Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Sponsored Events Calendar

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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 
 "No Way Forward: The Dayton Constitution Reconsidered" by Willie Gevertz '14.5, advisor Michael Kraus; and Linnea Burnham '14.5, tentative title "Comté Cheese Production: Keeping with Tradition or Embracing the Future?," advisor Paula Schwartz 

Friday, 1/9, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
The Absurdity of Eating: Food & 'Self-Reliance' in Wartime Ukraine 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, Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey

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, Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey. 

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

Tuesday, 1/20, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Jennifer Crystal '00 will read from and sign copies of her forthcoming memoir "Et Voilà: One Traveler's Journey from Foreigner to Francophile."  She earned her MFA from Emerson College and is teaching the Winter Term course WRPR 1005 Healing through Writing.  

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.

Monday, 1/26, 4:30 p.m.
Dana Auditorium

Islam in Europe: Contemporary Views panel discussion with Middlebury College faculty panelists Ata Anzali (religion), Sebnem Gumuscu (political science), Bettina Matthias (German), William Poulin-Deltour (French); and moderator Tamar Mayer (Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs).

Tuesday, 1/27, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Art and Memory in Latin America: The Argentine Case by Karina Maddonni, Middlebury College Summer Spanish School

FEBRUARY
Thursday - Friday, February 19th - 20th, 2015
Second Annual Student-Led Global Conference

Tuesday - Wednesday, February 24th-25th, 2015
Spring Symposium: Writing in the Changing Academy

Tuesday, 2/24, 12:15-1:30 P.M.
Carr Hall Lounge
Teaching lunch for faculty with Victor Villanueva, Regents Professor and Director of the Writing Program at Washington State University and author of the award-winning book: Bootstraps, From an American Academic of Color, Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 BCE to 2013 CE.

Tuesday, 2/24, 4:30- 6:00 P.M.
Abernathy Room
Memoria: Every Writer’s Muse, an interactive lecture with Victor Villanueva.

Wednesday, 2/25, 12:15-1:30 P.M.
Carr Hall Lounge
Writing, Identity and Power, student-led conversations for the whole community, including faculty, students and staff.

Wednesday, 2/25, 4:30-6:00 P.M.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Traveling Down a Desire Line: Surviving Where Academia and Community Meet, an interactive lecture with Julianna Ávila, Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, author of Moving Critical Literacies Forward: A New Look at Praxis Across Contexts (Routledge).

Thursday, 2/26, 4:30 P.M.
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, 12:15 P.M.
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.

MARCH

Sunday, March 1st, 7:00 p.m.
Dana Auditorium
Rakugo: The Art of Japanese Storytelling  

Friday, March 6th, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

International and Global Studies Colloquium: The Eagle and the Serpent: Narco-Violence, State Weakness, and the Drug War in Mexico by David A. Shirk, Associate Professor, Political Science and Director, Justice in Mexico Project, University of San Diego. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Monday, 3/2 to rcga@middlebury.edu.  $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders. 

Sunday, March 8th, 5:00 p.m.
Axinn 232

Screening: Nuclear Nation: The Fukushima Refugees Story (Part I)

Tuesday, March 10, 4:30 p.m.
Axinn 219
Corruption, Ottoman Style
, a lecture by Bogac Ergene, Associate Professor of History at UVM

Thursday-Saturday, March 12th-14th
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Progress or Posturing? Examining the Progress of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals  

Tuesday, March 17th, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
The Ecstatic Horizon of Modernist German Body Culture,
 a lecture by Karl Toepfer, Department of Theater Arts, San Jose State University

Wednesday, March 18th, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
The Survival of the Author: Ghosts and Nonhuman Actors in Natsume Soseki and Henry James by Keith Vincent, Assoc. Professor of Japanese Comparative Literature, Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, Boston University Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, Whitman College. 

 

APRIL

Friday, 4/3, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium "Fixing the Everyday: Fascist Visions of Modernity in 1930s China" by Maggie Clinton, assistant professor of history, Middlebury College. 

Friday, 4/3, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Spanish and Portuguese Department Spring Symposium “Claiming No Easy Victories: 40 Years of Independence in Lusophone Africa" keynote lecture Anatomy of kuduro: Body, Space, and Power in Postcolonial Angolan Music and Politics by Marissa Moorman, associate professor of history, Indiana Univeristy, Bloomington.  

Tuesday, 4/7, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
"Decadence and Morality Through Japan's Wartime and Defeat: The Vision of Sakaguchi Ango" by James Dorsey, Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College.

Wednesday, 4/22, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Special Edition - Carol Rifelj Lecture Series: "What Is It about France? - some thoughts on stereotyping" by Edward C. Knox, College Professor Emeritus

Thursday, 4/23, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
"On the Shores of Japan’s Postwar Left: An Intimate History" by Leslie Pincus, Department of History, University of Michigan.

Friday, 4/24, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium "A Portrait of Madness, and Tragedy in Unamuno's Abel Sanchez and the Bible" by Marta Manrique Gomez, assistant professor of Spanish, Middlebury College. 

Mondays, 4/27, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
"Responding to AIDS in Africa: How Misaligned Priorities Doomed the Global AIDS Intervention" by Kim Yi Dionne, Five College Assistant professor of government, Smith College.

Tuesday, 4/28, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
"A Global CEO Looks at the Future of the Liberal Arts" by Charlie MacCormack, Executive in Residence, Middlebury College.  

 

MAY

Friday, 5/1, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium "The Magnetic North and the Southern Gardens in the Poetry of Cesario Verde" by Mario Higa, assistant professor of Portuguese, Middlebury College.  Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 4/27 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Monday, 5/4, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
"Why Is My Milk Blue: China's Food Safety Crisis and Scale Politics" by John Yasuda, postdoctoral fellow, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania.

Monday to Thursday, 5/4-5/7, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Mellon Overseas Research Grant Presentations:

Tuesday, May 5, 4:30pm, RAJ

Contested Margins: Geopolitics and Informal Labor in Amman, Jordan, amidst the Influx of Syrian Refugees – Jordan – Jia Jun Lee ’15, advised by Professor of Geography Tamar Mayer.

The Hashemite King, Jerusalem, and Bedouins: A Study of Building National Images in Jordan, 1923-1980 – Jordan – Winnie Yeung ’15, advised by John Spencer Professor of African Studies Jacob Tropp.

Wednesday, May 6, 4:30pm, RAJ

African Music Performance in the American Academy: Capital Exchange, Institutional Dynamics, and the Challenges of Representation – Cameroon – Dante Francomano ’15, advised by Assistant Professor of Music Damascus Kafumbe.

Foreign and Domestic Environmental Policy in Bolivia: Conflicts and Contradictions – Bolivia – Forest Jarvis ’15, advised by Assistant Professor of Political Science Kemi Fuentes-George.

Thursday, May 7, 4:30pm, RAJ

The Muslims are Mobilizing: An in depth analysis of anti-Muslim backlash on the collective action of Muslims in New York City and Madrid – Spain – Rana Abdelhamid ’15, advised by Professor of Economics Joh Isham and Associate Professor of Political Science Bertram Johnson.

Informal Urban Agriculture; Innovation and Resilience In Hanoi, Vietnam – Vietnam – Jacob Eisenberg ’15, advised by Professor of Geography Tamar Mayer.

 

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