Welcome to the Website of Marsha B. Cohen
Dr. Marsha B. Cohen is a lecturer, educator, independent scholar, cultural historian, news analyst, and writer in Miami, FL. A Lecturer in International Relations for over a decade at Florida International University, where she earned her PhD in International Relations, she currently teaches--and greatly prefers--lifelong learning and adult education courses, including online courses via ZOOM. She teaches for the University of Miami's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and for the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Studies.
- Wed, Jun 09OLLI UM via ZOOMJun 09, 1:00 PM – Jul 14, 2:45 PMOLLI UM via ZOOMWomen have been writing for as long or longer than men have. Yet the barriers to women expressing themselves through the written word were formidable. We’ll explore how recovering the writing of largely forgotten women authors enriches our understanding of history and culture.
- Thu, Jun 10Melton Adult Jewish Learning via ZOOMJun 10, 10:00 AM – Jul 01, 11:30 AMMelton Adult Jewish Learning via ZOOMWhat makes food “Jewish”? In popular culture, perception of “Jewish” food is often limited to bagels, borsch, and brisket. Beyond them there’s an entire alphabet replete with Jewish food, from artichokes to zucchini. Come for the food, stay for the thought—or the other way around!
- Thu, Jul 08Melton Adult Jewish Studies via ZOOMJul 08, 10:00 AM – Jul 29, 11:30 AMMelton Adult Jewish Studies via ZOOMAccording to a tradition of the community of Jews discovered in Kaifeng, in the mid-18th century, their ancestors arrived in China during the Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE. Jewish presence in China would be redefined by Sephardic merchants and Jews fleeing the Russian revolution and the Holocaust.
- Wed, Sep 01OLLI UM via ZOOM
- Wed, Oct 27OLLI UM via ZOOMOct 27, 1:00 PM EDT – Dec 08, 2:45 PM ESTOLLI UM via ZOOMThis course will offer a culinary approach to world history, examining the role that food has played at various historical flashpoints, engendering migration of peoples, the rise and fall of civilizations, and inspiring technological innovation. Treat your appetite for learning!