Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference


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

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

Robert A. Jones '59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
F: 802.443.2050
RCGA@middlebury.edu