Rulers, The United States and
                    the Rise of Persian Power
 ROBERT G. RABIL    Friday, December 16, 10 am                                                                CLAUDIA DUNLEA



                                        UT
                    The Three Shayna Maidels: Roberta Peters,

                             LD O14, 7:30 pm
                    Beverly Sills and Risë Stevens
                       SO
                    Wednesday, December                                           Israeli-Arab Conflict:
                                                                             Geographic Considerations
                    The Three Shayna Maidels: Roberta Peters,        Thursday, December 15, 10 am
                    Beverly Sills and Risë Stevens
GIUSEPPE ALBANESE   Friday, December 16, 1 pm                                                                RALPH NURNBERGER




                                       O pmT
                                LD 15, 1U
                    Humanitarian Intervention:                           Abraham Lincoln and the Crisis of
                    When, Why and Under What Conditions         Federalism During the American Civil War
                          SO
                    Thursday, December                                 Thursday, December 15, 4pm

JEFFREY S. MORTON                                                                                             STEPHEN D. ENGLE


                                                                 For more information on each lecture, please see the
                                                                 lecture description pages starting on page 10. If you have
                    The Songs of the 1960’s
                                                                 questions, call: (561)297-3185 or visit our website at
                    Thursday, December 15, 7:30 pm               www.fau.edu/lls. All events are held at the
                                                                 Barry & Florence Friedberg Auditorium on the
 ROD MACDONALD
                                                                 Boca Raton Campus of Florida Atlantic University.
     HUMDINGERS
and the
A Greeting from Dr. Herbert Shapiro, Assistant Provost of Lifelong Learning




                                                                                                        letter from the assistant provost
Greetings as we begin our exciting Winter 2012 term, which kicks off with our Distinguished
Lecture Series in December 2011(some of the lectures have already sold out). This series, which
we launched last year in honor of our 30th anniversary, will start with a very special address by
FAU President Mary Jane Saunders.

We have been able to continue this Distinguished Lecture Series through the generosity of
Wendy and Avron Fogelman who are great benefactors and friends to LLS. Avron knows how
quickly lectures by Dr. Robert Watson and Dr. Jeffrey Morton sell out and he wants to ensure
that everyone who wants to can come to hear their lectures this Winter. So, while the rest of
America will have their “Super Tuesday” primary days this Winter, LLS, too, will have its version
of “Super Tuesdays” thanks to the Fogelmans. We’ll be offering a series of Tuesday lectures by
Dr. Watson (at 4:00 p.m.) and by Dr. Morton (at 7:00 p.m.) in the Barry Kaye Auditorium, starting
on January 17th (see pages 44 and 45). So, you can come for both superstar lectures - and
have dinner on campus in between lectures. If you’re LLS members who enroll for both series
you even get a special discount!

On the topic of eating and discounts . . . if you’d like to get a discount at the FAU Marketplace
cafeteria, or use the Wimberly Library or get other “specials” offered to the FAU community, you
can do so (if you are a current Lifelong Learning Society member) by getting an OWL card. The
OWL card can be obtained by paying a one-time $10.00 fee at the OWL Student Center (you’ll
need to show that you are a current LLS member). Another valuable discount you can get with
your OWL card is $5 off your ticket order to see Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops by showing
your LLS Owl Card at the Kaye Auditorium Box Office. While your FAU OWL card does not
give you a discount for athletic events on campus, if you are interested in purchasing tickets to
the FAU Owls Football games go to the Box Office, located in the Wally Sanger Building or call
1-866-FAU-OWLS !

FAU’s and the Lifelong Learning Society’s success has brought more people and vehicles to
campus; this means more cars are looking for a limited number of parking spaces. While I know
there will be a long-term solution to the “challenge” of our success, in the short term we are
providing expanded shuttle-bus service between Lot 12 and the Friedberg Auditorium on most
weekdays (check our web site and in our Auditorium lobby for the weekly shuttle-bus schedule).
Why be frustrated trying to find a parking space across the street in Lot 15 when you can take
advantage of our door-to-door service by going straight to Lot 12 where you will find easy and
ample parking?

As you look through this Winter Schedule, you’ll see that the largest and most diverse range
of lecturers and courses are being offered! To accommodate the many new lecturers and
programs, we are extending our reach beyond the beautiful Friedberg Auditorium to offer some                    1
series (with limited enrollments) in a more intimate setting at the Hillel Center just to the east of
the Wimberly Library. Our most popular lectures will be held in the largest venue on campus--
the Kaye Auditorium. There will be “something for everyone” and I look forward to welcoming
everyone here this Winter!

Our Lifelong Learning Society programs are unmatched anywhere in the country. Your enthusiasm
and support are what make this enterprise the remarkable phenomenon that it is!

Thank you!


Herb Shapiro
Assistant Provost
Lifelong Learning Society
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                  WINTER 2012
LECTURER / DATE                    DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES                                             TIME             PAGE
Monday, December 12

FAU President Mary Jane Saunders Public Universities as Stewards of Place                                   2 – 3 pm         8

Anne Louise & Edward Turgeon       “Four Play” A Showcase of Music Originally Written for Four Hands        7:30 – 9:30 pm   9
                                   at One Piano – With FAU’s Award Winning Ensemble-In-Residence, Duo
                                   Turgeon
Tuesday, December 13

Virginia Newmyer                   The Jews in Britain: Act British, Think Yiddish                          10 am – Noon     10

Dr. Robert P. Watson               Obama’s Report Card: Rating Presidential Performance                     1 – 3 pm         11

Wednesday, December 14

Dr. David Zarefsky                 President John F. Kennedy: Enduring Eloquence After 50 Years             10 am – Noon     12

Dr. Claudia Dunlea                 “J’Accuse” The Dreyfus Affair and Anti-Semitism in France in the 19th    4 – 6 pm         13
                                   Century
Thursday, December 15

Dr. Ralph Nurnberger               Israeli - Arab Conflict: Geographic Considerations                       10 am – Noon     14

Dr. Jeffrey S. Morton              Humanitarian Intervention: When, Why and Under What Conditions?          1 – 3 pm         15

Dr. Stephen Engle                  Abraham Lincoln and the Crisis of Federalism During the American         4 – 6 pm         16
                                   Civil War
Rod MacDonald                      The Songs of the Sixties                                                 7:30 – 9:30 pm   17
  and the Humdingers
Friday, December 16

Dr. Robert G. Rabil                The Coming War? Arab Revolutions, Arab Rulers, The United States         10 am – Noon     18
                                   and the Rise of Persian Power
Giuseppe Albanese                  The Three Shayna Maidels: Roberta Peters, Beverly Sills, and Risë        1 – 3 pm         19
                                   Stevens
LECTURER / DATE                    SPECIAL PROGRAM                                                          TIME             PAGE
Thursday, January 5

Congressman Ted Deutch             A Tribute to Artists of the Holocaust: Seven Decades Later, a Survivor   1 – 5 pm         21
 presents...                       Remembers

LECTURER / DATE                    WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS                                                     TIME             PAGE
Wednesday, January 11

Ted Merwin                         Clothes and the Making of Jewish Comedy                                  7 – 8:45 pm      23

Wednesday, January 18

Murray H. Lichtenstein             People of the Book: The Sacred Texts of Judaism and Islam                7 – 8:45 pm      24

Wednesday, January 25

Larry Strickler                    Cinema Censorship: Sex, Violence and the Hays Code                       7 – 8:45 pm      25

Wednesday, February 1
Shelly Strickler                   Managing the Media Minefield in the Age of Cable, Blogs and Tweets       7 – 8:45 pm      26

Wednesday, February 8

Dr. Jack Fischel                   Crossing Over: The Rise and Fall of Sholem Asch, The Famous Jewish 7 – 8:45 pm            27
                                   Writer No One Ever Reads Anymore
Wednesday, February 15

Larry Strickler                    A Catskills Retrospective: From Schloime Ehrenreich’s to Kutsher’s       7 – 8:45 pm      28
                                   Country Club
Wednesday, February 22

Laura Wayth                        The Curse of the Scottish Play! Shakespeare’s Macbeth                    7 – 8:45 pm      29
TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTINUED                                                                      WINTER 2012
LECTURER / DATE                   WINTER 2012 LECTURES                                                       TIME             PAGE
Mondays, Starting January 9

Howard Oboler                     Sex, Cinema and Censorship                                                 9 – 10:45 am     31
Tom Atkins and
                                  A Boy From Brooklyn: Arthur Miller’s America                               11:15 am – 1 pm 32
Mary Ellen O’Brien
Myrna Goldberger                  The “Spice” of Life: Scandals, Secrets and Sex                             1:30 – 3:15 pm   33
                                  Our Constitution: Personalities and Principles That Shaped the Law of
Benton Becker, JD                                                                                            3:45 – 5:30 pm   34
                                  the Land - Part II
Dr. Katy Gilpatric                Women in Film: Evolution of Sex and Power in American Cinema               3:45 – 5:30 pm   35

Shelly Isaacs                     Cinema of the Workplace: Sometimes It’s Work, and Then It’s Not            7 – 9:30 pm      36
Mondays, Starting February 13

                                  Playing and Enjoying Casino Games: Odds, Probabilities, Winning and
Dr. Maurice Bluestein                                                                                        9 – 10:45 am     37
                                  More
Dr. William Miller                English Victorian Poetry: A Man’s Reach Should Exceed His Grasp            1:30 – 3:15 pm   38

Dr. Karen J. Leader               Of or By a Woman: Perspectives On Women and Art in the 19th Century        3:45 – 5:30 pm   39

Shelly Isaacs                     Foreign-Language Cinema Classics: The Shadows of Giants                    7 – 9:30 pm      40
Tuesdays, Starting January 10

Richard Israel                    Your Memory at Work                                                        9 – 10:45 am     41
                                  Arab Revolutions and the New Middle East: Democracy, Islamism and/
Dr. Robert G. Rabil                                                                                          11:15 am – 1 pm 42
                                  or Western Decline?
Dr. Kurt F. Stone                 Zany Sophisticates, Antic Aristocrats: The World of Screwball Comedy       1:30 – 3:15 pm   43

“Super Tuesdays,” Starting January 17

Dr. Robert P. Watson              A Primer on the 2012 Presidential Campaign and Election                    4 – 5:45 pm      44

Dr. Jeffrey S. Morton             Great Decisions 2012                                                       7 – 8:45 pm      45

Tuesdays, Starting February 7

Christine Zamenick                Biology For Every Body                                                     9 – 10:45 am     46

Wednesdays, Starting January 11

Dr. David Zarefsky                Presidential Rhetoric: The Voice of the Oval Office, From FDR to Obama 9 – 10:45 am         47

Irving D. Labovitz, JD            Objection: Current, Contentious and Confusing Legal Battles                9 – 10:45 am     48

Thomas G. O’Brien III, JD         Clash of the Gods: Six Religions Examined                                  11:15 am – 1 pm 49
Rabbi Dr. Howard Shapiro
Sheryl Flatow                     I Wanna Be a Dancin’ Man: The Legendary Careers of Fred Astaire and        1:30 – 3:15 pm   50
                                  Gene Kelly
Dr. Lynn Appleton                 Sociology: The Art of Asking the Right Question                            3:45 – 5:30 pm   51

Wednesdays, Starting February 8

Carol Cott Gross                  Knock Wood / Red Strings / Yellow Underpants: The Persistence of           1:30 – 3:15 pm   52
                                  Superstitions in Our High-Tech Age
Dr. Wenying Xu                    Food, Identity and Literature                                              1:30 – 3:15 pm   53

Thursdays, Starting January 12

Andrew Kahn                       Illuminating the Dark Continent: Challenge and Response in Eight African   9 – 10:45 am     54
                                  Nations
Dr. Henry L. Ruf                  The Best in the World’s Religions: A 21st-Century Philosophical            9 – 10:45 am     55
                                  Perspective
Dr. Burton Atkins                 Politics and Culture During the “Innocent” Decade: Films From and          11:15 am – 1 pm 56
                                  About the 1950s
Joe Scott                         Music and the Educated Ear                                                 1:30 – 3:15 pm   57

Dr. Evan P. Bennett               Florida History: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History      1:30 – 3:15 pm   58
                                  of the State...and More
TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTINUED                                                                           WINTER 2012
LECTURER / DATE                  WINTER 2012 LECTURES CONTINUED                                          TIME                 PAGE
Thursdays, Starting January 12

Rod MacDonald                    Music Americana: The 20th Century                                       3:45 – 5:30 pm       59
Thursdays, Starting February 9

Shula Fleischer                  Great Mothers in the Hebrew Bible                                       3:45 – 5:30 pm       60

Fridays, Starting January 13

Dr. Anita Kirchen                Visual Art: Part of Our Lives, or Just Something For a Museum?          9 – 10:45 am         61

Dr. Claudia Dunlea               Hitler’s War: World War II in Europe - Good Versus Evil?                11:15 am – 1 pm      62

Giuseppe Albanese                Opera Productions in the 21st Century – Part III: What’s New            1:30 – 3:15 pm       63
Ian R.B. Nairnsey                Broadway’s Greatest Lyricists: Their Contributions to Musical Productions 3:45 – 5:30 pm     64

Fridays, Starting February 10

Jack Fischel                     The Evolutions of Anti-Semitism in Modern History: Russia / Soviet      9 – 10:45 am         65
                                 Union, France, Germany and the Middle East
LECTURER / DATE                  ONE-TIME SPECIAL EVENTS                                                 TIME                 PAGE
Tuesday, January 10

Susan Gillis                     Mizner’s Inn: Boca Raton Resort and Club                                10 am                67

Wednesday, February 15

Susan Gillis                     Boca Raton 100 Years Ago                                                10 am                68

Sunday, March 4

Dr. Robert G. Rabil              Israel and the Arab Revolutions: Opportunity and/or Threat to Peace? 10:30 am – Noon         69

S. William Scott                 Media and Politics: an Essential Primer for the 2012 Elections          1 – 2:30 pm          70

Dr. David G. Dalin               Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax: Baseball’s Two Greatest                3:30 – 5 pm          71
                                 Jewish Superstars
Tuesday, March 6

Dr. Robert G. Rabil              Democracy and the Challenge of Islamism: The Case of Sunni and          10:30 am – 12:15pm   72
                                 Shi’a Islamism in Lebanon
Dr. Vladimir Kulić               Understanding Modern Space: Modern Architechture and Spatial            2 – 3:45 pm          73
                                 Innovation, 1890 - 1980
Andrew Kahn                      Medvedev’s Russia: Corruption, Cronyism, Crime and Capitolism           7:30 – 9:30 pm       74

Wednesday, March 7

Dr. Martin H. Wolf               Riding the Rollercoaster of the Business Cycle: A Close Look at the     10:30 am – 12:15pm   75
                                 Current State of the US Economy
Eunice Bernard / Carol Clarke    Scenes From Three Daughters: A Novel by Letty Cottin Pogrebin           2 – 3:45 pm          76

Joe Scott Trio                   Joe Scott Piano Trio with Guest Trumpter Steve Ahearn: A Journey in     7:30 – 9:30 pm       77
                                 Jazz
Thursday, March 8

Dr. Jeffrey S. Morton            The United Nations: Has the Organization Lived up to Expectations?      10:30 am – 12:15pm   78

Myrna Goldberger                 Rose Kennedy Talks About Her Joe: Joseph Kennedy                        2 – 3:45 pm          79

Dr. Burton Atkins                Coming to America: How Movies Enlighten Us About Our History and 7:30 – 9:30 pm              80
                                 Culture
Friday, March 9

Virginia Newmyer                 Britain’s Royal Weddings: Romance and Politics                          10:30 am – 12:15pm   81

Daniel Biaggi                    An Afternoon with Palm Beach Opera                                      2 – 3:45 pm          82
                Lifelong Learning Society




                                                                                               board of advisors and staff
                      Board of Advisors 2011-12
        Officers                                        Members
Donna Y. Grubman, President           Maggie Conley               Walter Lipkin, Ex Officio
Louis Sandler, Vice President     Jack H. Dorfman, Esq.             Leonard Pass, M.D.
Audrey Sterenfeld, Secretary      Wallace Feldman, Ph.D.         Stanley Pierce, Ph.D., Esq.
                                      Barry Friedberg                   David Shore
                                      Marvyn Garber                 Herbert Zlotnick, J.D.
                                  Rhoda Holop, Historian




                          Call for Nominations
  The Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) at FAU may have openings on its Board of Advisors.
  The Board advises and supports the efforts of Dr. Herbert Shapiro, Assistant Provost of
  LLS, on issues that shape our program. It also works as a bridge between the professional
  administration and our community of LLS students. Board members chair working
  committees on public relations, curriculum development, long-term planning, fund raising
  and others.

  If your background and interests would enable you to make a contribution to the LLS
  Board of Advisors, you are encouraged to submit a letter of application describing those
  interests along with your resume. Applicants must have been members of the Lifelong
  Learning Society for at least one year prior to applying.


               Please submit these materials before January 30, 2012 to:
                        Ms. Eleanor Moran, Operations Manager
                               Lifelong Learning Society
                               Florida Atlantic University
                  Ely Meyerson Continuing Education Hall, Building 31 D
                                    777 Glades Road                                                   5
                              Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991



                          Lifelong Learning Society Staff

                                 Herbert Shapiro, Ph.D.
                      Assistant Provost, Lifelong Learning Society

                         Benjamin Joella, Assistant Director
                        Eleanor Moran, Operations Manager
                 Anne Sckolnik, Coordinator, Administrative Services
                           Jane Schulz, Senior Secretary
               Leo Schreiber, Coordinator, Faculty & Volunteer Services
lifelong learning society volunteers     Our sincere thanks to Lifelong Learning Society’s Volunteers
                                       who do so much to ensure the continued success of our program



                                                                    Dr. Herbert Shapiro
                                                                         Assistant Provost

                                                                         Leo Schreiber
                                                          Coordinator, Faculty & Volunteer Services




                                              Selma Ackerman                                  Marcy & Herbert Hoffman
                                              Marshall Adelstein                                  Doris S. Kaufman
                                                 Janet Agresti                                   Vicky & Fred Kelsey
                                           Sonia & Bernard Altman                               Barbara Kestenbaum
                                                 Muriel Arnold                                  Janice & Cliff Kimmel
                                                 Jean Asmond                                      Helen & Ed Kroop
                                              Sanford H. Begun                                      Athena Letsou
                                          Nancy & James Belknap                                      Dorothy Lewe
                                            Nancy & Mark Bender                                      Lois Margulis
                                                 Judy Browne                                         Harvey Miller
                                              Elizabeth Burrows                                      Myrna Netkin
                                                  Joan Cohan                                         Ruth Palefsky
                                                  Jack Cohen                                  Janice & Jerry Pederson
                                                  Lois Cohen                                     Nancy D. Peterson
                                              Oliver L. Davidson                                    EK Pomerantz
                                              Diane DeQuevedo                                        Diane Pomish
                                             Sharon Doersching                                      Ruth Pratsikas
                                             Barbara & Sol Dunn                              Charlotte & Richard Preskill
                                               Gary Eichenwald                                       Norma Price
                                                   Joan Farb                                         Phyllis Quinn
                                              Annette Feldman                                          Judy Rich
      6                                         Sylvia Feldman                                     Elizabeth Ristau
                                                 Audrey Flaks                                        Alan Roberts
                                                 Bernice Forer                                        Estelle Ross
                                         Deborah & Howard Gansler                                     Laine Rudd
                                              Florence Gellman                                       Letty Samuel
                                               Josephine Giglia                                     Joan Schreiber
                                             Anita Hare-Goldfeld                                       June Selig
                                                  Ruth Golner                                        Goldie Shaw
                                                Arlene Gruber                                      Rosalind Siegel
                                             Janet & Allen Halper                                   Beverly Simon
                                               Gloria Handman                                 Virginia & George Snyder
                                                 Karn Ann Hill                                         Rita Stein
                                         Charlotte & David Hirschfield                               Gail Weyuker
Distinguished
Lecture Series

December
2011
A limited number of tickets at-the-door
may be available for each separate,
individual lecture for $35* per event
on a space-available basis. You are
encouraged to come to the lobby
of the auditorium at least 20
minutes before the program
begins to purchase your tickets.


*Door Price Per Ticket for
Members and Non-members.
2011 distinguished lecture series   PUbLic UniVeRSitieS AS SteWARDS OF PLAce

                                          FAU President Mary Jane Saunders


                                    DESCRIPTION: Throughout their history, the concept of stewardship of place has resided at
                                    the very heart of what America’s public universities are all about. The stereotypical “ivory tower”
                                    notion has little application in today’s world, which calls upon institutions of higher learning
                                    to reach out in a multitude of ways to meet community needs, spur economic development,
                                    improve life through discovery and innovation, and respond to emerging challenges. Florida
                                    Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders is fully committed to the University’s mission
                                    to enrich community life as well as deliver top quality degree programs to its 29,000 students. In
                                    this presentation, she will explore the concept of stewardship of place and describe some of the
                                    ways in which public universities can deliver benefits of great value to their host communities.



                                    BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Mary Jane Saunders was named the sixth President
                                    of Florida Atlantic University in 2010, coming from Cleveland State University where she was
                                    Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Saunders holds a bachelor’s degree
                                    in biology from Boston University and both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in botany from the
                                    University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her guiding philosophy as a leader in education is that
                                    public universities should and must be truly effective institutional citizens of the communities
                                    they serve. The overarching goal she has set for her presidency is to develop FAU in ways that
                                    facilitate student success and enhance the University’s value to the community at large.




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                                          Time:    2:00 - 3:00 pm
                                          Dates: Monday, December 12, 2011
                                          Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                          Fees:    Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
                                                   events*
                                                   Non-member: Advance registration - $30
                                                   Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
                                                   *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
“FOUR PLAY”:




                                                                                                     2011 distinguished lecture series
A SHOWcASe OF MUSic ORiGinALLY WRitten FOR
FOUR HAnDS At One PiAnO—WitH FAU’S AWARD-
WinninG enSeMbLe-in-ReSiDence, DUO tURGeOn


      Anne Louise and Edward Turgeon


DESCRIPTION: For more than 500 years, the world’s greatest composers have written works
for four hands at one keyboard. The husband-and-wife piano team, Duo Turgeon, is the award-
winning ensemble-in-residence at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), devoting their musical life to
this intimate genre. Through a combination of live performance and witty dialogue, this “dynamic
duo” will take the audience on a musical journey across three continents, showcasing some of
their favorite duets by such renowned composers as Francis Poulenc, Johannes Brahms, Franz
Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn and Francisco Mignone.

This one-time event presents a chance to experience the artistry of a duo known around the
world for their ability to forge strong bonds with audiences, while getting up close and personal
with some of the greatest music originally written for piano duet.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Anne Louise-Turgeon and Edward Turgeon have
been together since 1988. Hailed by critics as “one of the top duos of our time” (La Scena
Musicale), the duo has taken first prizes in the world’s most prestigious international music
competitions for piano duos. They have been heard in all major US and Canadian radio markets,
NPR’s Performance Today, CBC, ABC (Australia), Dutch Public Radio and the PBS documentary,
Two Pianos—One Passion. Their seven CDs have resulted in Artist of the Month and Classical
CD of the Year awards from CBC. Their many performances have taken them to Carnegie Hall,
Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, and as far away as Siberia!

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      Time:    7:30 - 9:30 pm
      Dates: Monday, December 12, 2011
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
               events*
               Non-member: Advance registration - $30
               Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
               *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
2011 distinguished lecture series   tHe JeWS in bRitAin: Act bRitiSH, tHinK YiDDiSH


                                          Virginia W. Newmyer


                                    DESCRIPTION: “Yes, I am a Jew,” replied Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli when questioned
                                    by a Bishop in the House of Lords. “And when the ancestors of the Right Honorable Gentleman
                                    were picking up acorns on the forest floor on an unknown island, mine were writing that Book
                                    you hold in your hand.”

                                    The story of the Jews in Britain is long, fascinating, and surprising. From the time Jews appeared
                                    in British towns in the 11th century, they have been an important cog in British society and its
                                    economy. Barely tolerated, highly taxed, always subject to anti-Semitism, they were expelled
                                    from England in 1290. Although readmitted by Oliver Cromwell in 1656, Jews did not gain the
                                    Parliamentary vote until 1858, when Baron Lionel de Rothschild was elected (for the sixth time!)
                                    to the House of Commons. Fiction, as well as fact, attest to Jews’ uneasy journey into the
                                    mainstream, as reflected in Shakespeare’s Shylock and Dickens’s Fagin. On the other hand,
                                    men of Jewish ancestry have married into the royal family.

                                    “The Jews in Britain” is the much-anticipated, rescheduled lecture from last December.
                                    Hundreds of captivating slides accompany the lecture, which will trace the transformation of
                                    an important subculture—from despised interlopers to vital members of the British community,
                                    represented by leaders in political, intellectual, and artistic life—whose contributions far exceed
                                    their numbers.



                                    BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Virginia W. Newmyer has lectured frequently for the
                                    Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and in Great Britain on a wide variety of topics in
                                    British history and literature. She teaches an annual series of classes at Politics and Prose,
                                    Washington’s leading bookstore, on the connective threads between novels and history.



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                                          Time:    10 am - Noon
                                          Date:    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
                                          Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                          Fee:     Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
                                                   events*
                                                   Non-member: Advance registration - $30
                                                   Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
                                                   *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
ObAMA’S RePORt cARD:




                                                                                                       2011 distinguished lecture series
RAtinG PReSiDentiAL PeRFORMAnce




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      Robert P. Watson




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DESCRIPTION: Will President Obama be re-elected? What are the high and low points of
his presidency thus far? How has Obama performed as compared to other presidents?

It is never too soon to start thinking about the early draft of history, so join us for a discussion




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of the Obama presidency. Points to be addressed include his character, decision making, and
major policy issues, including his handling of the “Arab Spring” and relations with Israel. We
will also examine the presidential rating game in terms of how scholars evaluate and rank




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presidents, and this will enable us to see the ways in which scholars have begun to assess the
Obama presidency.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert P. Watson has published more than 30
books and hundreds of scholarly articles and book chapters on topics in American politics and




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history. He is a frequent media commentator, serves as the political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC),
writes a column for the Sun Sentinel, has been interviewed by most major media outlets in the
country, and has appeared on C-SPAN, Book TV, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Hardball
with Chris Matthews and CNN’s Inside Politics. Dr. Watson previously taught at Florida Atlantic




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University (FAU) and currently is Professor of American Studies at Lynn University. He has won
numerous awards, including the Distinguished Professor of the Year awards at both FAU and
Lynn.




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      Time:    1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and            4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
      Date:    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fee:     Member advance registration – $25 per event /$60 for any combination of 3
               events*
               Non-member advance registration – $30
               Door price member/non-member – $35


               *Enrollment for three (3) or more events must be submitted on one form.
2011 distinguished lecture series   PReSiDent JOHn F. KenneDY:
                                    enDURinG eLOQUence AFteR 50 YeARS

                                          David Zarefsky


                                    DESCRIPTION: From the moment of his Inaugural Address, John F. Kennedy established
                                    himself as a masterful public speaker. Whether we think about formal addresses like the
                                    inaugural, speeches at moments of crisis, statements of his vision for the future, or witty remarks
                                    at press conferences, we remember his words and how they shaped our understanding of the
                                    early 1960s. In honor of the 50th anniversary year of Kennedy’s inauguration, this lecture will
                                    examine excerpts from several of his major speeches, exploring both their artistry and effects.

                                    Speeches discussed will be chosen from among the Inaugural Address; the Bay of Pigs; Berlin;
                                    the Cuban Missile Crisis; the arms and the space races; the American University and Amherst
                                    College addresses; and various speeches on the moral issue of civil rights.



                                    BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. David Zarefsky is Professor Emeritus of
                                    Communication Studies and Owen L. Coon Professor Emeritus of Argumentation and Debate
                                    at Northwestern University, where he taught for over 40 years. He is an expert on Abraham
                                    Lincoln’s speeches, and he has published books and articles on this and other topics. He
                                    has served as President of both the National Communication Association and the Rhetoric
                                    Society of America, and he has received a number of awards for research and scholarship. An
                                    outstanding teacher, Dr. Zarefsky has been named 13 times by Northwestern students to the
                                    Honor Roll for teaching excellence. He also has developed and taught audio and video courses
                                    for The Teaching Company. This is his second appearance at LLS.




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                                          Time:    10 am - Noon
                                          Date:    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
                                          Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                          Fee:     Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
                                                   events*
                                                   Non-member: Advance registration - $30
                                                   Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
                                                   *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
“J’ACCUSE”




                                                                                                      2011 distinguished lecture series
tHe DReYFUS AFFAiR AnD Anti-SeMitiSM in FRAnce
in tHe 19tH centURY


      Claudia Dunlea


DESCRIPTION: The Dreyfus affair—the infamous account of Jewish army officer and French
citizen, Alfred Dreyfus, unjustly convicted of treason—was the most significant political and
social crisis of fin-de-siècle Europe. In 1894, Captain Dreyfus began a twelve-year ordeal that
included his court-martial, public degradation, imprisonment on Devil’s Island, forgery, trial,
retrial, and long-delayed pardon. The efforts of his family to have him released provoked an anti-
Semitic controversy that divided the French intellectual worlds down the center. Most famous
among the participants was France’s greatest living novelist, Emile Zola, and his publication of
“J’Accuse”. This lecture will trace the course of events of “L’Affaire Dreyfus”, as well as present
the many issues connected with this case, including anti-Semitism, militant nationalism and
socialism. The lecture will conclude with a discussion of the significant legacies of this cause
célèbre: the birth of modern Zionism and the separation of church and state in France.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Claudia Dunlea is Visiting Instructor of History at
Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She received her doctorate in European Integration History
from the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2003. Dr. Dunlea is the author of a book that
investigates the origins of a supranational European foreign policy in the 1950s. Her recent
research on the diplomatic relations of the European Union was published in two separate
articles.




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      Time:    4 - 6 pm
      Dates: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
               events*
               Non-member: Advance registration - $30
               Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
               *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
2011 distinguished lecture series   iSRAeLi-ARAb cOnFLict: GeOGRAPHic cOnSiDeRAtiOnS

                                          Ralph Nurnberger


                                    DESCRIPTION: Virtually every attempt to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict has involved efforts
                                    to divide or partition the land. In order to comprehend current approaches to achieving peace,
                                    we must first understand previous attempts to allocate the land.

                                    In this lecture, we will examine British and French agreements during World War I to divide
                                    the Ottoman Empire’s holdings in the Middle East. Britain divided the British Mandate in 1922
                                    and subsequently sought, unsuccessfully, to further divide the western part of Palestine in
                                    the 1930s. This lecture will also cover the UN Partition Plan of 1947; the armistice lines of
                                    1949; disposition of territories Israel gained in the 1967 War, including the peace treaty with
                                    Egypt; Oslo I and II; the Clinton Parameters; Taba; the Geneva Accords; and the Olmert-Abbas
                                    negotiations. The session will conclude by analyzng the potential impact of “land swaps”; as
                                    suggested by President Obama in May, 2011 in order to determine how these might impact
                                    future boundaries.

                                    BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Ralph Nurnberger is Professor of International
                                    Relations at Georgetown University, where he has taught since 1975. He was named Professor
                                    of the Year by the Graduate School of Liberal Studies in 2003, and he received another award
                                    in 2005 for 20 years of excellence in teaching. He currently teaches graduate seminars on the
                                    Arab-Israeli conflict. He has twice spoken for the Middle East Society at FAU.

                                    Dr. Nurnberger has served on Capitol Hill on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations
                                    Committee, and has spent thirty years in government relations. He has also advised numerous
                                    congressional, senatorial and presidential campaigns on foreign policy issues, especially those
                                    related to the Middle East.

                                    He served for more than eight years as a Legislative Liaison for the American Israel Public
                                    Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and was the first director of Builders for Peace. In this capacity,
                                    he dealt with international leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, then-Foreign
                                    Minister Shimon Peres, and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
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                                          Time:    10 am - Noon
                                          Date:    Thursday, December 15, 2011
                                          Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                          Fee:     Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
                                                   events*
                                                   Non-member: Advance registration - $30
                                                   Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
                                                   *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
HUMAnitARiAn inteRVentiOn:




                                                                                                   2011 distinguished lecture series
WHen, WHY AnD UnDeR WHAt cOnDitiOnS?

      Jeffrey S. Morton




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      LLS Distinguished Professor of Current Events
      Recipient of the LLS 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award




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DESCRIPTION: An ancient concept, humanitarian intervention, has experienced something
of a revival since the Cold War ended. The United States has gone to war in Panama (1989),
Bosnia (1995), Serbia (1999), Iraq (2003) and Libya (2011), justifying each along humanitarian




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lines. Does the United States have the legal right to go to war for humanitarian reasons? Is it
in our nation’s interest to do so? Can we win humanitarian wars, and how do we decide what
crises should be responded to with an invasion? These are the principal questions that will be
addressed in this special one-time presentation.




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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Jeffrey S. Morton is a Professor of International
Law and Politics in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU),
and is the author of three books and numerous journal articles. Since 1994, he has taught
international relations courses at FAU. Recipient of the LLS Excellence in Teaching Award




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(2002), the FAU Researcher of the Year Award (2004), the FAU Service Award (2004), and the
FAU Excellence in Teaching Award (2010), Dr. Morton holds the title of Lifelong Learning Society
(LLS) Distinguished Professor of Current Events and is Director of the Jack Miller Forum for
Civics Education. 2011 marks Professor Morton’s 16th year teaching at LLS.




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      Time:
      Date:
            O  1:00 - 3:00 pm
               Thursday, December 15, 2011
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
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      Fee:     Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
               events*
               Non-member: Advance registration - $30
               Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
               *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
2011 distinguished lecture series   AbRAHAM LincOLn AnD tHe cRiSiS OF FeDeRALiSM
                                    DURinG tHe AMeRicAn ciViL WAR

                                          Stephen Engle


                                    DESCRIPTION: In the 150 years since the Civil War, two aspects traditionally have been
                                    viewed in isolation: state power and federal power within the northern political and military
                                    culture. The aim of this lecture is to view these two together, in order to provide a point of
                                    departure in the literature on the conflict. We will examine the centralizing tendencies of the
                                    war and highlight the significant degree to which the Union’s ability to wage an effective war
                                    involved Abraham Lincoln’s reliance upon state governors; they had to accept their role as
                                    agents of the federal government, exercising state power by cooperating with and contributing
                                    to a national victory. Toward that end, this lecture will emphasize the proactive and cooperative
                                    spirit of northern governors, who were determined to maintain the engine of war from state
                                    capitals and whose enforced self-reliance and prideful mentality resulted from their recognizing
                                    that Abraham Lincoln needed them. We also will discuss how the Civil War proved that states
                                    had more rights if they stayed in the Union than outside of it.



                                    BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Stephen D. Engle holds a PhD in American History
                                    (1989) and has been in the history department at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) since 1990
                                    where he was chair for five years. He has received many professional research and teaching
                                    honors, including a Fulbright to Germany. In 2003, he was named to the Organization of American
                                    Historians Distinguished Lecturer Program.

                                    He is the author/editor of several books, including Yankee Dutchman: The Life of Franz Sigel;
                                    Don Carlos Buell: Most Promising of All; Struggle for the Heartland; The American Civil War
                                    in the West. He currently sits on the Abraham Lincoln Prize Advisory Board and serves as the
                                    Executive Secretary and Book Review Editor for the Society of Civil War Historians.



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                                          Time:    4:00 - 6:00 pm
                                          Date:    Thursday, December 15, 2011
                                          Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                          Fee:     Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
                                                   events*
                                                   Non-member: Advance registration - $30
                                                   Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
                                                   *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
tHe SOnGS OF tHe SiXtieS




                                                                                                   2011 distinguished lecture series
      Rod MacDonald and the Humdingers


DESCRIPTION: The 1960s was a decade of great social and musical change, famous for its
protests and British rock and roll; of no less interest were the arrivals of The Twist and dance
crazes, the Beachboys and surf music, girl groups, Ray Charles and soul, Motown, Streisand,
west coast pop, and novelty, psychedelic, patriotic and poetic songs, imbuing our lives with
new and exciting sounds.

Join Rod MacDonald & the Humdingers for a fresh perspective on The Music Of The 1960s, a
fun and low-decibel tour through the characters, favorite songs and genius of the folksingers,
songwriters, rock and rollers, teen pop stars, veteran and future superstars of this unique
decade.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:
Rod MacDonald, guitar, has ten CDs of his songs, including 2011’s Songs Of Freedom, as heard
on WLRN’s Folk and Acoustic Music. He performs frequently in South Florida and throughout
North America and Europe, and is a lifelong devotee of popular song. He has been an instructor
with LLS since 2006.

Bill Meredith, drums, is the backbone of several Palm Beach County rock and roll bands,
including Big Brass Bed and Illumination. He has toured throughout the US and Canada, and
appears on more than a dozen CDs.

Stan Silverman, piano, studied classical music and theory at the New England Conservatory
of Music and the Philadelphia Music Academy, but is better known for his work with the jazz
bands Hook and The Johnny Panks Band.

Doug Lindsey, bass and vocals, has been playing in south Florida bands for 30 years.

John Smotherman, lead guitar, plays with Big Brass Bed, Illumination and several Palm Beach
County bands. His exquisite solos caused the Palm Beach Post to label him one of the “Ten
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      Time:    7:30 - 9:30 pm
      Dates: Thursday, December 15, 2011
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
               events*
               Non-member: Advance registration - $30
               Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
               *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
2011 distinguished lecture series   tHe cOMinG WAR?
                                    ARAb ReVOLUtiOnS, ARAb RULeRS, tHe UniteD
                                    StAteS AnD tHe RiSe OF PeRSiAn POWeR

                                          Robert G. Rabil
                                          Recipient of the LLS 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award



                                    DESCRIPTION: Commenting on the Arab revolutions and demonstrations spreading
                                    throughout the Arab world, Iranian leaders asserted that the Khomeini revolution and the policies
                                    of the Persian state have blazed the trail for Arab Revolutions. Moreover, Iran’s Supreme Leader
                                    and Hezbollah’s Secretary-General have criticized Arab rulers for their use of violence against
                                    their own people. Even so, Nasrallah implicitly threatened to send his jihadis to Bahrain to help
                                    the Shi’ite community there. Coming in the aftermath of alleged Iranian support for the Shias in
                                    Yemen, this has only hardened the will of Arab Gulf rulers to suppress any movement for reform,
                                    on the grounds that Tehran is fomenting it for its own hegemonic end.

                                    With tension building in a region considered as strategic for US national interest, will the US be
                                    pulled into a potential confrontation between Arab governments, Arab peoples, and Iran? This
                                    lecture will examine the dynamics of this perilous development in the Middle East.



                                    BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert G. Rabil has a master’s in government
                                    from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis
                                    University. He served as Chief of Emergency for the Red Cross in Lebanon and was Project
                                    Manager of the US State Department-funded Iraq Research and Documentation Project. He
                                    has written extensively on Syria, Iraq, US-Arab relations, Israel, and terrorism. He lectures at
                                    major campuses, including Harvard University. He also participates in forums and seminars
                                    sponsored by the US government, including the US Army and National Intelligence Council.
                                    He is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Political Science Department at Florida
                                    Atlantic University (FAU).

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                                          Time:    10:00 am - noon
                                          Dates: Friday, December 16, 2011
                                          Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                          Fees:    Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
                                                   events*
                                                   Non-member: Advance registration - $30
                                                   Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
                                                   *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
tHe tHRee SHAYNA MAIDELS:




                                                                                                   2011 distinguished lecture series
RObeRtA PeteRS, beVeRLY SiLLS AnD RiSË SteVenS


      Giuseppe Albanese
      Recipient of the LLS 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award



DESCRIPTION: The literal translation of the Yiddish expression shayna maidel is “pretty
girl,” but the phrase has a far greater positive connotation. A shayna maidel is more than “just
a pretty girl”—she is also sweet, virtuous and good-hearted.

This event, the female counterpart of Albanese’s very popular “Three Menschen,” offered last
December, is a “Three Tenors”-style concert that will feature rare performances of three of the
most famous, and most beloved, female vocal artists of post-World War II opera. Sopranos
Roberta Peters, Beverly Sills and mezzo Risë Stevens all rose to prominence on the stages of
the greatest opera houses in America and abroad.

Giuseppe Albanese will present selections from opera, operetta and Broadway, all showcasing
the vocal brilliance of Peters, Sills and Stevens. The performances will be selected from a
variety of sources, including The Bell Telephone Hour and the Voice of Firestone. Along with the
musical sequences, the maestro will provide interesting biographical information and colorful
anecdotal material to illuminate the lives of these three amazing artists, who proved to be
shayna maidels—and so much more—throughout their illustrious careers.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Maestro Giuseppe Albanese attended the University
of Vermont and received his degree in history in 1966. In 1989, after five years of intensive
study, he developed a dynamic education program entitled, The Joy of Opera. For the past 20
years, he has lectured extensively on many operatic subjects and produced numerous video
documentaries on opera.

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      Time:    1:00 - 3:00 pm
      Date:    Friday, December 16, 2011
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fee:     Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3
               events*
               Non-member: Advance registration - $30

               Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
               *Enrollment for 3 or more events must be submitted on one form.
Special Program
A tRibUte tO ARtiStS OF tHe HOLOcAUSt:
SeVen DecADeS LAteR, A SURViVOR ReMeMbeRS


January 5, 2012
presented by

congressman ted Deutch,
the Lifelong Learning Society,
the Division of Research and
the college of Arts and Letters


see facing page for details

Member advance registration - $10


A limited number of tickets for this special
program may be available at the door for
$15* on a space-available basis. You are
encouraged to come to the lobby of the
auditorium at least 20 minutes before
the session to purchase your ticket(s).


*Door Price Per Ticket for Members
and Non-Members.
  congressman ted Deutch, the Lifelong Learning Society,




                                                                                                                      special program
the Division of Research and the college of Arts and Letters
                                                     present

          A tRibUte tO ARtiStS OF tHe HOLOcAUSt:
         SeVen DecADeS LAteR, A SURViVOR ReMeMbeRS
    A SPeciAL eVent OF MUSicAL PeRFORMAnceS, LectURe AnD ReADinGS
DESCRIPTION: This very special event honors the memory of the Hungarian composer, Samuel blasz,
as well as the memories of the countless victims of the Holocaust. We celebrate those memories with music, art,
stories and poetry, and we will commemorate the creative impulses and masterpieces of some of the great artists
of the Holocaust. Their work, surviving despite unspeakable tragedy, is their legacy to all of humanity—and this
commemoration honors that legacy.

This tribute will include:
     • An introduction by congressman ted Deutch.
     • A reading of Eva Blasz Egri’s story about her father.
     • A performance of Blasz’s works, with birgit Fioravante, soprano & Dr. Heather
       coltman, piano.
     • A lecture on “Spiritual Resistance: Art in the Face of Atrocity” by Dr. Alan berger.
Musical performances by The Arden Duo and Duo Turgeon will include a new work by FAU composer Stuart Glazer
with texts and art by children from Theresienstadt, as well as four-hand piano selections by Wladyslaw Szpilman
(The Pianist) and Hans Gal, a composer exiled from Germany.

Dr. Berger’s lecture deals with two aspects of Jewish creativity in the Theresienstadt Ghetto. Vlasta Schonova,
who performed, directed and wrote plays as a prisoner in Theresienstadt will be discussed. Moreover, Berger’s
presentation will include comments on the life of Petr Ginz, an artist of considerable talent, who in addition to
keeping a diary, also edited a secret magazine while in Theresienstadt. His drawing of the moon was later taken
by Ilan Ramon, the Israeli astronaut on the ill-fated space shuttle Columbia. Dr. Berger will touch on such topics
as the role of gender and the ability to create art amidst death and deprivation. Maintaining order in moral chaos,
both Jewish youth as well as adults created work in order to remain human even as internees.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION OF LECTURER: Dr. Alan Berger, who lectures on
Holocaust studies throughout America and abroad, holds the Raddock Family Chair in Holocaust Studies at
FAU, and is Director of the Center for Study of Values and Violence After Auschwitz. He is the author/editor of 10
books and has written over 100 articles, chapters, encyclopedia entries and reviews.


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       Time:      1 - 5 pm
       Date:      Thursday, January 5, 2012
       Place:     Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
       Fees:      Member advance registration – $10
                  Door price member/non-member - $15




 congressman       Dr. Alan berger    birgit Fioravante   Dr. Heather coltman   the Arden Duo     Duo turgeon
  ted Deutch
Wonderful
Wednesdays
One-time
Special Events

A limited number of one-time event tickets
may be available at the door for $25* per
event on a space-available basis. You are
encouraged to come to the lobby of the
auditorium at least 20 minutes before
the session to purchase your ticket(s).


*Door Price Per Ticket for Members
and Non-Members.
cLOtHeS AnD tHe MAKinG OF JeWiSH cOMeDY




                                                                                                    wonderful wednesdays
      Ted Merwin



DESCRIPTION: This lecture will contain slides and audio/video clips on the theme of clothing
in American Jewish humor, from the immigrant generation to the present. Given that the two
main occupations of Eastern European Jewish immigrants were the garment trade and the
entertainment business, it should come as no surprise that clothing became a durable theme
of American Jewish popular culture. From Fanny Brice to Eddie Cantor, from Barbra Streisand
to Jerry Seinfeld, Jewish entertainers have had their audiences in “stitches,” as they used
routines, gags, songs and skits about clothing to knit together two of the most influential and
versatile of American institutions: the fashion industry and the mass media.

We will also explore how pop culture has articulated both Jewish and universal anxieties about
dressing for success in a competitive capitalistic culture. This lecture is based on Professor
Merwin’s book, In Their Own Image: New York Jews in Jazz Age Popular Culture.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ted Merwin, PhD, teaches Religion and Judaic Studies
at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Milton B. Asbell Center
for Jewish Life. A native New Yorker, he writes widely about New York Jewish culture. His first
book, In Their Own Image: New York Jews in Jazz Age Popular Culture, traces the reflection
of second-generation Jewish life in vaudeville, theatre and film. He is currently writing a book
on the history of the Jewish deli. He also serves as theatre columnist for New York Jewish
Week, where he has published 400 articles. His articles have also appeared in the New York
Times, Washington Post, Moment, Hadassah Magazine, and many other national newspapers
and magazines.




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      Time:    7 - 8:45 pm
      Date:    Wednesday, January 11, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration – $20 per event/$50 for any combination of 3
               events*


      Members can also enroll for all seven (7) Wednesday evening events for $100.*

      Door price member/non-member – $25

      *Enrollment for three (3) or more or all seven (7) events must be submitted on one
      registration form.
wonderful wednesdays   PeOPLe OF tHe bOOK:
                       tHe SAcReD teXtS OF JUDAiSM AnD iSLAM


                             Murray H. Lichtenstein


                       DESCRIPTION: For all the media coverage given to the military and political conflicts
                       between Muslims and Jews, very little is ever said about the many religious traditions the two
                       hold in common. The Qur´an contains repeated references to the people and events mentioned
                       in the Hebrew Bible, and there are even more striking parallels between Islam’s holy book and
                       Judaism’s Talmud and Midrash.

                       In this lecture, we will explore these illuminating parallels in detail, and discuss the nature of
                       Mohammed’s contacts with the Jews and Christians of his time.



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Murray H. Lichtenstein was an Associate Professor
                       of Classical and Oriental Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY), where
                       he taught for 24 years. While at Hunter College, Dr. Lichtenstein received the President’s
                       award for Excellence in Teaching. He received his Doctorate in Ancient Semitic Languages
                       and Literature from Columbia University, and studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He
                       contributed chapters to two widely acclaimed books, Back to the Sources and Jews, Christians
                       and the Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures, and authored entries in both the Encyclopedia
                       Judaica and the Encyclopedia of Religion. Dr. Lichtenstein has published numerous studies on
                       the Bible and the ancient Near East in professional journals, and is frequently an invited lecturer
                       before scholarly and adult-educational groups in New York and South Florida.




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                             Date:    Wednesday, January 18, 2012
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    Member advance registration – $20 per event/$50 for any combination of 3
                                      events*


                             Members can also enroll for all seven (7) Wednesday evening events for $100.*

                             Door price member/non-member – $25

                             *Enrollment for three (3) or more or all seven (7) events must be submitted on one
                             registration form.
cineMA cenSORSHiP:




                                                                                                      wonderful wednesdays
SeX, ViOLence AnD tHe HAYS cODe


      Larry Strickler


DESCRIPTION: This one-time lecture features a close look at movie censorship—the Hays
Code—from the early to mid-20th century.

Sex and violence have created issues ever since the moving pictures of the big screen appeared,
as they impact societal views of morality. Larry Strickler—movie historian, educator and
performer— will present an entertaining and enlightening video exploration of films perceived
as so provocative that they brought out the “morality police” (a.k.a., the Hays Office). Using film
clips, some of them rarely seen, this lecture will provide riveting insights into a fascinating era
of film history.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Larry Strickler is an educator, entertainer and lecturer
who began his career at the age of five, appearing on the Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, and
Uncle Don shows. He is a band singer, a history and theatre teacher, and has been an activities
director in the Catskill Mountains region for 50 years, currently at Kutsher’s Country Club. As
an educator, Larry rose to the position of Assistant Principal at a New York City high school.
He is now an administrator/lecturer at Baruch College in Manhattan. As a lecturer, Larry has
presented programs on many subjects, including movie censorship.




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      Date:    Wednesday, January 25, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration – $20 per event/$50 for any combination of 3
               events*


      Members can also enroll for all seven (7) Wednesday evening events for $100.*

      Door price member/non-member – $25

      *Enrollment for three (3) or more or all seven (7) events must be submitted on one
      registration form.
wonderful wednesdays   MAnAGinG tHe MeDiA MineFieLD in tHe AGe OF
                       cAbLe, bLOGS AnD tWeetS


                             Shelly Strickler


                       DESCRIPTION: In this one-time lecture presentation, Shelly Strickler will take the audience
                       through the current media minefield.

                       Using slides and audio, Ms. Stricker will show how social media (Facebook, blogs and Twitter) and
                       cable TV news have changed the news landscape and altered the way we receive and perceive
                       the news. In the last few decades, televised news has reshaped the national consciousness—
                       from Watergate and the Vietnam War in the 1970s, to Desert Storm in the 1990s and the War on
                       Terror in the last decade. In addition, the penchant for hypermediated trials of such infamous
                       cases as O. J. Simpson and, more recently, Casey Anthony have reshaped our view of the
                       justice system as well. Omnipresent news stories on the Internet and among social-media
                       outlets have further expanded these trends.

                       This lecture will demonstrate how stories grow and spread like wildfire online, illustrating why
                       it is more important than ever that we are “news literate.” Specific examples, such as the
                       Shirley Sherrod fiasco and the Anthony Weiner “self-destruct,” will be utilized to explore this
                       phenomenon.



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shelly Strickler is a multi-award-winning broadcast
                       journalist who worked as a newscaster/reporter at the legendary WOR radio station for 30
                       years. Before beginning her broadcast career, she taught speech and English at a New York
                       City high school.



                             eW201
   26                        Time:    7 - 8:45 pm
                             Date:    Wednesday, February 1, 2012
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    Member advance registration – $20 per event/$50 for any combination of 3
                                      events*


                             Members can also enroll for all seven (7) Wednesday evening events for $100.*

                             Door price member/non-member – $25

                             *Enrollment for three (3) or more or all seven (7) events must be submitted on one
                             registration form.
cROSSinG OVeR: tHe RiSe AnD FALL OF SHOLeM AScH, tHe




                                                                                                  wonderful wednesdays
FAMOUS JeWiSH WRiteR nO One eVeR ReADS AnYMORe


      Jack Fischel


DESCRIPTION: Until 1939, Sholem Asch was arguably the most famous writer in the American
Jewish community. His books, such as Motke the Thief, Uncle Moses, Salvation, Kiddush Ha
Shem, and his play, God of Vengeance were serialized in the Jewish Daily Forward, and then
translated into English where it reached a large reading audience. In 1943 he was nominated for
the Nobel Prize in Literature. But in 1939, the year the Nazis invaded Poland, which marked the
beginning of the road leading to the Holocaust, Asch published The Nazarene, followed by The
Apostle (1943) and then Mary (1949). His Christological novels on the life of Jesus outraged
many in the Jewish community, culminating in his being accused of being an apostate. We will
discuss the place of Asch in American Jewish culture and examine the controversy over his
Christological novels, which, from the perspective of time, raises the possibility that he was
ahead of his time in his effort to forge a dialogue between Christians and Jews.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Jack Fischel is Professor Emeritus of History at
Millersville University and a Visiting Professor at Messiah College. He has authored or edited
more than 10 books on subjects pertaining to modern Jewish history, as well as published
hundreds of articles and reviews in such publications as: Weekly Standard, Virginia Quarterly,
Midstream, Hadassah Magazine, Choice, The Forward and numerous others. Dr. Fischel is
the former editor of Congress Monthly, the publication of the American Jewish Congress and
founder and Director Emeritus of Millersville University’s Annual Conference on the Holocaust,
the oldest academic-based conference of its kind in the United States.




      eW208                                                                                            27
      Time:   7 - 8:45 pm
      Date:   Wednesday, February 8, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:   Member advance registration – $20 per event/$50 for any combination of 3
              events*


      Members can also enroll for all seven (7) Wednesday evening events for $100.*

      Door price member/non-member – $25

      *Enrollment for three (3) or more or all seven (7) events must be submitted on one
      registration form.
wonderful wednesdays   A cAtSKiLLS RetROSPectiVe:
                       FROM ScHLOiMe eHRenReicH’S tO KUtSHeR’S cOUntRY cLUb


                             Larry Strickler


                       DESCRIPTION: Back by popular demand! This repeat lecture/performance presents a
                       unique Catskills retrospective that is based on one tummler’s* 50 years of hands-on experience
                       at several Catskill resort hotels (the last 23 years at Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello, New
                       York). It is educational, entertaining and interactive, complete with video, music and audience
                       participation. The objective is to rekindle warm memories of the Catskills for those who have
                       experienced “the Mountains” and to present a novel history of this special resort setting for
                       those who have not. It uses old film (transferred to DVD), rare photos, and personal anecdotes
                       to bring to life a world of big-name entertainment, sports, games and food.

                       [*The tummler forever traverses the grounds, the dining room and the recreation hall in an
                       uninterrupted exhibition of joking, jollying, baiting, burlesquing, heckling and clowning to force
                       every paying customer to have fun. (Leo Rosten – Yiddish lexicographer)]



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Larry Strickler is an educator, entertainer and lecturer
                       who began his career at the age of five, appearing on the Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, and
                       Uncle Don shows. He is a band singer, a history and theatre teacher, and has been an activities
                       director in the Catskill Mountains region for 50 years, currently at Kutsher’s Country Club. As
                       an educator, Larry rose to the position of Assistant Principal at a New York City high school.
                       He is now an administrator/lecturer at Baruch College in Manhattan. As a lecturer, Larry has
                       presented programs on many subjects, including movie censorship.




                             eW215
   28                        Time:    7 - 8:45 pm
                             Date:    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    Member advance registration – $20 per event/$50 for any combination of 3
                                      events*


                             Members can also enroll for all seven (7) Wednesday evening events for $100.*

                             Door price member/non-member – $25

                             *Enrollment for three (3) or more or all seven (7) events must be submitted on one
                             registration form.
tHe cURSe OF tHe ScOttiSH PLAY!




                                                                                                    wonderful wednesdays
SHAKeSPeARe’S MAcbetH


      Laura Wayth


DESCRIPTION: This is not family entertainment. Says one scholar of Shakespeare’s play,
“Macbeth is supposed to upset people. It shows life at its most brutal and cynical, in order to
ask life’s toughest question.” In short, Macbeth is not pretty. But why does it fascinate us, and
why is it regarded as one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays? And why the heck do we call it “The
Scottish Play,” anyway?

This one-time lecture will take an in-depth look at this great Shakespearean tragedy, as we try
to figure out why, exactly, it speaks to our common humanity. Those new to Shakespeare and
Shakespeare fans alike are welcome, as we explore the dark side of the Bard.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Laura Wayth received her MFA from the American
Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and the Moscow
Art Theatre School in Russia. Ms. Wayth has taught and coached acting, voice, and musical
theatre at Louisiana State University, Tufts University, College of the Holycross, University of
Miami, and University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire. She was a 2002–03 Fulbright Fellow in Moscow.
In addition to her teaching and training in Russia, she has worked internationally as a teacher
and coach in Italy, Morocco, and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She
is currently Assistant Professor of Acting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Florida
Atlantic University (FAU).




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      Time:    7 - 8:45 pm
      Date:    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration – $20 per event/$50 for any combination of 3
               events*


      Members can also enroll for all seven (7) Wednesday evening events for $100.*

      Door price member/non-member – $25

      *Enrollment for three (3) or more or all seven (7) events must be submitted on one
      registration form.
Winter 2012
Lectures

A limited number of one-day Guest Passes
may be available for each separate, individual
program/class for $15 per session on a
space-available basis. You are encouraged
to come to the lobby of the auditorium at
least 20 minutes before the session to
purchase your Guest Pass.
SeX, cineMA AnD cenSORSHiP




                                                                                                   winter 2012 lectures
      Howard Oboler



DESCRIPTION: Hollywood has long produced films with a strong sexual content. Recently,
movies have dared to address sexual subjects once deemed to be abnormal, sinful and even
illegal. In this series of four lectures, we will explore and discuss the censorship laws of the
times, and how movie studios circumvented these restrictions. A number of film clips will be
shown to illustrate the subjects under discussion. The clips will include films produced before
the Movie Production Code (also known as the Hays Code) came into effect in the early 1930s,
films produced during the enforcement of the code, and those made after its demise.



FOUR LECTURES:
   1. Sex Gods and Goddesses: Errol Flynn; Clark Gable; Burt Lancaster; Rita Hayworth;
      Jean Harlow; Mae West

   2. Sexual taboos: The Children’s Hour; Lolita; Brokeback Mountain; The Birdcage

   3. Seduction: Baby Face; Red-Headed Woman; Double Indemnity; To Have and Have Not

   4. it’s a Drag: Queen Christina; I Was a Male War Bride; Tootsie; Some Like It Hot



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Howard Oboler received his BA from Cornell University,
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for study abroad. The
major portion of his career was as a management consultant with Ernst & Young. After retiring,
he enrolled in the graduate program in American Studies at Columbia University and received
his MA in 1996. For the past 15 years, Mr. Oboler has been teaching adult-education courses
at The Skolnick Center (Palm Aire), Palm Beach State College (PBSC), and for the Brandeis
National Committee. He also lectures at New York University (NYU) and in the 92nd Street “Y”            31
in New York City.



      W141A
      Time:    9 - 10:45 am
      Dates: Mondays, January 9, (*), 23, 30; February 6
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
               * No session scheduled for Monday, January 16th in observance of
               Martin Luther King Day.
winter 2012 lectures   A bOY FROM bROOKLYn: ARtHUR MiLLeR’S AMeRicA
                             Tom Atkins and Mary Ellen O’Brien
                       DESCRIPTION: Born to Polish-Jewish immigrants in New York City in 1915, Arthur Miller
                       grew up in Brooklyn during the Great Depression and became one of the most acclaimed
                       playwrights in Broadway history, writing dramas that reflected his belief that “theatre is a civic
                       art rather than a purely commercial one.” McCarthyism, anti-Semitism, political corruption, and
                       the Holocaust are just a few of the issues that he tackled in his plays. Tom and Mary Ellen will
                       analyze Miller’s major works and illuminate each with readings of significant scenes from his
                       plays. Selected excerpts from his films will also be shown.

                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                          1. All My Sons (1947): Miller’s first successful Broadway play, a powerful, social drama
                             about war profiteering.
                          2. Death of a Salesman (1949): The play that introduced Willy Loman, the common man
                             as tragic hero.
                          3. The Crucible (1952): Controversial treatment of the Salem Witch Trials and HUAC.
                          4. A View from the Bridge (1955): Gripping tragedy set within New York Italian immigrant
                             culture.
                          5.	The	Misfits (1961) and After the Fall (1964): Miller’s film and stage portraits of his wife
                             Marilyn Monroe.
                          6. Incident at Vichy (1964): Six men are picked up for questioning in Nazi-occupied
                             France.
                          7. The Price (1968): Two brothers meet after a long separation and clash over their
                             father’s legacy.
                          8. The Last Yankee (1991): Healing a marriage; Broken Glass (1994): Discrimination and
                             Nazi Kristallnacht.
                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tom Atkins, a Professor of Theatre at Florida Atlantic
                       University (FAU), has been with LLS since 1993 and has a loyal following of students who take
   32                  virtually all of his courses. His wife, Mary Ellen O’Brien, is also well known to LLS audiences
                       as a popular lecturer and performer. Tom and Mary Ellen met and married at Yale. Together, they
                       have edited and published an internationally recognized magazine, The Film Journal. Mary Ellen
                       is the author of the book Film Acting. For her role in the movie, Night Orchid Mary Ellen was
                       nominated for best supporting actor at the Method Fest in Los Angeles. Tom is the author of a
                       novel, The Blue Man. His website is www.southernapparitions.com.


                             W182
                             Time:    11:15 am – 1 pm
                             Dates:   Mondays, January 9, (*), 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5
                             Place:   Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
                                      * No session scheduled for Monday, January 16th in observance of
                                         Martin Luther King Day.
tHe “SPice” OF LiFe: ScAnDALS, SecRetS AnD SeX




                                                                                                       winter 2012 lectures
      Myrna Goldberger
      Recipient of the LLS 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award

DESCRIPTION: We will focus on stories from court cases involving sex, misdeeds of famous
sports figures, and some well-known (and not-so-well-known) folks who became the center of
intriguing scandals. By the end of this program, the audience will not only have broadened their
knowledge of history but also conclude that they have, indeed, been “edutained.”

EIGHT LECTURES:
   1. court cases involving Sex i: The Ruth Snyder/Judd Gray Trial; the Hall/Mills Trial; the
      Roxanne Pulitzer Trial

   2. court cases involving Sex ii: The Carolyn Warmus Trials; the Candace Mossler and
      Melvin Lane Trial; the Marvin vs. Marvin Palimony Case
   3. court cases involving Sex iii: The Vera Stretz Case; the Caryl Chessman Trial; the
      Daniel Sickles Case

   4. Sporting “Goods” (?) i: The 1919 World Series and Shoeless Joe Jackson; Lance
      Armstrong; Kobe Bryant; Tonya Harding

   5. Sporting “Goods” (?) ii: Wilt Chamberlain; Pete Rose; Frank Gifford; Marv Albert;
      Boris Becker

   6. tales for the tabloids i: The story of Thomas Ince; the saga of Sumner Welles; Brock
      Adams; William Blount

   7. tales for the tabloids ii: The unbelievable story of Horatio Alger; the “Mayflower
      Madam”; John Wilkes Booth

   8. tales for the tabloids iii: “Daddy” Browning and “Peaches”; Zelda and F. Scott
      Fitzgerald; summation and conclusion

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Myrna Goldberger has been on the faculty of LLS for
18 years. Educated at the University of Maryland, Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University,
Myrna has had 50-plus years’ experience in educational programming, including Elderhostel                   33
and scholar-in-residence weekends. She currently presents lectures to community and religious
groups, as well as to special-interest organizations in Florida and other states. In addition, Myrna
performs in self-written one-act plays focusing on famous American women. Her students, who
call themselves Myrna’s Groupies, describe her as “charismatic, knowledgeable and dynamic.”


      W183
      Time:    1:30 - 3:15 pm
      Dates:   Mondays, January 9, (*) 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5
      Place:   Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
               * No session scheduled for Monday, January 16th in observance of
                  Martin Luther King Day.
winter 2012 lectures   OUR cOnStitUtiOn: PeRSOnALitieS AnD PRinciPLeS
                       tHAt SHAPeD tHe LAW OF tHe LAnD – PARt ii
                             Benton Becker

                       DESCRIPTION: Part II of this study of our constitutional heritage focuses on the evolving
                       importance of certain constitutional “rights.” Some constitutional rights are identified with
                       clarity in the Constitution, while others are vaguely or ambiguously described. Some Rights, it
                       appears, may have been written with invisible ink.


                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                           1. Gender and Race Discrimination: U.S. v. VMI (1996) and Brown v. Board of
                              Education (1954): The not-so-proud constitutional history of governmental
                              discrimination.
                           2. church and State Separation: What role, if any, should religion have in government?

                           3. the Right of Privacy and the controversial cases it generated: Where is the Right
                              of Privacy found in the Constitution?

                           4. is the Obama national Health care Law constitutional? Understanding the
                              Commerce Clause.

                           5. the Right to Vote: A history of governmental efforts to deny, rather than to secure, a
                              Right repeated five times in the Constitution.

                           6. “congress Shall Pass no Law Abridging Freedom of expression”: “No law” does
                              not mean “none” whatsoever.

                           7. Grading the Supreme court’s 2010/2011 Performance: Predicting its 2011-2012
                              Performance.

                           8. impeachment and the Pardon Power: Differing impeachment “standards”
                              depending upon the office held. Comments on the Nixon Pardon.

                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Professor Benton Becker began his legal career as
   34                  a trial attorney in the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice. In private practice,
                       Professor Becker represented the US Congress, and served as Special Counsel to President
                       Ford, throughout the pardon negotiations with former President Nixon. Professor Becker
                       recently retired as a Professor of Constitutional Law from St. Thomas University Law School.


                             W184H
                             Time: 3:45 - 5:30 pm
                             Dates: Mondays, January 9, (*), 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5
                             Place: Hillel: Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center – Golden Pavilion
                                     FAU Boca Raton Campus (see page 87 for map)
                             Fees:   $68 member/$88 non-member
                                     * No session scheduled for Monday, January 16th in observance of
                                       Martin Luther King Day.
WOMen in FiLM:




                                                                                                  winter 2012 lectures
eVOLUtiOn OF SeX AnD POWeR in AMeRicAn cineMA


      Katy Gilpatric


DESCRIPTION: From Jean Harlow in Red-Headed Woman (1932) to Faye Dunaway in
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) to Angelina Jolie as Laura Croft (2001), there have always been violent
women in film. The context and the reasons for female violence have adapted to changes in
society’s acceptance of female expressions of power. This series takes an historical journey
through American cinema to look at the imagery of violent women in film over the past 80 years.
Each lecture will cover an historical period of American cinema and include discussion on how
films reflect the roles of women in society.



FOUR LECTURES:
      1. complicated Women – 1930s: Sex and power before censorship in pre-code
         Hollywood.

      2. Femme Fatales – 1940s & 1950s: The deadly, sexy women of film noir.

      3. tough chicks – 1960s & 1970s: Good girls, bad girls, and changing social mores.

      4. Action Heroines – 1980s to Present: Female action characters … are they breaking
         gender barriers?



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Katy Gilpatric obtained a PhD in Sociology from
the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has taught numerous courses over the years. She
specializes in the relationship between cinema and society, with emphasis on issues of gender
and power. Dr. Gilpatric has published articles on violent women in film and currently teaches
at Palm Beach State College.                                                                           35



      W144A
      Time:   3:45 - 5:30 pm
      Dates: Mondays, January 9, (*), 23, 30; February 6
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:   $34 member/$44 non-member
              * No session scheduled for Monday, January 16th in observance of
                Martin Luther King Day.
winter 2012 lectures   cineMA OF tHe WORKPLAce:
                       SOMetiMeS it’S WORK, AnD tHen it’S nOt


                             Shelly Isaacs


                       DESCRIPTION: Are we defined by our work? Moreover, when we lose our jobs, what becomes
                       of that definition? Each of the films in this program offers intriguing views of the ever-changing
                       culture of the global workplace over the last decade. We will explore and discuss narratives and
                       characters that defy definition, challenging our notions of work and the alternatives.


                       FOUR LECTURES:
                             1. Time Out – France (2001)

                             2. Tokyo Sonata – Japan (2008)

                             3. The Song of Sparrows – Iran (2009)

                             4. Common Ground – Spain (2002)



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shelly Isaacs is known for his Café Cinematheque
                       and Senses of Cinema programs available in theatres throughout South Florida. He has enjoyed
                       a career as a creative director/writer in advertising, spanning over 30 years, with a specific
                       emphasis on film, TV, and radio promotion. He holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from
                       New York University (NYU), where he served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level Cultural
                       Studies. Since 2004, he has been the curator and host for the International Film Series at
                       the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In 2009, he launched Cinematheque At Sea, a successful
                       international film cruise program.

   36



                             W145A
                             Time:    7 – 9:30 pm
                             Dates: Mondays, January 9, (*), 23, 30; February 6
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
                                      * No session scheduled for Monday, January 16th in observance of
                                        Martin Luther King Day.
PLAYinG AnD enJOYinG cASinO GAMeS: ODDS,




                                                                                                    winter 2012 lectures
PRObAbiLitieS, WinninG, AnD MORe


      Maurice Bluestein



DESCRIPTION: South Florida has many casinos where residents and visitors can enjoy
gambling. The four lectures in this series will describe the most popular casino games, including
the history and development of these games. The game rules will be explored, as well as an
overview of the odds and probabilities of success for each game discussed. Both table games
and their machine offshoots will be providing a balanced perspective of contemporary gambling.
While the player should recognize that all games are designed with an edge favoring the casino
(“the house”), some bets will be shown to be of less advantage to the house and better for the
player. The overall objective of these lectures is to increase the audience’s knowledge of how to
play these games, and also how to enhance enjoyment of the casino experience.



FOUR LECTURES:
   1. Introduction to Odds and Probability; Roulette and Random Number Games

   2. Blackjack (21), Baccarat, and Similar Card Games

   3. Craps and Various Dice Games

   4. Poker and Its Variants; Machine Games



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Maurice Bluestein is Professor Emeritus of
Mechanical Engineering Technology at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis,
where he taught for 19 years at the undergraduate and graduate levels, following a 25-year
career in the biomedical engineering industry. He received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from
Northwestern University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from               37
New York University (NYU) and the City College of New York (CCNY-CUNY), respectively. He
has authored numerous scientific papers and an engineering textbook. He is the co-developer
of the Wind Chill Temperature Chart used by the weather services of the US and Canada.




      W141b
      Time:    9 - 10:45 am
      Dates: Mondays, February 13, 20, 27; March 5
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   enGLiSH VictORiAn POetRY:
                       A MAn’S ReAcH SHOULD eXceeD HiS GRASP


                             William Miller


                       DESCRIPTION: This will be a survey of the major British poets of the mid-19th century:
                       Arnold, Browning, Tennyson and Kipling. The series covers major Victorian poems, as well as
                       the history of the period and biographies of the poets. After the four sessions, participants will
                       have a deeper understanding of, and appreciation for, the period and its literature. Moreover,
                       they will discover the origin of many famous phrases, such as “You’re a better man than I am,
                       Gunga Din!”



                       FOUR LECTURES:
                           1. background of Victorian Literature, History and Religion: Matthew Arnold (and
                              minor figures)

                           2. Robert browning and elizabeth barrett browning: Love Among the Ruins

                           3. Alfred Lord tennyson: Poet Laureate

                           4. Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis carroll: through the Looking
                              Glass




                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. William Miller, Dean of Libraries at Florida Atlantic
                       University (FAU), has a PhD in English from the University of Rochester, and has taught Romantic
                       Literature and other English Literature courses at FAU for more than 20 years
   38


                             W143L

                             Time:    1:30 - 3:15 pm
                             Dates: Mondays, February 13, 20, 27; March 5
                             Place: Wimberly Library, 5th Floor, Boca Raton Campus (see page 87 for map)
                             Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
                                      * No session scheduled for Monday, January 16th in observance of
                                         Martin Luther King Day.
OF OR bY A WOMAn: PeRSPectiVeS On WOMen AnD ARt




                                                                                                       winter 2012 lectures
in 19tH-centURY FRAnce


      Karen J. Leader


DESCRIPTION: The study of women in art history has traditionally constituted two main
threads: how women are depicted in a history created and interpreted by men, and how women
artists operated in a mostly male-dominated area. A third possibility, of women as collectors,
has only more recently been scrutinized.

This series of four lectures, enhanced by PowerPoint presentations, will focus on French art of
the “Long Nineteenth Century,” a period of profound socioeconomic and political changes. We
will consider the shifting use of the female figure as nude and allegory, in portraits, or as a site
of experimentation, by such artists as Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Monet and Degas.
Women artists, including Bonheur, Cassatt, Gonzalez and Morisot, managed to thrive, and a
close look at their work will reveal astonishing innovations. Female taste, connoisseurship and
patronage influenced careers and collections, and this also will be integrated into the lectures.



FOUR LECTURES:
       1.   in the Studio

       2.   Woman as Sign

       3.   Viewer and Viewed

       4.   At Work and at Play



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Karen J. Leader is Assistant Professor of Art
History at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She received her BA from the University of California,
Berkeley, and her MA and PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (NYU), under                39
the advisement of Dr. Linda Nochlin. Her areas of interest include art and popular culture in the
19th and 20th centuries and feminist theory. Her most recent project, a collaboration with the
Jaffe Center for Book Arts, is Stories on the Skin: Tattoo Culture at FAU.




      W144b
      Time:    3:45 - 5:30 pm
      Dates: Mondays, February 13, 20, 27; March 5
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   FOReiGn-LAnGUAGe cineMA cLASSicS:
                       tHe SHADOWS OF GiAntS


                             Shelly Isaacs


                       DESCRIPTION: Recognized as the finest craftsmen in film history, Bergman, Kurosawa and
                       Renoir created universal tales that have entertained and moved generations of moviegoers,
                       and inspired and influenced generations of filmmakers. Each of the three classic stories we will
                       examine in this series is regarded as that filmmaker’s magnum opus. Even if you have had the
                       good fortune of experiencing any or all of these films, you will surely enjoy the interpretation
                       offered in this program and the participatory discussion that follows each one.



                       FOUR LECTURES:
                             1. La Bête Humaine (The Human Beast), Jean Renoir – France (1938)

                             2. Ikiru, Akira Kurosawa – Japan (1952)

                             3. Fanny and Alexander (part 1), Ingmar Bergman – Sweden (1984)

                             4. Fanny and Alexander (part 2), Ingmar Bergman – Sweden (1984)



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shelly Isaacs is known for his Café Cinematheque
                       and Senses of Cinema programs available in theatres throughout South Florida. He has enjoyed
                       a career as a creative director/writer in advertising, spanning over 30 years, with a specific
                       emphasis on film, TV, and radio promotion. He holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from
                       New York University (NYU), where he served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level Cultural
                       Studies. Since 2004, he has been the curator and host for the International Film Series at
                       the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In 2009, he launched Cinematheque At Sea, a successful
   40                  international film cruise program.




                             W145b
                             Time:    7 – 9:30 pm
                             Dates: Mondays, February 13, 20, 27; March 5
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:   $34 member/$44 non-member
Your Memory at Work




                                                                                                       winter 2012 lectures
      Richard Israel


Description: Expand your memory into a powerful tool that will improve and revolutionize
your everyday life. The ability to consistently recall key information, names and faces at the right
time during a conversation, meeting or presentation are characteristics of successful people.
Richard Israel is back by popular demand, and he will offer his well-received “memory” course
first offered here in 2010.



Four Lectures:
      1. Learn to Remember Anything: And you will do so in less than a minute while
         discovering and practicing the building blocks of memory.

      2.   the Secrets to Memory: Learn the secrets of optimum memory established by the
           pioneers on the subject; Bluma Zeigarnik, Hedwig Van Restoff, and Professor C. A.
           Mace. Discover how to use the secrets of these memory masters in every-day life.

      3. How to Remember names and Faces: This most-requested memory tool is
         covered in depth. In a short time you will be able to master names and faces for
         every occasion.

      4. Understanding How and Why We Forget: We learn the essential first steps we
         need to change in order to have a life-long working memory, and the key that opens
         the door to long-term memory.



Biographical Information: Richard Israel, a lecturer at FAU, has spent 20 years teaching
and developing his hands-on Memory Workshop. Your Memory at Work is based on his
international business best seller Brain$ell, (translated into 20 languages.) He has 10 published           41
books, his latest being Mind Chi, Energize Your Brain in 8 Minutes a Day, Capstone/John Wiley,
2010.




      W241A
      Time:     9:00 – 10:45 am
      Date:    Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31
      Place:    Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:     $34 per member/$44 per non-member
winter 2012 lectures   ARAb ReVOLUtiOnS AnD tHe neW MiDDLe eASt:
                       DeMOcRAcY, iSLAMiSM AnD/OR WeSteRn DecLine?
                              Robert G. Rabil
                              Recipient of the LLS 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award

                       DESCRIPTION: Though inspired generally by ideas of liberal nationalism, Arab revolutions
                       sweeping the Middle East are the product of multiple factors. They have taken on a distinctly
                       different nationalist agenda and meaning in each country. Yet their impact on the Middle East
                       has been convulsive, setting in motion a process of unpredictable transformational change
                       throughout the region. Significantly, this process is being affected by multiple internal and external
                       factors, spanning the gamut from Islamism, to ethnic geopolitics, to Western intervention. Will
                       Islamism, as a sociopolitical force, win as a “centrist” movement? Will the Middle East, as a
                       region of nation-states, disintegrate along ethnic and religious fault lines? Will Israel’s security
                       be compromised as a leverage to support despots? Should the US and/or European nations
                       intervene so as to affect change conducive to the interest of their national security? This series
                       attempts to examine some of these factors already at play, shedding light on sociopolitical and
                       ideological dynamics affecting the emergence of the new but unpredictable political landscape
                       of the Middle East.

                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                              1. Al-Qaeda and Arab Revolutions: The Strengthening or Weakening of Al-Qaeda?
                              2. ethnic Geopolitics and Arab Revolutions: The Alawi and Coptic States?
                              3. The Ideological and Structural Transformation of Slafism: The Great Jihad?
                              4. the Muslim brotherhood and Arab Revolutions: A Spent or Centrist Force?
                              5. Russia, china and Arab Revolutions: Protecting the Old Order?
                              6. The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Arab Revolutions: Palestinian Statehood, Isolation
                                 or War?
                              7. iran, turkey, israel and Arab Revolutions: The Non-Arab Forces of Change

                              8. the US, europe and Arab Revolutions: The Western Decline?

                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert G. Rabil has a Master’s in Government
   42                  from Harvard University and a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis
                       University. He served as Chief of Emergency for the Red Cross in Lebanon and was Project
                       Manager of the US State Department-funded Iraq Research and Documentation Project. He
                       has written extensively on Syria, Iraq, US-Arab relations, Israel, and terrorism. He lectures at
                       major campuses, including Harvard University. He also participates in forums and seminars
                       sponsored by the US government, including the US Army and National Intelligence Council.
                       He is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Political Science Department at Florida
                       Atlantic University (FAU).


                              W282
                              Time:   11:15 am – 1 pm
                              Dates: Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28
                              Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                              Fees:   $68 member/$88 non-member
ZAnY SOPHiSticAteS, Antic ARiStOcRAtS:




                                                                                                               winter 2012 lectures
tHe WORLD OF ScReWbALL cOMeDY
       Kurt F. Stone
       Recipient of the LLS 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award

DESCRIPTION: In baseball, the term “screwball” denotes a pitch that breaks in the precise opposite
direction of the curve. In Hollywood, the term “screwball” connotes a film genre peopled with characters
who act the opposite from what one might expect. Often defined as “sex comedies without the sex,”
screwball films are frequently set in high society, where eccentric behavior is perhaps more tolerable.
Screwball comedies, which were a Hollywood staple between roughly 1934 and 1946, are known for
their antic characters, improbable plots, overlapping dialogue and language that can often be as dizzy
as the characters themselves. Most screwballs evince a zany reverse class snobbery, which implies that
common folk have better common sense than the wealthy; a belief fostered by the Great Depression.
They are also known for “gender power reversal,” — in which it is the women who have the power
over men—, and a romantic element depicting couples who, although opposites, are destined to get
together. During this series, we will view eight screwball comedies, which, in the opinion of Dr. Stone,
are—or at least should be—classics in the genre. Each session will begin with a brief behind-the-scenes
look at the week’s film. Following each week’s screening of a film in its entirety, the audience will engage
in what promises to be a lively give-and-take about this most uniquely American of all comedy genres.

EIGHT LECTURES:
1.   Twentieth Century, Howard Hawks (1934): Simply stated, one of the funniest movies ever made.
2.   The Good Fairy, William Wyler (1935): A long-forgotten classic written by the incomparable
     Preston Sturges.
3.   Libeled Lady, Jack Conway (1936): Satire about an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story
     into the truth.
4.   Easy Living, Mitchell Leisen (1937): A hardworking steno has a sable fall from the heavens into
     her lap.
5.   The Awful Truth, Leo McCarey (1937): Unfounded suspicions lead a couple to seek a divorce—
     hilarious
6.   Nothing Sacred, William Wellman (1937): A newsman hypes a woman’s impending death; the
     only problem is, she’s healthy.
7.   Holiday, George Cukor (1938): Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant—need one say more?
8.   Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Alfred Hitchcock (1941): Yes, a screwball comedy directed by Alfred
     Hitchcock!                                                                                                     43
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Now in his 12th year with LLS, Dr. Kurt Stone—rabbi, best-
selling author, political activist and actor—is a true “Hollywood Brat,” whose love and knowledge of
cinema is, as he says, “a family inheritance.” When Kurt talks about movie stars, he’s often referring
to his childhood neighbors, “the people on my paper route.” Kurt earned a BA at the University of
California, went on to become a Fellow of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and earned an MA, DD and
Rabbinic Ordination at the Hebrew Union College. He has authored two books on the United States
Congress, the latest being The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members
(Scarecrow Press, 2010). He also writes a weekly op-ed column called The K. F. Stone Weekly.

       W283
       Time:    1:30 - 3:15 pm
       Dates:   Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28
       Place:   Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
       Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
winter 2012 lectures                 Avron and Wendy Fogelman
                                 proudly present “Super Tuesdays” at the Barry Kaye Auditorium


                                            A PRiMeR On tHe 2012
                                     PReSiDentiAL cAMPAiGn AnD eLectiOn
                                                              Robert P. Watson

                       DESCRIPTION: We have a presidential election in 2012, and this series will give an in-
                       depth look at candidates, primaries and issues of the 2012 campaign. Weekly updates of each
                       primary/caucus contest and schedules will discuss ads and strategies, and explore keys to
                       winning both the Republican nomination and general election in November. This series will
                       examine the lessons learned from the most important and intriguing presidential elections in
                       American history, as well as the framers’ reasons for designing the Electoral College—complete
                       with a step-by-step explanation of how it works (or doesn’t).

                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                       1.    Keys to the 2012 Presidential Race
                       2.    Profiles of the Republican Field
                       3.    How the electoral college Works (or Doesn’t)
                       4.    Predictions and Prognostications
                       5.    campaign A to Z: Facts and Key terms
                       6.    the Most important and intriguing Moments in Presidential campaign History, Part i
                       7.    the Most important and intriguing Moments in Presidential campaign History, Part ii
                       8.    the nomination: conventions, Debates and inaugurations

                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert P. Watson, is Professor and Coordinator of
                       American Studies at Lynn University. He taught previously at several other universities, including
                       Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and has published over 32 books and hundreds of articles and
                       chapters on topics in American politics and history. Watson has been interviewed by CNN,
                       MSNBC, Fox, USA Today, the New York Times, BBC, and hundreds of other media outlets.
   44                  He serves as the political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC) and WFTL 850 (AM), and writes a column
                       for the Sun Sentinel. He serves on the boards of several scholarly journals and presidential
                       foundations, has convened six national conferences on the presidency, and has won Professor
                       of the Year Awards at FAU, Lynn, and other universities.


                                W284K
                                Time:    4 – 5:45 pm
                                Dates:   Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 13
                                Place:   Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                Fees:    $68 (*) member/$88 non-member
                                (*) Members only - if you register for both Dr. Watson’s (W284K) and Dr. Morton’s
                                (W285K) series on the same registration form, the total fee will be $125.
                            This special series has been made possible, in part, through a generous donation by
                                      Lifelong Learning Society friends, Avron and Wendy Fogelman.
              Avron and Wendy Fogelman




                                                                                                       winter 2012 lectures
        proudly present “Super Tuesdays” at the Barry Kaye Auditorium


                             GReAt DeciSiOnS 2012
                                      Jeffrey S. Morton
                         LLS Distinguished Professor of Current Affairs
                    Recipient of the LLS 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award

DESCRIPTION: For more than 80 years, the Foreign Policy Association has sought to
educate Americans about the foreign policy process and the range of challenges confronting
its political leaders. Great Decisions is an annual series that examines eight critical foreign
policy issues; the topics for this program are selected by the Foreign Policy Association. Each
lecture in this series includes background information, current American policy and foreign
policy options for the United States.
Attendees interested in purchasing the handbook, Great Decisions 2012, which includes
information on each of the eight topics, can do so by calling 1.800.477.5836 or by going online
at www.greatdecisions.org. Pre-ordered Great Decisions handbooks should arrive by the first
lecture.

EIGHT LECTURES:
       1.   Middle east Realignment
       2.   Promoting Democracy
       3.   Mexico
       4.   cyber Security
       5.   exit from Afghanistan and iraq
       6.   State of the Oceans
       7.   indonesia
       8.   energy Geopolitics

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Jeffrey Morton is Professor of International Law
and Politics in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and is the
author of three books and numerous journal articles. Since 1994, he has taught international                45
relations courses at FAU. He is Recipient of the LLS Excellence in Teaching Award (2002), the
FAU Researcher of the Year Award (2004), the FAU Talon Service Award (2004), and University
Excellence in Teaching Award (2010). Jeffrey Morton is also Director of the Jack Miller Forum
for Civics Education.


      W285K
      Time:     7 – 8:45 pm
      Dates:    Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 13
      Place:    Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:     $68 (*) member/$88 non-member
      (*) Members only - if you register for both Dr. Watson’s (W284K) and Dr. Morton’s
      (W285K) series on the same registration form, the total fee will be $125.
  This special series has been made possible, in part, through a generous donation by
            Lifelong Learning Society friends, Avron and Wendy Fogelman.
winter 2012 lectures   biOLOGY FOR eVeRY bODY

                             Christine Zamenick


                       DESCRIPTION: It’s 2012! Do you know how your 200,000-year-old genes are functioning?
                       This series will examine new research about our genome, nutrition, longevity and the environment.
                       Discussions, demonstrations, experiments, graphic organizers and various handouts are
                       designed to have all attendees actively participate. We will explore such questions as: Is DNA
                       really our destiny? What is making us gain weight: food or plastics? Are the products we use really
                       green or “green washed”? How can we sustain our planet? Various scientific misconceptions
                       and contradictory research will be discussed and resolved. Participants will be able to access
                       new scientific information for accuracy and validity and, most important, they will be able to
                       incorporate this knowledge into their lifestyles, which will help them achieve healthier bodies
                       and work toward making the planet healthier, too.


                       FOUR LECTURES:
                              1. is it in Your Genes?

                              2. “new” trition

                              3. the Levity of Longevity

                              4. is Sustainable Attainable?



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Christine Zamenick is a retired high-school Biology
                       teacher who has taught for Marist College, Empire State College, Bard College’s Lifelong
                       Learning Institute and Lifespring Adult Learning Community. She has been “taking the sigh out
                       of science” for 40 years! She lives in Woodstock, New York and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ms.
                       Zamenick has a BA in Secondary Education and Biology and an MS in Education and Biology.
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                             W241b
                             Time:    9 - 10:45 am
                             Dates: Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
PReSiDentiAL RHetORic:




                                                                                                     winter 2012 lectures
tHe VOice OF tHe OVAL OFFice, FROM FDR tO ObAMA

      David Zarefsky


DESCRIPTION: Especially in the last 80 years, US presidents have relied heavily on public
persuasion. We will examine major speeches, from Franklin Roosevelt through Barack Obama,
in order to explore how presidents appeal for public support for their domestic and international
goals. These lectures will show attendees how to develop a deeper understanding of how
presidential rhetoric works, an appreciation for the art of rhetoric effectively deployed, and the
ability to critique misuses of persuasion. The series will include selected handouts and visuals,
and the lectures will be interactive, whenever possible.


EIGHT LECTURES
     1.   A citizen’s Guide to Presidential Rhetoric
     2.   FDR: Rhetoric of Reassurance and Mobilization
     3.   John F. Kennedy and the Summons of the new Frontier
     4.   Lyndon b. Johnson and the Rhetoric of the turbulent 1960s
     5.   Richard nixon and the Appeal to the Silent Majority
     6.   Ronald Reagan: the Rhetoric of the Great communicator
     7.   the Last twenty Years: clinton, bush ii and Obama

     8. the “non-Rhetorical” Presidents: truman, eisenhower, Ford, carter and bush i



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. David Zarefsky is Professor Emeritus of
Communication Studies and Owen L. Coon Professor Emeritus of Argumentation and Debate
at Northwestern University, where he taught for over 40 years. He is an expert on Abraham
Lincoln’s speeches, and he has published books and articles on this and other topics. He
has served as President of both the National Communication Association and the Rhetoric                   47
Society of America, and he has received a number of awards for research and scholarship. An
outstanding teacher, Dr. Zarefsky has been named 13 times by Northwestern students to the
Honor Roll for Teaching Excellence. He also has developed and taught audio and video courses
for The Teaching Company. He is serving this winter as Distinguished Visiting Professor of
Ethical Communication at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).



      W381
      Time:    9 - 10:45 am
      Dates: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   ObJectiOn!
                       cURRent, cOntentiOUS AnD cOnFUSinG LeGAL bAttLeS


                             Irving D. Labovitz, JD


                       DESCRIPTION: Popular television shows and films have made the legal profession seem
                       exciting and glamorous! Discover that real law can be even more stimulating than its dramatic
                       facsimile. This fast-paced program will focus on selected current, highly publicized, volatile
                       and contentious legal issues presented in cases pending before, or just decided by, federal and
                       state trial and appellate courts, as well as by the US Supreme Court.

                       Each week, multiple current “hot button” legal issues will be examined. This series will equip
                       the informed attendee to be more conversant about the law, as well as the likely immediate and
                       long-term import of pivotal judicial determinations upon each participant, personally, and upon
                       all citizens, generally.

                       [note: First-time attendees are invited to attend a pre-program primer in the Hillel: Levine
                       Weinberger Jewish Life Center - Golden Pavilion on the FAU Boca Campus at 8:30 am on
                       Wednesday, January 11, outlining the structure of federal and state appellate court processes.
                       Returning attendees may also attend.]



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Irving Labovitz is a graduate of the University of
                       Massachusetts, and he holds a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. He is a
                       member of the Massachusetts and Washington, DC bars, and is also admitted to practice
                       before the US Supreme Court, as well as multiple federal appellate and trial courts. He has
                       authored many scholarly law review articles and has been a national lecturer for the American
                       Bar Association (ABA) and Commercial Law League of America. He is presently General Counsel
                       for a large corporation.


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                             W381H
                             Time:   9 - 10:45 am
                             Dates: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
                             Place: Hillel: Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center - Golden Pavilion
                                     FAU Boca Raton Campus (see page 87 for map)
                             Fees:   $68 member/$88 non-member
cLASH OF tHe GODS: SiX ReLiGiOnS eXAMineD




                                                                                                 winter 2012 lectures
      Thomas G. O’Brien III and Rabbi Howard Shapiro

DESCRIPTION: In prior years, Rabbi Shapiro and Tom O’Brien examined the real—and
sometimes irreconcilable—differences between Judaism and Christianity and the religious
challenges of the 21st century. Now they expand their dialogues to ask how six of the world’s
great religions respond to the big questions. For six of the eight weeks, a representative of
each religion will join them for the discussion.
EIGHT DISCUSSIONS:
      1.   the big Questions: What Are they?
      2.   Judaism
      3.   christianity
      4.   islam
      5.   Hinduism
      6.   buddhism
      7.   confucianism and taoism
      8.   the big Questions: What Have We Learned?

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

Tom O’Brien received his BA magna cum laude in 1964 from Notre Dame University and
graduated from Yale Law School in 1967. He practiced corporate law for more than 30 years,
retired in 2001, and received an MA in Theology summa cum laude in 2003 from St. Vincent
de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. He is a Canon in The Episcopal Church, the
Examining Chaplain for Holy Scripture for the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, has
taught courses for LLS, teaches scripture and theology courses at Bethesda-by-the-Sea
Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, and led interfaith dialogues for the Palm Beach Fellowship of
Christians and Jews for many years.

Rabbi Howard Shapiro was educated at Brandeis University and ordained from the Hebrew                 49
Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). He came to Temple Israel West Palm Beach
in 1981, after serving as a Chaplain in the US Army in Vietnam and as a Rabbi in Springfield,
New Jersey. He currently serves on the Reform Pension Board of the Central Conference of
American Rabbis and the Union for Reform Judaism. In 1993, Rabbi Shapiro was awarded
tenure at Temple Israel and granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from HUC-JIR.
Rabbi Shapiro is now the Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel.

      W382
      Time:   11:15 am - 1 pm
      Dates: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:   $78 member/$98 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   i WAnnA be A DAncin’ MAn:
                       tHe LeGenDARY cAReeRS OF FReD AStAiRe AnD Gene KeLLY

                             Sheryl Flatow


                       DESCRIPTION: The year 2012 marks the centennial of the birth of Gene Kelly, and the 25th
                       anniversary of the death of Fred Astaire. What better time to examine the careers of the two
                       greatest dancers in film history? Using clips from their movies, this series will explore their
                       contrasting styles and their contributions to two art forms: dance and film. The elegant Astaire,
                       regarded by such ballet luminaries as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins and Rudolf Nureyev
                       as the best dancer they ever saw, gave dance a sophistication never before seen on the screen.
                       Kelly sought to emphasize the athleticism and virility of male dancers, and succeeded in doing
                       so in film after film. He was also a choreographer and director, who believed that dance should
                       be as integral to the plot as dialogue—something rarely attempted in film up to that point. His
                       work on one film in particular—no, not Singin’ in the Rain—actually inspired François Truffaut
                       and other New Wave directors.

                       FOUR LECTURES:

                              1. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers: His most famous partnership, as well as his work
                                 with his sister, Adele.
                              2. Astaire Post-Rogers: His work with Eleanor Powell, Cyd Charisse, Rita Hayworth,
                                 and others.
                              3. Gene Kelly: From Broadway to Hollywood, through On the Town.
                              4. Gene Kelly: An American in Paris; Singin’ in the Rain; and more.

                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sheryl Flatow has written about dance and theatre
                       for more than 30 years. She has curated exhibitions for the San Francisco Performing Arts
                       Library and Museum (SFPALM)—now the Museum of Performance and Design—on George
                       Balanchine, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Sondheim, and several others. She has led pre-per-
                       formance talks, done public interviews, and moderated panel discussions for SFPALM, San
   50                  Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet. Ms. Flatow wrote the CD liner notes for Into the Woods and
                       Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.




                             W343A
                             Time: 1:30 - 3:15 pm
                             Dates: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25; February 1
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees: $34 member/$44 non-member
SOciOLOGY: tHe ARt OF ASKinG tHe RiGHt QUeStiOn




                                                                                                   winter 2012 lectures
      Lynn Appleton

DESCRIPTION: There are many reasons to cultivate your sociological imagination. Sociology
can be as powerful as poetry in illuminating the truth of a particular moment. It can be as
passionate as great music, moving us like Chopin’s nocturnes or Leadbelly’s blues. Sociological
understanding is foundational to political insight and, without it, economic analysis is doomed
to the same blindness that failed to predict the most recent crash.

This series invites you to develop your sociological skills by joining Dr. Lynn Appleton on a
trip through eight subfields of sociology. We will look at the gap between common sense and
sociological insight; the unacknowledged politics of social life; how the politics and economics
of gender are producing new kinds of families; the hidden social structures of illness, anger,
honesty, self-deception and assertiveness; the growing gap between Americans’ economic
aspirations and possibilities; and the ironies of our own lives.

We will return repeatedly to these guiding questions: What’s likely to come next, if nothing
changes? What needs to change? And, as important, how can we learn to cherish and
celebrate—rather than be frustrated by—the complexity of answering these questions?

EIGHT LECTURES:
      1.   Sociology of inequality: Can inequality make us sick? A look at “the spirit level.”
      2.   Sociology of Work: Exchanging love for money in the new economy of emotional
           labor.
      3.   Sociology of the Family: The hidden politics of American families and how they
           shape the family’s future.
      4.   Sociology of childhood: Colonized by marketers, adrift in new media, losing the
           opportunity to play.
      5.   Sociology of the emotions: What forces shape the rules about how you are
           supposed to feel?
      6.   Sociology of Place: Residential property as investment, identity, community, trap.
      7.   Sociology of economics: The rise of the debtor class, the decline of the owning
           class.                                                                                       51
      8.   Sociology of culture: Is there still a distinctly American character?

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Lynn Appleton (PhD, University of Chicago)
is Professor of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Her current research is on the
therapeutic disciplines.


      W384
      Time:    3:45 – 5:30 pm
      Dates: Wednesdays, January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   KnOcK WOOD/ReD StRinGS/YeLLOW UnDeRPAntS:
                       tHe PeRSiStence OF SUPeRStitiOnS in OUR HiGH-tecH AGe


                              Carol Cott Gross


                       DESCRIPTION: Want to understand people’s moral aspirations? Study their religion. In-
                       terested in their anxiety and fears? Investigate their superstitions. Knocking wood is pagan,
                       universal, and still going strong. We will discuss why. Old walking superstitions like “step on a
                       crack…” are giving way to carpool superstitions like holding your breath when passing a cem-
                       etery. We will discuss how superstitions reflect lifestyles and concerns. We’ll trace the evolution
                       of multicultural superstitions (Jewish, Italian, Latin, Greek, Asian, Arabic, etc.) to see how they
                       morph into customs, traditions, fads, fashions and figures of speech. We will compare differing
                       male/female superstitious attitudes, and see how Florida grandparents often become supersti-
                       tious worriers, who worry when they are not worried enough. In addition, we will focus on newly
                       emerging superstitions being invented by today’s kids, who hotly deny being superstitious.


                       FOUR LECTURES:
                             1. the Linkage of Anxiety/Superstition/Religion: Multicultural New Year’s Evil Eye
                                Superstitions in 2012
                             2. cycle-of-Life Superstitions: Engagement, Wedding, Pregnancy, Baby, Menstrua-
                                tion, Health, Death, Friday the 13th
                             3. cycle-of-Life, continued: Birthdays, Sports, Travel, School, Plane, Kids – Super-
                                stitions Old and New
                             4. Stop Superstitious Worrying! You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Be a World Class
                                Worrywart, but It Helps


                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Carol Cott Gross is a popular writer/lecturer in
                       New York and Florida. She has written about adult and kid superstitions for Newsday; New
   52                  York Jewish Week; and The Philadelphia Exponent. She has reported about Florida retirement
                       lifestyle for NPR (“How to Eat Early Birds”); New York Times (“How to Speak Condo”) and
                       Newsday (“The Chilly Weather Report”). For 35 years, she directed Fly Without Fear at New
                       York City airports where she instructs white-knucklers, “Board with your right foot to start the
                       flight out right.” Her blog is The Gripe with Carol Cott Gross. Ms. Gross has been on TV and
                       radio dispensing advice on controlling anxiety and is currently working on a self-help memoir,
                       My Fright Is Now Boarding.


                              W343b
                              Time: 1:30 - 3:15 pm
                              Dates: Wednesdays, February 8, 15, 22, 29
                              Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                              Fees: $34 member/$44 non-member
FOOD, iDentitY AnD LiteRAtURe




                                                                                                   winter 2012 lectures
      Wenying Xu


DESCRIPTION: The French epicure and gastronome Brillat-Savarin declared, “Tell me what
you eat, and I will tell you who you are.” This lecture series will apply this observation to an
ethnic group known for its cuisines: Asian Americans, with the objective of arguing that eating
is a means of becoming. Food, as the most significant medium of traffic between the inside and
outside of our bodies, organizes, signifies and legitimates our sense of self and distinguishes
us from others, who practice different food ways. Through the interpretations of literature
written by Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans and Vietnamese Americans, we will see
how cooking, eating and food fashion Asian American identities in terms of ethnicity, gender,
diaspora and sexuality.



FOUR LECTURES:
      1. Food and ethnic identity

      2. Masculinity and Food

      3. Diaspora and Food

      4. Food and Sexuality



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Wenying Xu is Professor of English at Florida
Atlantic University (FAU) and Associate Dean of The Dorothy E. Schmidt College of Arts &
Letters (FAU). Born in Shanghai, she came to the United States as a student and obtained her
PhD in English from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught literature for 18 years and is
the author of books, articles, fiction and poetry.
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      W344H
      Time:    1:30 - 3:15 pm
      Dates: Wednesdays, February 8, 15, 22, 29
      Place: Hillel: Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center – Golden Pavilion
               FAU Boca Raton Campus (see page 87 for map)
      Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   iLLUMinAtinG tHe DARK cOntinent:
                       cHALLenGe AnD ReSPOnSe in eiGHt AFRicAn nAtiOnS
                              Andrew Kahn
                       DESCRIPTION: In this series, we will deal with the continent of Africa south of the Sahara, discussing
                       the political, economic, military and sociocultural issues essential to understanding postcolonial black
                       Africa, including: tribal conflicts underlying modern political parties and state structures; rich natural
                       resources exploited by corrupt, political-military elites; failed states giving way to the rule of criminal
                       enterprises; revolution and civil war producing insecurity, instability and great human suffering; the need
                       for continuing economic development to counter mass poverty; the substantial gap in education and
                       public health as an outgrowth of limited social welfare resources. Eight countries will be individually
                       examined to highlight their primary responses to the principal challenges they face. Special attention will
                       be given to the growing influence of the BRIC nations in Africa; the continent-wide struggle to contain
                       the spread of HIV/AIDS; the conflicts between black and Arab Africans; the tragic reality of genocide;
                       and the complex phenomenon of charismatic, authoritarian African leadership.


                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                              1. nigeria: The challenge of major oil wealth and the response of corrupt political-
                                 military elites.
                              2. ivory coast: The challenge of democratically based elections and the response of
                                 a divided electorate.
                              3. Sudan: The challenge of the dominant Islamic majority and the response of the
                                 separatist Christian minority.
                              4. Somalia: The challenge of institutionalized piracy in a failed state and the
                                 international response.
                              5. Democratic Republic of the congo: The challenge of civil war and the response
                                 of peacemakers.
                              6. Zimbabwe: The challenge of dictatorship in a failed state and the response of
                                 African neighbors.
                              7. Angola: The challenge of economic development and the response of global
                                 investment.
   54                         8. South Africa: The challenge of growing an emerging economy and the responses
                                 of the impoverished.

                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Andrew Kahn has studied Political and Social Science
                       on the undergraduate level at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and on the graduate level at the
                       Universities of Pittsburgh, Maryland and The New School University in New York. He has taught at St.
                       Cloud University in Minnesota and Western Connecticut University in Danbury. He was a James Madison
                       Fellow in Constitutional Law at the University of Indiana, and a Commonwealth Fellow in American
                       and European History at Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges in Pennsylvania. Mr. Kahn helped found
                       AEGIS, the Association for Education in Global/International Studies at Stanford University.

                              W481
                              Time:    9 - 10:45 am
                              Dates:   Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
                              Place:   Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                              Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
tHe beSt in tHe WORLD’S ReLiGiOnS:




                                                                                                     winter 2012 lectures
A 21St-centURY PHiLOSOPHicAL PeRSPectiVe

      Henry L. Ruf

DESCRIPTION: Six of the world’s major religions will be examined in a way that will show,
to both religious and non-religious 21st-century people around the world, that the best in each
of these religions has something valuable to give to all people. While admitting that much of the
way certain people have used the words and practices of these religions has been dangerous
and irrational, this series will argue that these corruptions can be removed, and the intrinsic
best in these religions will still remain. This series will emphasize that although each of these
religions is uniquely different from the others, a commonality exists among them, which allows
them all to be called “religions” and which shows that the best antidote to the dangerousness
of corrupted religion is religion itself.

EIGHT LECTURES:
      1. Religious Ways of Life: What are they, how are they corrupted, and how can the
         best be extracted?

      2. Hinduism: Finding liberation from unworkable ways of life.

      3. Buddhism: Extinguishing sense of self and self-worth that cause suffering.
      4. Taoism: Living by responding to and prioritizing the non-normative aspects of
         human living.

      5. Judaism: Responding to the call to constitute a worshiping community.

      6. Christianity: Responding to the call to live by a resurrection faith.

      7. Islam: Responding to the call from what is other than all images.

      8. Listening to World Religions Today: Live without absolutizing, and cherish
         uniqueness and difference.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Henry L. Ruf, a Korean War veteran, holds a BA                              55
from Macalester College and an MA and PhD from Emory University. He did graduate work at
Harvard Divinity School and Cornell University. He has taught philosophy, humanities, and literary
theory at Boston University, SUNY Oswego, West Virginia University, Truman State University
and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Japan, China, Thailand,
Tibet and Pakistan. Published books include Moral Investigations; Investigating Philosophy;
Postmodern Rationality, Social Criticism, and Religion; World Religions in a Postmodern Age.

      W481H
      Time: 9 - 10:45 am
      Dates: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
      Place: Hillel: Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center – Golden Pavilion
               FAU Boca Raton Campus (see page 87 for map)
      Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   POLiticS AnD cULtURe DURinG tHe “innOcent”
                       DecADe: FiLMS FROM AnD AbOUt tHe 1950s


                             Burton Atkins


                       DESCRIPTION: This series uses films as visual texts. We will explore the politics and culture
                       of the 1950s, a transitional decade between the conflicts that engulfed the world during the
                       1940s, and the political and cultural turbulence of the 1960s. Each week we will use segments
                       of movies that illustrate how film, as a medium of popular culture, informs us today about our
                       politics and values in the middle of the 20th century.

                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                              1. the Politics of Film – HUAc and blacklisting: On the Waterfront; High Noon

                              2. the communist threat: Good Night and Good Luck; The Manchurian Candidate

                              3. 1950s Science Fiction Allegories: The Day the Earth Stood Still; Invasion of the
                                 Body Snatchers

                              4. Korea, the Forgotten War: Pork Chop Hill; M*A*S*H

                              5. Musical Perspectives and transitions: High Society; Rock Around the Clock

                              6. A Restless Youth culture: Blackboard Jungle; Rebel Without a Cause

                              7. the nuclear threat: The Atomic Café; On the Beach

                              8. cultural Visions of the Decade: The Last Picture Show; Quiz Show; Pleasantville

                       [Please note: The order and selection of films are subject to change.]

                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Burton Atkins currently teaches Political Science
                       at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Florida State
   56                  University (FSU). He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Tech and Penn State. In
                       his 35-year career at FSU, Dr. Atkins taught a variety of courses on, and wrote extensively about,
                       constitutional law and American politics, served as chair of the Political Science department,
                       lived in London from 1992 to 1997 while serving as the Director of FSU’s London Study Center,
                       and from 1997 to 2006 served as Director of the FSU International Affairs Program. He is an
                       avid supporter of international education, and has organized and led study semesters abroad
                       in London, Brussels and Paris.

                             W482
                             Time:    11:15 am – 1 pm
                             Dates: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
MUSic AnD tHe eDUcAteD eAR




                                                                                                   winter 2012 lectures
      Joe Scott
      Recipient of the LLS 2007 Distinguished Faculty Award

DESCRIPTION: This series will focus on the capacity for perceptive listening and the ability
to gain insight into the music, as well as provide a commentary on the lives of the musicians
and prevailing social conditions, where appropriate.

EIGHT LECTURES:
      1. the Piano and Other Keyboards: The construction and mechanisms of the piano,
         the harpsichord, and the pipe organ, as well as the art of playing each.

      2. cole Porter: The music, lyrics and life of this American composer.

      3. Ludwig van beethoven: He was the bridge between the Classical and Romantic
         periods of music, bringing the musical forms of his predecessors to undreamed-of
         heights. The class will explore his music and life.

      4. Felix Mendelssohn: A journey into the life and music of this great composer.

      5. the Music of burt bacharach: The music of this American songwriter stands out
         as a unique departure from the traditional music of the American songbook. There
         will be an explanation and analysis of his most popular compositions.

      6. interpretations of Music: Concert artists, conductors and musicians transcend
         music notation by applying their own interpretations. This lecture will explain and
         compare various styles of interpretation, using selected pieces of music by well-
         known artists.

      7. Jacqueline du Pré: When she died in 1987 at the age of 42, the music world lost
         one of the greatest cellists of the 20th century. Her behavior and lifestyle were often
         viewed as volatile and bizarre; nevertheless, she combined superb artistry, genuine
         emotion and innovative interpretation in her playing. This lecture will explore her
         artistry and life.

      8. interpretations of Songs: Vocalists and music arrangers use their own styles to
         create many interpretations of popular songs, and these can differ greatly. This               57
         lecture will explain and compare various styles applied by well-known artists and
         arrangers to selected songs.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Joe Scott holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in
Theory and Composition from The Manhattan School of Music. He is a professional jazz pianist,
arranger and orchestrator.

      W483
      Time:    1:30 - 3:15 pm
      Dates:   Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
      Place:   Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   FLORiDA HiStORY : eVeRYtHinG YOU WAnteD tO KnOW
                       AbOUt tHe HiStORY OF tHe StAte . . . AnD MORe !

                             Evan P. Bennett

                       DESCRIPTION: Adapting his popular FAU undergraduate History of Florida into eight
                       lectures, Professor Bennett will give attendees an overview of Florida’s long history. Designed
                       especially for those with minimal to moderate knowledge of the state’s past, this series will
                       introduce the audience to the key people, places and events of Florida history, connecting the
                       state’s present to its past. The lectures will also explore the larger currents of Florida history,
                       thereby placing the state’s history in the context of American and world history. Enhancing the
                       series are the images, maps and historical documents that are central to the lectures.

                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                              1. collisions: Florida’s Natives and Newcomers

                              2. From Possibility to Presidio: Life in Spanish Florida

                              3. Lines in the Sand: Florida in the Age of Empire

                              4. “Old South” Florida

                              5. Florida’s civil Wars

                              6. From Swamp to Sunland: Making the Florida Dream

                              7. the big boom: Modern Florida’s Birth

                              8. Growing Pains: Past and Present in Modern Florida



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Evan Bennett is Assistant Professor of History
                       at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He earned his PhD in History from the College of William &
                       Mary, and taught at Hampden-Sydney College and Florida International University (FIU) before
                       coming to FAU. He teaches courses in Florida History, Southern History and Environmental
   58                  History. He is currently working on a book entitled, Where Tobacco Was King: The Old
                       Bright Belt and the Fate of the Rural South, and is co-editor of Beyond Forty Acres and a
                       Mule: African American Farm Families Since Reconstruction (University Press of Florida,
                       forthcoming).


                             W483H
                             Time:    1:30 - 3:15 pm
                             Dates: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
                             Place: Hillel: Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center – Golden Pavilion
                                      FAU Boca Raton Campus (see page 87 for map)
                             Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
MUSic AMeRicAnA: tHe 20tH centURY




                                                                                                      winter 2012 lectures
      Rod MacDonald

DESCRIPTION: In addition to the wars, booms, depressions, celebrations, innovations,
new freedoms and social changes of a historic time, popular music—and especially American
popular music—emerged as an important part of modern culture in the 20th century.

From the origins of jazz as dance, to Otis Blackwell, whose tunes made Elvis famous; from
the Andrews Sisters’ vocal acrobatics to the quiet musings of Simon & Garfunkel; from Otis
Redding’s “Dock of the Bay” to the Africa of Disney’s Lion King, great artists create the sound
of their times. Whether from songs for dancing, working, singing along, falling in love or making
history, they weave a world that sings through the years. This series will examine the work,
biographies and enduring importance of these legendary musical artists, and attempt to sort
myth from reality with videos, excerpts from feature films, live performances, and a few surprises.

EIGHT LECTURES
       1. the beginning: Scott Joplin; Fats Waller; Paul Whiteman

       2. the Songwriters: Irving Berlin; Arlen & Mercer; Otis Blackwell

       3. the Voices: Andrews Sisters; Mills Brothers; Ink Spots

       4. the Singers: Sarah Vaughn; Mel Torme; KD Lang

       5. Another America: Chet Atkins; BB King; Otis Redding

       6. the Modern Vocalist: Whitney Houston; Mariah Carey

       7. in the Fields of Gold: Simon & Garfunkel; Sting

       8. the Music of Disney: Fantasia; Mary Poppins; The Lion King


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rod MacDonald began his singing career in the
nightclubs and coffeehouses of Greenwich Village and other areas in New York City before
moving to Florida in 1995. Named “Best Local Acoustic Performer” by New Times and one of                   59
“Ten Magnificent Musicians of Palm Beach County” by the Palm Beach Post, he is regularly
heard on WLRN’s Folk & Acoustic Music. He performs in Florida and throughout North America
and Europe. An LLS instructor since 2006, his previous courses include Folk Singing in Modern
Times, The Great American Songbook, and The Roots of Rock and Roll.




      W484
      Time:    3:45 - 5:30 pm
      Dates: Thursdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   GReAt MOtHeRS in tHe HebReW bibLe


                             Shula Fleischer


                       DESCRIPTION: These lectures will examine great personalities in the Bible, mainly those
                       females who shaped the history of the Israelites. We will shed light on these great mothers
                       through comparison with other characters and similar situations. Literary criticism methods,
                       as well as classic commentary, will be used, along with modern Midrashic interpretations. The
                       audience is encouraged to participate by bringing their favorite Bible translations to each lecture.



                       FOUR LECTURES:
                              1. the Mother of Moab

                              2. basic instinct – Two Seductive Women

                              3. in the Shadow of Great Men – The Duo: Miriam and Pharaoh’s Daughter Against
                                 the Egyptian Machine

                              4. barbie Doll in Disguise – The Struggle between Male and Female: Welcome to the
                                 Kingdom of Men



                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Shula Fleischer holds bachelor’s and master’s
                       degrees in Religious Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy, where she taught Bible
                       classes to undergraduate and graduate students as an Adjunct Professor for the past six
                       years. She has also studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and completed her work for
                       a DHL in Jewish Studies. Shula Fleischer has taught Hebrew and Judaic Studies at a Jewish
                       day school for more than 20 years, and has taught Hebrew to adults. She often lectures to
                       study groups and teaches adult-education classes at her local synagogue.
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                             W444H
                             Time:    3:45 - 5:30 pm
                             Dates: Thursdays, February 9, 16, 23; March 1
                             Place: Hillel: Levine-Weinberger Jewish Life Center – Golden Pavilion
                                      FAU Boca Raton Campus (see page 87 for map)

                             Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
ViSUAL ARt:




                                                                                                             winter 2012 lectures
PARt OF OUR LiVeS OR JUSt SOMetHinG FOR A MUSeUM?
      Anita Kirchen

DESCRIPTION: In this series of four presentations, we will explore portraits, color, and
new art forms. Portraiture is defined as the art of representing the physical or psychological
“likeness” of a person, giving the viewer insight into the subject’s personality, often indicating
the individual’s political power, social status and family heritage. As part of the expressive
quality of painting, color adds not just realism, but also cultural and social symbols that deepen
our understanding of the subject. While realism continues as part of our artistic inventory, the
last century brought radical innovations that change our perspective of our world and ourselves.

FOUR LECTURES:
   1. Power, Privilege and Portraiture: The image of a person as an individual (man or woman)
      takes hold in the Early Italian Renaissance, with the concept of wealth and power within a
      republican government. The men held political power, but it was acknowledged through
      portraiture that the structure of the family consolidated wealth and ensured future success. The
      images of the Medici, Sforza, Borgia, and other great families of the 15th and 16th centuries tell
      the story of not only power and privilege, but also love, loyalty and betrayal.

   2. color in Art and culture: While color in visual art can be decorative, it also communicates
      symbolic ideas that are deeply embedded in our cultural understanding. Color is part of
      physics, psychology, language and philosophy, but only visual art synthesizes all these
      elements in a single expression. Why did van Eyck paint a bride wearing green? When do black
      and white have historical significance? Does blue make you feel calm or depressed? From
      ancient times to today, visual art explores how color can represent both the familiar and the
      esoteric in our lives.

   3. Portrait of the Self: Since the 15th century, artists have painted themselves with the same
      attention to detail demanded by their patrons; the obvious question is, why? For the sake of
      honing their skills? To fulfill narcissistic desires? As a demonstration of professional status? The
      answer is all of the above, and more.

   4. 20th-century Art Forms: Unlike any other period, the 20th century generated so many
      different art styles and media that it can be difficult to understand the interconnections.
      Does American Precisionism relate to Cubism? Is there a cultural imperative in Abstract                     61
      Expressionism? Can one take the art object out of visual art?


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Anita Kirchen received her PhD in Comparative
Studies from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in 2003, following studies in Art History and
Women’s Studies. She has been teaching at FAU, FAU’s Honors College and Palm Beach
State College since 2000, and often presents lectures to community organizations.

      W541A
      Time:    9 – 10:45 am
      Dates: Fridays, January 13, 20, 27 and February 3
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   HitLeR’S WAR
                       WORLD WAR ii in eUROPe: GOOD VeRSUS eViL?

                             Claudia Dunlea

                       DESCRIPTION: A Western summation of World War II is that of a simple battle between
                       Good and Evil (freedom and Fascism) that climaxed at the landings in Normandy. In keeping
                       with this concept, both the British and the Americans overrate their countries’ contribution to
                       victory through the retelling of the battles of Dunkirk and D-Day while minimizing the Eastern
                       battles. While the defeat of Hitler is the most dramatic aspect of the war, the survival and
                       expansion of Eastern totalitarianism muddies the obvious triumph of Good.

                       We will take a journey through World War II chronologically, surveying the military and political
                       aspects of the European Theater. Using primary sources and short film clips, this program will
                       show that the outcome of World War II was not a triumph of Good over Evil, but in fact was the
                       defeat of one totalitarian state—Nazi Germany—by another, the Soviet Union. This victory, for
                       most of Europe, exchanged one form of oppression for another.

                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                          1. 1939: From the invasion of Poland to nightfall in Western europe

                          2. 1940: From the battle of France to the collaboration of the Vichy Regime

                          3. 1940: britain Stands Alone and Hitler Sends Rommel to Africa

                          4. 1941: the balkans – Hitler Has to bail Out Mussolini

                          5. 1941: Adolf turns on Joe – Operation barbarossa; 1942: turning Point – Stalingrad

                          6. 1943: benito Finito – the Allied invasion of italy

                          7. 1944: From the D-Day invasion to the battle of the bulge
                          8. 1945: the end of the thousand-Year Reich – Victory in europe and its Aftermath

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                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Claudia Dunlea is Instructor of History at Florida
                       Atlantic University (FAU). She received her doctorate in European Integration History from the
                       University of Hamburg, Germany in 2003. Dr. Dunlea is the author of a book that investigates
                       the origins of a supranational European foreign policy in the 1950s. Her recent research on the
                       diplomatic relations of the European Union was published in two separate articles.



                             W582
                             Time:    11:15 am – 1 pm
                             Dates: Fridays, January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    $68 members/$88 non-members
OPeRA PRODUctiOnS in tHe 21St centURY – PARt iii:




                                                                                                winter 2012 lectures
WHAt’S neW?


      Giuseppe Albanese
      Recipient of the LLS 2000 Excellence in Teaching Award




DESCRIPTION: This is the third and final installment of the series showcasing new opera
productions performed in the first decade of the 21st century. As opera moves forward, new
stars emerge, new conductors appear, and innovative stagings are mounted. Yet, somehow,
the old adage rings true: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Come see
how a new generation is taking charge, and judge for yourself, as opera moves inexorably
toward an uncertain but optimistic future.

[Please note: There are no Met HD productions in this program, and the listed operas are
subject to availability.]



EIGHT LECTURES:
    1 & 2. I Capuleti E I Montecchi – bellini: 2006 Festivale Della Valle D’Itria Production,
           starring Patrizia Ciofi and Clara Polito.

    3 & 4. Manon – Massenet: 2007 Berlin Staatsopera Production, starring Rolando
           Villazon and Anna Netrebko.

    5 & 6. Carmen – bizet: 2007 Royal Opera, Covent Garden Production, starring Anna
           Antonucci and Jonas Kaufmann.

    7 & 8. La Cenerentola – Rossini: 2009 Gran Theatre del Liceu Production, starring Joyce
          DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Maestro Giuseppe Albanese attended the University
of Vermont and received his degree in history in 1966. In 1989, after five years of intensive
study, he developed a dynamic education program entitled The Joy of Opera. For the past 20
years, he has lectured extensively on many operatic subjects and produced numerous video
documentaries on opera.

      W583
      Time:   1:30 – 3:15 pm
      Dates: Fridays, January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:   $68 member/$88 non-member
winter 2012 lectures   bROADWAY’S GReAteSt LYRiciStS:
                       tHeiR cOntRibUtiOnS tO MUSicAL PRODUctiOnS

                             Ian R. B. Nairnsey

                       DESCRIPTION: No musical can go forward with music alone, so we will look at the
                       importance of the men and women who wrote the words that bring the music to life. We will
                       examine certain Broadway productions from the 1920s onward to show how those particular
                       musicals came into being. In composing the lyrics, the writer often plays a part in creating the
                       book or libretto.

                       These lectures will evoke in the audience memories of the songs they used to sing, play and
                       hear throughout the years. The audience will learn how the words to songs were used as
                       much as the melodies to heighten the emotions of the characters whose stories are told in the
                       musical production.
                       EIGHT LECTURES:
                              1. the Lyrics of ira Gershwin

                              2. the Lyrics of Lorenz Hart

                              3. the Lyrics and Librettos of Oscar Hammerstein ii

                              4. the Lyrics of Johnny Mercer and e. Y. Harburg

                              5. the Lyrics of Dorothy Fields

                              6. the Lyrics of Fred ebb

                              7. the Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner

                              8. the Lyrics of Howard Dietz and P.G. Wodehouse

                       BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Born in London, England, Mr. Nairnsey attended
                       Westminster Public School (alma mater of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber). As an attorney, he
   64                  practiced for 30 years in England. His interest in the musical theatre arose as a result of hearing
                       the score from South Pacific. This turned him on to Broadway musicals, and he started a
                       lifelong affection for the musical—both on Broadway and in London. It also led to a collection of
                       some 3,000 CDs on all manner of show business and what became a lifetime hobby of undying
                       interest. Since retiring from the practice of law and coming to live permanently in Florida, he
                       has given many presentations on the musical theatre, both in England and Florida. For more
                       detailed information, visit www.showbizman.com.



                             W584
                             Time:    3:45 - 5:30 pm
                             Dates: Fridays, January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 2
                             Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                             Fees:    $68 member/$88 non-member
tHe eVOLUtiOn OF Anti-SeMitiSM in MODeRn HiStORY:




                                                                                                      winter 2012 lectures
RUSSiA/SOViet UniOn, FRAnce, GeRMAnY AnD tHe MiDDLe eASt


      Jack Fischel


DESCRIPTION: This four-week program will trace the evolution of anti-Semitism in three
European countries and the Middle East, emphasizing the role of conspiracy theory, nationalism
and religion as major factors contributing to the persistence of anti-Semitism. The lectures will
describe the similarities and differences in the way in which anti-Semitism continues to be a major
concern for the Jewish community in particular and in the world in general. Special attention
will be paid to how The Protocols of the Elders of Zion continue to play a role in promoting the
hatred of Jews and Israel in Europe and the Middle East. In addition to elucidating the causes
for the persistence of anti-Semitism, the series will also show how we can confront it.



FOUR LECTURES:
       1. Anti-Semitism in Russia/Soviet Union: The coming of The Protocols of the Elders
          of Zion

       2. Anti-Semitism in France: From Dreyfus to Vichy France to the Present

       3. Anti-Semitism in Germany: 1871–1945

       4. Anti-Semitism in the Middle east: From the Mufti to Hamas



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Jack Fischel is Professor Emeritus of History at
Millersville University and a Visiting Professor at Messiah College. He has authored or edited
more than 10 books on subjects pertaining to modern Jewish history, as well as published
hundreds of articles and reviews in such publications as: Weekly Standard; Virginia Quarterly;
Midstream; Hadassah Magazine; Choice; The Forward; and numerous others. Dr. Fischel is
the former editor of Congress Monthly, the publication of the American Jewish Congress and
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founder and Director Emeritus of Millersville University’s Annual Conference on the Holocaust,
the oldest academic-based conference of its kind in the United States.




      W541b
      Time:    9 - 10:45 am
      Dates: Fridays, February 10, 17, 24; March 2
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    $34 member/$44 non-member
One-Time
Special Events
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space-available basis. You are encouraged to
come to the lobby of the auditorium at least
20 minutes before the session to purchase
your ticket(s).


*Door Price Per Ticket for Members and
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MiZneR’S inn – bOcA RAtOn ReSORt AnD cLUb




                                                                                                    one-time special events
      Susan Gillis, Curator
      Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS)

EVENT DESCRIPTION: This event is back by popular demand! Palm Beach society
architect Addison Mizner turned the small farming community of Boca Raton into a national
sensation with his Boca Raton development project in 1925. Many of the Mizner Development
Corporation’s plans never materialized, but his legacy lives on. The most dramatic of his
completed projects was the 1926 Cloister Inn, built on the western shore of Lake Boca Raton
to house potential investors. In spite of these successes, by 1927 the Mizner Development
Corporation was bankrupt. New owner, Clarence Geist, hired hotel architects Schultze and
Weaver, designers of the Breakers in Palm Beach and the Biltmore in Coral Gables, to greatly
enlarge the small inn. The newly named Boca Raton Club opened in January of 1930. Learn
about Mizner, Schultze and Weaver, and the architecture and history of Boca Raton’s “pink
palace” in this slide lecture and hotel tour provided by the BRHS.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: The Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS) was
founded in 1972, with the mission to collect, preserve and present artifacts relating to the
history of Boca Raton. Since its founding, the BRHS has been the city’s principal agency for
historic preservation. The BRHS brings history to the community through a wide variety of
programs, exhibitions, publications, and other outreach services. BRHS curator Susan Gillis
has been with the BRHS since 2002. She has a BA in History and Anthropology and an MA in
Anthropology. She is the author of six books on local history, including Boomtown Boca: Boca
Raton in the 1920s. She has worked with FAU Professor, Donald W. Curl, to produce the 2008
book, Boca Raton Resort & Club: Mizner’s Inn. bonnie Dearborn, a local historic preservation
consultant with 16 years in the field and a BRHS volunteer, will be the hotel tour guide.



      tHS110
      Time:    10:00 am
      Date:    Tuesday, January 10, 2012
      Place: Meet at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton                              67
             Campus, for shuttle transportation to the Boca Raton Resort and Club
      Fees:    $25 member


      This is a MEMBERS-ONLY event and advanced registration must be completed before
      January 5, 2012.


      Enrollment is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door/shuttle/hotel.


      If your registration arrives too late for mailing tickets, they will be given to you at the
      shuttle.
      [Transportation to/from the hotel is included in the fee. Please arrive before
      9:30 am in order to meet shuttle transportation.]
one-time special events   bOcA RAtOn 100 YeARS AGO
                                Susan Gillis, Curator
                                Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS)

                          EVENT DESCRIPTION: A hundred years ago, the little farming community of Boca Raton
                          was centered along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks (adjacent to the present Dixie Highway)
                          and boasted a population of possibly 40 people. To the north, at today’s Yamato Road, lived
                          another community of Japanese farming families, along with a number of Americans. At that
                          time, the population there was never greater than about 35 individuals. It was a time we can
                          scarcely imagine today, when the natural beauty of South Florida, a sight few contemporary
                          residents have ever seen, was prominent. No condos spoiled the beachfront; fish were so
                          plentiful in the waterways that pioneers scooped them up in net loads. Florida panthers and
                          bobcats were still a threat to livestock and humans; and it was the sand fly, not property taxes,
                          that kept sane people from purchasing beachfront property. Susan Gillis, BRHS Curator, will
                          present a trip back in time to the Boca of yesteryear in a slide lecture presented at the Boca
                          Raton Historical Society’s museum in the restored 1927 Boca Raton Town Hall.

                          BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: The Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS) was
                          founded in 1972, with the mission to collect, preserve and present artifacts relating to the
                          history of Boca Raton. In 1984, the BRHS completed restoration of Town Hall built in 1927,
                          opening it to the public as a historical museum. Staff curator Susan Gillis has been with the
                          BRHS since 2002. She has a BA in History and Anthropology and an MA in Anthropology. She
                          is the author of six books on local history. She has served as museum registrar and curator for
                          over 30 years.



                                tHS215
                                Time:    10:00 am
                                Date:    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
                                Place: Meet at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton
                                       Campus, for shuttle transportation to the BRHS at Town Hall
    68                          Fees:    $25 member


                                This is a MEMBERS-ONLY event and advanced registration must be completed before
                                February 10, 2012.


                                Enrollment is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door/shuttle/hotel.


                                If your registration arrives too late for mailing tickets, they will be given to you at the
                                shuttle.
                                [Transportation to/from the BRHS is included in the fee. Please arrive before
                                9:30 am in order to meet shuttle transportation.]
iSRAeL AnD tHe ARAb ReVOLUtiOnS:




                                                                                                    one-time special events
OPPORtUnitY AnD/OR tHReAt tO PeAce?
      Robert G. Rabil
      Recipient of the LLS 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award




DESCRIPTION: The Arab revolutions sweeping the Arab world are changing the political
landscape of the region in unpredictable ways. The unfolding of events from Yemen to Syria
show that the Arab spring that began in Tunisia may enter into a deep autumn before finally
re-emerging as a regional spring. This is coterminous with a historical view that revolutions are
messy and their outcome could be different than expected. Yet, revolutions shatter the status
quo, which in the first place led to them, paving the way for new developments and opportunities
but also challenges. No country in the Middle East is affected by this regional transformation
more than Israel. A stable democracy in a transformative region, Israel is concerned on the
individual, social and national levels about how to respond and react to these cataclysmic
revolutions. Should Israel be active or passive in this ongoing transformation of the Middle
East? Should Israel pursue defensive or forward measures affecting peacemaking? How has
Israel’s robust, non-monolithic and savvy society interacted with this unpredictable change?
This lecture will examine Israel’s sociopolitical discourse on the individual and government
levels, showing the various intellectual and political strands in a country beset by challenges,
yet protective of its democracy.


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert G. Rabil has a Master’s in Government
from Harvard University and a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.
He served as Chief of Emergency for the Red Cross in Lebanon and was Project Manager of
the US State Department-funded Iraq Research and Documentation Project. He has written
extensively on Syria, Iraq,

US-Arab relations, Israel, and terrorism. He lectures at major campuses, including Harvard
University. He also participates in forums and seminars sponsored by the US government,
including the US Army and National Intelligence Council. He is Associate Professor of Political
Science in the Political Science Department at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).                         69


      WPL341
      Time:    10:30 - Noon
      Date:    Sunday, March 4, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
               events*
               Door price member/non-member - $25
               *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
one-time special events   tHe MeDiA AnD POLiticS:
                          An eSSentiAL PRiMeR FOR tHe 2012 eLectiOnS


                                S. William Scott


                          DESCRIPTION: Get ready for the 2012 elections! This special one-time lecture will explore
                          the role of media in elections, from the beginning of the TV Age in politics in 1960 to the 2008
                          coming of age of “new media” in elections. We will explore how media can, and will, be king/
                          queen makers in 2012; who the media/money players are—from Soros to Murdoch and more,
                          including foreign influences.

                          This lecture will provide tips for determining whether media coverage is biased, interested mainly
                          in entertainment or “gotcha” journalism, or playing it straight. Videos, photos and PowerPoint
                          presentation will be used to illustrate, inform and entertain.


                          BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: S. William Scott is the Visiting Distinguished Professor
                          of Broadcast Journalism and Media in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at
                          Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He created and ran the successful Give Us 22 Minutes, We’ll
                          Give You the World all-news 1010 WINS radio in New York City, and spent 30 years covering
                          major news, including the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F.
                          Kennedy, and the manned space program. He has won documentary and investigative reporting
                          awards; was a member of the Presidential “Blue Ribbon” panel to study the Voice of America/
                          CIA relationship; and was also President, News Joint Venture with ABC; President, PAX-TV
                          Network; President, Travel Channel; Consultant, CBS, Associated Press; Director, William
                          Benton Foundation (Encyclopedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster); and a TV producer.




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                                WPL342
                                Time:    1 - 2:30 pm
                                Date:    Sunday, March 4, 2012
                                Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
                                         events*
                                         Door price member/non-member - $25
                                         *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
HAnK GReenbeRG AnD SAnDY KOUFAX:




                                                                                                       one-time special events
bASebALL’S tWO GReAteSt JeWiSH SUPeRStARS


      David G. Dalin


DESCRIPTION: This lecture will discuss the lives and legacies of the two greatest Jewish
players in the history of baseball, and the only two Jews to have been elected to Baseball’s
Hall of Fame: Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax. In 1938, Greenberg, who was known as the
“Jewish Babe Ruth” and was one of the great home-run hitters in baseball history, captured the
attention of sports fans throughout the nation when he challenged Babe Ruth’s single-season
home-run record, finishing with 58 home runs, just two short of Ruth’s 60. For many Jewish
baseball fans, Greenberg’s most significant achievement may have been his decision, during
the heat of the1934 pennant race, not to play on Yom Kippur. During the 1960s, Koufax pitched
four no-hitters, including a perfect game; won 25 more games in three seasons; and set a
major-league record of 382 strikeouts in one season. When he refused to pitch on the opening
day of the 1965 World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur, he, like Greenberg before him,
became a hero to Jewish baseball fans throughout America. Koufax and Greenberg’s collective
contribution to baseball, and their enduring legacies, cannot be measured in terms of statistics
alone. Equally, if not more, significant, is that they both set an inspiring example for generations
of American Jews through their work ethic, their respect for Jewish religious tradition, and
their ability to transcend the religious prejudice and anti-Semitic taunts of opposing players in
pursuit of baseball excellence.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. David Dalin, an ordained rabbi and a widely
published scholar of American Jewish history, has taught at Brandeis University, Queens College
and the Jewish Theological Seminary. During the 2002–03 academic year, he was Visiting
Fellow at Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
Dr. Dalin received his BA from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was elected to
Phi Beta Kappa, and he received his MA and PhD from Brandeis University. He also received his
Rabbinical Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Dr. Dalin is the author, co-author
or editor of 10 books, including The Presidents of the United States and the Jews. He has also
written major articles about Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax.                                                71


      WPL343
      Time:    3:30 - 5 pm
      Date:    Sunday, March 4, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
               events*
               Door price member/non-member - $25
               *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
one-time special events   DeMOcRAcY AnD tHe cHALLenGe OF iSLAMiSM:
                          tHe cASe OF SUnni AnD SHi’A iSLAMiSM in LebAnOn
                                Robert G. Rabil
                                Recipient of the LLS 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award

                          DeScRiPtiOn:              Based on the notion that once Islamist parties are inducted into the
                          democratic process they will adhere to the rules of the democratic game, the United States,
                          following European leads, has been weighing whether or not to engage Islamist parties.
                          Professor Rabil’s new book,Religion, National Identity and Confessional Politics in Lebanon:
                          The Challenge of Islamism investigates Hezbollah and the Islamic Association’s engagement of
                          Lebanon’s political system as a case in point to show whether Islamist parties respect or attempt
                          to change the rules of Lebanon’s democratic process. The book analyzes both Sunni and Shi’a
                          Islamism together as religious-political ideologies and political parties within Lebanon’s political
                          system. Based on extensive research, the book demonstrates the interconnectedness of Sunni
                          and Shi’a Islamism and illustrates their attempt to Islamize society and state by the reverse
                          integration of society and state into the project of Islamism. This book offers fresh insights into
                          the dynamics of Islamism’s political behavior, with the objective of addressing Western naiveté
                          about Islamism as a political actor.

                          Professor Rabil will be available for a book signing in the lobby of the Friedberg Auditorium
                          immediately following this lecture.

                          BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert G. Rabil has a Master’s in Government
                          from Harvard University and a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.
                          He served as Chief of Emergency for the Red Cross in Lebanon and was Project Manager of
                          the US State Department-funded Iraq Research and Documentation Project. He has written
                          extensively on Syria, Iraq,

                          US-Arab relations, Israel, and terrorism. He lectures at major campuses, including Harvard
                          University. He also participates in forums and seminars sponsored by the US government,
                          including the US Army and National Intelligence Council. He is Associate Professor of Political
                          Science in the Political Science Department at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).


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                                WPL361
                                Time:    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
                                Date:    Tuesday, March 6, 2012
                                Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
                                         events*
                                         Door price member/non-member - $25
                                         *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
UnDeRStAnDinG MODeRn SPAce:




                                                                                                    one-time special events
MODeRn ARcHitectURe AnD SPAtiAL innOVAtiOn, 1890-1980


      Vladimir Kulić


DESCRIPTION: Space is perhaps the most common concept associated with architecture
today. As a topic of deliberate consideration, however, it emerged only in the late nineteenth
century. For all it misguided formal austerity, modern architecture invented a wealth of new
ways to perceive and conceive of architectural and urban space, all of which have become
so deeply ingrained in our consciousness that we no longer even think of their origins. We
take it for granted that the space between our kitchens, living rooms and dining rooms
“flows” uninterrupted. We take it for granted that our interiors open generously to the outside
environments, especially in warm climates. But has it always been like that? What was it that
brought about such inventions?

The lecture will trace the emergence of spatial innovations in modern architecture, focusing
on the works of the world’s leading architects since the end of the nineteenth century. We will
analyze, among others, Frank Lloyd Wright’s “destruction of the box;” Adolf Loos’s concept
of the Raumplan, Le Corbusier’s use of the promenade architecturale; Mies van der Rohe’s
“flowing space” and “universal space”; and Louis Kahn’s “served” and “serving” spaces. We
will also introduce some of the key theories on modern space, such as Sigfried Giedion’s spatial
taxonomies, expounded in his classic Space, Time and Architecture, and Colin Rowe’s notions
of literal and phenomenal transparency.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Vladimir Kulić teaches architectural history and
design at FAU’s School of Architecture. He received his doctorate in architectural history from
the University of Texas at Austin and specializes in the post-World War II period. His writings
have appeared in journals and magazines in the US, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria,
Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia. In 2009, he won the prestigious Bruno Zevi Prize for a Historical-
Critical Essay in Architecture, awarded by the Fondazione Bruno Zevi in Rome, Italy.

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      WPL362
      Time:    2 - 3:45 pm
      Date:    Tuesday, March 6, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
               events*
               Door price member/non-member - $25
               *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
one-time special events   MeDVeDeV’S RUSSiA:
                          cORRUPtiOn, cROnYiSM, cRiMe AnD cAPitALiSM

                                Andrew Kahn

                          DESCRIPTION: In the Russian Federation, corruption is the norm as opposed to the
                          exception. Russia, since the demise of the communist-based Soviet Union and the onset
                          of glasnost and perestroika and the new capitalist economy, is swimming in corruption and
                          crime. The more Russia has moved in the direction of capitalist reforms, the more corrupt it has
                          become. The Russian Mafia has infiltrated the new financial opportunities afforded them by the
                          growth of private markets, a lack of concrete and clear taxation practices, and no significant
                          fear of government audits exposing their illegal activities.

                          Since Yeltsin, Russian presidents have promised to combat corruption and crime, issued
                          presidential decrees, tried reforming the bureaucracy, enacted new laws, and required stricter
                          enforcement by the justice ministries.

                          This lecture will examine the Medvedev administration’s efforts to combat corruption, crime
                          and cronyism in the Russian Federation, and will explain why those efforts have so far failed to
                          offset serious consequences for the Russian economy, government and education system. Via
                          a companion PowerPoint presentation, we will identify and highlight the activities of individual
                          lawbreakers in government service, policy and judiciary, as well as in private companies and
                          the Russian Mafia.



                          BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Andrew Kahn has studied Political and Social Science
                          on the undergraduate level at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and on the graduate
                          level at the Universities of Pittsburgh, Maryland and The New School University in New York.
                          He has taught at St. Cloud University in Minnesota and Western Connecticut University in
                          Danbury. He was a James Madison Fellow in Constitutional Law at the University of Indiana,
                          and a Commonwealth Fellow in American and European History at Swarthmore and Haverford
                          Colleges in Pennsylvania. Mr. Kahn helped found AEGIS, the Association for Education in
                          Global/International Studies at Stanford University.
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                                WPL363
                                Time:    7:30 - 9:30 pm
                                Date:    Tuesday, March 6, 2012
                                Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
                                         events*
                                         Door price member/non-member - $25
                                         *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
RiDinG tHe ROLLeRcOASteR OF tHe bUSineSS cYcLe:




                                                                                                     one-time special events
A cLOSe LOOK At tHe cURRent StAte OF tHe US ecOnOMY


      Martin H. Wolf


DESCRIPTION: Using comparative business-cycle analysis, this lecture will analyze the
current state of the US economy as compared to previous periods of expansion and contraction.
This lecture aims to increase understanding of how the current cycle differs from past cycles,
the reasons for those differences, and what we can infer about near-term prospects.

Why does the economy exhibit cyclical behavior, and what are the average length and amplitude
of past cycles relative to the current cycle? What are the cyclical indicators (focusing on those
reported in the media), what do they really measure, and how does their current behavior
compare to what occurred at this same stage in past cycles? Measures of employment,
production, consumer spending, housing, new orders, etc., will be examined. We will develop
similar cyclical comparisons for financial indicators (e.g., interest rates, stock prices) and for
measures of fiscal policy. We will conclude with a discussion of how the economy is performing
on a regional basis, with a special focus on Florida.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Martin H. Wolf received his MBA and PhD from the
Graduate School of Business, New York University (NYU). Dr. Wolf has more than 30 years’
experience in economic forecasting and analysis. He worked for 21 years at AT&T, where he
was in charge of their macroeconomic forecasting organization. He also spent 10 years with
the National Council on Compensation Insurance, where he lectured on business-cycle related
issues for professional groups throughout the US.




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      WPL371
      Time:    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
      Date:    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
               events*
               Door price member/non-member - $25
               *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
one-time special events   SceneS FROM THREE DAUGHTERS:
                          A nOVeL bY LettY cOttin POGRebin
                                Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke


                          DESCRIPTION: Letty Cottin Pogrebin, founder and editor of Ms. Magazine, President of
                          the Authors’ Guild, author of eight non-fiction books (including Getting Over Getting Older),
                          longtime journalist and columnist (The Working Woman), and award-winning essayist, turns her
                          considerable talents and insights into fiction and gives us a powerful, complex and immensely
                          readable novel. In Three Daughters she addresses the complexity of women’s public and
                          private lives through the story of Shoshana, Leah and Rachel as they try to make sense of the
                          many secrets of their past. Words...Alive! will bring these sisters to the stage of LLS in scenes
                          from the book in which they grapple with estrangement, forgiveness and healing the damages
                          of broken trust. Join us for exciting theatre and a thought-provoking discussion that touches
                          issues common to the human condition. Words…Alive! has previously dramatized Loving Frank
                          and Olive Kitteridge at FAU.

                          This theatrical rendition of Three Daughters is being presented for the very first time at the
                          Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Boca Raton, Florida.



                          BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

                          Eunice Bernard received a BA in Drama and Speech at University of Wisconsin. She trained
                          at the HB Studio in New York and was affiliated with the Long Island Studio Theatre for many
                          years. She is co-founder of Words…Alive!, which celebrates 11 years of performing in South
                          Florida. With Michael Guastella, she has performed at FAU/LLS.

                          Carol Clarke received her BA and MA from St. John’s University. She taught literature, creative
                          writing and drama before becoming principal of New Hyde Park High School and Great Neck
                          North High School. She wrote the adaptation for Three Daughters and is looking forward to
                          acting the part of Shoshana to Eunice’s Leah and Dolly Workman’s Rebekah.

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                                WPL372
                                Time:    2 - 3:45 pm
                                Date:    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
                                Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
                                         events*
                                         Door price member/non-member - $25
                                         *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
tHe JOe ScOtt PiAnO tRiO




                                                                                                    one-time special events
WitH GUeSt tRUMPeteR SteVe AHeARn:
A JOURneY in JAZZ
      Joe Scott
      Recipient of the LLS 2007 Distinguished Faculty Award




DESCRIPTION: The program will begin with music from the Swing Era of the 30’s and
40’s and progress through bebop, cool jazz, modern jazz, fusion and Latin jazz. There will be
short explanations providing insight into the unique elements, which constitute and differentiate
these various styles of jazz.



BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: The Joe Scott Trio, consisting of pianist Joe Scott,
bassist David Tomasello and drummer Karl Ott, is one of South Florida’s most popular jazz
ensembles. They have appeared in concert at SunFest, Jupiter Jazz Festival, the Norton Gallery,
the Flagler Museum Palm Beach Symphony Series, Ocean Grand Hotel Sunday Concert
Series and the Hibel Museum. Joe Scott holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Theory and
Composition from Manhattan School of Music and a law degree from Seton Hall University. He
is a professional jazz pianist, arranger and orchestrator. Dave Tomasello, a symphonic and jazz
bassist, travels in both Europe and the US as a performer. Karl Ott received a degree in Music
at Ohio State University and has performed as a jazz drummer in Europe and throughout the
US. Steve Ahearn studied trumpet, flugelhorn and flute at Boston University and New England
Conservatory. He has traveled extensively performing with such greats as Aretha Franklin,
Manhattan Transfer, Liberace, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Tony Bennett. He is currently
playing with The Palm Beach Pops, and other various orchestras and bands in South Florida
as well as in the Northeast.




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      WPL373
      Time:    7:30 - 9:30 pm
      Date:    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
               events*
               Door price member/non-member - $25
               *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
one-time special events   tHe UniteD nAtiOnS:
                          HAS tHe ORGAniZAtiOn LiVeD UP tO eXPectAtiOnS?

                                Jeffrey S. Morton
                                LLS Distinguished Professor of Current Affairs
                                Recipient of the LLS 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award


                          DESCRIPTION: Created by the major powers as the Second World War was ending, the
                          United Nations was envisioned to play a central role in the management of world politics.
                          Its General Assembly was to be the world’s parliament, its International Court of Justice was
                          to resolve disputes among states, and its Security Council was to maintain global peace
                          and security. To what extent has the United Nations lived up to expectations? Under what
                          conditions does it serve the interests of the United States and should it enter into our foreign
                          policy calculations? Has the United Nations been fair in its treatment of Israel. For that matter,
                          has the United Nations been an obstacle to Middle East peace? These questions and more will
                          be addressed in this special one-day presentation.


                          BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Jeffrey Morton is Professor of International Law
                          and Politics in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and is the
                          author of three books and numerous journal articles. Since 1994, he has taught international
                          relations courses at FAU. He is Recipient of the LLS Excellence in Teaching Award (2002), the
                          FAU Researcher of the Year Award (2004), the FAU Talon Service Award (2004), and University
                          Excellence in Teaching Award (2010).

                          The Boca Raton Lifelong Learning Society has for many years supported the FAU Diplomacy
                          Program which Professor Morton directs. The Lifelong Learning Society proudly funds
                          undergraduate Diplomacy Program scholarships. To see the 2011 Boca LLS scholarship
                          recipients, please visit www.fau.edu/diplomacy and click on DELEGATION.

                          Professor Morton has generously chosen to donate his lecture fee for this event to the
                          FAU Diplomacy Program.

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                                WPL381
                                Time:    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
                                Date:    Thursday, March 8, 2012
                                Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
                                         events*
                                         Door price member/non-member - $25
                                         *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
ROSe KenneDY tALKS AbOUt HeR JOe:




                                                                                                       one-time special events
JOSePH KenneDY


      Myrna Goldberger
      Recipient of the LLS 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award




DESCRIPTION: The father of one President of the United States, one US Senator and one
US Attorney General, Joseph Kennedy was the patriarch of the family that came closer to
royalty in American history than any other. From an Irish-Catholic background, he rose to a
career in banking, onward to entrepreneurial ventures (some questionable) and becoming a
movie mogul, and then to being appointed US Ambassador to Great Britain. Throughout his
storied life, Joseph Kennedy used money, power, influence and sheer bravado to further his
ambitions and desires. Controversial, allegedly anti-Semitic, scheming and egocentric, Joseph
Kennedy built a dynasty that has become both a legend and a legacy.

In this self-written one-act play, Myrna Goldberger portrays Rose Kennedy, who tells her
husband’s life story from the viewpoint of a wife whose frequent shopping trips to Paris were
Joe’s way of apologizing for his indiscretions and infidelity.


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Myrna Goldberger has been on the faculty of LLS for
18 years. Educated at the University of Maryland, Loyola College and Johns Hopkins University,
Myrna has had 50-plus years’ experience in educational programming, including Elderhostel
and scholar-in-residence weekends. She currently presents lectures to community and religious
groups, as well as to special-interest organizations in Florida and other states. In addition, Myrna
performs in self-written one-act plays focusing on famous American women. Her students, who
call themselves Myrna’s Groupies, describe her as “charismatic, knowledgeable and dynamic.”



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      WPL382
      Time:    2 - 3:45 pm
      Date:    Thursday, March 8, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
               events*
               Door price member/non-member - $25
               *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
one-time special events   cOMinG tO AMeRicA:
                          HOW MOVieS enLiGHten US AbOUt OUR HiStORY AnD cULtURe


                                Burton Atkins




                          DESCRIPTION: Who we are politically largely reflects who we are as a people, and America
                          has always been proud of being a nation of immigrants. In this lecture, we will explore how the
                          immigration experience has been portrayed on film. Focusing on portions of two wonderful
                          movies, Hester Street and Avalon, we will examine how film, as a medium of popular culture,
                          serves as visual texts for entertaining and informing us about how the history and traditions of
                          immigration have fused us together as Americans.


                          BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Burton Atkins currently teaches political science
                          at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Florida State
                          University (FSU). He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Tech and Penn State. In
                          his 35-year career at FSU, Dr. Atkins taught a variety of courses on, and wrote extensively about,
                          constitutional law and American politics, served as chair of the Political Science department,
                          lived in London from 1992 to 1997 while serving as the Director of FSU’s London Study Center,
                          and from 1997 to 2006 served as Director of the FSU International Affairs Program. He is an
                          avid supporter of international education, and has organized and led study semesters abroad
                          in London, Brussels and Paris.




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                                WPL383
                                Time:    7:30 - 9:30 pm
                                Date:    Thursday, March 8, 2012
                                Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
                                         events*
                                         Door price member/non-member - $25
                                         *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
bRitAin’S ROYAL WeDDinGS: ROMAnce AnD POLiticS




                                                                                                       one-time special events
      Virginia Newmyer


DESCRIPTION: For a millennium—since the very beginning of the nation-state in Britain—
royal brides and grooms were forced to consider, above all, the question of suitability of their
marriages. Territorial alliances, familial obligations, the survival of the dynasty, and money were
what mattered. Even indulgent kings and queens rarely allowed their children to seek affection
and compatibility.

From the medieval period to the 19th century, traditional customs ruled in the choice of husband
or wife. In 1840 when Queen Victoria married her cousin, Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, she
was less prepared for what lay ahead than was Katherine of Aragon at her wedding to Henry
VIII in 1509. Victoria and Albert were happy together; Katherine and Henry drove each other to
misery. Like all royal unions, both of these were arranged, with significant influence exerted by
courtiers, politicians and foreign diplomats.

In the last hundred years, princes and princesses have insisted on having some choice in
their partners for life. Whether these couples have benefited from relationships precipitated
by romantic love (“whatever that is,” as Prince Charles famously remarked), is under debate.
The spectacular failures of 20th-century marriages based on sexual attraction have caused
many observers to ponder the circumstances that brought Wallis Warfield Simpson, Lady Diana
Spencer, Sarah Ferguson, and now Kate Middleton into the Windsor family.

In a lecture illustrated with hundreds of slides from her vast collection, social historian Virginia
Newmyer will examine the trials of royalty within their specific eras as they searched for the
perfect spouse.


BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Virginia Newmyer regularly teaches British Literature
and Social History at the Smithsonian Institution and at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at
the American University in Washington, DC. She has lectured on cultural tours and on cruise
ships throughout the British Isles, and also teaches classes on British novels at Politics and
Prose, Washington’s leading independent bookstore.
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      WPL391
      Time:    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
      Date:    Friday, March 9, 2012
      Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
      Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
               events*
               Door price member/non-member - $25
               *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
one-time special events   An AFteRnOOn WitH PALM beAcH OPeRA
                                Daniel Biaggi

                          DESCRIPTION: Join Palm Beach Opera’s Young Artists for an intimate look at opera’s most
                          beloved arias, duets, and ensembles, including excerpts from Palm Beach Opera’s current and
                          upcoming seasons. Find out what makes opera’s most famous characters tick through an
                          astute look at the social, historical, and cultural contexts of the operas of Mozart, Puccini, and
                          Verdi, among other well-known composers, with narration and musicological insights provided
                          by Palm Beach Opera’s General Director Daniel Biaggi and Young Artist Program Director Bruce
                          Stasyna.
                          BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Daniel Biaggi is currently in his third season as
                          General Director of Palm Beach Opera. He oversees all staff activities and organizational events,
                          including the Palm Beach Opera Young Artist Program and annual Palm Beach Opera Vocal
                          Competition. He has become the spokesperson for the organization in private and public affairs,
                          and serves as Host of the Grand Finals Concert of the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition.
                          Prior to his engagement at the Palm Beach Opera, Daniel Biaggi was Associate Director at
                          Guy Barzilay International Artist Management in New York, co-managing the careers of over 40
                          singers worldwide. Daniel has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music, Mannes
                          College of Music, and Sarah Lawrence College and has given master classes and performance
                          seminars at the Juilliard School of Music as well as the Chautauqua Voice Institute. He also
                          worked extensively for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, giving pre-performance introduction
                          lectures and participating in the organization’s various Teaching Artist Programs as performer
                          and educator. A classically trained singer, Daniel Biaggi has performed operatic roles and
                          recitals in the US as well as Europe. He holds a Post-Graduate and Master’s Degree in Vocal
                          Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a Bachelor of Music Degree from the San
                          Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Certificate of Musicology from the University of Berne,
                          Switzerland.
                          Bruce Stasyna has prepared over fifty productions for conductors including Antony Walker,
                          Harry Bicket, and Alberto Zedda. He has been Principal Coach and Young Artist Program
                          Director at Palm Beach Opera since 2006 and was Head of Music for the Minnesota Opera from
                          1999 to 2006. Mr. Stasyna served at Wolf Trap Opera as Chorus Master, notably for Sweeney
                          Todd and appeared on recital programs The Latest Word and Where the Boys Are featuring
                          Steven Blier. He has conducted at Des Moines Metro Opera, Green Mountain Opera Festival,
                          Lake George Opera Festival and Opera Roanoke. Performance highlights include concerts at
                          Avery Fisher Hall, Dallas Art Museum, Walter Reade Theater, Victoria International Festival, Saint
    82                    Lawrence Center for the Arts and in Guatemala City. Recent engagements include conducting
                          Handel’s Orlando, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Chorus Master for Adriana Lecouvreur, chamber
                          music with members of the Charlotte Symphony and recitals with Deborah Voigt and Marcello
                          Giordani.

                                WPL392
                                Time:    2 - 3:45 pm
                                Date:    Friday, March 9, 2012
                                Place: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
                                Fees:    Member advance registration - $20 per event/$50 for any combination of three
                                         events*
                                         Door price member/non-member - $25
                                         *Enrollment for all three (3) events must be submitted on one registration form.
 MADAMA BUTTERFLY Giacomo Puccini
 December 16 - 18, 2011

 GOLDEN JUBILEE: 50th Anniversary Concert
 January 20 & 22, 2012
 ROMEO AND JULIET Charles Gounod
 February 24 - 26, 2012

 LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Gaetano Donizetti
 March 23 - 25, 2012




2011-2012
50 ANNIVERSARY
      TH
SEASON

 Single tickets start at $20 and subscriptions
 are available starting at just $76.

 561.833.7888_PBOPERA.ORG
important information   MEMBER REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
                        No need to fill-out, fax or mail paper forms. Online registration is available for members only.
                        You can take advantage of member benefits right now by doing both (joining as a member and
                        registering for lectures) online. You can become a new member or renew your membership at
                        the same time that you register for your lectures online at https://llsonline.fau.edu. Registering
                        can also be done by fax (561-297-3481 or 561-297-1028) or by mailing a check, or credit card
                        information with your Registration Form. A credit card must be given when faxing a registration.
                        The confirmation you receive is receipt for your FAX. Please do not call the office to check if your
                        FAX was received, unless you do not receive your confirmation within 10 days. If you register
                        one week before the lectures begin or later, your tickets will be held for pickup in the Gilman
                        Lobby of the Friedberg Auditorium.
                        Check or credit card may be used for registration by mail. Make checks payable to FAU/LLS
                        and send it to the Lifelong Learning Society at FAU, 777 Glades Road, Building 31D, Boca
                        Raton, FL 33431-0991. We cannot accept credit card payment for membership and/or
                        registration over the phone.
                        PROCEDURE
                                  1. Check your selection on the Registration Form found at the end of the Winter
                                     Schedule book. Use one Registration Form per person.
                                  2. Checks are payable to FAU/LLS, or complete the credit card information under
                                     PAYMENT OPTIONS on the Registration Form. Please note - fewer problems
                                     are likely to occur when a credit card is used. Checks require the last four
                                     digits of the registrants social security number.
                                  3. If you wish to become a new member, fill out the New Membership Form in the
                                     Winter Schedule book.
                                  4. IF YOU ARE PAYING BY CHECK OR CREDIT CARD, you must include the
                                     University Fee for Parking, Safety and Maintenance, your lecture fees and
                                     membership fee (if you choose to become a member). The Registration Form
                                     must be signed.
                                  5. Please include your local and out-of-state addresses, your Florida community
                                     name and current e-mail address on the Registration Form. Tell us the date you
                                     expect to arrive in Florida and the date you plan to leave.

    84                            6. Lifetime members do not pay an annual membership fee. Lifetime memberships
                                     are no longer offered.
                        Membership fees are optional and are $35 per person. Memberships are effective through June
                        30, 2012. Both membership fees and the University Fee for Parking, Safety and Maintenance
                        are non-refundable. Early registration and lower lecture fees are some of the benefits of
                        membership.
                        Member/Non-Member Walk-in Registrations:
                        Beginning December 5, 2011, approximately three weeks prior to the start of the Winter term,
                        members and non-members may register in person by coming to the LLS office between 9
                        am and 4 pm. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Ely Meyerson Continuing Education Hall,
                        adjacent to the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Auditorium. Registrations WILL
                        NOT be accepted in the office before this date. NO EXCEPTIONS. Non-member registrations
                        sent in prior to this date will not be processed until December 5, 2011, and only if space
                        is available.
                                                                                 For Office Use Only




                                                                                                                                                    important information
                                            LIFELONG LEARNING SOCIETY
                                                       777 Glades Road, Bldg. 31D
                                                       Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
                                        website: www.fau.edu/lls • online: https://llsonline.fau.edu

                                                                       2011-12
                                                         New MEMBER APPLICATION
                                                            BOCA RATON CAMPUS
                                                     PHONE: 561-297-3171 or 561-297-3185
Last Name (Print)




                                                      FAX: 561-297-3481 or 561-297-1028
                     Please print below:
                     Name _____________________________________ E-mail Address ___________________________________
                     Local Address _______________________________________________________________________________
                                    Street
                                   _______________________________________________________________________________
                                    City                                         State               Zip
                     Phone (_____) _____________________________ Community Name __________________________________
                     I have a Florida address only   □	               Cell Phone (______) ___________________________________
                     Out-of-State Address __________________________________________________________________________
                                            Street
                                          __________________________________________________________________________
                                            City                                         State               Zip
                     Out-of-State Phone (______) _____________________________                I rent while in Florida         □	
                     Arrival date in Florida ___________________________ Date you leave Florida_________________________
                     Only give Spouse’s name if he/she is becoming a member.
                     Spouse’s Name _______________________________ E-mail Address __________________________________
                     Membership Fee: $35 per person through 6/30/2012                                                                                    85
                     Payment Methods:
                             • Check: Payable to FAU/LLS. Checks require the last four digits of the registrants social security number.
                             • Credit Card: □Amex     □
                                                      MC     □	
                                                            Discover      □
                                                                         Visa
                             Credit Card No. _________________________________________________

                             Expiration Date (mm/yy) _____________________ Security Code _________________
                                                                                 (3 digit number on back of card, Amex 4 digits on front of card)

                             Zip Code of Billing Address ______________________
First Name (Print)




                             Print name as it appears on your credit card: _________________________________________


                             I agree to the terms set forth by LLS as stated herein:

                             Signature _________________________________________ Date ____________________
                                      (MANDATORY)
important information   INFORMATION YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW:
                        Winter 2012
                        UNIVERSITY FEE FOR PARKING, SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE:
                               1. In the Winter, a mandatory, non-refundable $16 University Fee for Parking, Safety and
                                  Maintenance must be paid. If you only register for one four-week lecture series, the
                                  fee is $8. A parking permit issued by the Traffic and Parking Department will be sent
                                  to you with your confirmation and lecture tickets.
                                  If Guest Passes are bought, you can purchase a $2 daily parking hangtag in the
                                  Gilman Lobby of the Friedberg Auditorium.
                               2. One-time events do not require the purchase of a $2 parking hangtag.
                               3. All lecture attendees must have a parking permit and are required to park in COMMUTER
                                  SECTIONS ONLY (Identified as Blue Lots). (DO NOT PARK IN A RED DESIGNATED
                                  SECTION). FAU parking rules are in effect twenty-four (24) hours of every day of the
                                  year.
                               4. Handicap tags allow you to use handicapped spaces, but an FAU Parking Permit is still
                                  required.
                               5. Vehicles with FAU parking permits may not be parked at any pay station or parking meters.
                                  They are reserved for visitors only.
                               6. Vehicles are required to park “nose-in” in parking spaces. Backing in or pulling through
                                  spaces is not permitted when parking a vehicle.
                               7. Parking lots:
                               Lot 12 - parking for the courtesy shuttle to and from the Friedberg Auditorium. As a
                               convenience and service to our patrons, door-to-door shuttle service is provided on certain
                               days at specified hours. The schedule of shuttle service is available in the Gilman Lobby of
                               the Friedberg Auditorium, or on the LLS web site at www.fau.edu/lls, under Shuttle Service
                               Schedule.
                                       To get to Lot 12:
                                       From Glades Road go past Lot 15 and the Friedberg Auditorium. At the 2nd light
                                       (Volusia St.), there is signage for Lot 12. Make a left turn and follow signs to Lot 12.
                                       From Spanish River Blvd. entrance, before arriving at Lot 15 across from the Friedberg
                                       Auditorium, after the first STOP sign and the next speed-hump, there is signage for Lot
                                       12 on the right, make a right turn, go to the end past the gym and signage for Lot 12 will
                                       be ahead.
    86                            •	   Lot 15 - across from the Friedberg Auditorium, if space is available.
                                  •	   Garage 1 - on Volusia Street, if space is available.
                               8. Guests can purchase daily parking hangtags in the Gilman Lobby of the Friedberg
                                  Auditorium at a cost of $2.00 each. Alternatively, a metered parking pay station is
                                  available at the south side of Lot 15. For information on parking, please see the Directions
                                  and Parking Section on the LLS website, www.fau.edu/lls, and the Winter Schedule book.
                                  If you have a parking permit, you may not park at pay stations or parking meters.
                               9. RULES FOR USING THE FRIEDBERG AUDITORIUM:
                                  No smoking, food, or beverages (except water) are permitted anywhere in the building,
                                  INCLUDING THE LOBBY.
                        EMERGENCY: If an emergency occurs in the auditorium or classroom, tell a staff member who will call
                        911. This call will simultaneously go to the FAU Police Department. If an emergency occurs on Campus,
                        use the emergency phones or ask someone to call 911 for you.
                        Members only may register online at https://llsonline.fau.edu.
important information
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important information   CHECKLIST FOR REGISTRATION
                          1. Please be sure to include your LLS Member Number on your form. It can be found
                             above your name and address on the back cover of the Winter Schedule book.
                          2. Make sure to fill in your full address, including zip code.
                          3. If you have an e-mail address, please include it on your forms.
                          4. Sign your check and include the last four digits of your social security number
                             or complete all credit card information on the registration sheet. Sign the form
                             regardless of payment method.
                          5. Check the total amount owed for accuracy.
                          6. The registration form must have your lecture choices correctly marked.
                          7. DO NOT include annual membership fees if you are a lifetime member.
                          8. New memberships will be effective through June 30, 2012.
                          9. Do not put MEMBER registrations and NON-MEMBER registrations on the same
                             form or check. A member/non-member registration on the same form or check will
                             delay registration for the member until non-member registration processing begins on
                             December 5, 2011.
                          10. Separate checks must be used for registrants with different last names. (Only
                              spouses may combine memberships and registrations on one check).
                          11. Be sure to complete the traffic department’s section on the registration form and
                              include the university fee as part of your total remittance to LLS. IF YOU DO NOT
                              HAVE A VEHICLE, please state this on your registration form, or it will hold up your
                              registration. Payment of this fee is required whether you do or do not have a
                              vehicle.
                          12. The registration form MUST be signed.
                          13. Online registration is available FOR MEMBERS ONLY at https://llsonline.fau.edu.


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                 Winter	2012 REGISTRATION FORM –	One	Form	Per	Person	–	Please	Print
                                                                                                                                       FOR	OFFICE	USE	ONLY
                      ID No. _______________ E-Mail Address _________________________________________                                  Date Received _________________
                                                                                                                                       _______ a.m. _______ p.m.




                                                                                                                                                                                 LAST	NAME	(PRINT)	:
                      Name _____________________________________________________________________                                       By_____________________
LOCAL	INFO




                                                                                                                                               □      □      □
                      Address ______________________________________________________ Check if new                             □        Walk-in Mail Fax
                                                                                                                                       Comments:
                                                                                                                                                           Other _____


                      City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________

                      Local phone number (              ) ________________________ Community _______________

                      I have a Florida address only    □      Cell phone number (             )________________________                FEES	–	PAID	PER	STUDENT
                                                                                                                                       University Parking, Safety and
OUT	OF	STATE	INFO




                                                                                                                                       Maintenance Fee: See page 86
                      Out of state address ____________________________________________ Check if new                         □         8, 6 or (2)4 wk sessions: $16.00
                                                                                                                                       4 wk session: $8.00 $________
                      City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________                                                                         +
                                                                                                                                       Lecture Fees:             $________

                      Out of state phone number (               ) _______________________________ Check if new                □        Membership Fee:      $________
                                                                                                                                                                             +
                                                                                                                                       (Optional - See pages 84-85)
                      Arrival date in Florida ____________________ Date leaving Florida ____________________                                                                 =
                                                                                                                                       TOTAL:                    $________
                      DISTINGUISHED	LECTURE	SERIES:
                      $25 member advance registration / 3	for	$60 in advance on one registration form                                  PAYMENT	OPTIONS
                      $30 non-member advance registration / $35 member/non-member purchased at door                                    1. Check: Make	payable	to
                      Monday                Tuesday              Wednesday            Thursday                Friday                   FAU/LLS and include the last
                      □C12122 Saunders □C12131 Newmyer □C12141 Zarefsky □C12151 Nurnberger □C12161 Rabil                               four digits of the registrant’s social
                      □C12124 Turgeon □C12132 Watson □C12142 Rabil □C12152 Morton □C12162 Albanese                                     security number. Mail check to
                                       □C12133 Watson □C12143 Dunlea □C12153 Engle                                                     the address at the bottom of this
                                                       □C12144 Albanese □C12154 MacDonald                                              page.
                      WONDERFUL	WEDNESDAYS	ONE-TIME	SPECIAL	EVENTS:                                                                    2. Credit Card: (Check one)
                      $20 member advance registration / 3	for	$50	or	7	for	$100 in advance on one registration form
                      $25 non-member advance registration / $25 member/non-member purchased at door                                    □Amex                □Discover




                                                                                                                                                                                 FIRST	NAME	(PRINT)	:
                      Wednesdays                                                                                                       □Visa                □MC
                      □EW111 Merwin            □EW118 Lichtenstein         □EW125 L.	Strickler □EW201 S.	Strickler                     ____________________
                      □EW208 Fischel           □EW215 L.	Strickler         □EW222 Wayth                                                Expiration Date: mm/yy

                      WINTER	LECTURES:
LECTURE	SELECTIONS




                                                                                                              ______________________________________
                      8-wks - $68 member/$88 non-member              * except	W382	-	$78	member                       Credit Card Number
                      4-wks - $34 member/$44 non-member                                 $98	non-member
                      Mondays                    Tuesdays              Wednesdays          Thursdays             Fridays
                      □W141A Oboler           □W241A Israel □W381 Zarefsky □W481 Kahn               □W541A Kirchen                     _________            ___________
                      □W141B Bluestein        □W241B Zamenick □W381H Labovitz □W481H Ruf            □W541B Fischel                     Security Code        Billing zip code
                      □W182 T.	Atkins/O’Brien □W282 Rabil									* □W382 O’Brien	/ □W482 B.	Atkins □W582 Dunlea
                      □W183 Goldberger        □W283 Stone                 Shapiro □W483 J.	Scott    □W583 Albanese                     __________________________
                      □W143L Miller           □W284K Watson □W343A Flatow □W483H Bennett □W584 Nairnsey                                Print name as it appears on card
                      □W184H Becker           □W285K Morton □W343B Gross □W484 MacDonald
                      □W144A Gilpatric Members	Only	Combo □W384 Appleton □W444H Fleischer                                              I agree with the policies and
                      □W144B Leader          W284K Watson           □W344H Xu
                      □W145A Isaacs              and                                                                                   procedures noted herein.
                      □W145B Isaacs □ both	series	for	$125
                                             W285K Morton
                                                                                                                                       ___________________________
                      ONE-TIME	SPECIAL	EVENTS:                                                                                         Signature	(mandatory)
                      $20 member advance registration / 3	for	$50 in advance on one registration form
                      $25 non-member / $25 member/non-member purchased at door                                                         Date: ______________________

                      Sunday                Tuesday           Wednesday              Thursday                 Friday                   TRAFFIC	&	PARKING
                      □WPL341 Rabil □WPL361 Rabil □WPL371 Wolf           □WPL381 Morton □WPL391 Newmyer                                INFORMATION	REQUIRED
                      □WPL 342 W.	Scott □WPL362 Kulić □WPL372 Bernard □WPL382 Goldberger □WPL392 Biaggi
                      □WPL343 Dalin □WPL363 Kahn □WPL373 Scott	Trio □WPL383 B.	Atkins                                                  ___________________________
                      □WT105 Berger/Deutch - $10, Member adv. reg □THS110 Gillis □THS215 Gillis - $25, Members Only                    License Plate #      State

                     Lifelong	Learning	Society	·	Florida	Atlantic	University • 777 Glades Road, Bldg. 31D · Boca Raton, FL 33431
                     Phone:561-297-3171/561-297-3185 • Fax:561-297-3481/561-297-1028 • Web:www.fau.edu/lls • Online:https://llsonline.fau.edu
                     Members of the university community are expected to respect and obey all regulations and policies of the University and all local, state, and federal
                     laws. They are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that exemplifies respect for others.
important information   SPECIAL POLICIES
                        REFUND POLICY:
                                   1. There are NO refunds after lectures begin.
                                   2. No credits will be issued for use in subsequent semesters.
                                   3. There are NO refunds for annual membership or the University Fee for Parking,
                                      Safety and Maintenance, unless you only registered for one lecture series and it
                                      is cancelled. The parking permit must be returned in order to receive a refund.
                                   4. All requests for refunds must be in writing and signed. Requests must be
                                      received in the LLS Office before the date of the first lecture.
                                   5. No refunds will be approved for processing unless tickets are returned.
                                   6. A $10 fee per person, per lecture series will be charged for each refund.
                        The LLS Office reserves the right to cancel any offering, or substitute an instructor for administrative
                        reasons. In case of cancellation, full refunds will be issued to registrants. Refunds will not be
                        issued for the reason “not receiving a confirmation and tickets.” If you have not received
                        your confirmation or tickets by the week before lectures begin, call the office at 561-297-3185.
                        TRANSFERS AND DROPS:
                                   1. Request for transfers and drops must be in writing, and an evaluation form for the
                                      series from which you are transferring must be completed.
                                   2. Tickets must be attached to, and returned with, requests for transfers/drops.
                                   3. Forms are available in the LLS Office, or use your Registration Information
                                      Sheet. A signature is required.
                                   4. No transfers are allowed between campuses.
                        ATTENDING EVENING LECTURES:
                        In order to secure parking, which at times may be difficult, you are encouraged to arrive at your
                        evening lecture or event one-half hour prior to starting time. Parking Permits are required for
    90                  evening lectures. The price of tickets purchased at the door for one-time events/lectures will
                        be the non-member fee, even if you are a member.
                 Winter	2012 REGISTRATION FORM –	One	Form	Per	Person	–	Please	Print
                                                                                                                                       FOR	OFFICE	USE	ONLY
                      ID No. _______________ E-Mail Address _________________________________________                                  Date Received _________________
                                                                                                                                       _______ a.m. _______ p.m.




                                                                                                                                                                                 LAST	NAME	(PRINT)	:
                      Name _____________________________________________________________________                                       By_____________________
LOCAL	INFO




                                                                                                                                               □      □      □
                      Address ______________________________________________________ Check if new                             □        Walk-in Mail Fax
                                                                                                                                       Comments:
                                                                                                                                                           Other _____


                      City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________

                      Local phone number (              ) ________________________ Community _______________

                      I have a Florida address only    □      Cell phone number (             )________________________                FEES	–	PAID	PER	STUDENT
                                                                                                                                       University Parking, Safety and
OUT	OF	STATE	INFO




                                                                                                                                       Maintenance Fee: See page 86
                      Out of state address ____________________________________________ Check if new                         □         8, 6 or (2)4 wk sessions: $16.00
                                                                                                                                       4 wk session: $8.00 $________
                      City/State/Zip _______________________________________________________________                                                                         +
                                                                                                                                       Lecture Fees:             $________

                      Out of state phone number (               ) _______________________________ Check if new                □        Membership Fee:      $________
                                                                                                                                                                             +
                                                                                                                                       (Optional - See pages 84-85)
                      Arrival date in Florida ____________________ Date leaving Florida ____________________                                                                 =
                                                                                                                                       TOTAL:                    $________
                      DISTINGUISHED	LECTURE	SERIES:
                      $25 member advance registration / 3	for	$60 in advance on one registration form                                  PAYMENT	OPTIONS
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                      Monday                Tuesday              Wednesday            Thursday                Friday                   FAU/LLS and include the last
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                                                                      Symposium on the
Alan B. Larkin                                                        American
                                                                     Presidency
                  Madeleine K. Albright

                 3:30 p.m.                                                                          America’s First
Wednesday, February 15, 2012                                                                        Female Secretary
                                                                                                    of State
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                                                      standards abroad.
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                                                      In 1997, Madeleine K. Albright was named the 64th Secretary of
                                                      State of the United States. She was the first female Secretary of State, and
                                                      became the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government.
                                                      Prior to her appointment, she served as the U.S. Permanent Representative
                                                      to the United Nations and as a member of President Bill Clinton’s
                                                      Cabinet and National Security Council. As Secretary of State,
                                                      Albright reinforced America’s alliances, advocated democracy and human
                                                      rights and promoted American trade, business, labor and environmental

                                                      She is currently a professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown
                                                      University School of Foreign Service. She chairs both the National Democratic
                                                      Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project, and
                                                      serves as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation. Albright serves
                                                      on the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board
                                                      of trustees for the Aspen Institute. In 2009, Albright was asked by NATO
                                                      Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to chair a group of experts
                                                      focused on developing NATO’s New Strategic Concept.
                                                      She is the chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and chair
                                                      of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on
                                                      emerging markets. Albright has written four New York Times bestsellers; her
                                                      next book is slated for release in 2012.
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