Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Sponsored Events Calendar

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2015-2016 EVENTS

SEPTEMBER
Tuesday, 9/8, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
MiddView Open House
 
Friday, 9/18, 11:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Ill Fares the Land: Inequality in the Twenty-First Century

12:00-5:15 p.m. Three Panel Discussions
(Buffet lunch will be available starting at 11:45 a.m.)

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

12:15-1:45 p.m. Panel One:
“Inequality from 1650-2050”
Peter Lindert, Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California-Davis
Moderator: Leticia Arroyo Abad, Economics
Student Chair: Grecia De La O Abarca

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

2:00-3:30 p.m. Panel Two:
"Who Wants What? Insider-Outsider Politics and Redistribution Preferences in Comparative Perspective”
David Rueda, Professor of Comparative Politics, Oxford University
Moderator: Adam Dean, Political Science
Student Chair: Joseph Leavenworth Bakali

3:30-3:45 p.m. Coffee Break

3:45-5:15 p.m. Panel Three:
"American Amnesia: The Forgotten Sources of our Shared Prosperity”
Paul Pierson, John Gross Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator: Allison Stanger, Political Science
Student Chair: Brian Rowett

5:30-6:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
Peter Lindert, Paul Pierson, and David Rueda
Chair: Will Pyle, Director, International Politics and Economics
 
Monday, 9/21, 4:30 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Interpreting the Mahabharata: A Conversation with Laurie Patton and Abhishek Singh
 
Monday, 9/28, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Dana Auditorium
Documenting China's Great Famine Part I: A Talk by Filmmaker Wu Wenguang and a Screening of "Because of Hunger: Diary I"
 
Tuesday, 9/29, 7:00-9:00p.m.
Warner Hemicycle
Documenting China's Great Famine Part II: A Screening of "Self-Portrait: At 47 KM" and a Conversation with Director Zhang Mengqi
OCTOBER

Friday, 10/2, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room

International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Schooling, Learning, and Earnings: Effects of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Nicaragua after Ten Years
by John Maluccio, associate professor of economics, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 9/28 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Friday, 10/2, 4:40 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
China and the Global Economy, 
a panel discussion with Richard Hornik of Stony Brook University and former China Bureau Chief of Time Magazine; Tom Hout of MIIS and former China specialist for Boston Consulting Group; and Markus Rodlauer P’16, International Monetary Fund Deputy Director and China Mission Chief.

Celebrating 50 Years of Environmental Education and Leadership
Thursday, 10/8, 7:00 p.m.
Mead Chapel
Keynote Address
by Van Jones, CNN Political Contributor

Friday, 10/9, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Mead Chapel
Keynote Conversation moderated by Bill McKibben with guests
William Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor of Environmental Health Science
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley; Gernot Wagner, Lead Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Research Associate, Harvard Kennedy School.
2:15–4:00 p.m.
Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
World Cafe: Our Environment, Our Future, an inclusive group dialogue for students, staff, and faculty.
4:00 p.m.
Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
Reception

Friday, 10/16, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Presentation
by recipients of Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Davis Projects for Peace summer grants in 2015. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 10/12 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Monday, 10/19, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Food and Power: Meat and Contested Masculinity in Israel
by Nir Avieli, Israel Institute Visiting Professor, Middlebury College.

Thursday, 10/22, 4:30 p.m.
Axinn Center Abernathy Room
Grand Strategies: Literature, Statecraft, and World Order
by Charles Hill, diplomat in residence and lecturer in international studies, Yale University.

Monday, 10/26, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Puppets of Power: Chinese Author Ning Ken Discusses his Novel Three Trios (2014)"
by Ning Ken, novelist, essayist, editor, and blogger.

Friday, 10/30, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Dancing the National Idea: The Reception and Appropriation of the Lezginka in Russia
by Tatiana Smorodinska, professor of Russian, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 10/26 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

NOVEMBER

Monday, 11/2, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
From Post-racialism to Black Lives Matter: Waking Up in the Obama Age,
by Michael Jeffries, associate professor of American studies, Wellesley College.

Friday, 11/6, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Panel
with Hannah Reeve ’15, winner of the International and Global Studies Award for her thesis "Soccer of the Secluded: Race, Triumph, and Tragedy in the 1950s World Cup in Brazil." Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 11/2 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Friday, 11/13, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Familial Capital and the Education of Refugee-Background Youth: A Local Case Study with Global Implications
by Shawna Shapiro, assistant professor of writing and linguistics, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 11/9 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Monday, 11/16, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
A Poetry Reading
by Uruguayan poet Laura Cesarco Eglin

Friday, 11/19, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
The Mystery of the Israeli Detective
by Israeli author Dror Mishani, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Friday, 11/20, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Islamophobic Hate Speech and the High Court: Is French Justice Blind?
by Erik Bleich, professor of political science, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 11/16 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

DECEMBER

Friday, 12/4, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Lecture by Michael Sheridan, associate professor of anthropology, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 11/30 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.  

JANUARY

Friday, 1/15, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Lecture
by Will Pyle, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of International Economics, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 1/12 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

FEBRUARY
MARCH

Friday, 3/4, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Lecture 
by Ian Barrow, professor of history, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 2/29 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Thursday–Saturday, 3/10–3/12
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
RCGA Conference on Food Insecurities

Friday, 3/18, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium
Lecture by Febe Armanios, associate professor of history, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 3/14 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

APRIL

Friday, 4/8, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium
Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 4/4 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Friday, 4/22, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room

International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Lecture by Julien Weber, assistant professor of French, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 4/18 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

Friday, 4/29, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium:
Lecture by Juana Gamero de Coca, associate professor of Spanish, Middlebury College. Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 4/25 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

MAY

Friday, 5/6, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium
Lunch provided for those who RSVP by 5/2 to rcga@middlebury.edu. $5 donation suggested; free to College ID cardholders.

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