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."
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.
Welcome to the Third Saturday Seminar 2004-2005!
Curt Gibby, Spring, Texas
|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|
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 KukoljaMeeting Notice, Sixth Session
February 18, 2006
|7. TBD||March 11, 2006|
8. Gayle Fallon, President, Houston Federation of Teachers
|April 08, 2006|
||May 20, 2006|
||June 17, 2006
The Challenge of Being Human 2004-2005 Presentations Review the presentations from the 2003 - 2005 Seminar
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.