Third Saturday Seminar 2005-2006:  Meeting Schedule
Humanity at a Crossroads

14 February 2006
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To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, "Our World is in interesting times."  The Cold War is over. Technology continues to advance in great leaps. Terrorism has replaced Communism as the "common enemy". Wealth and Poverty continue to grow.  Productivity is mushrooming as is the impact of our species on the planet.

The individual citizen is assaulted with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable source. Religious, commercial, political.  We have every reason to be concerned with social, political, health, educational, commercial, international, local etc. issues.

To this observer there are almost no easy answers.  We are presented competing ideas in just about any venue.  The improved flow of information has made it more difficult to ignore the shortfalls of all our institutions and that promises are rarely are fulfilled.

Most of us feel overwhelmed by our mega-governments and mega-companies.  The "flow" is just carrying us along at a fast speed, and sometimes it is difficult to feel that we have much to say even about things which very closely affect our lives.

The Third Saturday Seminar is about empowerment of the individual.  We hope to help the individual to discover  strategies to help him deal effectively in this and the future world through a combination of  acquisition of knowledge and deciding what, if anything to do with it or about it.

We will learn from each other as well as many other sources.  The participant is the only arbiter of his, "right answers."

The Third Saturday Seminar 2005-2006 - Humanity at a Crossroads

ALL Catalog, Page 66
Third Saturday Seminar (from the ALL Catalog)
To refer to an ancient Chinese saying, “Our world is in
interesting times” and the individual citizen is assaulted
with a blinding array of propaganda from every conceivable
source. The Third Saturday Seminar is about
demystification of what is going on around us. Time will
also be spent on current events.
95917 CCALL 3980032 M3076 Sa 2/18, 3/11, 4/08, 5/20, 6/17 9:30AM-12PM GAC B102 Gibby

No Fee, ALL membership required (Sign-up for the Course is required and appreciated)
Instructor: Curt Gibby

Location: Montgomery College, B-102
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This is the sixth session of the Third Saturday Seminar (TSS).

For the 2005-2006 year we will continue with  Humanity at a Crossroads and continue with our study of  

We talked a lot about current world events and will continue to do so.

Times & Location:

The Seminar meets once a month September to June at Montgomery College, 3200 College Park Drive,  Conroe, Texas 77384  936-273-7000.

Normally the meeting is held on the Third Saturday from 09:30am - 12:00 noon in Room B-102.  However, please check the  schedule as conflicts sometimes require this to be changed.  We will be pleased to send you an email the week of the session which will remind you of the meeting and usually give you links to the material to be covered. 

Membership in the seminar is through the ALL (Academy for Lifelong Learning) program or through Leisure Learning.  The ALL program membership is $35 and allows you to participate in TSS and most of the other excellent ALL Activities at no additional cost.

For general information about Montgomery College, click:Montgomery College   or    http://wwwmc.nhmccd.edu/

Welcome to the Third Saturday Seminar 2004-2005!

Curt Gibby, Spring, Texas 



 On Being Human 2003-2004 Presentations   Review the presentations from the 2003 - 2004 Seminar
Third Saturday Seminar 2005-2006:  Meeting Schedule
Humanity at a Crossroads
 Meetings are from 9:30 am - 12:00 noon.  We normally meet in Room B-102, Montgomery College, 3200 College Park Drive Conroe, TX 77384 (936) 273.7000 Campus Map     Driving Directions
Meeting Number and Session Description
Date
1.     Introduction to the Third Saturday Seminar - Current events and  Katrina.  Part of the Montgomery College 10 Year Anniversary.
Presentation Slides - Current events and Katrina

September 17, 2005 (A-102, 02:30-4:00pm)
2.     The Politics of Fear, Rushing to Jusdgement, Are You Keeping Score?
Presentation Slides - Current Events and Politics of Fear
Meeting Notice - Second Session
October 15, 2005
3.     Cultural Creatives, Spiral Dynamics and Moral Politics
Meeting Notice, Third Session
Venue Changes to F-103
November 19, 2005
4.    Islam, Empire of Faith, The Awakening,  Carolyn (Lynn) Killean, PhD
December 17, 2005 
5.    Immigration, Legal and Illegal, (What) Do We Care?,  Curt Gibby January 21, 2006 
6.      Challenges Facing the Reconciliation Process in The Countries of the Former Yugoslavia (The Balkans) , Tihomir Kukolja
Meeting Notice, Sixth Session
February 18, 2006

7.  TBD March 11, 2006
8.      Gayle Fallon,  President, Houston Federation of Teachers

April 08, 2006
 9.   TBD
May 20, 2006
10. TBD


June 17, 2006

The Challenge of Being Human 2004-2005 Presentations     Review the presentations from the 2003 - 2005 Seminar

 On Being Human 2003-2004 Presentations   Review the presentations from the 2003 - 2005 Seminar

Global Trends 2015  This was the main Course Reference for the 2001-2002 Seminar.  This link takes you to the top of the document.

The World Fact Book  Additional and very useful reference about other countries.

Commanding Heights   This was the main course Reference for 2002-2003 Seminar.