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.

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.

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.

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.

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 on the Go Board" 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, 1:00–4:30 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 series “Marx and the Modern Economist” with Amanda Gregg, Leila Davis, and Joao de Souza, 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.

Friday, 11/17, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Fueling the Genocidal Regime: China's Historical Support of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge and Contemporary Implications for China's Regional and Global Power" by Andrew Mertha, professor of government, Cornell University.

Tuesday, 11/28, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Screening and discussion of "Asma" with Medhin Paolos, visiting scholar, Harvard University.

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" by Karin Hanta, director of Chellis House and visiting lecturer in linguistics, Middlebury College.

January

Thursday, 1/11, 3:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall Room 220
Lecture "Climate Hegemony as Bad Governance: Negligence, Intentions, and Mounting Environment Threats by Mark Boyer,  Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, University of Connecticut.

Monday, 1/15, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Deplorable or Disposable? The carceral state, the warfare state, the 2016 election, and grand narratives" by Marie Gottschalk, professor of political science, University of Pennsylvania.

Thursday, 1/18, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion
– Exclusively for Students.

Tuesday, 1/23, 4:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
Lecture "Sex, Strategy and the Limits of American Power” by Janet Breslin Smith, president, Crosswinds Consulting.

Tuesday-Thursday, 1/23–25
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Student-Run Global Affairs Conference "Power and Culture in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Savior Complex."  For more information, please click here!

Thursday, 1/25, 12:30 p.m.
Axinn Abernethy Room
Lecture "Translating Dostoevsky’s 'Crime and Punishment'" by Michael Katz, professor emeritus of Russian, Middlebury College.

Monday, 1/29, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
RCGA Research Grant Presentations
by seniors Matt Floyd "The New Great Game in the Caucasus: Hydropower and Energy Security in the Republic of Georgia,” Rachel Iacono "Die Entwicklung der Willkommenskultur" (Germany’s Changing Relationship with Refugees and Asylum-Seekers from the 1990s to the Present Day), and Sebastian Zavoico "Small-scale Spring Migrations of Svalbard Reindeer.”

February

Tuesday, 2/13, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture “Between ISIS and Kadyrov: Russian Islam in the Putinite looking-glass” by Dominic Rubin, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and Dickinson College program in Moscow.

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

Tuesday, 2/20, 4:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
Panel discussion Immigration and DACA in the Age of Uncertainty with Viveka Ray-Mazumder ’11, manager of youth organizing at Asian Americans Advancing Justice; Susana Muñoz, assistant professor, School of Education, Colorado State University; and Tom Wong, associate professor of political science, UC San Diego.

Thursday, 2/22, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion – Exclusively for Students.

March

Thursday, 3/1, 12:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103
Environmental Studies Colloquium lecture "Decarbonizing an Economy: Electricity, Coal, and the Threat of a Good Example” by Frederick Weston ’79, director of global policy and strategy, Regulatory Assistance Project.

Friday, 3/2, 12:15-2:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Thesis in Dialogue with Jennifer Sundstrom '17 on her IPE Prize-winning thesis "Immigration and the Swedish Welfare State: A Test of a Modified ‘Progressive Dilemma.'"

Monday, 3/5, 12 noon
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Media Politics in China and Russia" by Maria Repnikova, Georgia State University.

Monday, 3/5, 4:30 p.m.
Axinn 219
Lecture "Resourceful Khatuns: The Economic and Ritual Foundations of Royal Women’s Power in Yuan China" by Ruth Dunnell, Kenyon College.

Tuesday, 3/6, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Brexit and the Politics of Xenophobia" by Maurits van der Veen, associate professor of government, College of William & Mary.

Thursday–Saturday, 3/8-10
Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center and Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
RCGA's Annual International Conference “1968, Fifty Years of Struggle.”

Wednesday, 3/14, 7:00 p.m.

Dana Auditorium
Lecture “A Divided America: What can we learn from the Nordics?“ by George Lakey, professor emeritus, Swarthmore College.

Thursday, 3/15, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion
 – Exclusively for Students.

Thursday, 3/15, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture in Spanish "Centroamérica: la región de los que huyen"/ “Central America: the region of those that flee” by Óscar Martínez, founder of the digital newspaper El Faro.

Friday, 3/16, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture Crossing the Line: Indigenous Nations along the US-Canada Border” by Guntram Herb, professor of geography, Middlebury College.

Tuesday, 3/20, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Feminist Translation and Its role in the Formation of Transnational Feminist Solidarities" by Emek Ergun, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

April

Tuesday, 4/3, 6:00 p.m.
Axinn 100
Lecture "Arab Design Pioneers and the Spread of Modern Visual Culture" by Yasmine Nachabe Taan, Lebanese American University.

Wednesday, 4/4, 6:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Reading Natsume Sōseki on the Right: Kokoro in Midcentury America" by Brian Hurley, assistang professor of Japanese literature, Syracuse University.

Friday, 4/6, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "Making Lemonade" by Ioana Uricaru, Barksdale Jr. Assistant Professor of Film and Media Culture, Middlebury College.

Thursday, 4/12, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion
 – Exclusively for Students.

Thursday, 4/12, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture Russian Generation Z: Russian youth involvement in politics by Ksenia Semenova, Editor-in-chief, TheQuestion.

Tuesday, 4/17, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture Displaying Sexual Violence: Activism in Israeli Women's Filmmaking” by Rachel Harris, associate professor of Israeli literature and culture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Wednesday, 4/18, 6:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Started a Movement by Philip Ackerman-Leist, Green Mountain College.

Thursday, 4/19, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Middle East Policy Lecture "From Afghanistan to Iraq and Syria: The failures of US Middle East Policy" by Ahmed Rashid, journalist and author of “The Resurgence of Central Asia: Islam or Nationalism” and “Descent into Chaos.”

Tuesday, 4/24, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture Bach's Dialogue with Modernity: Perspectives on the Passions by John Butt, Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow and musical director of Edinburgh's Dunedin Consort.

Thursday, 4/26, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Future of the Past series lecture “What Did Marx Have to Say about Cooking Dinner? Marxism and gender in the twenty-first century” by Tithi Bhattacharya, professor of history, Purdue University.

Friday, 4/27, 12:15-2:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Thesis in Dialogue with Oakley Haight '17 on his IGS Prize-winning thesis "Fictions of Human Rights: Power, intervention, and universality in Arab novels."

May

Wednesday, 5/2, 4:30 p.m.
Twilight Auditorium
Lecture "Translating Alterity in Syria and Lebanon” by Lina MounzerAmerican University of Beirut, and Ghenwa HayekUniversity of Chicago.

Thursday, 5/3, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture Pedro Lemebel, performador by Dieter Ingenschay, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin.

Friday, 5/4, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “Refugees in the USA - Law and Politics” by Rebecca Hamlin, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Friday, 5/4, 8:00 p.m.
Wilson Hall
Korean Cultural Show.

Monday, 5/7, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Research Grant Presentations:
Toni Cross: "A Tale of Two Ethnic Groups: The Legacies of Colonialism, Communism, Imperialism, and Nationalism in the Construction of Moroccan Amazigh and Russian Volga Tatar Identities"
Timothy McGovern: "Originality and Tradition: Finding Dante’s Poetic Hand in the Divine Comedy’s Presentation of the Soul"
Naing Thant Phyo: "Understanding the Anglo-Burmese Relations during the Late 18th and 19th Century: The Structural and Political Causes of the Three Anglo-Burmese Wars"

Tuesday, 5/8, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Research Grant Presentations:
Hanna Laird: "'What Happened Last Night in Sweden?' A Comparative Assessment of Housing and Settlement Policies in Norway and Sweden and their Impact on Integration”
Sylvia Lynch: "'La Vie en Blanche': The Gendered Experience of Women with Albinism in Cameroon and Tanzania"
Ana Sanchez Chico: "The Impacts of a Violence Prevention Intervention in Kibera, Kenya"

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