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

5301 Bay Shore Rd
Sarasota, FL United States

October 2018

Town Hall on Current International Relations with China

Tuesday, October 9, 2018,5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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A discussion on U.S-China trade relations at Sainer Auditorium will include a live interactive webcast featuring former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. The China Town Hall, a Cross-Campus Alliance event co-sponsored by New College's International Studies Program and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee's Institute of Public Policy and Leadership, also welcomes Amy Celico, former senior director for China Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, to Sainer to speak and take questions. The event is free and…

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November 2018

Kurdistan and Iraq After ISIS: What’s Next?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018,6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The Sarasota World Affairs Council and New College International Studies Program presents Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, representative of the Kurdish regional government to the United States. She was elected to the Leadership Council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in 2010. Her father, Sami Abdul Rahman, a veteran of the Kurdish freedom movement, was murdered in a terrorist bombing in 2004. Send an e-mail to info@sarasotawac.org to reserve a seat.

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New Topics – Feeling the Burn: Ocean Acidification/Warming and Adaption to a Dynamic Environment

Thursday, November 15, 2018,5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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 Dr. Andrew Stamper, Science Operations Manager/Clinical Veterinarian, Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment, at Walt Disney World Resorts. Ocean temperatures are changing at an unprecedented rate and magnitude due to natural cycles and from anthropogenic carbon dioxide/methane emissions. To compound this environmental shift, acid-base balances are being altered by carbon dioxide, decreasing the pH of the water and leading to a suite of chemical alternations. The good news is that through carbon reduction and…

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December 2018

Concert: Analog-Digital Hybrids

Friday, December 7, 2018,7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Music performed by students in Electronic Music II.

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The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon

Wednesday, December 12, 2018,6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The Sarasota World Affairs Council and NCF International Studies Program presents Andrés Ruzo, founder and director of the Boiling River Project in Peru and National Geographic Explorer, who was the first geoscientist to obtain permission to study the sacred river. He will share his research and discoveries and his concerns for the future of this unique river and the people who live alongside it. To reserve a seat, send an e-mail to info@sarasotawac.org.

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January 2019

New Music New College presents Holographic

Monday, January 7, 2019,8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

ensemblenewSRQ teams up with New Music New College in welcoming the composer/pianist Daniel Wohl and visual artist Daniel Schwarz to campus for Holographic, a piece for three percussionists, string quartet and live electronics and video. This evening-length work with live visual projections and electroacoustic ensemble explores different worlds of improbable combinations of sounds, hidden sonic landscapes both acoustic and electronic. The first 60 New College students, faculty and staff to arrive with New College ID will get in for free!

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Facing Nuclear Challenges-Russia, North Korea, and Iran

Thursday, January 10, 2019,6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The Sarasota World Affairs Council and New College International Studies Program presents Ambassador Steven Pifer, nonresident senior fellow in the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. A foreign service officer for more than 25 years, Ambassador Pifer specializes in nuclear arms control, national security, U.S. Defense, Ukraine, and Russia. To reserve a seat, send an e-mail to info@sarasotawac.org.

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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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February 2019

The Language of Racism and Intolerance

Thursday, February 21, 2019,6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The Boxser Diversity Initiative presents a panel discussion facilitated by Judge Charles Williams featuring Michael Jeffries of Wellesley College, Timothy McCarthy of Harvard University and Professor Ladee Hubbard of Tulane University. There will be a reception before the event with entertainment and food trucks that starts at 5 p.m. Students need to RSVP via NovoConnect to reserve one of the 30 free student tickets for this event. Please visit http://www.boxserdiversityinitiative.org for more information about this event and the Boxser Diversity Initiative.

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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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October 2019

Venezuela: A Real Threat in Our Backyard

Wednesday, October 23, 2019,6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

A lecture sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Council featuring Diego Arria, former Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations and president of the Security Council – now a political and human rights activist living in exile in the U.S. Ambassador Arria will describe the background of this volatile situation, the most current status, and the complex interplay of domestic and international forces that are working to resolve the political issues and alleviate suffering. The Sarasota World Affairs Council hosts high-profile…

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November 2019

Migration across a Common Border: A Challenge for Mexico and the U.S.

Monday, November 11, 2019,6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

A lecture sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Council featuring Gustavo Mohar, founder and director of Grupo Atalaya, a private Mexican consultancy that specializes in nontechnical risk and strategic intelligence. Mohar will discuss how can Mexico and the U.S. can share the responsibility of this enormous challenge of a massive flow of people running from violence and poverty and what can be done to prevent Central Americans from emigrating. The Sarasota World Affairs Council hosts high-profile foreign affairs lectures covering…

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New Topics – Can You Dig It: Sea Turtle Research and Conservation at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Tuesday, November 12, 2019,5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Rachel Smith

Featuring Rachel Smith, Conservation Programs Manager, Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment. Florida is home to 90% of sea turtle nesting in the country and remains a global hotspot for sea turtle conservation. However, turtles face many threats that require creative solutions. Disney’s commitment to conservation goes back to Walt himself, who famously said, “Conservation isn’t just the business of a few people. It’s a matter that concerns all of us.” Our commitment is stronger than ever, and our sea turtle…

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December 2019

Global Health: Why You Really Must Care

Tuesday, December 3, 2019,6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

A lecture sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Council featuring Richard Skolnik, former director for health in the South Asia region of the World Bank and executive director of Harvard’s U.S.-supported AIDS treatment program for Botswana, Nigeria and Tanzania. He will discuss some of the key challenges in global health, the threats they pose for the U.S. and the world, and how they might be addressed. The Sarasota World Affairs Council hosts high-profile foreign affairs lectures covering current international issues…

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