IET Program Features Mary Catherine Bateson

Posted: March 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

Cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson shares her reflections and discoveries related to multigenerational life histories in “Composing Overlapping Lives,” on Saturday, March 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Verizon Auditorium at the Prince William Campus. The program is sponsored by Initiatives in Educational Transformation (IET), George Mason’s innovative professional development graduate program for practicing K-12 teachers.

“The program is an outreach activity to bring together IET graduates and current students, as well as an opportunity for practicing teachers who may be interested in the program to find out more about it,” says IET Director Anastasia Samaras.

Bateson, professor emerita of anthropology and English at George Mason and a visiting professor at Harvard University, is president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York City. She also lectures around the world and is a best-selling author. Her latest book, Full Circles, Overlapping Lives, explores how concepts of personal identity and shared fulfillment are changing.

Refreshments and group discussions follow Bateson’s presentation. The event is free, but registration is required. For additional information call 703-993-8319 or e-mail

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