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At the Center

"The Rohatyn Center, established over 10 years ago, has emerged as the nexus point in the global Middlebury-Monterey network—a network that continues to strengthen as we work to advance global understanding through education."
                                          -Ronald D. Liebowitz, President

Each year, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs hosts a number of signature programs and events.

Distinguished Speakers

Distinguished Speakers 

Diplomats, journalists, scholars and others are invited to campus throughout the academic year to host lectures, either as part of the Rohatyn's signature International and Global Studies Colloquium or as co-curricular programming, often in collaboration with other campus departments and programs. These opportunities offer the campus and local community the opportunity to engage with practitioners on critical themes of a global nature. Students are encouraged to attend these events, any related programs and are invited to connect with speakers.

Bill O'Keefe, P '13 & '17, Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy for Catholic Relief Services, recently spoke to the campus on the changing face of international NGOs as part of this fall's International and Global Studies colloquium.

Internationally-Themed Conferences

Internationally-Themed Conferences

In March of 2012, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs hosted the first annual international conference, The Politics of Freshwater: Access and Identity in a Changing Environment. Academics and professionals from around the world were invited to speak on the changing landscape of water, and provide international perspectives.

This year's conference, which took place from March 13th through 15th, 2014, was titled The Young and the Jobless: Youth Unemployment in Times of Crisis. Once again, the conference brought academic and professionals from around the world to the Rohatyn Center to present on the dynamics of youth unemployment throughout the world in a variety of disciplines.

Funding Opportunities for Students

Funding Opportunities for Students

The Rohatyn Center offers students the resources to delve into their own research and scholarship. RCGA administers the International Research Travel Grant, providing juniors funding for overseas research in preparation for their senior theses. Additional funding is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as the Mellon Grant, with the goal of integrating study abroad experiences with students' senior-level work. Visit the Grant Opportunities for Students page to learn more.

Students are also invited to apply for funds to bring a speaker to campus. See the Event Proposal Form to find out more.

Middlebury-Monterey

Middlebury-Monterey

Unique programming through the Rohatyn Center gives undergraduate students the opportunity to explore options at Middlebury's graduate school, the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Study Away at Monterey gives juniors the option of a semester of graduate study. Students take classes alongside professionals working toward careers in international environmental policy, linguistics, or nonproliferation and terrorism studies.

An integrated degree program allows students to earn a combined BA from Middlebury and an MA from Monterey. Visit Opportunities at Monterey to
learn more about these programs.

Faculty and Student Connections

Faculty and Student Connections

The Rohatyn Center works closely with an affiliated Advisory Committee, which helps foster connections between the center and campus faculty, as well as create co-curricular programming. A distinct array of disciplines are represented on the committee.

The Center also works closely with an affiliated Student Board. Students on the board are tasked with representing the Center and its events to the student body on campus. This year, the Board is also running the first annual competition for funding toward a student-designed international conference. This conference is scheduled to take place in January 2014

Showcasing Student Research

Showcasing Student Research

Each year, a number of student presentations are showcased at the Center. These include presentations by past recipients of the Mellon and RCGA Research grants, a panel in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the center, and a student panel of former interns at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. These presentations are open to the campus community, and serve as a way to celebrate student research and experiences.