LIFELONG LEARNING ACADEMY’S
Spring 2016 Einstein’s Circle Series
At USF Sarasota-Manatee
“Politics and the 2016 Election”
With Former Florida Congressman Dan Miller
These open forums, moderated by knowledgeable experts on a variety of timely topics, provide an opportunity for participants to engage in a thoughtful exchange of ideas, opinions and information.
(Sarasota-Manatee, Florida) Lifelong Learning Academy’s Einstein’s Circle forums are 3-4:30 p.m., in Selby Auditorium at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Cost is $5 per session for LLA members and $6 for general admission. Seating is limited to 180 participants. Registration is recommended online at www.lla-sm.org or by calling 941-359-4296. For additional information on the Lifelong Learning Academy, including weekly updates of Einstein’s Circle, visit www.lla-sm.org or call 941-359-4296.
According to Bev Harms, producer of the Einstein’s Circle, these open forums, moderated by knowledgeable and noted experts in a wide variety of matters, provide participants an opportunity to interact, share information and gain perspective on current and evolving events and topics. “If it’s relevant, interesting and timely there’s a good chance we’ll be talking about it at Einstein’s Circle,” says Harms.
Politics and the 2016 Election with former Florida congressman Dan Miller (March 31): So what exactly is the Donald Trump phenomenon? Those who aren’t overwrought with emotional outrage are no doubt asking that question. Can Trump secure the nomination uncontested and if contested, what are the chances of a unified outcome? We’ve seen nothing like this in modern times and are immersed in the making of history. If the public is left with what they believe are two “flawed candidates,” how in good conscience, do we make a selection?
Retired Congressman Dan Miller, Sarasota-Manatee County’s former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, joins Einstein’s Circle in Selby Auditorium at USFSM on Wed., March 30, 3 to 4:30 p.m., for the final discussion in Lifelong Learning Academy’s 16-week series. Beginning with a professional analysis and opinion of the Trump phenomenon, Miller will explain the process of securing a nomination and clarify how a contested convention might work. The discussion will conclude with the Electoral College and the general election, where, Miller claims, “Democrats start with an Electoral College advantage but Republicans have the advantage of enthusiasm.”
Dan Miller is a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1992 to represent the Thirteenth Congressional District of Florida, which includes all of Sarasota and Manatee counties. During his tenure, he served on the Appropriations, Government Reform & Oversight and Budget Committees and served as chairman of the subcommittee on the United States Census, overseeing the controversial, but successful 2000 census, a position he was uniquely qualified to hold as a former statistics professor. Prior to his election he had never held public office and, at the end of a successful 10-year self-imposed term limit, he retired from Congress.
In addition to special events and lectures, the Lifelong Learning Academy offers four course terms annually. Each course lasts two to eight sessions; most classes meet for an hour and 20 minutes weekly. For more information about Lifelong Learning Academy, call 941-359-4296 or visit www.lla-sm.org to view or request a catalog.