History's Close Calls

Dates: January 26 - February 16, 2022

Meets: W from 10:00 AM to 12 N

Location: Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

OLLI Member: $50.00

Enrollment requires a 2021 - 2022 OLLI at MSU Membership

This course features the description and discussion of four major historical incidents whose negative outcome would have dangerously affected the United States and the world: The Louisiana Purchase, the "palace coup" against Mikhail Gorbachev, the attempt by Japanese officers to prevent their emperor from surrendering to the United States during World War II, and the so-called Cuban missile crisis.

Apply for a needs-based scholarship to take this offering.

Fee:   $50.00

Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

2152 Graf St Bozeman, MT 59718

Tony Demetriades

Tony Demetriades is a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Montana State University who earned his Ph.D. in aeronautics from Caltech. His academic specialties include aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, and he has published 60 technical articles in these disciplines. Before coming to MSU in 1979, he was a senior research fellow at Caltech from 1958 to 1963 and a senior scientist at Ford Aeronutronic from 1963 to 1979. He has been a consultant and contractor to many industrial companies and U.S. government agencies, including ARPA, NASA, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Army. He taught fluid mechanics in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at MSU. He also directed the MSU Supersonic Wind Tunnel Laboratory.
Date Day Time Location
01/26/2022Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
02/02/2022Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
02/09/2022Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church
02/16/2022Wednesday10 AM to 12 N Bozeman, MT - Hope Lutheran Church

A review of the villains and the heroes who suddenly found themselves in control of world affairs. The tendency of historical events to escalate beyond the original purposes of the participants. How the sacred cows of history are often not what they seemed to be. An appreciation of history as a necessary input to the decision-making of a free people.


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