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Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Sponsored Events Calendar

Please click on a month to see an expanded list of events. Past events can be found below. This calendar is being updated all the time, so please make sure to check again for upcoming events.
2013-2014 EVENTS

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 


Friday, 9/13, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(Reservations required)

Decline of Declension? Foreign Language Education and Environmental Literacy - Natalie Eppelsheimer, Middlebury College.
An International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation
Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by Monday, 9/9, by emailing rcga@middlebury.edu or by calling 802.443.5324.
Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

Thursday, 9/19, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

China Normal: Reconstructing the Clock of Human Experience - Pamela Crossley, Charles A. and Elfriede A. Collis Professor of History, Dartmouth College.
Sponsored by East Asian Studies Program, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Department of History, and John M. McCardell, Jr. Distinguished Professorship Endowed Funds.

Friday, 9/20, 12:15 - 5:15 and 7:15 -8:30 p.m.
McCullough Social Space, 12:15 - 5:15

Second Annual International Politics and Economics Symposium 
Global Inequalities in Gender, Public Health, and the Environment: What Can We Do? 

12:15-1:45 Globalization, Women, and Work in the Middle East: Toward Economic Citizenship - Valentine Moghadam, Northeastern University.

2:00-3:30 Health Behavior: Puzzles and Policies - Michael KremerHarvard University.

3:45-5:15 Native Rights Based Approach: Canada's Last Best Effort to Save Our Water, Land, and Air from the Tar Sands - Clayton Thomas-Muller, Mathais Colomb Cree Nation, Canada.

The panel will be followed by a roundtable discussion with all three speakers at the Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room from 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, 9/26 - Saturday, 9/28
Mahaney Center for the Arts

Clifford Symposium: "Translation in a Global Community: Theory and Practice"
Full Program Available here.

Monday, 9/30, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Central Asia and its Powerful Neighbors: A Struggle for Influence, a lecture by Andrew Wachtel,president, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Russian and East European Studies Program, and Department of Russian. 

OCTOBER

OCTOBER


Tuesday, 10/1, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

'Sahib', 'Sadhu", Freedom Fighter: The Lesser Known Tale of an American Quaker in Colonial India,  a lecture by Maya Joshi, English professor, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of DelhiSponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, South Asian Studies Program, Academic Enrichment Funds, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Department of History, C.V. Starr Funds, English and American Studies, and Department of Religion.

Friday, 10/3, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Lebanese or Arab: Constructing a Christian Identity in the Middle East by Akram Khater, Alumni Distinguished University Professor, Professor of History at North Carolina State University. His books include Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender, and the Making of a Lebanese Middle Class, 1861–1921A History of the Middle East: A Sourcebook for the History of the Middle East and North Africa; and Embracing the Divine: Passion and Politics in the Christian Middle East. He has just completed a PBS documentary on the history of the Lebanese community in North Carolina and is the senior curator for a museum exhibit on the same topic that will open in early 2014. Sponsored by Middle East Studies Program, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Departments of History and Religion, Arabic Program, and the Pardon Tillinghast Endowment Funds.

Thursday, 10/3, 7:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Moscow Times: Mafia, Moguls and Press Freedom in Putin's Russia by Derk Sauer, president of RBK Radio in Moscow, Russia. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Russian and East European Studies Program, and Russian Department.

Friday, 10/4, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(Reservations required)
Jordanian Hospitality and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: An Urban Reflection an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Rachel Sider '14 on her Davis Project for Peace in Jordan. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by Monday, 9/30, by emailing rcga@middlebury.edu or by calling 802.443.5324. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Monday, 10/7, 7:00 p.m
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Syria in Crisis: Political and Humanitarian Considerations
, a panel including James Davis, Professor of Religion at Middlebury College, F. Gregory Gause III, Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont and non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Center in Doha, Mark A. Stoler, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Vermont, Professor Amy Yuen, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, and Professor Febe Armanios, Associate Professor of History at Middlebury College. Sponsored by the Program in Middle East Studies and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Thursday, 10/10, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
Yugoslavia Amid Tongues of Fire, 
a lecture by Carl T. Dahlman,Professor of Geography, Director of International Studies Program, Miami University, Oxford, OH. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and the departments of Geography, History, and Theater. 

For its critics, Yugoslavia (1945-1991) was another prison-house of nations, a confusion of tongues destined to fail. For its champions, it promised the salvation of humanity after the self-destruction of the Second World War. When Yugoslavia collapsed in a conflagration of cultural and political violence, it raised the specter that multinational or multicultural societies are bound to fail. This presentation argues the opposite.

Thursday, 10/10, 7:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
Apuntes para un arte poetica del neobarroco lationamericano: 'Carece de Causa' de Jose Kozer, a lecture in Spanish by Roger Santivañez, Temple University. Sponsored by Spanish Department, Latin American Studies Program, and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Friday, 10/11, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
(Reservations required)

Two Carolines: A Search for the Meaning of the American Civil War in the Union and Beyond an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Amy Morsman, Associate Professor of History.
Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by Monday, 10/7, by emailing rcga@middlebury.edu or by calling 802.443.5324. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

Monday, 10/14, 7:00 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts dance theater

Lasyam: An Evening of Indian Classical Dance featuring Sasikala Penumarthi, director of the Academy of Kuchipudi Dance, with two of her students from the academy. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Department of Religion, South Asian Studies Program, Mahaney Center for the Arts, and Dance Program.

Tuesday, 10/15, 12:30 p.m.
Warner Hemicycle

¿De qué se rie la hiena? Ironía y humor en la literatura lésbica (What Does the Hyena Laugh About? Irony and Humor in Lesbian Literature), a presentation in Spanish with English translation byIsabel Franc (Barcelona), author and poet. Isabel Franc became known in the literary world with her first novel Entre todas las mujeres (Tusquets 1992), an unusual work that was a finalist for the Sonrisa Vertical Prize.  She is the author of the celebrated Trilogy of Lola Van Guardia, published by Egales, that includesCon Pedigree (1997), Plumas de Doble Filo (1999) and La mansión de las Tríbadas(2002).  These novels have been translated to various languages.  She has collaborated as a contributor of diverse publications. After the publication of Con Pedigree, the Spanish newspaper El País said:  “She writes with equal parts of sarcasm and tenderness about individuals that might abound in a Woody Allen film, although they would always have a foot in a work of [Pedro] Almodóvar.” Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, European Studies Program, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, and Department of Spanish.

Thursday, 10/17, 4:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220
Picturing Skeletons--Science, Global Trade, and the Roots of Modern Distraction
 by Shigehisa Kuriyama, Harvard University. Sponsored by East Asian Studies Program, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Departments of Psychology and History, Neuroscience Program and Atwater Commons.

From the lecturer: How should we imagine the history of distraction? Is it true that the internet has made us distracted in a way that we never were before? And if it has, is that necessarily bad? What is distraction, anyway? This talk will urge that comparative reflection on images of skulls and skeletons can illuminate these questions, and offer insight into the entwining of distraction with art, science, curiosity, and early modern global trade.

Friday, 10/18, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room 
(Reservations required)

A Changing World, a Changing Aidscape: How International NGOs are Adapting, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Bill O'Keefe P'13, '17, Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy, Catholic Relief Services. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by Monday, 10/14, by emailing rcga@middlebury.edu or by calling 802.443.5324. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, Newman Center and Center for Careers and Internships.
1:45, RAJ Conf: Career Conversation About Opportunities in the International NGO Sector with Bill O'Keefe.

Wednesday, 10/23, 7:00 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216

In the Wrong Body, film screening and discussion with Marilyn Solaya. Sponsored by Latin American Studies Program, Department of Spanish, and Department of Film and Media Culture, and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Thursday, 10/24, 4:30 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts room 125

The Photo-Book and the Camera-Animal: Dayanita Singh's "House of Love" by Ajay Sinha, art historian at Mount Holyoke College. Sponsored by South Asian Studies Program.

Friday, 10/25, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
(Reservations required)

The Side-Effects of International Aid: Findings from A Seven-Country Study of the impact of Polio Eradication on Health Systems, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Svea Closser, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, Middlebury College. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by Monday, 10/21, by emailing rcga@middlebury.edu or by calling 802.443.5324.

Monday, 10/28, 4:30PM
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 219

Jewish Education in Ottoman Beirut: The Case of the Tif'eret Israel School, Al-Madrasa al-wataniyya al-Isra'iliyya, a lecture by Tomer Levi, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Brandeis/Middlebury School in Israel. Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program and Program in Jewish Studies.

Monday, 10/28, 5:30 - 7:45 pm.
Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center

7th Annual China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
China Goes Global: Economic Interests, International Interdependence, and Chinese Foreign Policy, a talk by Hank Levine, Senior Director of the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG). A Q&A session will follow after Mr. Levine's talk.

6:45 - 7:00 p.m. Coffee Break

7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Issues in the U.S.-China Relations, a national webcast by U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. More information can be found at: http://www.ncuscr.org/cth

Light refreshments will be provided.
Hank Levine's talk will be available online by clicking here.
To view Secretary Albright's talk, please click here.

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER


Monday, 11/4 12:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103 (The Orchard)

Golden Wasteland: The Human Cost of California's Pollution, Both Here and Abroad, a talk by Liza Tucker, consumer advocate for Consumer Watchdog. A Career Conversation with Ms. Tucker will follow the talk. Ms. Tucker has been a consultant, journalist, teacher and translator. Sponsored by the Franklin Environmental Center, Program in Environmental Studies, and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Please feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during the talk.

Wednesday, 11/6 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Chemical Weapons in Syria: A Bumpy Road to Elimination, a lecture by Dr. Amy Smithson, Senior Fellow at the Washington D.C. office of CNS, the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Monterey Institute. Following the lecture will be a Career Conversation with Dr. Smithson for students interested in working at Washington D.C. and nongovernment organizations.

Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middle East Studies Program, Department of Political Science, and Center for Careers and Internships.

Friday, 11/8, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
(Reservations required)

The Funny Thing about Hebrew, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation byRobert S. Schine, Curt & Else Silberman Professor of Jewish Studies. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by Monday, 11/4, by emailing rcga@middlebury.edu or by calling 802.443.5324. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

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

Wronged by Empire: Colonial Memories and Victimhood india's and China's Foreign Policy Today, a lecture by Manjari Chatterjee Miller, assistant professor of international relations at Boston University. Miller's focus is on foreign policy and security issues in international relations, with a focus on South and East Asia. Her book, Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China, argues that the bitter history of colonialism affects the foreign policy behavior of these nations even today. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Attendees are invited to bring their lunch while listening to the talk.

Wednesday, 11/13, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

The Franco-Algerian War and the Dispute between Camus and Sartre, a lecture by Alek Toumi,assistant professor of French and Francophone studies, University of Wisconsin at Steven's Point. A poet and playwright, he is the author of the Sartre-Beauvoir trilogy  "MadahSartre",  "Taxieur"  and “De Beauvoir à beau voile” (on the question of veil, school and secularism), as well as "Albert Camus: entre la mère et l’injustice".  The English version of Madah-Sartre was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2007 while the French version has been reedited by Editions du Marais in Canada in 2009. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, African Studies Program, Philosophy Department, and Department of French.

Wednesday, 11/13, 4:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103 (The Orchard)

Carol Rifelj Faculty lecture series: A 3D Exploration of An Ancient Maya Kingdom by Heather Richards-Rissetto, Department of Geography, Middlebury College.

Friday, 11/15, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(Reservations required)

The Ethics of Self-Sacrifice: Russians Remember the War an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Nina Wieda, assistant professor of Russian. Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by Monday, 11/11, by emailing rcga@middlebury.edu or by calling 802.443.5324. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Monday, 11/18, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '50 House conference room

Timely and Untimely Politics: Art, Protest, and Everyday Life in Early 1960's Japan, a lecture byWilliam Marotti, professor of modern Japanese history at UCLA and chair of the East Asian Studies M.A. Interdepartmental Degree Program. Marotti's research to date has culminated in his book, Money Trains, and Guillotines: Art and Revolution in 1960's Japan.

Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, East Asian Studies Program, Departments of History, History of Art and Architecture, and Japanese, and the Academic Enrichment Fund. 

Tuesday, 11/19, 4:30 p.m.
Sunderland 110

Women's Activism in Muslim and Jewish Religious-Political Movements by Lihi Ben Shitrit, visiting assistant professor at the Women's Studies in Religion Program, Harvard University.

Wednesday, 11/20, 4:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103 (The Orchard)

Carol Rifelk Faculty lecture series: Transitional Justice and the Politics of National Reconciliation in Post-Communist Europe by Michael Kraus, Department of Political Science, Middlebury College.

Friday, 11/22, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
(Reservations required)

The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Shahan Mufti '03.

This event will be broadcast to Middlebury in Washington D.C., and live-streamed via webstream atgo.middlebury.edu/stream.

Lunch will be available for those who RSVP by Monday, 11/18, by emailing rcga@middlebury.edu or by calling 802.443.5324. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Center for Careers and Internships, South Asian Studies Program, International Politics and Economics, and Department of Political Science.

The public lecture will be preceded by a Career Conversation with Shahan Mufti in the Center for Careers and Internships on Friday, 11/22, from 10-11 a.m. 

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DECEMBER

DECEMBER


Tuesday, 12/03, 4:30 p.m.
Axinn 229

Read a Thousand Miles: On Modern Chinese Literature and Why We Should Study It, an Inaugural Lecture by Thomas E. Moran, John D. Berninghausen Professor of Chinese. 

Reception at 4:00 p.m. in the Axinn Winter Garden; all are welcome to attend.

Thursday, 12/5, 6:15 p.m.
Dana Auditorium

The Border Crossing Celebration Gala

An evening dedicated to the celebration of borders and the various types of crossings, or occupations, occurring across these spaces. Our intent is to celebrate and honor those who make evident the very constructedness of boundaries built up around the concepts of gender, nationality, and/or language. The evening will start off with an art exhibit by a number of local mexican migrant workers/artists. This will be followed up by the screening of 4 student short films focusing on the experiences of migrant workers in Addison County. The keynote speaker of the night, Lola Von Miramar, will then read a number of her wonderful short stories. And the evening will then close off with three short student plays which will also explore various concepts of border crossing. A little dancing and potluck is also in the works.

Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Program in American Studies, Alianza, Juntos, Queer and Alliies, and the Queer Studies House.

JANUARY

JANUARY


Wednesdy, 1/08, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Touching Selves, Expanding Lives: The Desire for Teaching and the Politics of Cultural Understanding, a lecture by Liria C. Evangelista, Graduate Program Director in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Middlebury College.

Thursday, 1/09, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Lunch provided.

Center for Nonproliferation Studies Internships Panel

Come hear Olivia Lau ’14, Nate Sans ’14, Connor Wakayama ’14, and Frank Wyer ’15 talk about their prestigious internships with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute for International Studies (MIIS). Responsibilities included assisting scientists-in-residence to design nuclear warhead dismantlement verification procedures, developing a database to track missing radioactive material, researching the proliferation of nuclear and diesel-electric submarines, and more. Student interns are also encouraged to attend seminars and lectures given by CNS experts and guest speakers throughout the summer as part of the internship

Students of all majors welcome. Lunch from Noonie's. Cosponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and Center for Careers and Internships.

Read more about these CNS internships. 

Friday, 1/10, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Leaks: The Story of Whistleblowing in America, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Allison Stanger, Leng Professor of International Politics. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Monday, 1/6, to rcga@middlebury.edu. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Tuesday, 1/14, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Security Issues in South Asia: The India-Pakistan Rivalry, a lecture by Sharad Joshi, Assistant Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Program, Graduate School of International Policy & Management, Monterey Institute for International Studies.

Wednesday, 1/15. 12:15 p.m.
Axinn 232

Lunch provided.

On Becoming a Translator, a lunchtime talk by Daniel Kelley '08. Kelley received his MA in Spanish/English Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2012. He will talk about his academic training and career opportunities in the translation industry.

Thursday - Saturday, January 16th - 18th, 2014
First Annual Student-Led Global Conference
Immigration in the Neoliberal Age

Full Program

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room

US and Latin America: Organizing Across Borders, a panel presentation featuring Stuart Schussler of the Mexico-U.S. Solidarity Network (MSN), Mary Mendoza, and Migrant Justice.

Friday, January 17th, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Hillcrest 103, The Orchard Room

Understanding Neoliberal Globalization: A WorkshopJamie McCallum, assistant professor of sociology at Middlebury College and Molly Stuart '15.5 will lead a workshop on neoliberalism. Light refreshments provided.

Friday, January 17th, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
Sunderland 110

Last Train Home: A Documentary, a film screening regarding the largest internal migration in the world that occurs annually.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Climate Change, Development, and Migration, a lecture by Colin Rajah of the Global Coalition on Migration. Rajah will speak about the effects of environmental degradation and climate refugees, the "greening of hate" and the anti-immigrant sentient in environmentalism.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Pan African Defense of Migrants' Rights, a lecture by Nunu Kidane of the Pan African Network in Defense of Migrants Rights (PANiDMR). Kidane will discuss the role of Africans in global migrant platforms and advocacy for gender equality and racial justice in immigration policy.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Abuse and Aid on the U.S.-Mexico Border, a presentation by Jared Lunkenheimer of No More Deaths. Lunkenheimer will speak about human rights violations and other issues on the U.S.-Mexico border. Light refreshments and a break will follow the talk.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Nationalism, Citizenship, and the Politics of Filipino Migrant Labor, a lecture by Robyn Rodriguez, associate professor of Asian Studies at UC Davis and author of the book Migrants for Export: How the Philippines Brokers Labor to the World (2010, University of Minnesota Press). 

Saturday, January 18th, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Dinner and Conversation with Conference presenters: Students are invited to dinner with speakers, and will have an opportunity to speak about careers in human rights work, migrant activism, and reflection on the conference and discussions about how to move forward with this new information.

Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Community Engagement, Juntos, International Politics and Economics Program, Latin American Studies Program, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Friday, 1/17, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

On Thin Ice: Climate Change in the Cryosphere: How Extremes Have Become Means, and What We Can Do About it, an International and Global Studies colloquium presentation by Pam Pearson, director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative. A former U.S. diplomat with 20 years of experience working on global issues including climate change, Pearson founded ICC shortly after the 2009 COP-15 summit in Sweden. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Monday, 1/13 torcga@middlebury.edu.

Sponsored by the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Program in Environmental Studies, Vermont Council on World Affairs and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Wednesday, 1/22, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Background to Sochi 2014: Skiing in Russia and the Significance of the Soviet Biathlon, by William D. Frank, author of Everyone to Skis! Skiing in Russia and the Rise of the Soviet Biathlon, Northern Illinois University Press, 2013. Frank's lecture will provide a perspective on the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi (Russia), and highlight the political, historical and business aspects of the sports.

Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and the Russian and Eastern European Studies Program. 

Friday, 1/24 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House Conference Room
(Reservations required)

The Rise of Brazil, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Larry Rohter, an accomplished journalist with the New York Times. Rohter will be discussing Brazil and its remarkable economic and political transformation over the last twenty years. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Monday, 1/20 to rcga@middlebury.edu.

Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Center for Careers and Internships, Latin American Studies Program, Christian A. Johnson Economics Enrichment Fund, International Politics and Economics Program, and the Departments of Political Science and of Spanish and Portuguese.

Monday, 1/27, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Student presentations by recipients of Mellon and RCGA research grants followed by a Q&A session.

Sam Peisch: “The Livingstone NGO Study: The Effect of NGOs on Improving Health in Livingstone, Zambia"

Bradley Osborne:"Nature the Right's Bearer: A Study of Environmental Theory and Practice in Ecuador"

Anna Mack: "One Hundred Million People Equal: Experiences of Nongovernmental Disability Advocacy in Modern China"

Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, 1/28, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

U.S.-China Relations: Increasing Competition, Cooperation, or Conflict? A lecture by Orville Schell, Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society. 

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY


Monday, 2/17, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Why Is the Dead Sea "Dying"?:  The Jordan River Between Empire and Nation-State by Samer Alatout, associate professor of sociology, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Monday, 2/17, 7:30 p.m.
Johnson Memorial Building (JHN) 304

Gandhian Design, Language and Determined Spaces: Architectural Adaptation in a Kolami Village in India by Venugopal Maddipati, postdoctoral fellow at the Nehru Memorial Library, New Delhi, India. Sponsored by Department of the History of Art and Architecture, South Asian Studies Program, Director of the Arts, the Cameron Visiting Architect Fund and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Thursday, 2/20, 12:15 p.m. 
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

Secret North Korean Facilities Uncovered through Satellite Imagery and 3D Modeling, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Melissa Hanham, research assistant at East Asia Nonproliferation Program, Monterey Institute of International Studies. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Monday, 2/17, to rcga@middlebury.edu. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Monday, 2/24, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

"Germany, Europe and America: Where Do We Go from Here?" a lecture by Philip Murphy, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany. Ambassador Murphy will discuss transatlantic relations; specifically the state of German-American and European-American relations. 

Sponsored by the Department of German and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Monday, 2/24, 7:30 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts 221

The Harp is the Hunter's Qur'an: Text, Performance and Narrative in Dozo Hunting Songs of Northwestern Côte d'Ivoire, a lecture by Joseph Hellweg, associate professor of anthropology, Department of Religion at Florida State University. 

Sponsored by the Mahaney Center for the Arts, the Departments of Music and Sociology and Anthropology, the African Studies Program and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs. 

Friday, 2/28, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

Middlebury: What IS a "Global Liberal Arts College" Anyway?, a lecture by Michael Geisler, C.V. Starr Professor in Linguistics and Languages and Vice President for Language Schools, Schools Abroad and Graduate Programs at Middlebury College. Lunch provided to those who RSVP by Monday, 2/24 to rcga@middlebury.edu. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affaors.

Friday, 2/28, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters, a presentation by Kate Brown, associate professor of history at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her book of the same title was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press. A previous bookA Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (Harvard 2004) won prizes including the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize for the Best Book in International European History. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Russian and East European Studies Program, American Studies Spiegel Family Fund, Elizabeth Gilwee Enrichment Fund, and the Departments of History and Physics

MARCH

MARCH


Wednesday, 3/05, 4:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103 The Orchard

My Life with Stefan Zweig: An Exploration of the Oblique Diasporic Gaze and Scholarly Positionality, a lecture by Darien Davis, Professor of History, Middlebury College. Part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. 

Thursday, 3/06, 12:20 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Terror in Kunming: Views from Middlebury, a roundtable discussion featuring Liza Keller '15, Jessica Teets (Political Science), Huiling Yang (Chinese), Jialong (Helen) Wu '16.5 and a representative from International Programs and Off-Campus Study. Moderated by Tamar Mayer, Director of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open at 12:20 p.m.

Thursday, 3/06, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Where is the Engine of Economic Growth: America, Europe or Asia? Challenge and Prospects, a lecture by Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Founding Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. 

Sponsored by the International Politics and Economics Program, the Department of Economics and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Friday, 3/07, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

Parodying Paris on Film and the Transatlantic Romance: Julie Delpy's 2 Days in Paris, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Brigitte E. Humbert, Associate professor of French, Middlebury College. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by 3/03 to rcga@middlebury.edu. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Friday, 3/7, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Colloquium on Bilingualism: The use of two or more languages by an individual or a community of speakers is a fairly common and intriguing phenomenon studied by linguists, psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists and other researchers. This colloquium will provide several guest speakers and Middlebury faculty members with the chance to share their research in the field with the public by describing and analyzing various aspects of a bilingual experience. The main presentations will be followed by a round table discussion of bilingualism with the audience.

Friday, 3/07, 8:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

New Spaces, Same Identities: A Story of Chinese Migrant Workers, an exhibit opening reception and brief presentation by the Levi Westerveld '15.5. This event will mark the opening of the New Landscapes, Same Identities exhibit of charcoal and soft pastels portraits by Westerveld, depicting the faces of Chinese migrant workers accompanied by short biographies and context.

Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Chinese Department, the Chinese Society, the Vitality of the Artistic Community Association (VACA) and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Monday, 3/10, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Exploring Avenues for Change in Post 3/11 Japan, a presentation by Eric Johnson, deputy editor of The Japan Times in Osaka, Japan and Jason Bartashius, of the Center for Japanese Filipino Families and PhD candidate at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. This presentation will explore the various challenges Japan faces at this crossroad, including issues of new energy solutions and nuclear energy as well as reconstruction in the Tohoku region and its impacts.

Tuesday, 3/11, 4:30 p.m.
CFA Concert Hall

A performance by Marco Lienhard and the Taikoza Japanese Music Ensemble, featuring taiko drums, shakuhachi flute and other traditional Japanese instruments. 

Sponsored by the Department of Music, of Japanese, the Mahaney Center for the Arts, the Office of the Dean of the College and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Wednesday, 3/12, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

A Nation of Vigorous Plants: Vitalism, Nationalism, and Paraguayan Agrarian Development, a lecture by Dr. Kregg Hetherington of Concordia University, a political anthropologist specialized in environmental conflict, economic regulation, the bureaucratic state and international development in Latin America. 

Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Latin American Studies Program.


 

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 13-15, 2014
Second Annual Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Conference:

The Young and the Jobless: Youth Unemployment in Times of Crisis

 Live stream available at go.middlebury.edu/stream.

THURSDAY, 3/13

Opening Remarks

Tamar Mayer, Director of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College

Session 1: Dignity and Dollars: The Case of the U.S.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Moderator: Charlotte Tate, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Student Chair: Emily Bensen '14

  • On the Political Economy of Youth Unemployment

Robert Prasch, Department of Economics, Middlebury College

  • The Rise of the J-1 Summer Work Travel Program and Its Links to Youth Unemployment

Cate Bowman, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder


Session 2: Unemployment, Violence and Terror

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
6:15-8:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served over this presentation.

Moderator: Robert Prasch, Economics
Student Chair: Molly Stuart '14.5

  • Youth Labor Prison Terror: An Economist's Meditation on Human Disposability

Marcellus Andrews, Bucknell University

  • Unemployment and Violence

Juana Gamero de Coca, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Middlebury College


FRIDAY, 3/14

Session 3: Pounding the Pavement: Voices of Recent Alumni

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
12:15-2:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served over this presentation.

Moderator: Amy Gibans McGlashan, Center for Careers & Internships
Student Chair: Caroline Goodwin '14

Ava Kerr '12 - History with Religion minor
Barrett Smith '13 - Classics with Physics minor
Ashley Guzman '13 - Women & Gender's Studies and French 
Hanna Mahon '13.5 - Independent Major, Peace and Justice Studies

 

Session 4: No Exit? Migration and Borders

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
2:30-4:15 p.m.

Moderator: Nadia Horning, Political Science
Student Chair: Levi Westerveld '15.5

  • Youth Unemployment in a Mayan Indian Town in Guatemala

David StollDepartment of Sociology and Anthropology, Middlebury College

  • Fighting Unemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Illegal Emigration as Youth Response?

Ange Bergson Lendja, Department of Anthropology, C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Africa: Cameroon

  • The Inactives: How Can Public Policy Encourage the Engagement of the Youth in the Labor Marker?

Natalia Herbst, Office of the Vice-Chief of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina


Session 5: ¡No Mas! Strategies and Alternatives

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
4:30-6:00 p.m.

Moderator: Will Pyle, Economics
Student Chair: Gabrielle Lee '14.5

  • Bailing Out Capital or Diffusing a Time Bomb?: The Question of Youth Wage Subsidy in South Africa

Crispen ChingunoDepartment of Sociology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 

  • Youth and Work Policy in Spain: The Andalusian Case

Ciro Milione, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

  • Eliminating Youth Unemployment: A Proposal 

Pavlina TchernevaDepartment of Economics, Bard College, New York


SATURDAY, 3/15

Session 6: Sticky Floors: Gender and Unemployment

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
8:45-10:45 a.m.

Moderator: Sujata Moorti, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Student Chair: Adam Lang '14

  • Gendering the Recession in Ireland: Unemployment, Migration and the Post-Celtic Tiger Era

Diane Negra, Film Studies, University College, Dublin, Ireland

  • Precariousness in Japan: After the 'Lost Decade'

Heidi GottfriedWayne State University

 

Session 7: Overworked and Underpaid

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
11:00-12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Jamie McCallum, Sociology and Anthropology
Student Chair: Claudia Esteva '15 

  • "I Need Money, That's the Only Reason I Do It": Youth "Volunteers," Unemployment and International Action in Pakistan's health Sector

Svea ClosserDepartment of Sociology/Anthropology, Middlebury College

  • The Chosen, the Choosers and the Others: How Unpaid Internships Lengthen the School-to-Work Transition and Reproduce Inequality

Alexandre FrenetteDepartment of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center

  • Ambivalent Attachments: Youth and Economic Insecurity in India

Stephen YoungDepartments of Geography and International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Session 8: False Promises: Is There a Way Out?

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room
12:45 p.m.
Concluding remarks will be held over lunch.

Moderator: Kacy McKinney, Geography


Tuesday, 3/18, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Whither Ukraine? A panel discussion on the events taking place in Ukraine. Panelists include Tatiana Smorodinska of Russian, Michael Krause of Political Science, Olena Ostasheva '16 and Amir Amengeldi '17.

Monday, 3/31, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

People's Park Again: The On-Going History of the End of Public Space, a lecture by Don Mitchell, professor of geography at Syracuse University. 

Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and the Departments of History, Geography, and Sociology/Anthropology.

APRIL

APRIL


Wednesday, 4/02, 4:30 p.m.
McCollough Social Space

Acting Righteously in Times of Danger, a program to honor the memory and courage of Pasteur Pierre and Helene Gagnier, host family to Cookie Tager '66 LS. Pierre and Gagnier were a French couple who worked to save Jewish people during WWII and were awarded the designation "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem—The Holocaust Mrty's and Heroes' Remembrance Authority. The program will include brief remarks from the Scott Center for Spiritual & Religious Life, by Cookie Tager, and by Sabine Gagnier, granddaughter to the couple who currently works for Amnesty International. The educational component of the program will be facilitated by the organization Facing History and Ourselves, who will introduce selections from the film Two Who Dared

Abernathy Room, Axinn-Starr Library, 12:15 p.m.

Career Conversation with Sabine Gagnier, Amnesty International–France. Lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by the Scott Center for Spiritual & Religious Life, Center for Careers & Internships and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Thursday, 4/03, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Between the Private and the Collective: Writing Fiction about Social and Political in Israel, a lecture by Savyon Liebrecht, Israeli author of the novel The Women My Father Knew: A Novel (Persea Books, 2010).

Friday, 4/04, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

Problem- and Project-based Learning in Advanced Literature Classes in the Languages, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Miguel A. Fernandez, Professor of Spanish, Middlebury College. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by 3/31 to rcga@middlebury.edu. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Friday, 4/04, 3:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Fighting Words: What's Wrong with Freedom of Expression in Norway?, a lecture by Sindre Bangstad, social anthropologist with the University of Oslo.

Sponsored by the International Politics and Economics Program, the Department of Political Science and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Tuesday, 4/08, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Notes from the Field: Reporting from Italy and Beyond by Rachel Donadio, European Culture Correspondent for the New York Times. The annual Robert W. van de Veld '75 Memorial Lecture. 

Thursday, 4/10, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Africa's Turnaround: Miracle or Mirage? a lecture by Pierre Englebert, professor of politics at Pomona College. Englebert is the author of numerous books, articles, and op-ed pieces on issues related to African politics and development.

Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and the Program in African Studies.

Thursday, 4/17, 4:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103 Orchard Room

China at a Crossroads—Reform and Rebalance, or else...? a lecture by Marcus Rodlauer P '16, Deputy Director, China Mission Chief of the International Monetary Fund. Rodlauer will speak about China's economic outlook and policy challenges in the global context and with a practical look at the IMF's work with China. Following the public lecture will be a career conversation for students with Rodlauer.

Sponsored by the Center for Careers & Internships, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, the Department of Economics and the International Politics and Economics Program.

Thursday, 4/17, 7:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Ukraine and Its Contexts, a lecture by Vitaly Chernetsky, associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas.

Sponsored by the Russian Department, the Russian and East European Studies Program and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Friday, 4/18, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

What's in a Name?: Identity, Marriage and Family Law in Japan, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Linda White, Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies, Middlebury College. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Monday, 4/14 to rcga@middlebury.edu. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Friday, 4/18, 3:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Bosnian Spring? A presentation by Lejla Bratovic Mavris, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of nonviolent conflict resolution through education and training, networking and advocacy. 

Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Russian and East European Studies, and International Politics and Economics.'

Monday, 4/21, 4:30 p.m.
Munroe 404

Poems of Discomfort in South Sudan, Bhutan, and Elsewhere: or, What Poetry Can Do for Antropology, a lecture by Adrie Kusserow, associate professor of cultural anthropology at St. Michael's College. 

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Friday, 4/25 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

Talking Nukes with Iran: Prospects for a Final Nuclear Deal with Tehran, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Jon Wolfsthall,  Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Non Proliferation, Monterey Institute for International Studies. Lunch provided to those who RSVP by Monday, 4/21 to rcga@middlebury.edu

A career conversation with Jon Wolfsthal will follow the public lecture. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and the M2 Program Committee.

Monday, 4/28, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Tokyo and the New Eco-City Rhythms of Life (Within Global Crisis), a lecture by Tom Looser, associate professor of East Asian studies at New York University. 

Sponsored by the Academic Enrichment Fund, East Asian Studies Program, the Department of History, Department of Japanese, and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Monday, 4/28, 7:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Diseases Without Borders: Managing the Risk of Pandemics, a lecture by Olga Jonas of the World Bank. 

Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Wednesday, 4/30 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 Houses conference room

Nohmul: Discovery and Destruction at an Ancient Maya City in Northern Belize, a lecture by Norman Hammond, professor emeritus of archaeology, Boston University. 

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Academic Enrichment Endowment Fund and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs. 

MAY

MAY


Thursday, 5/01, 5:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

A Field Guide to Careers Related to the Middle East, a panel of Washington D.C. alumni will discuss their different career paths.

Sponsored by the Program in Middle East Studies, the Program in Arabic, Middlebury in Washington, D.C., and the Center for Careers & internships.

Thursday, 5/01, 7:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

World Cup Soccer and the Global South: From South Africa 2010 to Brazil 2014, a lecture by Peter Alegi, author of African Soccerscapes: How a Continent Changed the World's Game (2010) and professor of history at Michigan State University. 

Pre-lecture dinner and discussion: 6:00 p.m., Coltrane Lounge. Join RSAB and others for a discussion on sports and politics.

Sponsored by Latin American Studies Program, African Studies Program, International Politics and Economics Program, Department of History and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

Friday, 5/02, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

(reservations required)

Ritualized Violence and Religious Poetics in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Roberto Lint Sagarena, Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Middlebury College. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by 4/28 to rcga@middlebury.edu. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.

5/6-5/8, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

International research grant presentations. Full schedule: 

 

TUESDAY 5/6/2014 

VINCENT MARIANO ’14 (Sociology and Anthropology)
The Exploration of the Intersection of Catholic Pastoral Care and Western Medical Technology 

RAJSAVI ANAND ’14 (History/Biochemistry)
Sihks in Transition: The Effects of Religious Reform on Colonial Nationalism

 MIRIAM NIELSEN ’14 (Environmental Studies)
Environmental Sustainability through a Creative Lens


 WEDNESDAY 5/7/2014

CAROLINE KAHLENBERG '14 (History)
'The Gospel of Health': American Missionaries and the Transformation of Ottoman Women's Bodies, 1890-1932

PAUL QUACKENBUSH ’14 (Geography)
A River Runs Through It: The Geolinguistics of Two Valleys in Trentino, Italy

DAPHNE TUZLAK ’14 (Geology)
Chemical and Mineralogical Evolution of Arid Tropical Soils (Pacific Coast, Ecuador)

 

THURSDAY 5/8/2014 

NAPOL WILLS ’14 (American Studies and German)
The Other Germans: Black Germans and Their Connection to America from 1945 to Present 

RACHEL SIDER ’14 (International and Global Studies)
Human Security Dilemmas: Social, Political, and Economic Implications of the Syrian Refugee Crisis 

GREGORY WOOLSTON ’14 (Geography)
(An)Other Space in Neoliberal Amman: Souk Abdali

 
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