Welcome to the new Trinity College Academy of Lifelong Learning (Trinity-ALL), where we highlight the outstanding work of our faculty as teacher-scholars and share their work with the wider community.

For years, Trinity-ALL has offered short courses in the Hartford area, taught by exceptional Trinity teachers.  Now, we are expanding our reach to our global Trinity community, with a diverse range of online activities including talks, webinars, interviews, and short courses.  We are excited to offer a program that shares the breadth of our faculty’s expertise while continuing our commitments of the past.

Kevin McMahon, PhD

Co-Director, Trinity Academy of Lifelong Learning
John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science
Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy

Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre, PhD

Co-Director, Trinity Academy of Lifelong Learning
Associate Professor of History
Faculty Director of Innovation Initiative

Presidential Election Series:

 Why Cities Lose: A conversation with Garth Myers (Urban Studies) and Sean Fitzpatrick (Public Policy Grad/Urban Studies) conducted by Abby Williamson (Political Science/Public Policy and Law) about how political structures in the United States disadvantage its urban centers.

10/19 4-5pm Register here.

Pandemics, Polarization, and Presidential Politics: Co-sponsored with TIIS. This panel, with Rachel Moskowitz (Public Policy and Law) and Kevin McMahon (Political Science) will explore various aspects of this year’s presidential race, including questions such as: Will factors that have mattered most in the past apply to the race this year? How closely should we pay attention to public opinion polls? Will President’s Trump handling of the Covid-19 crisis ultimately determine the victor in this race? Will the Supreme Court issue and the pending Senate confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett change the conversation of the campaign? What strategies are the two candidates employing and how might they make a difference when all the votes are counted?

10/22 Common Hour, 1:10-2pm Register here.

Red State/Blue State:  A conversation to help those living in more Democratic Blue states to understand the political situation on the ground in more Republican Red states. Trinity’s Kevin McMahon (Political Science) will moderate the discussion with Pearson Cross (University of Louisiana, Lafayette) and Randall Adkins (University of Nebraska, Omaha). Professor Cross is an expert on Louisiana politics. Professor Adkins is the editor of several books on congressional elections and an expert on perhaps the important congressional district for the 2020 presidential race (Nebraska-2).

10/28 5-6pm Register here.


Academy of Lifelong Learning

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