New Topics New College
New Topics is a collaboration of the New College Foundation and New College of Florida. This dynamic community series features national speakers on relevant topics of our time. All programs will be held in the Mildred Sainer Pavilion. A reception follows each program and provides an opportunity to meet the speakers, students and faculty.
For reservations and information, please contact the New College Events Office at 941-487-4000 or go to donate.ncf.edu/events.
OCTOBER 15 | 5:30 p.m.
Don will be discussing the transformation of the "Today Show," Katie Couric's unlikely rise from a reporter to media icon, the Walter Cronkite and the Brian Williams connection, Brian's rise and fall and rise again.
NOVEMBER 23 | 5:30 p.m.
The Sarasota World Affairs Council presents the negotiator and High Commissioner for Peace for the Colombian government, who will give an updated account of the progress, as well as the setbacks, during crucial negotiations continuing in Havana between the government and Colombia’s FARC guerrilla movement.
JANUARY 19 | 7 p.m.
The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies presents Dr. Talya Fishman, professor of Religious Studies and modern intellectual history at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work focuses on Judaism in the medieval and early modern periods, with a special interest in Jewish intellectual and cultural history. Fishman is a 2004 Guggenheim Fellow at Penn and a 2011 National Jewish Book Award winner for her book, Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures.
APRIL 28 | 5:30 p.m.
Cumberland Advisors and The Global Interdependence Center welcomes Douglas Duncan, named one of Bloomberg / BusinessWeek’s 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate. Duncan is Fannie Mae’s source for information and analyses on the external business and economic environment, the implications of changes in economic environment to the company’s strategy and execution, forecasting for housing activity, demographics, overall economic activity, and mortgage market activity.