Program information (951) 827-7139  www.extension.ucr.edu/osher Riverside 6 The Unheard Story of David and Goliath Wed. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Oct. 31-Dec. 12 (No meeting Nov. 21) Travel to one of the most beautiful places in Israel, the Valley of Elah, where the story about David and Goliath took place. Together, we will learn new and old facts about David as the underdog, as well as gain an understanding of the real image of Goliath. Is David’s victory really an improbable one? We will examine the full story of this single combat based on the connections between the biblical text, historical events, and the archeological sites. An introduction to the relevant Israeli literature, songs, and poems will shed additional light on the way life was experienced and unfolded during this biblical period. There will be selected readings from the Bible to complement the lectures and discussions. Mati Dinar, M.Ed., George Washington University, has been teaching Hebrew and Judaic Studies for more than 40 years. UCR Osher instructor since 2009. 182-CCS-018 Will Democracy Survive? Thurs. 9:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Nov. 1-Dec 6 (No meeting Nov. 22) What has happened to democracy in America? After 200+ years, the promise of a democratic America is undergoing challenges from both the left and the right.  Will democracy survive in the United States?  What will it look like going forward?  Today, citizens wrestle with fundamental questions about the role of politics, the efficacy of democracy, and the wrenching divisions that are separating neighbors, family members, and nations.  Citizens, citizen leaders, elected officials, and any who are questioning, will find context and new perspectives in this course.  In the previous courses, we delved in to the rubrics of democracy, addressed democratic norms, and examined utilitarian democratic principles in the political realm, as our central focus. In this, our third look at democracy, we will consider the midterm elections in the United States, the growing populist movements around the world, and the impact of globalization as a wayward indicator in this unfolding moment in history.  Throughout the six meetings, you will be exposed to tools, and concepts required to forging a path forward for the future of democracy. All this, and the midterms!  It will be a lively experience as we explore the results together. *Note: If you were not able to join us for one of the previous courses on democracy, there will be sufficient material that connects with previous lectures to ensure that you feel comfortable and equipped to be fully present. Beth Hill Skinner, M.A. in Theology and in International Diplomacy with specialization in transnational terrorism, is an adjunct faculty member at Riverside Community College, as well as a noted author and professional speaker. UCR Osher instructor since 2007. 182-CCS-013 Hemingway’s Cuba Wed. 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 21-Dec. 12 We will explore Hemingway’s fascination with Key West, the Gulf Stream, and Cuba and link his personal relationships and experiences to his major novels written during the Cuba years. You are encouraged to read some of his selected works, such as “To Have and Have Not,” “The Old Man and the Sea,” and “Islands in the Stream.” Background information to complement the lectures and discussion include the instructor’s photo collection, her recent experience as a lecturer on cruise ships to Cuba, and her research for her Hemingway biography, “Influencing Hemingway: The People and Place That Shaped His Life and Work.” We will cover Hemingway’s favorite Havana haunts, including the town of Cojimar, the setting of The Old Man and the Sea, and Hemingway’s Cuban home, “Finca Vigia.” This is ideal preparation for those planning to visit Cuba. Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty, Roosevelt University, Chicago. Dr. Sindelar is a member of the Board of Directors of The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park, Illinois. UCR Osher instructor since 2012. 182-CCS-019 UCR Extension Center  1200 University Ave.  Riverside OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  FALL 2018 OCTOBER–NOVEMBER