The 2018 Osher Summer Lecture Series, Our Divided Country: How to Find Common Ground will be held Thursday mornings, July 12 - August 16.
Tickets are required, visit the Osher website for information.
It has been said that, "a house divided against itself cannot stand" (Abraham Lincoln, 1858). Yet the U.S. finds itself increasingly fractured along partisan lines. These growing divides are supercharged today by instant Internet and social media communications, 24/7 cable news, blatantly partisan media which attract and inflame like-minded viewers, body cams, viral smartphone videos, and the denigration of some American traditions.
Each of the six prominent speakers will frame the key issues of the series, probe challenges to finding common ground, and provide insights on how to most constructively unite America. Four of the speakers have written books that the Norwich Bookstore will have on hand for purchase and signing.
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of immigration Law Practice at Cornell Law School, will explain why our current immigration system doesn't work and what you can do to help fix it.
Steve Yale-Loehr has practiced immigration law for 35 years and was managing editor of two prestigious immigration law publications. Steve is the author of many books on core immigration issues, including Green Card Stories which will be available for signing after the lecture.