Global Affairs and the Media


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

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

Sept. 25, 2019

End Date

Dec. 4 2019


Some reading/discussion

Class Size

No limit
Class Notes
To Enroll: No pre-enrollment, come to class.

# of Sessions: 10

No class:  Nov. 27th


Group meets at Capitol Lakes Health Center Auditorium on the PL level on the following dates: Sept. 25th, Oct. 2nd, Oct. 9th, and Oct 16th.


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