Each March, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs hosts its signature international and interdisciplinary conference, which examines a pressing global issue. Our multi-day program brings scholars and practitioners from around the world to Vermont for intense discussion with Middlebury faculty and students, while it also uses videoconferencing to enable in-language discussion of the conference theme between Middlebury students in Vermont and students at our schools abroad.
Titles of RGCA’s first four annual conferences:
2016 – Food Insecurity in a Globalized World: The Politics and Culture of Food Systems
2015 – Progress or Posturing? Examining the Progress of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
2014 – The Young and the Jobless: Youth Unemployment in Times of Crisis
2013 – The Politics of Freshwater: Access and Identity in a Changing Environment
Future RCGA conference topics:
March 9-11, 2017 The Medium and the Message: From Scroll to Scrolling?
March 8-10, 2018 The Decolonization Project
March 7-9, 2019 Global Religions
March 12-14, 2020 Migration and Trafficking
March 11-13, 2021 The Lost Arctic