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Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNR! Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, OLLI at UNR is a spirited community of seasoned adults who gather to explore new interests, share ideas and make friends. Distinguished professors and knowledgeable instructors volunteer their expertise in programs and activities spanning such diverse topics as art, current events, economics, health, history, literature, music, science, travel, theatre and writing. There are no grades, no tests and no pressure at OLLI. We welcome every adult learner regardless of previous educational experience. An annual membership fee of $85 covers attendance at as many programs and activities you choose to attend, including: * 150+ learning experiences every semester - in person at our Moana Campus - online via Zoom - outdoors throughout the Reno-Tahoe area * social and cultural programs * special events, field trips and a host of other enriching activities. Join us at OLLI: its the biggest little secret in the Biggest Little City. > Programs and Activities > Lectures and Mini-Series

The Irish Good Friday Agreement: 25 Years of Fraught Peace   

The Irish Good Friday Agreement celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this month. Discover how this historic compromise has delivered twenty-five years of fraught peace between Britain, the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland, and take a peek at current challenges.
  • The Irish Good Friday Agreement: 25 Years of Fraught Peace
  • Dates: 4/21/2023 - 4/28/2023
    Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: F
    Sessions: 2
    Building: Moana
    Room: Hybrid Main
    Instructor: Dennis Dworkin
     Show Description
    • April 21: Examine the tortured Anglo-Irish relationship through the lens of history, and explore how it came about that there are two Irelands (the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland). Discuss the violence that racked Northern Ireland between the late 1960s and the mid-1990s and led to the deaths of more than three thousand people.
    • April 28: The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 has guided the subsequent relationships within Northern Ireland as well as between Britain, the Republic of Ireland, and the North. Discuss the peace talks that led up to the agreement, as well as this remarkably creative and innovative but also fragile and ambiguous compromise. Examine the difficult process of implementation and the recent challenges resulting from Brexit, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
    This is a HYBRID class.  Look for the ZOOM link in the OLLI Weekly.
    This is a series of 2 lectures. Join for one or both.

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 Location: Moana Building
 Physical Address: Main OLLI Office: 604 W. Moana Lane | Reno, NV 89509
 Phone: (775) 784-8053
 Hours: Monday-Friday | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.