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 at 5:30 p.m. 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 941-487-4888 or go to donate.ncf.edu/events.
NOVEMBER 21 | 5:30 p.m.
Ward is a conservation photographer and eighth-generation Florida. He will speak about his experience on the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition and will show photos and video from the trek. He will also discuss the progress that has been made on the project since the expedition ended. Sponsored by the Fedder Lecture Series as part of the TREE Foundation.
DECEMBER 5 | 5:30 p.m.
Alzheimer’s disease expert, Dr. Michael Mullan will discuss his new program Sci-Brain: Where Science Meets Brain Health, that helps individuals improve their brain health and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
JANUARY 21 | 5:30 p.m.
Today many dream of being a Rock Star but in reality very few are. What is it that separates one from the rest? Why do we aspire to be a star? In a career spanning over thirty years, Tony Michaelides worked with some of the world’s biggest selling artists, U2, The Police, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Whitney Houston, N Sync etc. It gave him a rare insight and a behind-the-scenes look at how real rock stars are created. He will share some of these stories together with iconic photos and rare video. Michaelides book, “Insights from the Engine Room, Lessons Learned from Rock and Roll” will also be available for purchase.
Rosengren is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a currently a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. He has written extensively on macroeconomics, international banking, bank supervision, and risk management; including articles in leading economics and finance journals. Much of his recent research has focused on how problems in the financial sector impact the real economy. (This event is brought to us by the Global Interdependence Center.)
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Judy Norsigian, executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves, will reflect upon more than four decades of advocacy and activism especially in the spheres of reproductive health and justice. What are the major challenges today? How do we best promote awareness of the evidence-based, user-friendly resources? How has advancing medical technology in cosmetic surgery and assisted reproductive technology affected attitudes and choices? Join us for a conversation with this groundbreaking, women's healthcare expert. The updated “Our Bodies Ourselves,” which was named by The Library of Congress as one of the 88 books that has shaped America,” will be available for purchase.
The US strategic goal for Afghanistan is to defeat and prevent the return of al-Qaida and its affiliates. To achieve this goal, the US initiated in 2001 an integrated counterinsurgency campaign: military operations against the insurgents, creation of a representative government, and economic assistance. David Staats, former U.S. consul in Peshawar, Pakistan will discuss the application of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. He is personally acquainted with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Jalaluddin Haqqani (head of the Haqqani Network terrorist organization) and other Afghan leaders.