Osher LLI at FAU Announces Summer Lecture Series

Osher LLI Building with two females reading brochure about program.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter has announced a lecture series for the summer semester, which begins Wednesday, June 16.

Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, political science, film, music, art history and literature. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute was established to provide adults of all ages the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework or tests.

The summer lectures series will take place on Zoom or in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute complex at FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Dr., in Jupiter, and include:

  • On Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m. on Zoom, “An Introduction to the Politics of Hamilton” presented by Kristin Shockley, a senior instructor in the Department of Political Science at FAU. This one-time lecture highlights the ways in which the award-winning musical on Broadway, “Hamilton,” addresses both key moments in our nation’s founding and early political history as well as issues and themes in modern American politics.

  • On Wednesday, June 16 at 2 p.m. on Zoom, “Israel’s Relations with India: The Transformation of Relations” taught by Ralph Nurnberger, Ph.D., a retired professor who taught at Georgetown University for more than 38 years. This one-time lecture will trace how the relations between the two countries have gone from virtual hostility to a mutually beneficial friendship.

  • On Thursday, June 24 at 1 p.m., “Cyrano de Bergerac,” presented by National Theatre Live, an initiative operated by the Royal National Theatre in London, which broadcasts live via satellite, performances of their productions to cinemas and arts centers around the world. This one-time, recorded performance features actor James McAvoy, who portrays Cyrano. This presentation will take place in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute auditorium.

  • On Thursday, July 15 at 2 p.m. on Zoom, “The Birth of the Blues” presented by Robert Joyce, a composer, producer, author and educator with more than 30 years of teaching experience at Augustana University and the University of South Dakota. This one-time lecture will present details about the beginning of the Blues, how it became a social as well as musical mechanism for other types of music, and he will present music from some of the founding artists of this musical style.

For more information about the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU Jupiter, or to receive a course catalog, call 561-799-8547.