Guest Talk: Immigration & the Migrant Crisis, wth Roberta Seret, Monday, 7/24, 5-6:30pm

Topic: Immigration and the Migrant Crisis: Using Media in the Classroom for Discussion

Let us warmly welcome Dr. Roberta Seret, Founder and President of the NGO, International Cinema Education, back to Teachers College, as she conducts a demonstration film class about immigration and the migrant crisis, an important and highly controversial topic in today’s global community. Dr. Seret will draw upon her newly published textbook World Affairs through Foreign Films (2nd ed. ICE, 2016) -- “a multi-disciplinary pedagogy that is innovative and encourages critical thinking and group discussion”, as well as her recent FILMed© on the Italian film, Terraferma, that looks at immigration from various perspectives. She will demonstrate how she teaches students in her “Global Classroom” at the United Nations about the risks, dangers, and different voices of the immigration crisis through the engaging media of film.

Roberta Seret holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature and Master's in French from New York University and has taught literature and writing on the university level for many years. She is Director of Professional English at the United Nations where she teaches English language, literature and film. (2001-present) Roberta Seret has received a 4-year Ford Foundation grant to create and implement an International Film Festival for students at the United Nations (2003-present) and a media Ford Foundation grant to create FILMed©, a digital multi-disciplinarian video that complements the curriculum of her “Global Classroom.” (2012-present).

Attending will be the class, C&T 4010 001 Immigration and Curriculum, taught by Mary Ann Chacko, current doctoral candidate whose research focuses on "democratic participation” and constructions of “student-citizens”.

Please rsvp by Thursday, July 20th with your interest and details.

Be sure to check out past events with Roberta Seret.

Where: 306 Russell

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