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.

Friday, 10/21, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Africa: Does It Have a Future?" by Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Global Managing Director & Chief Frontier Markets Analyst, DaMina Advisors LLP.

Monday, 10/24, 7:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture “Innovative Strategies Towards a Low-Carbon Society in Japan” by Gregory Trencher, Visiting Assistant Professor in Environmental Science and Policy,  Clark University.  

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

Tuesday, 10/25, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Kingdom of the Unjust: Global Antiwar Activism and Saudi Arabia" by Medea Benjaminco-founder of the women's led activist group Code Pink.

Wednesday, 10/26, 7:30 p.m.
Dana Auditorium

Lecture “Food Democracy, Hunger & Food Sovereignty” by Frances Moore Lappe, Small Planet Institute.

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.

Thursday, 11/3, 12:15 p.m.
Axinn 229
Lecture "Sexuality, Gender, and the Muslim Body" by Katherine EwingProfessor in the Department of Religion and the South Asia Institute at Columbia University. 

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.

Wednesday, 11/9, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture "Sino-Tibetan Dialogue for Peace" by Dr. Losang Rabgey, co-founder of Machik.

Friday, 11/11, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "Images of the U.S. in Putin's Russia: High policy and popular geopolitics" 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 cybersecurity by Allison Stanger, Russell J. Leng '60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College.

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.

Friday, 1/13, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "Mimetic Bodies: Reptition, Replication, and Simulation in the Marriage Charter of Empress Theophanu" by Eliza Garrison, associate professor of the history of art and architecture. Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 01/10 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Tuesday, 1/17, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Reseach Grant Presentations by Jake Faber '16.5 "The (Green?) Machine(s?) in the Garden: Sustainable development and social equity in Eeyou Istchee-James Bay, Québec”; and Grace Monk ’18, Brown University, “Memorias del Territorio.”

Wednesday, 1/18, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "The Past and Present Influence of the Silk Road on the Economies of Europe, China, and Central Asia" by Kimberly Millier, who is teaching the Winter Term course Economic Dominance of Central Asia.

Thursday–Friday, 1/19–20
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Fourth Annual Student-Organized Global Affairs Conference "Media and Minorities in the West: Revealing Trends and Biases."

Monday, 1/23, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Kiswahili: A Language of Diversity and Empowerment" by Waithera Roki, who is teaching the Winter Term course Introduction to Swahili and East African Culture.

Tuesday, 1/24, 1-2 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
"Hot Topics" Lunch and Discussion
for Students.

Tuesday, 1/24, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Human Rights: Protecting and Preserving the Opportunity for Health and Development" by Megan McLauglin, who is teaching the Winter Term course International Maternal and Child Health.

Wednesday, 1/25, 5 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Rohatyn Student Advisory Board-organized Grant Information Session.

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

Monday, 1/30, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "We Lost our Sea Ice, Now What?" by Ross Lieb-Lappen '07, who is teaching the Winter Term course Ice Cores: By Land and by Sea.

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

Thursday, 2/16, 12:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture "American Foreign Policy in the Age of Uncertainty" by Scott Wolford, associate professor of political science, Unviersity of Texas at Austin.

Tuesday, 2/21, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
"Hot Topics" Lunch and Discussion
for Students.

Tuesday, 2/21, 4:30 p.m.
Wilson Hall McCullough
Panel on "Racism in International Development" with Emma Crewe, professor of social anthropology, SOAS, University of London; Conor Shapiro '03, president and CEO, St. Boniface Haiti Foundation; and William Michael Cunningham, founder, Creative Investment Research.

Thursday, 2/23, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Discussion "The Fulbright Experience: A First-hand Account" with Tim Fraser '16, who is currently a Fulbright Fellow conducting research in Japan.

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 MIT, who will present on "Disaster and Change in Japan." Lunch is free for current Middlebury College students/faculty/staff; suggested $5 donation for others; RSVP by 2/20 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Saturday, 2/25, 7:30 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts Dance Theater
Gaga Movement Language Residency lecture/demonstration with Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof.

MARCH

Friday, 3/3, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "'Singing Archaeology': Creating AKHNATEN, an American opera set in acient Egypt" 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, 3/9, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "From Perestroika to Pussy Riont: Thirty Years of Feminisms in Russia" by Olga Lipovskaya.

Thursday–Saturday, 3/9–3/11
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, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
"Hot Topics" Lunch and Discussion
for Students.

Tuesday, 3/14, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Muslims and Globalization: The Struggle for the Future" 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 lecture "Environment and Power in the Soviet Arctic" by Andy Bruno
assistant professor of history and faculty associate in environmental studies, Northern Illinois University.

Thursday, 3/16, 5:00 p.m.
Axinn Center 229
Lecture tentatively titled "Arab American Feminisms and the Politics of Knowledge Production" by Carol Fadda, Syracuse University.

Friday, 3/17, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "Consensus, Uncertainty, and Catastrophe: Geoengineering and the Governance of the Oceans" 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.

Monday, 3/20, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Can we find the right balance?" by Ambassador Robert Ford
, Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Syria (2011-2014).


 

 

 

APRIL

Monday, 4/3, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
Lecture "Urban Growth and the Contemporary Housing Question: Recovering the Politics of Planning in Germany and the UK" by Professor Ilse Helbrecht, geography, Humboldt University, Germany. 

Thursday, 4/6, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
Lecture "Migrants and Refugees in Italy: Their Stories, Their Struggles" by Damiana Culeddu, Casa Emmaus, and Elio Turno Arthemalle, Teatro Impossibile.

Friday, 4/7, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture American ‘Indian Affairs’ and Transnational Development Dialogues in the 1930s and 1940s” 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 lecture "Relational Ruralities and Rural Gentrification: New Geographies of Capital Accumulation" 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.

Tuesday, 4/18, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
"Hot Topics" Lunch and Discussion
for Students.

Friday, 4/24, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones 59' House Conference Room
Lecture on Politics in the Middle East by Tarek Masoud, Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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 lecture “Tuning the Kingdom: Kawuugulu Music, Politics, and Storytelling in Buganda 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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