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- Roberta 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.
- Ms. Seret is President and Founder of the NGO at the United Nations, 2003-present, International Cinema Education. www.internationalcinemaeducation.org.
- She is Director of Advanced English and Film at the United Nations where she teaches English language, world affairs and film to diplomats. (2001-present)
- She has created and implemented at the United Nations, the International Film Festival for High School Students. (2001-present) This program has been supported by a 5-year Ford Foundation grant, and grants from Morgan Stanley, UBS, the Japanese Mission, Moody’s, Sanford Bernstein, The Chickasaw and Cherokee Indian Nations, and others. More than 13,000 students from 100+ New York and Connecticut high schools have been invited free to this program.
- 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 in New York City’s high schools, “Global Voices Through Film.” By using foreign film as the medium, she has created a multi-disciplinary curricula to teach students about global events. She partners with Morgan Stanley, the Simon Wiesenthal Tolerance Center and the U.N.
- In 2012-present, she has created FILMeds, a digital online video series that teaches students about global hotspots. This project has been funded by a Ford Foundation grant to create and implement Filmedsⓒ into New York City schools and complements her book, World Affairs in Foreign Films for high school and middle school students as curriculum.
- In 2015, the United Nations, Department of Public Information, has given Dr. Seret a briefing room for her “Global Classroom” where she screens films, Filmeds and offers briefings to students of all ages. She partners with New York City’s Department of Education.
- Roberta Seret is a published author:
- “Film Review: Hannah Arendt and Crimes Against Humanity,” Journal of International Criminal Justice (Oxford U. Press), March 2014, Film Review: Hannah Arendt and Crimes Against Humanity.”
- Oxford University Press, Contributing film reviewer, June 2014- present:
- http://blog.oup.com/2014/06/aung-san-suu-kyi-the-lady-film-besson-pil/; http://blog.oup.com/2014/06/hannah-arendt-and-crimes-against-humanity-pil/;
- World Affairs in Foreign Films (McFarland Publishers, 2011)
- World Affairs in Foreign Films for Middle School, 2016
- World Affairs in Foreign Films, 2nd edition for High School and College, 2016
- Welcome to New York, 5th ed. (1st ed. Harper & Row)
- Voyage into Creativity: The Modern Künstlerroman, (Doctoral Dissertation in Comparative Literature from New York University; Peter Lang Publisher).
She lives in New York City with her husband, a gastroenterologist, and their two sons, Cliff a two-time Olympian and Greg, an Internet developer.
ARTICLES WRITTEN BY ROBERTA SERET
- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
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- The United Nations as a Global Classroom
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