Course Detail: O_AFRIC - Africa Since Independence: Coup d'états, Corruption, Challenges and Courage

This repeat class (with updates) will view Sub-Saharan Africa since the first colony gained independence in 1957, focusing on Ghana, South Africa, and the DRC. We will analyze trends and discuss how the past 65 years impact the continent today. Despite this tumultuous and brutal period, we will learn about nation-building concepts, different cultures, and the strengths of human beings. Classes will include some reading, interspersed with video clips, lecture, and discussion. A weekly cultural exercise will help explain Western and African perspectives.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Annual Membership

 Session Detail:  OPFA17AFRIC (2 seats (7%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 09/13/17 and ending on 11/08/17 (excluding 10/18/17)
Times: 09:30am - 11:30am
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Price: OLLI Course : $50.00

Instructors
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Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch
Biography: Mike Lynch spent his professional career working in hi-tech. He shares five product design patents and has a MBA from UNH. He first retired in May 2009 when he and his wife, Lynn, became Peace Corps Volunteers, working in Bulgaria with the Roma Gypsies for 28 months. He then spent three years as a Peace Corps Director managing Ghana PC operations. He has traveled extensively in Africa and "winters" in Cape Town South Africa. No image available

Facility Detail
Wishcamper Center
44 Bedford St.
Portland, ME 04101