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Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

5301 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL United States

January 2019

New Topics – Excavating the Foundations of Charity in Classical Jewish Texts

Tuesday, January 22, 2019,5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243, 5301 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL United States
Professor Gregg Gardner

The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies at New College presents Gregg Gardner, associate professor and The Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics at the University of British Columbia. While the Hebrew Bible demands a welcome for the stranger, as well as care for orphans and widows, it leaves specifics undisclosed. Rabbinic Judaism crafted these aspirations into communal and institutional almsgiving. Leading us through a close look at texts from the third century C.E. and following, professor Gardner reveals glimpses…

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March 2019

New Topics – Reconstructing U.S.-Russian Relations

Tuesday, March 5, 2019,5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243, 5301 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL United States

The Sarasota World Affairs Council presents Dr. William Pomeranz, deputy director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., and an expert guide to the complexities of political and economic developments in Russia, particularly through the lens of law. As the head of Kennan’s rule of law program, he leverages extensive, hands-on experience in international and Russian jurisprudence and expertise in issues ranging from the development of Russia’s Constitution to human rights law to foreign…

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New Topics – A Walk on the Wild Side: A Peek at Animal Science in Zoos

Thursday, March 28, 2019,5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243, 5301 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL United States

New College’s Division of Social Sciences presents Mandi Wilder Schook, science operations manager for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The recipient of a Ph.D. in veterinary science, Dr. Schook has a passion for hoofstock population sustainability. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Wilds and Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife studying reproduction and metabolism in equids, rhinos and cats. Dr. Schook was the research curator at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from 2010-2016, coordinating…

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April 2019

New Topics – Leadership and Perseverance Needed to Effect Positive Change

Wednesday, April 17, 2019,5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243, 5301 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL United States

The New College Foundation presents Dennis Archer, former mayor of the City of Detroit and associate justice on the Michigan Supreme Court. As mayor of Detroit (1994-2001), he worked to repair the city’s relations with the Detroit suburbs and the local business community through cooperation with suburban business leaders on redevelopment plans for the city. In 1996, Newsweek named him one of the “25 Most Dynamic Mayors in America.” Archer later served as president of the American Bar Association, becoming…

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