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Glimpses of World History with Robert W. Strayer

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Glimpses of World History with Robert W. Strayer

Series of illustrated talks dealing with various themes, topics and periods of time in world history. These talks will be held the 3rd Saturday of the month 1:00-2:30pm at the La Selva Beach Library (316 Estrella Ave.)

Robert W . Strayer (Ph.D., University of W isconsin) brings wide experience in world history to the writing of Ways of the World. His teaching career began in Ethiopia where he taught high school world history for two years as part of the Peace Corps. At the university level, he taught African, Soviet, and world history for many years at the State University of New Y ork- College at Brockport, where he received Chancellor's A wards for Excellence in Teaching and for Excellence in Scholarship. In 1998 he was visiting professor of world and Soviet history at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since moving to California in 2002, he has taught world history at the University of California, Santa Cruz; California State University , Monterey Bay; and Cabrillo College. Bob and his wife Suzanne Sturn have been living in La Selva Beach since 2002

Topics by Date:
  • Saturday, April 20: "In the Beginning: 95% of the Human Story (The Paleolithic Era)."
  • Saturday, May 18: "The Breakthrough to Agriculture: Catastrophe or Progress."
  • Saturday, June 15: "The Rise of World Religions: Origins, Spread, and Adaptation."
  • Saturday, August 17: "The Rise and Fall of World Communism in the 20th Century."
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