Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Eclipse of a Global Order


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Weds., Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 10, 17 & 24         10:30 am – 12:30 pm  
Instructor: Alex M. Saragoza, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Ethnic Studies, UCB
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

What happens when a global order is eclipsed? The 20th century gives us two classic cases of such eclipses: the global order that came undone after WWI and the order built in the wake of WWII, still in the process of unraveling.  A close look at the history of both tidal shifts can give us insight into the tensions plaguing us today.  Dr. Saragosa offers ways to understand why, for example, Iran shows such hostility toward the “west” and the U.S., in particular, why the old Cold War still resonates in Guatemala and other northern triangle countries in Central America, and why Palestine and Israel can’t resolve their conflicts.  These are just a few of the case histories he has on the agenda. 

His wide-ranging survey of the consequences these two epic eclipses have unleashed can help us understand the world around us today.  It is indeed worth a closer look.

Event Details

Date: 2021-02-24

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.



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