1. Israel and Palestine Through Film, Zaki Abdelhamid
    C984 01/05/15—02/02/15
    Mondays 1:00pm-3:30pm
    CON $49
    The history, politics and culture of Palestine and Israel is complex and often can be misinterpreted when
    viewed from an American or foreign perspective. We will examine the complexity through two Israeli and two
    Palestinian films. Each of these films will provide ample points of discussion as we tackle the tough issues
    associated with those nations. Zaki Abdelhamid is an Arab immigrant from Jordan. He received a BA degree
    in theater from the University of New York (Albany), and an MA in fine arts in acting from the University of
    Delaware. He is a program manager at Humanities Washington, where he produces hundreds of Humanities
    themed lectures and discussion programs throughout the state. Zaki is also a speaker on Middle Eastern films,
    and has taught a class on Middle Eastern film studies at Edmonds Community College. 4 sessions. No class
    January 19th holiday.

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  2. Daniel Perez

    Feb. 3rd to Feb. 17
    Over a hundred years after the words of Emma Lazarus were inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, the US is still
    the world’s leading destination for immigrants. Recent census data analysis show that our total immigrant
    population is over 40 million, including 11 million undocumented immigrants. For those born outside the US
    what are the paths to legal residence? What rights and representation are they entitled to under current law?
    This class will help you understand immigration from different perspectives: social, legal, political and human.
    You will learn about the basics of immigration law, the difference between asylum and refugee status, the
    naturalization and citizenship processes, special immigration statuses, and types of visas. Daniel Perez is a
    Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Accredited Representative and has been the general intake and outreach
    coordinator at Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) since 1997. Appointed by the Washington
    Supreme Court as a non-lawyer member of the Washington State Practice of Law Board for the period 2004-
    2008 and reappointed for the period 2008-2011, he is also a former professor at the Universidad Autonoma de
    la Laguna, Torreon, Mexico. 3 sessions.

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  3. James Rigali

    C903 11/18/14—12/09/14

    Tuesdays 10:00am—12:00pm

    ESC $44

    The period from 1700 to 1776 looks closely at the development of an “American” culture, which imitates
    British society and manners, but becomes increasingly aware of cultural and political differences that ultimately
    lead to the American Revolution. Changing patterns of immigration in the 1700s and subsequent population
    growth spurred the rise of the important cities of New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Newspapers were an
    important factor in fostering the development of an American culture and identity. Expansion of the colonies
    inland and emergence of distinct regional cultures is a third major trend in the period. Perhaps the most
    significant event prior to the American Revolution was the Great Awakening, a religious revival that swept
    through the colonies in the 1730s. Colonies began to question their place in the British Empire, while economic
    growth led to increasing material prosperity, but also sparked tensions over trade and taxes. The series will
    end as America developed the political rationale for independence. James Rigali earned his PhD in history
    at the UW. He has taught American History at UW as well as Pacific Lutheran University and North Seattle
    Community College. 4 sessions. *This class runs concurrent with C949 Who Was Socrates?

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  4. Kathy Ludgate

    C877 10/22/14—11/05/14

    Wednesdays 10:00am—12:00pm

    CON $33

    How does the rule of Russian president Vladimir Putin compare to that of Joseph Stalin? Is this a time of
    nostalgia for the unity, strong rule, and nationalism of the Stalinist period? Or is Putin another Stalin? Each
    session of this class will parallel Stalin with Putin. We will begin with background on the Politburo structure,
    Lenin’s legacy, how Stalin and Putin came to power, and the cult of personality in the Russian political system.
    The second session will focus on each leader’s vision for Russia, how democracy is defined (East vs West),
    and ways of dealing with dissent. Finally, we will place Putin in context with other Russian leaders and see
    how historians and journalists view the impact of his regime on Russia. The instructor will utilize some video
    clips to bring the content to life and you’ll be encouraged to react to selected primary source documents and
    short readings. Kathy Ludgate has a BA in history from Gonzaga University and an MA in teacher leadership
    from Lesley University. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico, a Rosenthal Scholar on Washington State
    Government, and in 2007 named History Teacher of the Year by the Washington State Council for Social
    Studies. Prior to retirement, Kathy was the International Baccalaureate (IB) coordinator for the Edmonds
    School District. 3 sessions.

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  5. Creative Retirement Institute
    “Sci-Fi Films,”
    Ted Ludgate
    Interviewed by Dick Gibson

    # vimeo.com/103153301 Uploaded

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