Humanities Group Lecture Series

Keep your brain young with the benefits of lifelong learning with monthly lectures on diverse topics.


Keep your brain young with the benefits of lifelong learning with monthly lectures on diverse topics.

Cold War – Hot Peace
Please join us for Part 2 of our Series: Cold War – Hot Peace.  Designed for students 55 +, we will begin our Series by assessing the impact of the TET Offensive on the Johnson Presidency and the 1968 Election.  Nixon’s historic visit to China, Détente with the Soviet Union, withdrawal from Vietnam and events in the Middle East will be part of our continuing narrative of the Cold War.  We will conclude our Series by considering if President Reagan’s challenge to Premier Gorbachev to “tear down this Wall” played a role in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.

October 16, November 20, and December 18, 2019
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Brockton Campus, Business Building, Room B544
Dr. Gary Hylander
Cost:  $12.00
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The Age of Revolutions: Politics and Society in the 19th Century
The period from the French Revolution to the First World War is sometimes referred to as the “Long 19th Century.”  During that span, several significant transformations occurred in Europe and in the Americas.  Concepts of nationalism, democracy, and imperialism called into question the structure of contemporary society and led to dramatic political upheaval.  This series of lectures designed for anyone 55 + will examine some of the important revolutionary movements of the 19th century, and how those movements impacted the development of modern Western society.

November 5, November 12, and November 19, 2019
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm– 7:00 pm
Brockton Campus, Science Building, Room S115
G. A. Di Gregorio
Cost: $9.00
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For more information, contact 508-588-9100 x1064.

In case of inclement weather, if Massasoit Community College is closed due to weather, there will be no Center for Lifelong Learning classes held that day.