Welcome to the Newport Circle of Scholars at the Edward King House. We are looking forward to an exciting Fall season. Due to COVID concerns, NCOS will be offered in a completely virtual manner. To register for these programs, click on the title link of the class(es) you choose. The cost for each class will appear on the online registration form after your click.
Dates: Wednesdays, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 Time: 12:45 – 2:45pm
Currently in its 14th year, we begin with country, region and political organization reviews, mostly by guest lecturers from the Naval War College and other sources, with Q&A after. This is followed by a workshop-style survey and discussion of current international events of the week by class members who want to participate. Fall 2020 topics will add to an understanding of the current events being discussed. This course will be conducted on Zoom. Ron Becker, a graduate of Reed College, is a retired actuary with over 35 years of technical and administrative experience in the life insurance industry and a life-long interest in history and politics. Ben Riggs, is a retired business executive who has served as chief executive for U.S. divisions of several foreign-owned conglomerates. After graduating from Boston University, he served for seven years as a Naval Aviator, remaining in the Naval Reserve until retirement. His knowledge and interest in international affairs arose from both his military career as well as numerous business dealings in Europe, Japan and the Middle East.
Dates: Tuesdays, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17 Time: 1:30-3:00pm