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Masters Series, an adult education program of the Pasadena Senior Center, is designed to increase understanding of national and international issues, the arts, other cultures, the community, and the individual. With a focus on “understanding,” courses are presented by local university faculty and experts. Each term provides a wonderful opportunity for learning and discussion.

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in part by a generous grant from
the Pasadena Literary Alliance

Masters Series - 2017 Fall Term

2017 Fall Term
Tuesdays, September 26 - November 14
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$105 Series of 8 Lectures
$15 per Lecture

Sept 26
Fake News
George Lewis
NBC-Network Correspondent

Oct 3
Making Sense of the Trump Presidency
MIchaeL Genovese
Loyola Marymount Professor

Oct 10
The Play’s the Thing
Beverly Olevin
Director, Playwright and Award-Winning Novelist

Oct 17
The History of Chocolate
Lee Scott Theisen
UCLA Professor

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Oct 24
Topic to Be Announced
ErwIn Chemerinsky
Dean of Boalt Law School, UC, Berkeley

Oct 31
Juno Mission to Jupiter
Glenn Orton
Jet Propulsion Lab

Nov 7
Topic to Be Announced
Caroline Heldman / Larry Caldwell
Occidental College Professors

Nov 14
State of U.S. Intelligence Agencies
Roger George
Occidental College Professor


Dazed and confused by Congressional hearings, presidential tweets and 24-hour news channels with their bevy of talking heads? How do you tell the difference between “fake news” and “real news”? Are you in need of some intelligent conversation and thoughtful clarity? Find it on Tuesdays this fall at the Pasadena Senior Center’s Master Series. We will have an exciting line-up of experts to talk about the current presidency and how various presidents have run the office.

In addition, we will have a variety of speakers who will take you on journeys such as NASA’s New Frontiers Juno Mission, which is now orbiting Jupiter and sending back incredible information. We will also look at revisionist history in the world of theater with plays such as “Hamilton,” “Mary Queen of Scotts” and “A Lion in Winter.” And, you won’t want to miss a scintillating and delicious lecture on the history and politics of chocolate!

Don’t miss out! Sign up online today at /events/event-online-registration

For more information, please contact Pam Kaye at (626) 685-6756 or


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