Upcoming Sessions

The Fall 2016 Open Classroom explores the choices facing the American electorate in November, followed after the election by reflections on the Obama presidency. The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.


9/7      The Choice: How did we get here? Paths to their Nomination

9/14    The Economy, Jobs, and Opportunity

9/21    What is America? Globalization and the New Age of Migration

9/28    Challenges facing Younger Generations

10/5    Making America (Feel) Safe

10/12  Covering the Election: The role of old and new media

10/19  Health Care, Social Security, and the Social Contract

10/26  Visions of the World and the U.S. Role in It

11/2    Down the Ballot: Key Elections and Issues in Congress and the States

11/9    What just happened? The Day After Election Analysis

11/16  Reflections on Election 2016

11/30  The Obama Legacy: Domestic Policy

12/7    The Obama Legacy: Foreign Policy

12/14  The Obama Legacy: The America He Leaves Behind