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July 12, 2021, 6 a.m. to July 18, 2021, midnight
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July 19, 2021, 6 a.m. to July 25, 2021, midnight
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July 26, 2021, 6 a.m. to Aug. 1, 2021, midnight
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OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute

Presented by UC Sand Diego

July 26, 2021, 6 a.m. to Aug. 1, 2021, midnight



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July 12th
Title: Master Class series - The Jewish Diaspora in History
Synopsis: The Jews in the Roman Empire: The First Stage of the Diaspora The Roman general Pompeii conquered Judea and made it part of the empire in 63 BCE. Within a generation, Jews began to migrate to cities in the eastern Mediterranean. By the second century CE, Jews had spread all the way to Spain.
Presenter: Professor Stanley Chodorow

July 19th

Title: A New Strategy for American Technology Competition
The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy is recognized as one of the United States’ leading centers of academic excellence and research on societal

and public-policy issues in the Americas, with particular emphasis on Asia. The 21st Century China Center, founded under Dean Peter Cowhey, has recently released its pivotal policy report on A New American Strategy for Technology Competition. This lecture will present the summary conclusions and recommendations of this year-long bipartisan research effort by a team of experts, led by Dean Cowhey, in four domains: fundamental research, 5G, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology.

Presenter: Peter Cowhey holds the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy and is Dean of the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. He is an expert on the future of communications and information technology markets and policy, specializing in U.S. trade policy, foreign policy, the Internet, and international corporate strategy. He received his MA and PhD from UC Berkeley.

July 26th
Title: Everything You Wanted to Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration but Were Afraid to Ask
Synopsis: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in people aged 50 and older. This lecture will review the basics of AMD, including pathophysiology and risk factors, and will provide the most recent updates in its diagnosis and management.
Presenter: Robyn Cohen, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist/retina specialist whose office is located in La Jolla. She received her MD from the University of Michigan and took a retina fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Cohen is a former section chief at Scripps Memorial Hospital and director of the San Diego Eye Bank.