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.

Past RCGA Annual Conferences:

2018 – 1968, Fifty Years of Struggle 

2017 – From Scroll to Scrolling: Shifting cultures of language and identity

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 7-9, 2019  Migration

March 12-14, 2020  The Lost Arctic

March 11-13, 2021 ­ Trafficking

March 10-12, 2022 ­ Global Religions

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