Keese School: Continuing Ed Program Features Noteworthy Topics, Speakers

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On February 5, Washington Post political correspondent Karen Tumulty will be a featured speaker for Asbury's Keese School of Continuing Education. Her topic: "The Trump Presidency, One Year and Counting." Tumulty's career includes writing for TIME magazine and the Los Angeles Times. She's just one in a stellar line-up of speakers that includes Asbury residents sharing their expertise and passions, as well as area professionals.

Keese School categories include history, science and medicine, the arts and literature, social, politics and international issues, music, nature and miscellaneous. Led by current Dean and resident George Stosur and a panel of volunteers, the Keese School has an extensive catalogue of lectures, panels, and classes each fall and spring. It is just one of many outgrowths of this socially and intellectually vibrant community. In December, Asbury kicked off a pen pals writing program with local elementary students, while residents involved with the Gaithersburg Beloved Community Inititative run a weekly after-school mentoring program.

Keese School lectures cost $1 to $2 to attend, and proceeds from the school fund college scholarships for students working in Asbury's dining venues. Contact us to attend or to learn more!

Here's a small sampling of this semester's offerings:

  • Asbury resident and Newberry Award winning author Phyllis Naylor's humorous talk called "Ten Thousand Four Hundred Forty Three Rejections and Counting..."
  • Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Eric Olsen on "Venezuela's Never-Ending Crisis"
  • Visiting Scholar at the U.S.-Korea Institute of Johns Hopkins University John Merrill on the North Korean nuclear crisis.


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