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Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Sponsored Events Calendar

Please click on a month to see an expanded list of events. Past events can be found below. This calendar is being updated all the time, so please make sure to check again for upcoming events.

 

2014-2015 EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

Friday, 9/12, 12:00-5:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

—Third Annual International Politics and Economics Symposium—
Crisis and Confusion: Response to Global Economic Turbulence

12:00-12:15 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Allison Stanger, Director of International Politics and Economics

12:15-1:45 p.m.
Panel One: Is the Crisis of 2007-2008 Unusual? An Historical Perspective
Michael Bordo, Board of Governors Professor of Economics, Rutgers University

1:45-2:00 p.m. Coffee Break

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Panel Two: Sovereign Crises in Latin America
Graciela Kaminsky, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 p.m.
Panel Three: Do Washington and Berlin Handle Economic Meltdowns Differently?
Ideas and Leadership During a Time of Crisis
Matthias Matthijs
, School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University

7:15-8:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion with the three panelists

 

Tuesday, 9/23, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
What Was the Socialist City? The View from Beijing 
by Fabio Lanza, associate professor of history, University of Arizona. 

Friday, 9/26, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

International and Global Studies Colloquium:
A Reformist Manifesto: Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations in 1960s Bolivian Newsreels by Roberto Pareja, assistant professor of Spanish, Middlebury College  Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 9/22 to rcga@middlebury.edu.  $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

OCTOBER

Thursday, 10/2 4:30 p.m
Robert A. Jones '59 conference room
Muslims in China’s Northwest
by Morris Rossabi, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York (Queens College) and Visiting Professor of Mongol History at Columbia University.

Tuesday, 10/7 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 conference room
An Imported Culture War? Sex Education and the Religious Right in Croatia by Aleksandar Stulhofer, professor of sociology and chair of the sexology unit, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Wednesday, 10/8 6:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 conference room
Hong Kong: The Struggle for Autonomy 
with Jeffrey Lunstead, diplomat in residence, and Jessica Teets, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College

Thursday, 10/9 4:30 p.m
Robert A. Jones '59 conference room
The Hilltop Settlement:  A Perspective of an Israeli Author by Assaf Gavron, visiting professor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

Friday, 10/10, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
The Depiction of the Mulatto/a Figure in Pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary Cuban Cinema by Enrique Garcia, assistant professor of Spanish, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 10/6 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Wednesday, 10/15, 4:30 p.m.
Abernathy Room,Axinn
Realism, Empire, and Just War Theory in Roman Political Thought, a lecture by Jed W. Atkins, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Duke University.

Thursday, 10/16, 5:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Middlebury College lecture “China's Military Rise: Implications for Asia and US Foreign Policy” by Roy D. Kamphausen, senior advisor for Political and Security Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research, and adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs; followed by the national webcast “Issues in U.S.-China Relations” featuring President Jimmy Carter, who will discuss the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China 35 years ago, as well as current issues in Sino-American relations.

Friday, 10/17, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium: Reflections on Israel: A Roundtable Discussion among Middlebury faculty. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 10/13 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Monday, 10/20, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room
Options and Obstacles in German-American Security Policy by  Stephan Böckenförde, Bundeswehr Academy for Information and Communication

Friday, 10/24, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Presentations by four groups of students who received Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Davis Projects for Peace summer grants in 2014. Join them as they share their experiences and reflection on their creative work around social issues and promotion of peace in communities around the world.  Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 10/20 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders. 

Monday, 10/27, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Latin America's Middle Classes: Who Are They and Why Do They Matter?, a lecture by by Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Interim Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy & Management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Tuesday, 10/28, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Variations on Utopia in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction, a lecture by Mingwei Song, assistant professor in Chinese, Wellesley College.

12:15 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220
Syria to Afghanistan: The Challenge of Policy and Force by Ronald Neumann, former Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain and Afghanistan. Amb. Neumann also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East, and currently is President of the American Academy of Diplomacy. Bring your lunch and beverage to enjoy during the lecture.

Friday, 10/31, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation:
Why Is There No Palestinian Flag in the Stadium? Soccer and Identity Among Arab Citizens of Israel by Tamir Sorek, associate professor of Sociology and Israel Studies, University of Florida. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 10/27 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to students and current faculty/staff.

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, 11/4, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
How Western Is Israel? by Sammy Smooha, Haifa University.

Thursday, 11/6, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
A Roundtable Discussion on Jorge Luis Borges.

Thursday, 11/6 7:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
How Borges Wrote by Daniel Balderston, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Languages, University of Pittsburgh.

Friday, 11/7, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Policy Experimentation in China: The Diffusion of Elder Care Policies by Jessica Teets, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College.  Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 11/3 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Saturday, 11/8, 8a-5p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts
New England Medieval Conference: Copies, Copying, and Mimetic Acts
For further information about the conference, please email the conference organizers at nemc2014@middlebury.edu.

Monday, 11/10, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room
Prisoner Re-Entry in New Zealand and the US:

Restorative Reintegration and its Structural Constraints by Kathy Fox, University of Vermont 

Thursday, 11/13, 4:30 p.m..
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room.
ISIS in Iraq: What Are Our Options? by Joseph R. Núñez P’12, Colonel, U.S. Army, (ret.).

Monday, 11/17, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room.
Self-Representation in Film by Shahin Parhami, independent filmmaker.  

Tuesday, 11/18, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Tunisia after the 'Arab Spring':  Can It Be a Model for Other Countries in
the Arab World? by Mabrouka M'Barek, member of Tunisia Constituent Assembly.

Friday, 11/21, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Irina Feldman, assistant professor of Spanish, Middlebury College.  Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 11/17 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

DECEMBER

Friday, 12/5, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Who Watches the Watchers?  The Power and Accountability of International NGOs by
Sarah Stroup, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College.  Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 12/1 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.  

JANUARY

Thursday, 1/8, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room 
Willie Gevertz and Linnea Burnham thesis presentations. 

Friday, 1/9, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium
Presentation by Deborah A. Jones ’04.5, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 1/12 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to students and current faculty/staff .   

Monday, 1/12, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Sustainable Agriculture along the Tarim River, Xinjiang, China by Ahmatjan Rouzi.  

Tuesday, 1/13, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Attempts to Control Drone Use
by George Moore, Scientist in residence, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Wednesday,1/14, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Israel, the US, the Bomb: Some New Archival Research by Avner Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute for International Studies. 

Thursday, 1/15, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
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.

Friday, 1/16, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium: China Inc? Chinese Labor Migration to Zambia by Hannah Postel ’13, Project Specialist, CARANA Corporation, Fulbright Scholar ’13-’14.  Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 1/12 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to students and current faculty/staff

Thursday, 1/22, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
USAID Food Security Investments in High Population Growth Countries by Reid Hamel ’03, Save the Children.

Friday, 1/23, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium: Citizenship Acts and Political Activism in Israel after the Arab Spring
by Gal Levy, Schusterman Visiting Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies Program, University of Kansas.  Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 1/19 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to students and current faculty/staff.

Tuesday, 1/27, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Lecture by Karina Maddonni, Middlebury College Summer Spanish School

FEBRUARY

Thursday, 2/26
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Art as a Way of Knowing: Reading Lu Xun's Modern Prose Poetry Collection "Wild Grass,"
a lecture by Nicholas A. Kaldis, associate professor of Chinese Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, and Program Coordinator for Chinese Studies in the Department of Asian & Asian American Studies at Binghamton University (SUNY). 

Friday, 2/27
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room.
International and Global Studies Colloquium: 
Falling Behind? Latin American Economic Growth and Development in Historical Perspective,
a lecture by Leticia Arroyo Abad, assistant professor of economics and international politics and economics, Middlebury College.

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