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September 30, 1998

The Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College to Host Series of Lectures on Foreign Affairs and Finance in October

Middlebury College's Geonomics Center for International Studies will host a series of three lectures and a roundtable discussion on economics, finance and foreign affairs from Oct. 7-23. All events, except for the lecture on Oct. 13, will be in the library at the Geonomics Center on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125). The lecture on Oct. 13 will be in Kirk Alumni Center on Route 30. The events are free and open to the public.

Walker Connor, a visiting professor of political science at Middlebury College, will give the first lecture, "Nationalism in Post-National Western Europe" at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 7.

On Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m., Aleksa Djilas, a former fellow at the Russian Research Center at Harvard University, will give a talk, "Kosovo Through Serbian Eyes." Djilas is the author of "The Contested Country: Yugoslav Unity and Communist Revolution, 1919-1953" and the forthcoming "Yugoslavia: Dictatorship and Disintegration."

Jan Svejnar, a professor of economics at the University of Michigan, will speak on "Economies in Transition: Comparing China, Russia and Central Europe" at 12 p.m. on Oct. 19.

A roundtable discussion, "The Changing Environment of Global Finance and Preparing Yourself for It," will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. The participants include Patrick Durkin of Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette; Jeff Fisher of Bemos Investment Advisors; Lisa Giuffra de Diaz of Goldman Sachs; and John Walderon of Bear Stearns.

For information please call the Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College at 802-443-2300.

Schedule of Events:

Oct. 7

4:30 p.m. Lecture: "Nationalism in Post-National Western Europe" in the Geonomics Center Library on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125). Walker Connor, visiting professor of political science at Middlebury College and author of "Ethnonationalism: the Quest for Understanding" (1994, Princeton University Press).

Oct. 13

4:30 p.m. Lecture: "Kosovo Through Serbian Eyes" at the Kirk Alumni Center on Golf Course Road, off Route 30. Aleksa Djilas, former fellow at the Russian Research Center at Harvard University, and author of "The Contested Country: Yugoslav Unity and Communist Revolution, 1919-1953" and the forthcoming "Yugoslavia: Dictatorship and Disintegration."

Oct. 19

12 p.m. Lecture: "Economies in Transition: Comparing China, Russia and Central Europe" at the Geonomics Center Library on Hillcrest Road, off College Street (Route 125). Jan Svejnar, professor of economics at the University of Michigan.

Oct. 23

4:30 p.m. Roundtable discussion: "The Changing Environment of Global Finance and Preparing Yourself for It" at the Geonomics Center Library on Hillcrest Road, off College Street (Route 125). Patrick Durkin of Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette; Jeff Fisher of Bemos Investment Advisors; Lisa Giuffra de Diaz of Goldman Sachs; and John Walderon of Bear Stearns.

For information please call the Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College at 802-443-2300.