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Oct. 3,  2011

Generational Differences in Learning, Working Focus of Emory Forum

Key leaders in education will gather to explore the impact of generational differences for learning and working in the 21st century at "Re-Generation: Envisioning New Relations to Media, Civics, Work and Learning," a Knowledge Futures forum hosted by Emory University's Halle Institute for Global Learning Oct. 20-21.

Participants from a variety of fields will discuss the state of media and journalism, the nature of democratic engagement, changing patterns of work and learning, and the role of creativity and innovations from a range of perspectives.

The forum is scheduled from 4-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Emory's Goizueta Business School, 1300 Clifton Rd. The program also features a screening of the documentary "Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture" on Thursday evening.

Keynote speakers include:

• Debra Vidali, professor of anthropology at Emory;

• Mark Lipton, associate professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph; and

• Richard DeMillo, director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Visit for the full schedule of speakers and panels.

The event is free and open to the public, but guests must register by Wednesday, Oct. 19.

About The Halle Institute for Global Learning

Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, The Halle Institute for Global Learning is Emory's premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute's programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.


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