Taking Stock

Taking Stock: The National Scene in the First Quarter of the 21st Century

Presenter: Professor Mark O’Gorman, Maryville College

Course Location, Time, Date:  Tellico Village Library, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Wednesday May 11


Maya Angelou’s observation that “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been” is an apt reminder that regularly taking stock of where we are and how we got here, including both successes and failures, can provide useful guidance for successfully moving forward into the future.  Now, at nearly the end of the first quarter of the 21st century, years of vast change and unexpected challenge, brilliant accomplishment and persistent resistance, what lessons in science and public policy can we recognize and learn from that provide direction and hope for the future?

The story of civilization itself has been shaped by questions like these. They are always most luminous in the time and place in which they are asked.

Presenter: Mark O’Gorman teaches American politics and public policy, environmental politics, and energy at Maryville College. He earned his PhD in political science from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.

Class Fee:  $5.  Prepay Lisa at the Welcome Center. (Checks to TVL-POA).

Register: (Limit 25)