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THE DEBATE OVER AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLD
Thursday, September 8 , 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
September 8, 15, 22, 29 (Thursdays) 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Attend in person at ISU’s Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main St., Normal (Masks are optional.)
Watch Online via Zoom
*Classes are subject to change based on current CDC and IDPH guidelines, as well as ISU policies and procedures.
$35 for Senior Professional members
$45 for non-members
For in person, pricing is per person.
For ZOOM, one registration per household.
• Four 2-hour sessions (one Academy of Seniors class)
$15 single-session option available for in-person (pay at door).
Register online at seniorprofessionals.illinoisstate.edu or call (309) 438-2160.
Seating is limited for in-person viewing.
Zoom participants will receive a Zoom link a week prior to the class(es) for which they’ve signed up and again on the day of each class session.
Dr. Ross Kennedy will examine how U.S. leaders defined and debated the role of the United States in the world from the early days of the republic to today. Particular attention will be paid to how Americans conceptualized national security and their nation’s relationship to the other great powers in the international system.
September 8 – The Republic, European Powers and Expansion
September 15 – Debating a Global Role, 1914-1945
September 22 – The Logic of Containment
September 29 – Strategy for a New Century
Ross Kennedy, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Illinois State University