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THREE FALL INTERGENERATIONAL SEMINARS AT BARD COLLEGE WILL BE OFFERED DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER Topics include citizenship, development around the city of Hudson, and the political and economic challenge for 2003

Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—The Continuing Studies Program at Bard College will offer three Intergenerational Seminars during the month of November. These seminars provide a chance for Hudson Valley residents and Bard undergraduates to study together, which can generate a powerful exchange of ideas and experiences to their mutual benefit. Preregistration and payment of a $25 registration fee are required. Call the Continuing Studies Program at
845-758-7508 for further information.

On three consecutive Mondays, beginning November 4 at 7:00 p.m., Laura Kopczak, an adjunct professor at Bard, will lead the seminar "Conscious Citizenship." Through the use of readings, prompted writing, and discussion, participants consider what each individual can do to be a conscious citizen—to take a stand on global issues that matter and live a life that is inspired, empowered, responsible, and compassionate. Before moving to the Hudson Valley, Kopczak was a professor at Stanford University and also served as codirector of the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum.

On three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning November 5 at 6:00 p.m., Christopher Lindner, director of the Bard Archaeology Field School, archaeologist in residence, and visiting assistant professor of anthropology at Bard, will teach the seminar "The Hudson Vortex." This seminar will provide information and discussion about the archaeological and historical implications of development near the city of Hudson, in Columbia County, and the neighboring towns of Athens, Catskill, Claverack, and Stuyvesant, with regard to proposals for superstores, power plants, mines, and parks.

On three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning November 5 at 7:00 p.m., Justus Rosenberg, professor of languages and literature at Bard and a visiting professor of humanities at the New School University, will lead the seminar "The Political and Economic Challenge for 2003." The seminar will discuss the fundamental changes that have taken place in world politics following September 11, 2001. Topics include the new focus of U.S. policy; the attitude of European nations to American policies in the Middle East; the universal economic crisis and its consequences; and the quest for peace and the threat of war.

For further information, call Karen Becker at the Continuing Studies Program at 845-758-7508 or e-mail

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This event was last updated on 10-17-2002