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Five times each academic year, Shared Learning presents experts from academia, journalism, and other professions who give talks geared towards a literate adult audience. These are free and open to the public. They are held on the 4th Fridays in September, October, January, February, and March, at the Shared Learning classroom site: Expand Church, 114 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill. The talks start promptly at 11 a.m. and, with ample time for audience questions, conclude generally before 12:30 pm. The schedule for the current year is in formation and currently consists of:

Friday, September 22, 11:00 a.m.

Jonathan D. Weiler, Director of Undergraduate Studies at UNCCH and a faculty member in the Curriculum in Global Studies.
Title: “The Center Is Not Holding: the Nature and Origins of our Political Divide”

Friday, October 27, 11:00 a.m.

W. Robert Pearson, retired Director General of the United States Foreign Service who previously served as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and had several other posts in the Foreign Service.
Title: “Islam & Democracy: Can they Co-exist?”