New College Foundation Announces the 2020-2021 New Topics Lecture Series

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The New College Foundation announces the 2020-2021 season of New Topics, a six-part lecture series showcasing national speakers from a broad range of disciplines exploring topical issues. To mark New College’s 60th anniversary, this year’s series features noteworthy alumni whose New College experience prepared them for lives of note and careers of exceptional impact. The series runs October through March and will be presented via the Zoom platform. Each lecture will be presented at 5 pm. Tickets are $10, and all proceeds go to fund student scholarships.

Speakers include award-winning journalist Alexis Simendinger speaking on October 1, Princeton University's Center for Economic Policy Studios senior research scholar William Dudley speaking on "Challenge and Response: Facing Hard Choices in a Time of Economic Crisis" on November 12, R. Derek Black, Allison Gornik and James Birmingham on the topic of "Inclusion at any Cost? When New College was 'Home' to a White Nationalist" on January 27, Cuban-American attorney, consultant, and human rights advocate Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart on the topic of "Reflections on a Congressional Career; Lessons for Today's Politics" on February 18 and " Cybersecurity and Civil Liberties" by the ACLU's surveillance and cybersecurity counsel Jennifer Granick on March 18. Registration is required and can be made at ncf.edu/new-topics or by calling the New College events hotline at 941-487-4888.

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