Starting in August
Packet Pick-Up Day
Stop by the Yanke Building to pick up your membership packet, enjoy some refreshments, and connect with other Osher members. A short program will begin at 10:30 a.m. to provide new and current members a chance to get to know the Osher Institute and its staff. Learn how the curriculum is determined, how to get involved with the Institute, and get behind-the-scenes insight into how different processes work—including registration day. Stay afterwards to meet other Osher members, get a printed copy of your semester schedule, and even find your 15 seconds of fame in our new video project, “What Makes Osher Special?” We hope to see you there! Please note: This event is free, but registration is required. If you cannot stop by on Packet Pick-Up Day, your packet will be sent in the mail, as usual, on August 8.
Date and time: Wed., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free, but registration is required
The Constitution in a Crucible
This course will focus on three current constitutional issues: the scope of congressional power, the politicization of the Supreme Court, and suffrage rights for American women. The first session will analyze the Mueller report and the ongoing congressional inquiries into the Trump administration. What are the limits of congressional investigatory power and when can the president rebuke congressional subpoenas? The second session will review the politicization of the Supreme Court and the implications for the rule of law and American constitutionalism. In light of recent Supreme Court nomination hearings, does it remain a “law court” or a “political court?” Finally, in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the third session will discuss the historical, political, and constitutional issues at play in the final drive to secure suffrage rights for American women. Do concerns from opponents of women’s suffrage have any residual influence on the ongoing effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment? Please note: This course features extensive Q & A with the presenter. Due to anticipated interest, we are offering this course twice, as noted below.
Presenter: Dr. David Adler, President, Alturas Institute
Date and time:
Course One: Tue., Wed., and Thu, Aug. 27, 28, and 29, 10 a.m.-noon
Course Two: Tue., Wed., and Thu, Aug. 27, 28, and 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.