Course Description: Collective Intelligence Afternoons (CIA)

Welcome to CIA! Collective intelligence is the body of knowledge that grows out of a group. When groups of people work together, they create intelligence that cannot exist on an individual level. Your mission is to engage with subject matter experts to explore some of today's most relevant topics. Presentations will be interactive ranging from 60-90 minutes with a focus on environment, culture, politics, academics and more. A final list of topics and speakers will be emailed to registered students.

Topics & Speakers include:

2/3 - Reimagine the Dying Experience: How communities can show up with compassion for others facing serious and terminal illness
with Erin Collins and Elizabeth Johnson, Co-Directors, The Peaceful Presence Project

2/17 - No Option but North: The Migrant World and the Perilous Path Across the Border
with Kelsey Freeman, Author and COCC Native American College Prep Coordinator

3/3 - SARS-CoV-2 andCOVID-19: Anatomy of a Pandemic
with Emma Chaput, COCC Associate Professor of Biology

3/17 - The Ever-Changing Central Oregon Economy
with Damon Runberg, Regional Economist for the Oregon Employment Department

4/7 - Cycling the Danube in Germany and Austria: No Hills and No Flats
with Jim Kress, COCC Retired Business Faculty

4/21 - Ludwig van Beethoven:The Game Changer
with Michael Gesme, COCC Professor of Music and Central Oregon Symphony Music Director

5/5 - Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ): Understanding and Preparing for a Mega-Earthquake
with Hal Wershow, COCC Assistant Professor of Geology

5/19 - Behind the Line: An Inside Perspective on Challenges Facing Police Officers and their Families
with Roxie Supplee, COCC Criminal Justice Instructor/Reserve Police Academy Administrator


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