Understanding Current Events: Both Domestic and Foreign

Andy Hertig will lead six weekly discussion sessions on topics of current interest. Likely examples include the presidential election, the state of the economy, and the course of the coronavirus. Since each of these also has foreign policy implications, our relations with the wider world will be considered when appropriate. Relevant articles, mainly from the New York Times, will be emailed to participants to stimulate conversation for each meeting. Group members should feel free to offer their own suggestions.

Class Recordings:

Class 1 - October 7, 2020

Class 2 - October 14, 2020

Class 3 - October 21, 2020

Class 4 - October 28, 2020

Class 5 - November 4, 2020

Class 6 - November 11, 2020


Group Leader: ANDY HERTIG
Meets on: Wednesdays 10:00 am to noon
Starting: 10/7/2020
Sessions: 6
Class Size: 20
Teaching Style: Seminar
Weekly Preparation: 1 - 2 hours
Group Leader Biography:

Mr. Hertig taught history for many years at Phillips Exeter Academy and served as chair of the history department and dean of faculty. He has an AB degree from Harvard and an MA in U.S. history from UC Berkeley.