The Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes popular Professor Adrian Kerr to Shell Point Retirement Community for Middle East Turmoil, an educational presentation that will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium, 15100 Shell Point Boulevard, Fort Myers.
The Middle East is the birthplace of three of the world’s major religions, and a territory being fought over for more than 4,000 years. Kerr, an avid historian and published Egyptologist, will analyze the history and culture of the great powers that have ruled the region, examine the key historical events that led to the political and religious turmoil of today, and investigate current conflicts that continue to engulf the area.
Kerr has traveled around the world to research ancient civilizations in Egypt, China, the Middle East, and beyond – for more than 30 years. A resident of Southwest Florida, Kerr specializes in the interactions among early civilizations, and the impact that these ancient communities have on modern times.
“Professor Kerr’s passion for this historical subject shines through in his animated and descriptive telling of current affairs and the ancient feuds that motivated modern-day crises,” said Teri Kollath, manager of the Academy of Lifelong Learning. “Since Kerr is such a popular speaker, this class will be held during the evening in a large auditorium to accommodate a massive audience of working professionals and students, as well as retired history buffs and ‘armchair enthusiasts,’ who prefer to attend an after-hours presentation.”
Tickets for this evening lecture cost $10, and may be purchased by calling 239-489-8472.
About The Academy of Lifelong Learning
The award-winning Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative that provides approximately 80 classes each semester, and encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults, from computer technology to financial, travel, artistic, entertainment, historical, and other topics. Preview a listing of open-to-the public Academy classes online at www.shellpoint.org/events.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, four open-to-the-public dining venues, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.