Courses

2000: Trouble Spots

FOUR MONDAYS, NOON - 1:30 P.M. OCTOBER 30; NOVEMBER 6,13, AND 20 | MENIL COLLECTION, 1515 SUL ROSS

This year we have seen new economic and political problems emerge in different areas of the world. In this course, experts will give us the background for these problems and bring us up to date.

OCTOBER 30

Robert Moser

What's Next for Putin's Russia?

Robert Moser, author of Unexpected Outcomes: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Representation in Russia, will give an update on the Russian political and economic situation under the new leader. An assistant professor, Department of Government, University of Texas, Austin, he is co-editor of Russian Politics: Challenges of Democratization. Dr. Moser has written on Russia for World Politics, Comparative Politics, and Electoral Studies.

NOVEMBER 6

Robert L. Hardgrave Jr.

India, Pakistan, and the Bomb: Dangers and Opportunities in South Asia

Conflicts over Kashmir, as well as economic opportunities in the area, will be discussed by Robert Hardgrave, an expert on the subcontinent. He is Professor of Government and Asian Studies, the Lousann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of the Humanities, University of Texas, and author of many books including India: Government and Politics in a Developing Nation.

NOVEMBER 13

Raul L. Madrid

The Changing Face of Latin America

Raul Madrid will go behind the scenes in South America to explain some of the recent problems there. After receiving his Ph.D. degree at Stanford, Madrid joined the Department of Government, University of Texas. A book, Retiring the State: The Politics of Pension Privatization in Latin America, is in progress. Dr. Madrid has done political research throughout South America.

NOVEMBER 20

Steven Lewis

Greater China and the New Millennium

In his lecture, Steven Lewis will give an up-to-date report on the political and economic ramifications in both Taiwan and Mainland China at the turn of the century. Project Director, Transnational China Project, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Dr. Lewis recently received a Ph.D. degree at Washington University. He has taught in China.

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Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 

 

The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.

 

Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 

 

Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.

 

AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced

 

Fall is just around the corner. Register today!

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