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Sarasota World Affairs Council

All lectures will be in Sainer Pavilion, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and are FREE this season.

Note: tickets will not be mailed - your name will be on the reservation list at the door.

 

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Tuesday January 16
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies presents:Nicola Denzey Lewis, Professor of Women’s Studies in Religion at Claremont Graduate University Rethinking the Jewish Catacombs Nicola Denzey Lewis is the Margot L. Goldsmith Chair in Women’s Studies in Religion at Claremont Graduate University in California. Previously, Denzey Lewis held positions at Brown University and Harvard University. A specialist in the social, cultural, and religious history of Rome, Denzey Lewis’s particular expertise lies in the burial practices of Roman citizens in the city’s many catacombs, and what they can reveal about ordinary people in the past. In this lecture, Denzey Lewis will re-examine what we can know and not know about the Jews of Rome in the late Roman Empire from the material and anthropological evidence of the city’s Jewish catacombs. Her fourth book, The Early Modern Invention of Late Antique Rome, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press.
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Thursday February 15
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Robert Bilott, Partner with the law firm of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP "What's In Your Drinking Water?" Robert Bilott, an attorney and 1983 graduate of New College, will provide insights into the various scientific, legal, and regulatory challenges facing communities exposed to “emerging” or currently “unregulated” contaminants in their drinking water. Bilott will draw upon his more than 17 years of experience handling issues involving perfluorochemical contamination of drinking water supplies across the country, including PFOA and PFOS contamination, to highlight and explain the ways in which these various challenges impact our ability to fully understand the nature of the chemicals we are exposed to in our water, and our ability to address any health risks associated with those exposures.
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Thursday March 01
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dr. Donal O’Shea President of New College of Florida and Anne-Marie Russell Executive Director, Sarasota Museum of Art. Art, Math and Orange Peels: The Legacy of Dr. William Thurston on Math & Fashion. Dr. William Thurston was a world-renowned expert in the mathematical field of topology and a New College of Florida graduate '67. Join Dr. Donal O'Shea and Anne-Marie Russell as they tease out the beauty and complexity of math and fashion using Dr. Thurston's collaboration with the House of Miyake as a point of departure. Celebrate the interdisciplinary thinking that lay at the heart of New College and find out how peeling an orange can lead to revelations about the shape of the universe!
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Tuesday March 13
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The New College of Florida Division of Humanities presents: Marilyn Francus Professor of English, West Virginia University. O Mother, What Art Thou? O Mother, Where Art Thou? Frankenstein at 200 - In 1818, 17-year old pregnant Mary Shelley, daughter of the famous Mary Wollstonecraft, who died within days of Mary's birth, fashioned a motherless monster in her novel, Frankenstein. This maternal absence let Shelley sidestep one of the era's conventions--the monstrous mother--only to settle into the era's alternative: the idealized, dead mother. Professor Francus, author of Monstrous Motherhood, will discuss how Frankenstein and the conventions of motherhood that shaped Shelley's novel endure, and continue to shape our notions of motherhood today.
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