LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 3, 2019) — This summer, the University of Kentucky’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is teaming up with the OLLI at Dartmouth College to livestream their 23rd annual Summer Lecture Series.
Dartmouth, located in New Hampshire, is hosting the 2019 series “Critical Thinking for The Preservation of Our Democracy.” The lectures will run 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 11 through Aug. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public and will be livestreamed in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom C or Worsham Cinema.
The lecture series’ focus is to promote critical thinking — listening thoughtfully and evaluating different points of view objectively on an issue. The sessions will be structured as debates, where both sides of an issue are discussed between two speakers and a moderator.
The session topics include “Freedom of Speech,” “Individual Privacy,” “Voting Rights,” “Affirmative Action,” “Gun Rights” and “Freedom of the Press.” Speakers and moderators consist of prestigious professors and staff from many colleges and universities as well as several law firms and outside sources. Those who attend will be able to send their questions to the panelists.
Tickets are complimentary but advanced registration is required. Visit https://ukytickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx to register.
For more information, and a full list of speakers, visit https://osher.dartmouth.edu/summer_series/.
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