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John Siegfried: “Better Living Through Economics” (1/24/13)

Feb. 19, 2013—Watch video of “Better Living Through Economics”, part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series presented on Jan. 24 by Vanderbilt Professor of Economics John Siegfried, who has written a book with the same title. Siegfried will focus on various case studies to demonstrate how economic research has improved societal conditions over the past 50 years by...

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John Siegfried: “Better Living Through Economics” (1/17/13)

Feb. 19, 2013—Watch video of “Better Living Through Economics”, part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series presented on Jan. 17 by Vanderbilt Professor of Economics John Siegfried, who has written a book with the same title. Siegfried will focus on various case studies to demonstrate how economic research has improved societal conditions over the past 50 years by...

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Thomas A. Schwartz: “America and the Vietnam War” (1/17/13)

Feb. 19, 2013—Watch video of “America and the Vietnam War” from the Osher Lifelong Lecture Series event on Jan. 17.  Thomas A. Schwartz, a professor of history and political science at Vanderbilt, examines the war’s history, United States’ involvement, anti-war protests and more. Lifelong learners aged 50 and above can sign up for the non-credit, six-week classes taught...

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Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring term

Feb. 5, 2013—Important Supreme Court decisions, the Nashville Ballet, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at special law enforcement agents are among the varied topics offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt this spring.

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John Siegfried: “Better Living Through Economics”

Jan. 16, 2013—Watch video of “Better Living Through Economics”, part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series presented by Vanderbilt Professor of Economics John Siegfried, who has written a book with the same title. Siegfried will focus on various case studies to demonstrate how economic research has improved societal conditions over the past 50 years by influencing public policy...

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Thomas A. Schwartz: “America and the Vietnam War”

Jan. 16, 2013—Watch video of “America and the Vietnam War” from the Osher Lifelong Lecture Series event on Jan. 10.  Thomas A. Schwartz, a professor of history and political science at Vanderbilt, examines the war’s history, United States’ involvement, anti-war protests and more. Lifelong learners aged 50 and above can sign up for the non-credit, six-week classes taught...

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Listen: Lifelong learners invited to sign up for Osher winter classes

Nov. 27, 2012—Online registration is now open for the 2013 winter term of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.

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Religion and Health: Pitfalls and Possibilities (Part Two: 11/7/12)

Nov. 8, 2012—Watch video of Keith Meador presenting “Religion and Health: Pitfalls and Possibilities” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series. The course reviews the historical context and current research and conversations regarding religion and health in American culture. We will examine the significance and implications of our “therapeutic culture” and how the religion and...

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Contemporary Debates in Criminal Justice: The Class Decides (Part Two: 11/7/12)

Nov. 8, 2012—Watch video of Christopher Slobogin presenting “Contemporary Debates in Criminal Justice: The Class Decides” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series. The course explores a number of the hottest topics in criminal justice: the death penalty, the insanity defense, preventive detention, surveillance and other topics relating to investigation of crime and its...

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Religion and Health: Pitfalls and Possibilities (Part One: 10/31/12)

Nov. 7, 2012—Watch video of Keith Meador presenting “Religion and Health: Pitfalls and Possibilities” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series. The course reviews the historical context and current research and conversations regarding religion and health in American culture. We will examine the significance and implications of our “therapeutic culture” and how the religion and...

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Contemporary Debates in Criminal Justice: Interrogation Practices (Part One: 10/31/12)

Nov. 7, 2012—Watch video of Christopher Slobogin presenting “Contemporary Debates in Criminal Justice: Interrogation Practices” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series. The course explores a number of the hottest topics in criminal justice: the death penalty, the insanity defense, preventive detention, surveillance and other topics relating to investigation of crime and its punishment....

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Religion and Health: Pitfalls and Possibilities (10/24/12)

Oct. 26, 2012—Watch video of Keith Meador presenting “Religion and Health: Pitfalls and Possibilities” as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series. The course reviews the historical context and current research and conversations regarding religion and health in American culture. We will examine the significance and implications of our “therapeutic culture” and how the religion and...

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