Björklunden Offers Seminars on Presidential Campaign, “Deep France”

From July 31 – Aug. 5, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering these seminars: “The Next President” with Terry Moran, “Discovering ‘Deep France’ (La France Profonde)” with Eilene Hoft-March and “Is it Warm in Here? The Intractable Policy Challenges of Climate Change” with David Gerard.

Campaign 2016 is the focus of “The Next President”— from the personalities and the politics to the challenges at home and abroad, to the daily drama of the horse race. The seminar will pay special attention to the post-Obama world that the next president will inherit and re-shape.

Terry Moran is ABC News’ chief foreign correspondent and an anchor of the network. Moran is also a print journalist who has written for many publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the New Republic Magazine.

“Discovering ‘Deep France’” will explore the deep culture located in France’s villages and more rural areas.

Eilene Hoft-March teaches French, Freshman Studies, and gender studies at Lawrence University. She has spent many long and happy tours of duty in France, sometimes as a “library rat” (an affectionate French term for “researcher”), sometimes as a Flaneuse (someone who discovers a place by walking it).

“Is it Warm in Here? The Intractable Policy Challenges of Climate Change” will work through some facts and figures on every use and economic activity that explain why climate change is imminent. The course will think about the impacts on agriculture, human health, natural disasters and other potential damages from climate change, as well as consider what policy tools might be employed to slow climate change and deal with its impacts.

David Gerard’s teaching and scholarly interests focus on economics and public policy, particularly in areas of energy and the environment.

For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216, email [email protected] or visit

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