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University Seminar: New Media, General Education, and the Challenge of Global Stability.

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November 26, 2001. On Tuesday, December 4, 2001, CCNMTL presents its latest University Seminar on New Media Teaching and Learning on the subject New Media, General Education, and the Challenge of Global Stability. The Seminar features Lisa Anderson, James W. Carey, Robbie McClintock and Frank Moretti as the key presenters, with the extended group of Seminar members serving as respondents.

Participants will examine the ways in which a national crisis, such as the Sept. 11 attacks on American soil, move educators to consider how best to nurture the generative values of civilization as defined by Columbia's Core Curriculum. The issue will be presented in the framework of how new media transform the creation and use of knowledge, alter the conditions of participation in culture, and vastly amplify the reach, the scope, and the power of individual action, for good and for ill. One of the crucial questions for discussion will be, "What form of general education do we need to create in order to enable society to be both global and free?"

To continue the discussion beyond the limitations of the two-hour seminar, CCNMTL is creating a Seminar Web site to facilitate ongoing global discussion forums and netcasts of significant related events, inviting key partners at other institutions and public sector groups to deepen the intellectual discussion.

The University Seminars at Columbia University make possible sustained interaction of scholars, cutting across traditional boundaries of learning to generate fresh approaches and ideas and camaraderie and intellectual fellowship that enrich and challenge members. Participants are selected by invitation from the Columbia faculty and other experts.