Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Sponsored Events Calendar

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2016-2017 EVENTS

SEPTEMBER
Friday, 9/16, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium "What Happened on the Road to Mexican Democracy?" by Roderic CampPhilip M. McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim, Claremont McKenna College. Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 9/13 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Monday, 9/19, 4:30 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts 125
LectureThe Casting of a Bronze Vessel and Writing in Ancient China” by Edward Shaughnessy, distinguished professor in early Chinese studies, University of Chicago. 

Tuesday, 9/20, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
“Hot Topics” Lunch and Discussion for Students on “The Clash of Islamists: Understanding the coup attempt in Turkey” by Sebnem Gumuscu, assistant professor of political science. Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students; RSVP by 9/18 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Tuesday, 9/20, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "12 Things I Learned Reporting from the Middle East" by Jahd Khalil '11.

Wednesday, September 21, 12:15 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall
Lecture "Children of the Stone: The Power of Mu Hard Land" by Sandy Tolan, award-winning author and journalist. "Children of the Stone" tells the dramatic story of Ramzi Aburedwan’s life growing up in an occupied Palestinian refugee camp and his transformation into a talented musician.

Wednesday, September 21, 7:30 PM
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall
Performance by "Children of the Stone/Dal’Ouna Ensemble." This concert features the powerful music of Ramzi Aburedwan and his Arabic-French Dal’Ouna Ensemble and the Moroccan singer, Nidal Ibourk in a dynamic fusion of Palestinian Arab folk, classical, jazz and world music. 

Tuesday, 9/27, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Racial Probabilism: Canons and Corpuscles from Madrid to Manila, ca. 1650–1750" by Ruth Hill, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and professor of Spanish, Vanderbilt University. 

Thursday, 9/29, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Small Arms, Violence, and Global Development" by Edward Laurance, Gordon Paul Smith Chair in International Policy and Development at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

 

OCTOBER

Tuesday, 10/4, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture “Venezuela: The Failure of a Petro-state under Chavez and Maduro” by Patrick DuddyDirector, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Duke University; former US Ambassador to Venezuela.

Tuesday, 10/4, 4:30 p.m.
MCFA 125
Introduction to the Chinese Guzheng (zither) with Fiona Sze-Lorrain, poet, translator, editor, and classical guzheng musician.

Thursday, 10/6, 4:30 p.m.
Axinn Abernethy Room
Lecture "Ecologies of Freedom: Global Political Thinking in the Age of Socrates" by Joel Schlosser, assistant professor of political science, Bryn Mawr College. 

Thursday, 10/6, 7:00 p.m.
Dana Auditorium
Lecture “The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us about the Good Life” by Michael Puett, professor of Chinese History, Harvard University, and journalist Christine Gross-Loh. 

Friday, 10/7, 12:15p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium “Stateless Children? Surrogacy for Gay Couples in France” by William Poulin-Deltour, associate professor of French studies, Middlebury College.  Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 10/3 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Thursday, 10/13, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture “Trump World vs Hillary World: Where US Foreign Policy Will Go after November 8” by Ambassador Richard LeBaron, Atlantic Council. 

Wednesday, 10/19, 7:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Understanding Arab Comics: A View from Cairo" by Jonathan Guyer, Institute of Current World Affairs.

Thursday, 10/20, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Nakamura Hiroshi: Art and Political Crises in Postwar Japan" by Namiko Kunimoto, Assistant Professor of Japanese Art History, the Ohio State University.

Friday, 10/21, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium “Truth or Fiction? Reading Medieval Religious Short Stories” by Stefano Mula, associate professor of Italian, Middlebury College.  Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 10/17 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Tuesday, 10/25, 12:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
“Hot Topics” Lunch and Discussion for Students on Brexit by Peter Matthews, Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics, Middlebury College.

Friday, 10/28, 11:30 a.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Fifth Annual International Politics and Economics Symposium “The Global Illicit Drug Trade: Confronting Challenges and Exploring Solutions.” 

NOVEMBER

Tuesday, 11/1, 4:30 p.m.
Twilight

Lecture by Rona Yefman, Cameron Visiting Artist.

Friday, 11/4, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

International and Global Studies Colloquium “Between Repression and Rehabilitation: Reforming Political Criminals in 1930s Japan” by Max Ward, assistant professor of Japanese history, Middlebury College.  Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 10/31 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Tuesday, 11/8, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
Future of the Past Series “1491-2016: Reinterpreting the ‘Clash’ and Conquest of the New World”  with James Fitzsimmons, associate professor of anthropology, Middlebury College, and Paul Monod, Principal, Middlebury - CMRS Oxford Humanities Program.

Friday, 11/11, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium by Victoria Zuravlevaprofessor of history, Russian State University for the Humanities, MoscowLunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 11/7 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Tuesday, 11/15, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
“Hot Topics” Lunch and Discussion for Students on declassified documents and the impact that hacking (e.g., Wikileaks) has had on policymakers and analysts by Peter Kornbluh, Senior Analyst at the National Security Archives.

Tuesday, 11/15, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
Lecture “Normalizing US-Cuban Relations: The Obama Legacy” by Peter Kornbluh, Senior Analyst at the National Security Archives.

DECEMBER

Thursday, 12/1, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture “Radical New Developments in HIV/AIDS Prevention” by Robert Moeller, assistant professor of psychology, Middlebury College.

Friday, 12/2, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium “Empire and Apocalypse: Globalization and the End of Time in Ancient Thought” by Chris Star, associate professor of classics, Middlebury College. Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 11/28 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

JANUARY

Thursday, 1/12, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Rabbinic Drinking: What Beer and Wine Teach About Rabbinic Literature" by Jordan Rosenblum, Belzer Professor of Classical Judaism, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Thursday–Friday, 1/19–20
Location TBD
2017 Fourth Annual Student-Organized Global Affairs Conference

Tuesday, 1/24, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
"Hot Topics" Lunch and Discussion
for Students

Friday, 1/27, 12:15 - 5 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Junior Faculty Manuscript Spotlight

Tuesday, 1/31, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Britain Lost Its Empire Years Ago and Is Still Looking for a Role" by Toby Fenwick '95, former head of foreign and defence policy, CentreForum.

FEBRUARY

Tuesday, 2/21, 4:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall McCullough
Panel on "Racism in International Development"

Friday, 2/24, 12:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
“Thesis in Dialogue” featuring Tim Fraser ’16, winner of the International and Global Studies Award for his thesis “Restarting the Sendai Reactor: Ecology of Japanese Civic Activism Post-Fukushima” and Richard Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies at MITLunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 2/20 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

MARCH

Friday, 3/3, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium by Shalom Goldman, Pardon Tillinghast Professor of Religion. Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 2/27 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Thursday–Saturday, 3/9–11
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
RCGA Annual International Conference “From Scroll to Scrolling: Shifting Cultures of Language and Identity.”

Monday, 3/13, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture by Ignacio Sánchez Prado, professor of Spanish, Latin American studies, and film and media studies, Washington University in St. Louis.

Tuesday, 3/14, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture by Ahmed SamatarJames Wallace Professor & Chair of International Studies, Macalester College, and founding Dean of Macalester's Institute for Global Citizenship.

Thursday, 3/16, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Hillcrest 103
Environmental Studies Colloquium by Andy Bruno
assistant professor, Northern Illinois University.

Friday, 3/17, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium by Kemi Fuentes-George, assistant professor of political science
Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 3/13 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

 

 

 

APRIL

Friday, 4/7, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium by Jacob Tropp, John Spencer Professor of African Studies
Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 4/3 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Thursday, 4/13, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
Future of the Past Series “1491-2016: Medicine and Global Health."

Friday, 4/14, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium by Peter Nelson, professor of geography. Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 4/10 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Friday, 4/28, 12:15-5 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
Junior Faculty Manuscript Spotlight

 

MAY

Friday, 5/5, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium by Damascus Kafumbe, assistant professor of Music. Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 5/1 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

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