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roberta seretRoberta Seret holds a doctorate in Comparative Literature and Master's in French from New York University and has taught literature, writing and film for many years.

Dr. Seret is President and Founder of the NGO at the United Nations, International Cinema Education, a 501-c 3 not-for-profit organization. (2003-present, www.internationalcinemaeducation.org)

She is Director of Professional English at the United Nations where she teaches advanced english and film to diplomats. (2001-present) .

Her interests in foreign cultures extend to film as well. She has created and implemented at the United Nations, the International Film Festival for New York's inner-city high school students. (2003-present) This program has been supported by a 4-year Ford Foundation grant, and grants from Morgan Stanley, UBS, the Japanese Mission of Education, Moody's, Sanford Bernstein, the Chickasaw Nation, Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, and Board members. More than 8,000 students from 100+ New York high schools have been invited free to this program. This program is under the organization, International Cinema Education, a non-profit N.G.O.

In 2006-2007, she introduced a new course at the United Nations for New York's high school students, "Filmmaking for Young Peacemakers." She partnered with New York University's Tisch Film School and the United Nations.

In 2008, she introduced a program into New York City's public high schools, "Global Voices Through Film." By using foreign film as the medium, she has created a multi-disciplinary course to teach students global events. She partners with Morgan Stanley and the United Nations.

In the summer of 2009, she implemented "Global Voices Through Film Festival" in Cartagena, Colombia to university students.

In 2009-10, she designed and taught, "Global Finance and Events Through Film" with CUNY's "College Now" program.

Her textbook/curriculum, "World Affairs in Foreign Films" (McFarland, 2011) uses foreign films to catapult multi-disciplinary lessons for high school and college students.

Roberta Seret is a published author:

- WORLD AFFAIRS IN FOREIGN FILMS (McFarland, 2011) Website: www.worldaffairsinforeignfilms.com
- WELCOME TO NEW YORK, 5th ed. (1st ed. Harper & Row)
- VOYAGE INTO CREATIVITY: THE MODERN KUNSTLERROMAN, (Peter Lang)
- "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words," (Spring, 2004), United Nations Chronicle.
- "The United Nations as a Global Classroom," (Spring, 2006), United Nations Chronicle.

Dr. Seret lectures at Columbia University's Teachers College (See Vialogues, Ed Lab and demonstration class).

She lives in New York City with her husband, a gastroenterologist, and two sons, Greg- a Princetonian and General Manager to an Internet Advertising Company, and Cliff- a 2-time Olympic fencer and Executive Director at a Swiss Bank.

 

PLEASE VISIT:

Vialogues from Columbia University

Master Class Demonstration, Columbia University, Teachers College, (Video/Article)

Ed Lab, Columbia University, Teachers College

International Cinema Education

The Gift of Diamonds


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