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20 March 2017
Lecture "Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Can we find the right balance?" by Ambassador Robert Ford, Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Syria (2011-2014).
2 May 2016
Responsibility, Reconciliation, and the Dropping of the Atomic Bombs, with Shigeko Sasamori, Hiroshima survivor and Hiroshima Maiden, and Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry Truman and author of a forthcoming book on the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan. The speakers' respective sons, Norman Cousins Sasamori and Wesley Daniel, joined.
10–12 March 2016
Fourth Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Food Insecurity in a Globalized World: The Politics and Culture of Food Systems
—Session 1: The Role of the State and International Institutions, with Patricia Stapleton, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Harry Konstantinidis, University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Tomiko Yamaguchi, International Christian University, Japan.
—Session 2: Cultural Adaptation to Scarcity, with Hanna Garth, University of California, Irvine; and Nir Avieli, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
—Session 3: Socially Constructed Vulnerability and Food Insecurity, with Birgit Schmook, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico; Adam Gilbertson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Ashanté M. Reese, Spelman College.
—Session 4: Migration and Changing Foodscapes, with Jessie Mazar, University of Vermont; and Colleen Hammelman, Temple University.
—Session 5: War and Memory of Hunger, with Paula Schwartz, Middlebury College; and Ellen Oxfeld, Middlebury College.
—Session 6: Agroecology Access to Land and Seeds, with Mark Chatarpal, Indiana University, Bloomington; Laurel Bellante, University of Arizona; and Margarita Fernandez, Vermont Caribbean Institute and University of Vermont.
—Session 7: The Politics of Food Security, with David Cleveland, University of California, Santa Barbara; and Molly Anderson, Middlebury College.
—Summary, with Francesca Conde ’17 and Angelica Segura ’16.
19 February 2016
Thesis in Dialogue Series with Forest Jarvis ’15, winner of the International Politics and Economics Award for his thesis "Information and Exclusion as Barriers to Development in the Peruvian Andes," with commentary from Sarah Pearlman, associate professor of economics at Vassar College.
20–21 January 2016
Power and Protest: Global Responses to Atomic Energy
—Keynote: The Carrot or the Stick? How Do Governments Push Nuclear Power? by Daniel Aldrich, Northeastern University
—Exporting Nuclear Power to the Middle East, by Jessica Varnum, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
—Nuclear Power: A Future after COP 21?, by Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College
—Vermont Yankee and an Insider's View of the Nuclear Industry, by Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education
17 November 2015
The Paris Attacks in Context, a panel discussion with Middlebury Faculty from the Department of Political Science, featuring Erik Bleich, Jeff Cason, Sebnem Gumuscu, Ophelia Eglène, and Nadia Horning, and moderated by Tamar Mayer, director, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.
5 November 2015
Thesis in Dialogue, featuring Hannah Reeve ’15, winner of the International and Global Studies Award for her thesis "Soccer of the Secluded: Race, Triumph, and Tragedy in the 1950s World Cup in Brazil," and Gregg Bocketti, associate professor of history at Transylvania University and author of "Immigrant Identity and Football Citizenship in 1930s Brazil."
12–14 March 2015
Third Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Progress or Posturing? Examining the Progress of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals
19–20 February 2015
Second Annual Student Global Affairs Conference
Apathy and Action: Exploring Youth-Driven Movements, convened by Forest Jarvis ’15, Bilal Khan ’18, Karen Liu ’15, and Gabbie Santos ’17.
–Between Protest and Powerlessness: The Startling Ubiquity of Youth Activism, presented by Meredith Weiss, University of Albany
–The Radical Mind, presented by Don Wyatt and Linus Owens, Middlebury College
–Combating Apathy, presented by Shannon Galpin, Mountain2Mountain
–Collective Action and Strategy, presented by Marcela Olivera, Water for All, and Jonathan Smucker, UC Berkeley
–The Climate Movement, presented by Bill McKibben, Middlebury College, and Alexandra Barlowe, Fossil Free Yale
15 January 2015
AQAP, ISIS, and the Ramifications of US Drone Policy by Gregory Johnsen, former Fulbright Scholar in Yemen, PhD candidate at Princeton University, and the Michael Hastings National Security Fellow at BuzzFeed.
13–15 March 2014
Second Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference
The Young and the Jobless: Youth Unemployment in Times of Crisis
–Session 1: Dignity and Dollars: The Case of the U.S. with Robert Prasch, Middlebury College
–Session 2: Unemployment, Violence, and Terror, with Marcellus Andrews, and Juana Gamero de Coca, Middlebury College
–Session 3: Pounding the Pavement: Voices of Recent Alumni, with Ava Kerr ’12, Barrett Smith ’13, Ashley Guzman ’13, and Hanna Mahon ’13.5
–Session 4: No Exit? Migration and Borders, with David Stoll, Middlebury College, Ange Bergson Lendja Ngnemzué, C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Africa: Cameroon, and Natalia Herbst, Office of the Vice-Chief of Government of the City of Buenos Aires
–Session 5: ¡No Mas! Strategies and Alternatives, with Crispen Chinguno, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Ciro Milione, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain; and Pavlina Tcherneva, Bard College, New York
–Session 6: Sticky Floors: Gender and Unemployment, with Diane Negra, University College, Dublin, Ireland and Heidi Gottfried, Wayne State University
–Session 7: Overworked and Underpaid, with Svea Closser, Middlebury College, Alexandre Frenette, CUNY Graduate Center, and Stephen Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison
–Session 8: False Promises: Is There a Way Out?, with Jackie Voluz ’15 and Jia Jun Lee ’15