Registration is open for all offerings at CAU, which is part of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.
For the seven-session election seminar, faculty will discuss the politics and possible outcomes of the Trump and Biden campaigns. The discussions will feature four professors from the College of Arts and Sciences:
- Glenn C. Altschuler, the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies in the Department of History;
- David Bateman, associate professor of government;
- Douglas Kriner, the Clinton Rossiter Professor in American Institutions in the Department of Government, and;
- Noliwe Rooks, the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Literature in the Africana Studies and Research Center.
The Oct. 30 and 31 seminars will include lectures on voting rights; the outlook for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives; political implications of the coronavirus; social justice issues; and what to look for on election night.
On Nov. 7, the panel will discuss election results and explore the outlook for 2021 and beyond; they also will host a post-election discussion panel for participating teens and adults interested in issues impacting youth.
The live and interactive seminar is $300 per household for all seven sessions. Register online here; deadline is Oct. 16.
On Nov. 16, CAU will present “Chinatown: The Citizen Kane of The ’70s Film,” at 2 p.m. EST. Jonathan Kirshner, the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus and author of “Hollywood’s Last Golden Age: Politics, Society and the Seventies Film in America,” will discuss the 1974 film, followed by a Q&A with participants. Participants are asked to view the film in advance.
Kirshner’s seminar is free and open to the public; register here.
CAU also offers more than a dozen free, prerecorded webinars that feature Cornell faculty addressing topics including climate change, natural history, the impact of COVID-19 and nutrition.
Shelley Preston is the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions’ communications and marketing specialist.