Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Sponsored Events Calendar

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2017-2018 EVENTS
September

Monday, 9/4, 1–3 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Open House during MiddView. 

Thursday, 9/14, 12:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103
Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium “Environment and Power in the Soviet Arctic” by Andy Bruno, assistant professor of history and faculty associate in environmental studies, Northern Illinois University.

Thursday, 9/14, 4:30-6 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reception for returned study abroad students; IGS and IPE faculty.

Tuesday, 9/19, 4:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103
Lecture Historical Legacies and Ethnic Conflict: Evidence from 12 Centuries of Hindu-Muslim Violence in India by Ajay Varghese, assistant professor of political science, University of California, Riverside.

Tuesday, 9/19, 5:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
RCGA Research Grant Information Session.

Monday, 9/25, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture “’Nelson Mandela’: Nostalgia for the 'Good Old Days' of State Song Patronage and Censorship in Tanzania” by Frank Gunderson, Florida State University.

Thursday, 9/28, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion – Exclusively for Students.

Friday, 9/29, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Research Grant Workshop for students who have completed the overseas portion of their research.

October

Monday, 10/2, 12:15 p.m.
Axinn Center 229
Lecture Berlin Calling: A story of anarchy, music, the wall, ant the birth of the new Berlin

Monday, 10/2, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Dinner and Student Panel on "Being Abroad in the Trump Era"

Tuesday, 10/3, 12:30 p.m.
Axinn Center Abernethy Room
Lecture “Russian Women as Mothers, Consumers, Citizens and Patients: Childbirth in St. Petersburg” by Anna Temkina, European University at St. Petersburg.

Friday, 10/6, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “Zimbabwe as a 'Race State': The Troubled History of Racializing International Relations” by Timothy Scarnecchia, Department of History, Kent State University.  Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 9/28 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Monday, 10/9, 12:15 p.m.
Axinn Center 229
Lecture "The Sorcery of Color: Race, Gender and Genocide in Brazil" by Elisa Larkin Nascimento, co-founder and director of the Afro-Brazilian Studies and Research Institute (IPEAFRO) of Rio de Janeiro.

Monday, 10/9, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Reforming Frontier Banks and Economies" by Lado Gurgenidze, CEO of Libert Capital LLC, prime minister of Georgia (2007-2008).

Tuesday, 10/10, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Screening and  discussion "Blaxploitalian" with Fred "Kudjo” Kuwornu, producer and director.

Tuesday, 10/10, 7:30 p.m.
Axinn Center 103

Lecture "Grassroots Solidarity in an Age of Hostility: Building Alternatitive Relationships between the US and Cuba" by Marcel Lueiro Reyes and Lee Schlenker ’16.

Thursday, 10/12, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture “Rock and roll al ritmo de (las piedras rodantes y) los hijos del período especial" by Jeremias Gamboa, independent writer (Peruvian).

Friday, 10/13, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “Gypsy Choirs: Music of the Romani Community in Ukraine and Russia” by Jeff Buettner, associate professor of music, Middlebury College.  Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 10/5 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Monday, 10/16, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Screening “Lupe Under the Sun.” 

Wednesday, 10/18, 12:30 p.m.
Axinn Center 229
Lecture “Carrying the fragrance of one's land": On Birth, Being, and Belonging in Rahul Sankrityayan's Traveling Selves” by Maya Joshi, Department of English, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.

Thursday, 10/19, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion – Exclusively for Students.

Thursday, 10/26, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture “Race Matters in France” by Pap Ndiaye, French Historian, Institut d'Études Politiques (Paris); and Visiting Professor, Northwestern University.

Friday, 10/27, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture Iraqi Kurdistan and the Middle East After the Referendum on Independence by Morgan Kaplan, Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University.  Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 10/19 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Monday, 10/30, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War, 1968-1970: The Failed Pursuit of Victory and the Polarization of America by David F. Schmitz, Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, Whitman College.

November

Friday, 11/3, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "The Search for Truth and Beauty within the Game of Go" by Pete Schumer, Baldwin Professor of Mathematics & Natural Philosophy, Middlebury College.

Monday, 11/6, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security” by Todd Miller, independent journalist.

Wednesday, 11/8, 6:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "“Black is Beautiful in Arabic: Radwa Ashour and Al-Aswad al-Jamil” by Michelle Hartman, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University.

Thursday, 11/9, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Free Expression and the Global Expansion of Judicial Power" by Thomas M. Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law & Politics, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

Friday, 11/10, 12–6 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Sixth annual IP&E symposium, “The United States and Global Trade: Winners, Losers and the Way Forward.”

Tuesday, 11/14, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Future of the Past event celebrating 150th anniversary of “Das Kapital” (Karl Marx) with Amanda Gregg and Leila Davis, assistant professors of economics, Middlebury College.

Thursday, 11/16, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion – Exclusively for Students.

Friday, 11/17, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "The Politics of ‘Mysticism’ in Iran" by Ata Anzali, assistant professor of religion, Middlebury College.

December

Friday, 12/1, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "Back to the Mother Tongue: Exile Author Lore Segal in the Austrian Literary Field, 1993-2013—A Translation-Sociological Analysis" (provisional title) by Karin Hanta, director of Chellis House, Middlebury College.

January

Tuesday, 1/23, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Sex, Strategy and the Limits of American Power” by Janet Breslin Smith, president, Crosswinds Consulting.

Wednesday-Thursday, January 24–25
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Student-Run Global Affairs Conference

February

Friday, 2/16, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture by Cynthia Packert, Christian A. Johnson Professor of History of Art, Middlebury College.

March

Thursday–Saturday, 3/8-10
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
RCGA's Annual International Conference “1968, Fifty Years of Struggles: Mapping the Legacies of Decolonization.”

Friday, 3/16, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture by Guntram Herb, professor of geography, Middlebury College.

April

TBA

May

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