International and Global Studies Colloquium

Taking place over Friday lunch, Rohatyn's INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL STUDIES COLLOQUIUM provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their international projects. Topics reach across many disciplines and world regions, exposing the community to new ideas and perspectives. Speakers include Middlebury College faculty and alumni, policy makers, creative writers, and journalists.


Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2014

Melissa Hanham, Research assistant at East Asia Nonproliferation Program, MIIS: "Secret North Korean Facilities Uncovered through Satellite Imagery and 3D Modeling" 


Friday, Feb. 28th, 2014

Michael Geisler, C.V. Starr Professor in Linguistics and Languages and Vice President for Language Schools, Schools Abroad, and Graduate Programs at Middlebury College: "Middlebury: What IS a "Global Liberal Arts College" Anyway?


Friday, Mar. 7th, 2014

Brigitte E. Humbert, Associate professor of French, Middlebury College: "Parodying Paris on Film and the Transatlantic Romance: Julie Delpy's 2 Days in Paris"

Friday, Apr. 4th, 2014

Miguel Fernandez, Professor of Spanish, Middlebury College: "Problem- and Project-based Learning in Advanced Literature Classes in the Languages"

Friday, Apr. 18th, 2014

Linda White, Assistant professor of Japanese, Middlebury College: "What's in a Name? Identity, Marriage, and Family Law in Japan"

Friday, Apr. 25th, 2014

Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MIIS: "Talking Nukes with Iran: Prospects for a Final Nuclear Deal with Tehran"

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Roberto Lint Sagarena, Associate professor of American Studies and Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, Middlebury College: "Ritualized Violence and Religious Poetics in the U.S./Mexico Borderlands"



Friday. Jan. 10th, 2014

Allison Stanger, Russell J. Leng '60 Professor of International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College: "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Leaks: The Story of Whistleblowing in America"


 Friday, Jan. 17th, 2014

Pam Pearson, Director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative: "On Thin Ice: Climate Change in the Cryosphere"

Friday, Jan. 24th, 2014

Larry Rohter, journalist with the New York Times: "The Rise of Brazil"

FALL 2013

Friday, Sept. 13th, 2013

Natalie Epphelsheimer, Assistant Professor of German, Middlebury College: "Decline of Declension: Foreign Language Education and Environmental Literacy" 


Friday, Oct. 4th, 2013

Rachel Sider '14, Middlebury College: "Jordanian Hospitality and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: An Urban Reflection"


Friday, Oct. 11th, 2013

Amy Morsman, Associate professor of history, Middlebury College: "Two Carolines: A Search for the Meaning of the American Civil War in the Union and Beyond"

Friday, Oct. 18th, 2013

Bill O'Keefe, P'13, '17. Vice President for Government Relations and Advocacy, Catholic Relief Services: "A Changing World, A Changing Aidscape: How International NGOs Are Adapting"

Friday, Oct. 25th, 2013

Svea Closser, Assistant professor of Sociology/Anthropology, Middlebury College: "The Side-Effects of International Aid: Findings from A Seven-Country Study of the Impact of Polio Eradication on Health Systems"

Friday, Nov. 8th, 2013

Robert S. Schine, Curt & Else Silberman Professor of Jewish Studies, Middlebury College: "The Funny Thing About Hebrew"

Friday, Nov. 15th, 2013

Nina Weida, Assistant professor of Russian, Middlebury College: "The Ethics of Self-Sacrifice: Russians Remember the War"

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