The Osher Lectures feature freestanding lectures on a wide range of subjects.
Osher Short Courses offer a wide variety of academic courses taught by university faculty and community individuals with expertise in their topic.
Members are able to register for the Institute’s Special Events that may include trips, workshops and unusual one-time opportunities.
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Informative and stimulating short courses are available to Osher members.
There is no additional cost to Osher members to attend lectures, but registration is required. If space is available, you may bring a non-member friend.
We offer a variety of learning opportunities as special events outside the classroom.
For Osher members who wish to become more involved in the Institute, consider becoming a volunteer or joining a Special Interest Group.
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – 1,000 STRONG!
Our goal is to become 1,000 members strong by this spring! Achieving this important benchmark helps us to qualify to apply for a second $1 million endowment from the Osher Foundation. With your help, we are confident we will reach this important goal. Ways to help:
- Spread the word – recruit a friend or friends
- Share copies of the Osher catalog with neighbors, your exercise group, book club, etc.
- Bring a guest to a lecture to give them a sneak peak at Osher (when space is available)
- Treat a friend to a membership!
On January 1, 1804, Haiti gained its independence from France and became not only the first country in the Western world to abolish slavery but the first black republic. However, such prestige is hardly evident today. Since independence, Haiti has had over fifty different leaders, over twenty of whom have been ousted from power, and it is now the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. In presenting an overarching account of Haiti from its colonial roots to the 2010 earthquake and beyond, this course will trace the trajectory of the country’s rich history to offer a better understanding of Haiti’s past and present struggles, perspectives and perseverance.
Presenter: Dr. Jason Herbeck, Associate Professor of French, Boise State University
Dates and times: Tue., Apr. 1, 8, and 15, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $35; Register: Visit the Haitian History registration page.