National Politics, Arts to Headline Masters Series Topics

The fall term of the popular Masters Series at the Pasadena Senior Center is slated to begin on Tuesdays from Sept. 26 to Nov. 14, from 2-4 p.m.
The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes lifelong learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Non-members can try the series by attending their first lecture free of charge.
For anyone dazed and confused by congressional hearings, presidential tweets, 24-hour news cycles and the term “fake news” will find intelligent conversation and clarity during the Masters Series, as will people curious about space exploration, revisionist history in the theater world and everyone’s favorite sweet treat, chocolate.
Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105.
Sept. 26: Fake News — George Lewis, NBC News correspondent
Oct. 3: Making Sense of the Trump Presidency — Michael Genovese, professor of political science and president of Loyola Marymount University’s Global Policy Institute
Oct. 10: The Play’s the Thing — Beverly Olevin, director, playwright and award-winning novelist
Oct. 17: The History of Chocolate — Lee Scott Theisen, expert on Latin American food history and culture
Oct. 24: [Topic to be Announced] — Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Boalt School of Law, UC Berkeley
Oct. 31: Juno Mission to Jupiter — Glenn Orton, senior research scientist and member of the Juno Mission to Jupiter team, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Nov. 7: [Topic to be Announced] — Caroline Heldman, associate professor of politics, Occidental College, and Larry Caldwell, professor emeritus of political science and politics, Occidental College
Nov. 14: The State of U.S. Intelligence Agencies — Roger George, assistant professor of diplomacy and world affairs, Occidental College
To register or for more information, visit pasadena­seniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331. The Pasadena Senior Center is located at 85 E.
Holly St.

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