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Lifelong Learning readies for eighth season
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Posted: 2013 Nov 29 - 06:56

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TREASURE COAST -- The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College invites new subscribers to enjoy its eighth season of experts and educators as they speak on current issues. The series opens Thursday, Dec. 12 with Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics, Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College.

Professor Samwick will present the topic, "Can Washington Be Fixed?" With partisanship and gridlock dominating political news today, this is sure to be a timely topic.

Prof. Samwick will speak at the IRSC Mueller Campus in Vero Beach from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and again at the IRSC Chastain Campus in Stuart from 3-5 p.m.

The Fielden Institute lecture series focuses on subjects in foreign policy, the environment, education, health and the economy. Family Private Care continues their support of lifelong learning at IRSC as Presenting Sponsor for the lecture series. This season's lectures are:

Jan. 9, Eric T. Olson, retired United States Navy Admiral, will present "The Undeclared War: Special Operations in the 21st Century." Olson last served as the eighth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, (USSOCOM), and was the only Navy SEAL ever to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag rank.

Feb. 13, Molly Williamson returns to the podium to speak on "The Geopolitics of Petroleum." Williamson is a Middle East Institute scholar in Washington and a former Foreign Service officer. She served six presidents, achieving the rank of Career Minister, the second-highest foreign service rank.

March 13, "Climate Change: A Look Ahead" will be the topic examined by John Carberry, former director of Environmental Technology at DuPont. Carberry currently teaches at the University of Delaware as part of the department of Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering and is a frequent, national lecturer on environmental issues.

April 10, the series will conclude by addressing "A Profile of the New American Economy" with Dr. Scott Brown, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at Raymond James. He also serves on the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors for the State of Florida.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the lecture and subscribers are offered open seating. Lectures last one hour and are followed by a moderated 30-minute question and answer session. Refreshments follow the lecture portion of the program in the morning and are enjoyed prior to the afternoon lecture.

Lectures are held at the IRSC Mueller Campus, Richardson Center, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and from 3-5 p.m. at the IRSC Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart. Series subscriptions are $150 for all five lectures. Individual lecture seats, should they be available, will be offered at $50 one week prior to each of the lectures.

For more information or to subscribe by phone, call (772) 462-7880 or visit www.irscfoundation.org.

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