Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Sponsored Events Calendar

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September 2018

Monday, 9/3, 1–3 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House
Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Open House during MiddView. 

Thursday, 9/13, 4:30 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reception for returned study abroad students; IGS and IPE faculty.

Wednesday, 9/19, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion
- Exclusively for Students.

Tuesday, 9/25, 4:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103 - The Orchard
Lecture “Can a Corrupt Company be Green? The Volkswagen Scandal” by Jack Ewing, Germany correspondent for the New York Times reporter and author of Faster, Higher, Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal.

Wednesday, 9/26, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Towards a Palestinian Third Cinema" by Nadia Yaqub, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Thursday, 9/27, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Healers, Witches or Women: Intercultural health and urban folk medicine in Quito" by Mario Portugal Ramirez.

Friday, 9/28, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "Global Fitness Culture and White Masculine Corporality" by Daniel Silva, assistant professor of Portuguese, Middlebury College.

October 2018

Monday, 10/1, 12:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Who Gets To Drink? The history and future of drinking water" by James Salzman, Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, UCLA Law School and the UC, Santa Barbara, School of Environment.

Thursday, 10/4, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Gibran in Brazilby Wail S. Hassan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.

Monday, 10/8, 12:15 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
Film Screening - Cinema of the Crisis: Feminist and Queer Filmmaking in Puerto Rico in 2018.

Monday, 10/8, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Great Men, Counternarratives, and Subcultures: Approaches to Narrating History and Identity in Twenty First Century Puerto Rican Documentaries" by Mary Leonard, professor of English, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.

Tuesday, 10/9, 4:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220
Lecture "Decoding Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation" by Garrett Graff, director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program, contributor to WIRED, Longreads, and CNN.

Wednesday, 10/10, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion
 - Exclusively for Students.

Monday, 10/15, 4:30 p.m.
Abernethy Room, Axinn Center
Lecture "Refugee Tales" by David Herd, University of Kent, and Anna Piccus, Gatwick Detention Centre.

Wednesday-Thursday, 10/16-10/17
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room and Davis Family Library 105B
Atlantic World Forum: "Intercultural Scholarly Dialogues About Atlantic World Cultural Histories, Reframing Circum-Atlantic Cultural Histories."

Thursday, 10/18, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
A public conversation between Ruby Lal, Emory University and President Laurie Patton about Lal’s latest book “Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan.”

Friday, 10/19, 4:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Panel "1948 Palestine and Beyond" with Laila Parsons, McGill University, and Abdel Razzaq  Takriti, University of Houston.

Monday, 10/22, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Memory, Identity, and Style: How to write about Peruvian Reality in the 21st Century" by Iván Daniel Thays Vélez, author.

Monday, 10/22, 7 p.m.
Twilight Auditorium
Lecture "ExileHome, and Migration in Kuwaiti Fiction: Saud Alsanousi in conversation with translator Jonathan Wright."

Tuesday, 10/23, 4:30 p.m.
In front of Davis Family Libary
Installation of "Minimum Monument" ice sculpture by Néle Azevedo

Thursday, 10/25, 3 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts 110
"Global Dance Dialogues: Contemporary Choreography Conversations from Melbourne to New York to Lyon"
with Lee Serle, Rolex Arts Fellow (2010) and an Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Australia Fellow (2012).  A participatory movement lecture with live music.

Friday, 10/26, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Seventh Annual International Politics and Economics Symposium "Environmental Policy in and Unequal World."

Saturday, 10/27, 12-4 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Annual Day of Learning on Global Cultures in Memory of Juana Gamero de Coca "Prostitution, Violence and Social Change: the Legacy of Juana Gamero de Coca's scholarship."

Tuesday, 10/30, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Galician Language and Culture in the United States" by Gabriel Rei-Doval, associate professor, University of Winsconsin-Milwuakee.

November 2018

Friday, 11/2, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "Italian Food, Family, and Table on Film:  Ivano De Matteo's The Dinner (I nostri ragazzi, Our Kids, 2014)" by Patricia Zupan, C.A. Dana Professor of Italian.

Monday, 11/5, 12:15 p.m.
Axinn 229
Lecture "We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria" by Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University.

Monday, 11/5, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Tiempos modernos: Vernacular Assimilations of Slapstick Comedies in Latin American Classical Cinema" by Alejandro Kelly Hopfenblatt, Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET.

Wednesday, 11/7, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion
 - Exclusively for Students.

Thursday, 11/8, 4:30 p.m.
Axinn 220
Lecture/Reading "Lina Prosa's 'Lampedusa Beach': A Migrant's Voice from the Depths of the Mediterranean"

Friday, 11/9, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture Coisas Nossas: Foreign Labor and the Emergence of Film Industries in Latin America” by Nicolas Poppe, assistant professor of Spanish, Middlebury College.

Tuesday, 11/13, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Future of the Past series lecture "100 Years of Influenza: The Ongoing Challenge for Science and Society" by Bob Cluss, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Middlebury College.

Thursday, 11/15, 4:30 p.m.
MCFA Sabra Fields Lecture Room
Lecture "Emperor and Poet: Mansa Musa, Al Saheli, and the Unlikely 1325 Friendship that Built Timbuktu and the Mali Empire" by Suzanne Preston BlierHarvard University.

Thursday, 11/15, 7:30 p.m.
Dana Auditorium
Panel "Trauma and the U.S. Immigration System: Immigrant Detention, Family Separation, and Undocumented Work" with Sarah Rogerson, Albany Law School; Andrea Green, UVM Medical School; Migrant Justice; and Meron Benti '19.

Friday, 11/16, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Thesis in Dialogue with Mari Tanioka '18 about her International and Global Studies Award-winning thesis "The Collective Memory Construction of the 'Ianfu' System in Mainland China."

Thursday, 11/29, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Lecture "Making the International Mind: Social Engineering for U.S. Global Power, 1898-1950" by Talya Zemach Bersin, Yale University.

Friday, 11/30, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture "The Lodger Problem: Crisis of the Modern Age" by Erin Sassin, assistant professor of history of art & architecture, Middlebury College.

December 2018

Wednesday, 12/5, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion
 - Exclusively for Students.

January 2019

Wednesday-Thursday, 1/9–27
Kirk Center
Winter Term faculty seminar on “the global”

Thursday, 1/10
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture on Globalization by Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Monday, 1/14
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture on Racial and Indigenous Capitalism by Neha Vora, associate professor of anthropology, Lafayette College.

Wednesday-Thursday, 1/23–24
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Student-Run Global Affairs Conference.

Thursday, 1/24
Location TBD
Lecture "Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA" by Ji-Song (Robert) Ku, Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Binghamton University.

February 2019

Tuesday, 2/19
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Lecture on Extractive Capitalism by Macarena Gómez-Barris, chair social science and cultural studies, Pratt Institute; chairperson, SSCS; director, Global South Center.

March 2019

Thursday–Saturday, 3/7-9
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
RCGA's Annual International Conference “Migration, Displacement, and Belonging: Challenging the Paradigms.”

April 2019

Events to come.

May 2019

Events to come.

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Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

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