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C10. A Virtual Economic, Cultural, and Historic Tour of Prague and Czech Republic

  • 02/02/2022
  • 03/02/2022
  • 5 sessions
  • 02/02/2022, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/09/2022, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/16/2022, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • 02/23/2022, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • 03/02/2022, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • https://assumptionwise.org/Course-Zoom-Links
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Sick of being unable to travel? Join us for an economic, cultural, architectural, and historic tour of Prague and the Czech Republic.  We will look at the history of the Czech lands, Czechoslovakia, and the Czech Republic since about 500 AD from King Wenceslas to Jan Hus to Vaclav Havel and more. We will investigate Czech economic history especially when occupied by foreign powers. We will look at architecture including Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Socialist, and Art Nouveau styles. We will listen to Czech music, including Dvorak, Smetana, folk music, and opera. Pictures taken over Bill’s 25 visits to Prague will feature prominently.

INSTRUCTORWilliam O'Brien  holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Northeastern University and is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Worcester State University. His research interests range from public choice to the effect of taxes on economic behavior, to the determinants of MCAS scores, to globalization.

OPTIONAL BOOK: Xenophobe’s Guide to the Czechs, ISBN 9781902825236 Peter Berka 2008

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