Global Affairs and the Media


Name Email Phone
Judith Wagener 815-761-4603
Leon Lindberg 608-238-9000
Kirk Elliott 608-255-5646

We focus on international events and concerns, addressing United States issues only as they relate to the rest of the world. The first hour consists of a presentation by an invited speaker or by a member of the group. For the second hour all members are invited to scour various media sources for an item of global interest and bring a summary of it for discussion. In this way, we hope to increase our exposure to high-quality sources of news and information and to expand our appreciation of the importance of global affairs. 


Capitol Lakes Grand Hall

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

Feb. 27, 2019

End Date

May 1, 2019


Some reading/discussion

Class Size

No limit
Class Notes
No pre-enrollment; just come to the first class session.

# of Sessions: 10

Group meets in Grand Hall, EXCEPT for March 20 and April 17 when class will meet in HL Center Auditorium.

Spring Topics and Presenters handout (PDF) 


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