Orillia prof delves into the mind of Trump with provocative lecture

Is Trump a narcissistic psychopath?

The question is bound to generate lively discussion during a kickoff event for a thought-provoking lecture series aimed at residents with a thirst for lifelong learning.

“It’s not political,” said Scott Maclagan, a member of Third Age Learning (TAL) Orillia, established in partnership with Lakehead University. “It’s going to be an analytical kind of presentation.”  

The attention-grabbing topic is the focus of an Aug. 28 talk by Dr. Beth Visser, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies and psychology at the Orillia campus.

Visser will explore all sides of the controversial U.S. president’s personality during a one-hour address in the main lecture hall starting at 7:30 p.m.

The talk will be followed by a ‘W(h)ine and Jeez’ reception in the second-floor art gallery.

Proceeds will go to support a series of stimulating talks this fall — organized under the Third Age Learning banner and aimed at the over-50 crowd.

“It is a no-credit opportunity to get some higher education,” Maclagan said. “You don’t have to write an exam.”

Tickets to the fundraiser are $20 and include the wine and cheese event.

To register, go to lakeheadu.ca and look for Third Age Learning under the community engagement and lifelong learning section.