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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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Masters Series Fall Term 2018

2018 Fall Term
Tuesdays, September 25 through November 13
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$105 per Term or $15 for Individual Lecture

The Fall Masters Series promises a variety of interesting topics. The League of Women Voters will provide wisdom and a balanced view on the November bond issues, and the local sales tax measure. You’ll get a virtual tour of the elegant and functional creations in Pasadena by architect Myron Hunt from Jan Muntz, a Pasadena architect. You’ll also get the opportunity to jump across the ocean to learn the culture and politics of the Korean Peninsula from Tom Plate, Clinical Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at LMU.

In addition, other experts will provide lively talks on the Huntington Gardens, a history of the many scandals of past presidents, and of course, we’ll offer clarity on the subject of “news.” . Find this exciting line-up and more this fall on Tuesday afternoons at the Pasadena Senior Center.

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Randy ShulmanSeptember 25
Randy Shulman

The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
Randy Shulman, The Huntington’s Vice President for Advancement, will provide a lively talk on the Huntington’s renaissance and the background behind dramatic changes at San Marino’s jewel over the past 25 years. New galleries, gardens, and exhibitions for the public are reaching new audiences in ways never before possible. His illustrated talk will also showcase several important new collections.

Mike GenoveseOctober 9
Mike Genovese

Political Science Professor, LMU
Professor Genovese is President of the Global policy Institute at Loyola Marymount University where he teaches Political Science. This lecture will look at the upcoming mid-term elections, how divided we are as a nation, and how these division can be understood in the way different groups vote. Is America hopelessly divided as a nation? The prospects seem grim but...don’t give up!

October 16
League of Women Voters

The Facts, Just the Facts about the Bond Issues
Haven’t got a clue about the bond issues on the state ballot? Representatives from the League of Women Voters will give a nonpartisan explanation of California state ballot measures with information, including supporting and opposing arguments. Get informed, engaged and empowered!

Tom PlateOctober 23
Tom Plate

Clinical Professor and Asian Pacific Studies Scholar
Confused about what’s going on in Asia? North Korea? Are we having trade talks with China? Are we meeting with North Korea and negotiating denuclearization? Professor Tom Plate of Loyola Marymount University is the founder of the Asia Pacific Media Center that specializes in teaching students about covering news in Asia. He was a journalist for the LA Times where he specialized in covering Asia and later worked for the Korea Times I South Korea, the Japan Times in Tokyo and the Jakarta Post in Indonesia.

October 30
Jan Muntz

Pasadena architect
The Rose Bowl, the Library, The Huntington Library and Gardens were all built by Myron Hunt. Who was he and how did he capture the attention and the choice commissions resulting in a treasure trove of wonderful buildings? Jan Muntz, architect, historian and Pasadena resident will give us all the details of this fascinating story.

Hector VillagraNovember 6
Hector Villagra

Executive Director of American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
Mr. Villagre will discuss what’s happening on our southern border. For decades the ACLU has been one of the few organizations working with immigrant rights. Hector Villagra has served as the executive director of the ACLU of Southern California since February 2011. Before working for the ACLU, he served as the Regional Counsel for the Los Angeles office of the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund.

George LewisNovember 13
George Lewis and Judy Miller

Former NBC and ABC Network Correspondents
Who were the real winners and losers at the elections? As the long-awaited mid- term elections are over, what do the results mean for the next presidential election? Veteran former national correspondents from NBC, George Lewis, and ABC, Judy Muller, will study the results and the trends to give you the best insights that can be gleaned from the election data.

 

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