Beyond the Headlines
The Beyond the Headlines speaker series features eight speakers per quarter, each presenting an in-depth lecture about the most significant contemporary, and often controversial, issues in the news. Pulled from today’s major headlines, our topics cover foreign policy, state and national politics, education, the economy, social justice issues, and more!
Enrollment for spring quarter opens on Friday, February 1, 2019. Online enrollment begins at 12am: Click here to enroll online (add the course to your cart & check out). Phone enrollment begins at 8am: Call Registration at 310-825-9971.
|Apr 9||“Why Populism?”||Rogers Brubaker, PhD, Professor of Sociology, UCLA|
|Apr 16||“Welcome to the Anthropocene: Understanding the Causes and Consequences of the Dramatic Global Decline in Wildlife”||Graeme Gissing, MSc; Lecturer, Ambrose University; Director of Education, Stop Poaching Now!|
|Apr 30||“Trump’s Foreign Policy”||Derek Shearer, Former Ambassador and Professor, Occidental College|
|May 7||TBA||Troy Smith, PhD, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School|
|May 21||“The Supreme Court Completes another Term: Where is it Headed?”||Bill Blum, JD, lawyer, former State of California Administrative Law Judge, legal journalist|
|Jan 22||US-China Trade and Investment Relations||Rafiq Doassani, PhD, MBA, Director, RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School|
|Jan 29||We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights via Citizens United and Hobby Lobby||Adam Winkler, JD, MA, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law. Author of We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018).|
|Feb 5||California’s Clean Air Leadership: Demonstrated Success Now Under Threat||Meredith Hankins, JD, Shapiro Fellow in Environmental Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law|
|Feb 12||After Brexit: Brexit and its implications for the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States||Troy Smith, PhD, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School|
|Feb 19||Reconstructing the Administrative State||Emerson Blake, PhD, Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law|
|Feb 26||Changing Demographics and the Economy||Mark Pisano, Professor, USC|
|Mar 5||Region in Turmoil: The Middle East and its Unending Civil Wars||Shahin Berenji, PhD, Lecturer, UCLA|
|Mar 12||Show Me The Money: the Costs and Benefits of Campaign Finance Disclosure||Abby Wood, JD, PhD, Professor of Law; USC, Law consultant for USAID, World Bank, and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs|