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What the Hell is Happening?

This course will examine the world and United States at this moment.

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About this class

In recent years, one common question has been frequently asked by millions: What the hell is happening? This course will seek to answer this question by examining the geo-political, economic, social, and cultural forces driving today's global and domestic disruption. This course will examine the world and United States at this moment. Among the topics that will be examined in this series is the reordering of world power in the 21st century, the rise of China, Russia's challenge to the West, the crisis of confidence plaguing western nations, and the precarious state and uncertain future of democracy abroad and, most concerning of all, here in the United States.

Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 - 6:30-8:30 pm CST

Jason Matthews is an adjunct political science instructor at Bismarck State College, teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and is a strategic planning and public affairs consultant. He resides in Bismarck.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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