New Topics New College Opens October 20 with New College Alumna Inge Fryklund

Additional programs address U.S. competitiveness in high-tech world, future of American newspaper, advances in cardiovascular disease and climate and energy innovations

New Topics New College, a community discussion series addressing relevant topics of our time, will present the first of five programs on October 20 with a talk on “Establishing Democracy in the World’s Trouble Spots” featuring rule of law advisor, Inge Fryklund.

The New College alumna, who has recently returned from investigating election fraud in the Afghan presidential election, will speak to the challenges and opportunities of establishing democratic processes in Kosovo, Tajikistan, Iraq and Afghanistan, and offer her own analysis and prognosis on U.S. policies in those countries.

Additional programs for 2009-2010 will address U.S. competitiveness in a high-tech world, the future of the American newspaper, advances in cardiovascular disease, and climate and energy innovations.

Guest speakers include:  Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, founder and president of Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (Nov 3);  Dr. Robert A. Phillips, director, Heart and Vascular Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center (Jan 12);  David Lipsey, managing director, media & entertainment, FTI Consulting; Andrew Barnes, former chair and chief executive, St. Pete Times and chair emeritus, Poynter Institute; Mike Connelly (Feb 9), executive editor, Herald-Tribune; Fred Bennett, EVP and CFO, Lykes Brothers; Nick Gladding, attorney, Ruden McClosky and commissioner, Florida Energy and Climate Commission; Mary Anne Bowie, president, Bowie Urban Planners; and Frank Alcock (March 2), associate professor of political science and director, Environmental Studies Program, New College of Florida. Atkinson, Phillips and Lipsey are New College alumni.

All five programs take place at on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm at the Mildred Sainer Music & Arts Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road on the New College campus. Series tickets are $65 and individual lectures are $15, with net proceeds benefiting scholarships and other resources for New College students. For reservations and information, call (941) 487-4888 or visit www.ncf.edu/new-topics-new-college.

New Topics New College is presented by New College of Florida and New College Foundation, Inc. Each event will conclude with a dessert reception at which attendees will be able to meet the speakers, as well as New College faculty and students. Additional programs may be added during the year.

Media sponsors for the series are the Herald-Tribune Media Group and WEDU public television.

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Tickets (Season $65; individual lectures $15) & Info: (941) 487-4888

October 20 at 7 pm, Mildred Sainer Pavilion

“Establishing Democracy in the World’s Trouble Spots”
Inge Fryklund ’64 (New College alumna)
Rule of Law Advisor, International Foundation for Electoral Systems

November 3 at 7 pm, Mildred Sainer Pavilion

“Falling Behind: U.S. Competitiveness in a High-Tech World”
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson ’74 (New College alumnus), founder and president, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Chair, Congressionally-created National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission

January 12 at 7 pm, Mildred Sainer Pavilion

“Affairs of the Heart: New Advances and Opportunities in Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease”
Dr. Robert A. Phillips ’69 (New College alumnus)
Director, Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence, UMass Memorial Medical Center

February 9 at 7 pm, Mildred Sainer Pavilion

“Out of Print? The Future of the American Newspaper” – panel discussion
David Lipsey ’71 (New College alumnus), managing director, media & entertainment, FTI Consulting
Andrew Barnes, former chairman and chief executive officer, St. Petersburg Times; chair emeritus, Poynter Institute for Media Studies
Mike Connelly, executive editor, Herald-Tribune

March 2 at 7 pm, Mildred Sainer Pavilion

“Turning Down the Global Thermostat: Innovation in Climate and Energy Technologies” – panel discussion
Fred Bennett, EVP & CFO, Lykes Brothers
Nick Gladding, attorney, Ruden McClosky; commissioner, Florida Energy and Climate Commission
Mary Anne Bowie, president, Bowie Urban Planners; sustainability leader, Eco-Trans Alliance; Sarasota Green Pages
Frank Alcock, associate professor, political science and director, Environmental Studies Program, New College of Florida; former international policy analyst/economist, U.S. Department of Energy

For more information, please contact Linda F. Joffe, associate director of Public Affairs, (941) 487-4154; ljoffe@ncf.edu