FORT MYERS, Fla. ( August 27 , 2013)
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point welcomes to its Fall Academy Professor Adrian Kerr, who is presenting two upcoming classes. In “The Arab Spring Revisited, and Egypt,” Professor Kerr will discuss both the background to the Arab Spring and the key stepping stones that led to the almost simultaneous uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East in the spring of 2011, as well as the events that led to the political and religious turmoil we still see today. The session will conclude with a review of recent events in Egypt and an examination of the failure of the elected Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government to run the county. This class is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point Retirement Community.
Professor Kerr’s “The Story of India” is a five-part series of lectures on India, the second largest country by population and the leader in today’s technical service industry. In the west, the impact of India’s history is felt every day as its influence on the planet continues to grow. The classes are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1, 8 and 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point Retirement Community.
Tickets for each of Professor Kerr’s classes are $10. To purchase a ticket, please call (239) 489-8472.
“We are delighted to welcome Professor Adrian Kerr once again to The Academy,” said Teri Kollath, Manager of Volunteer Services and The Academy at Shell Point. “He is back fresh from a trip to Egypt, and he is eager to share his insight into not only the history of these regions, but also some current perspective.”
Kerr is the author of “Ancient Egypt and Us,” a concise yet sweeping review of three thousand years of history that focuses on how our modern religion, literature, art, architecture, medicine, cosmetics, warfare, peace treaties, mathematics, government, women’s empowerment and science all have their roots in ancient Egypt.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 80 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.