Events Calendar / Lifelong Learning Lecture Series

LLL Series: The Global Rise of Authoritarian Populism: Trump Style Politics in a Time of Uncertainty thumbnail Photo

LLL Series: The Global Rise of Authoritarian Populism: Trump Style Politics in a Time of Uncertainty

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Joseph Coelho, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Framingham State University

The rise of authoritarian populist forces in recent years presents a new challenge to many long established democracies around the world. What does this mean for the future of the world order established after World War II?

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Information on all lectures in the series can be found on our Lifelong Learning Lectures webpage.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: What Happened? The Presidential Election in Perspective thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: What Happened? The Presidential Election in Perspective

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. David Smailes, Associate Professor, Political Science, Framingham State University

This year has been unlike any other in America, and the presidential election we have just witnessed has been like no other as well. Join us as we discuss the election that just concluded by looking back on the nomination process by the two major parties as well as third party candidates, and some of the reason for the outcome of the election. Looking forward, we’ll also talk about what might come next in American political life.

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: William Wordsworth: Our Contemporary thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: William Wordsworth: Our Contemporary

GUEST SPEAKER: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University

The great romantic poet William Wordsworth was born 250 years ago in a little market town in northern England. For all his distance from us, in space and time, he is our contemporary, mainly because he boldly chose himself as his great and best subject. His masterpiece is The Prelude, a poem of 13 books in iambic pentameter, never published in his lifetime and often called the finest 19th century English autobiography. He lived the longest of the tragically short-lived Romantic poets like Keats and Shelley, but was the most original. Resisting the influence of his 18th century forebears, he insisted on using the real language of people, and traced his creative life back to his infancy, prefiguring recent child psychology and the work of Freud. The Prelude’s first two books are the best, and this talk will concentrate on these, while summarizing the remainder, which encompass more than half his life. His daring subject is the birth of the creative imagination, as he gives the reader the experience of his childhood and young adulthood with vivid and haunting power. The lecture will also include images of his surroundings in paintings and drawings of his time. 

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