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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

Series (4): $35
Individual Lectures: $20 or Free
Reservations: (941) 487-4000 or


Don BrowneOCTOBER 15 | 5:30 p.m.
The Transformation of the News Media: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
with Don Browne, retired president of Telemundo Communications Group and former executive vice president of NBC News. 
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road.
Tickets $20; free for New College faculty, staff and students.
Reserve online at or call 941-487-4888.

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 30 | 5:30 p.m.
Peace Negotiations Taking Place in Colombia with Guerrilla Movements.
with Frank Pearl González, Colombian economist and former Minister of Environment and Development.
Harry Sukakoff Conference Center, 5845 General Dougher Place, Sarasota, FL 34243.
Admission is free.

The Sarasota World Affairs Council presents Frank Pearl González, Colombian economist and negotiator and High Commissioner for Peace for the Colombian government, who will present an updated account of the progress, as well as the setbacks, during crucial negotiations between the Colombian government and Colombia's FARC and ELN guerrilla movements.

APRIL 28 | 5:30 p.m.
Putting Housing in Context
With Douglas Duncan, chair of the Fannie Mae Corporate House Price Forecast Committee.
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road.
Tickets $20; free for New College faculty, staff and students.
Reserve online at or call 941-487-4888.

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. 

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