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:

2017 – The Message and the Meaning

2018 – Global Religions

2019 – Human Trafficking

2020 – The Melting Poles

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

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