BRANCHBURG, NJ - Just in time for November’s presidential election, Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Community Education department will offer a four-part series on the current election and the history of United States presidential elections.

The series will be led by Lawrence Bashe, who has been an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Union County College. He recently taught a course on the History of US Presidential Elections, lectured to a local historical society on "The Legacy of Woodrow Wilson: Good & Bad," and spoke on the differences and similarities between the 2016 US presidential election and past elections.

Bashe also has lectured on a variety of economic issues, including "The 2008 US Credit & Liquidity Crisis," “The History of the Federal Reserve System & the US Economy," and "The History of Income Inequality and the US Economy.”

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He recently retired from a career in state and local government, as was as investment banking.

Participants do not need to attend all four classes in the series. The following sessions will be held at RVCC’s Branchburg campus.

The Constitutional and Legal Basis of US Presidential Elections, Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 1-3 p.m., and repeated from 7-9 p.m. The fee per session is $25.

The Development of Political Parties and Their Effect on US Presidential Elections, Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 1-3 p.m., and repeated from 7-9 p.m. The fee per session is $25.

Key Issues That Have Affected US Presidential Elections, Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 1-3 p.m., and repeated from 7-9 p.m. The fee per session is $25.

Specific Elections Affecting the History of US Presidential Elections, Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 1-3 p.m., and repeated from 7-9 p.m. The fee per session is $25.

To register for these classes and for a complete listing of all adult Community Education courses, visit www.raritanval.edu/communityed. For information only, email communityed@raritanval.edu or call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404.

The Adult Personal Enrichment office is located on the first floor of Somerset Hall, in room S147.

 Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road.