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October 29, 1999

"International Affairs in the 21st Century: Integration or Disintegration?" to be Topic of Symposium at Middlebury College on Nov. 11-13 -- Talks by Bicentennial Fellow-in-Residence Madeleine Kunin and Others

"International Affairs in the 21st Century: Integration and Disintegration" will be the topic of a symposium at Middlebury College on Nov. 11-13. All events--lectures, panel discussions, a lunch, and a concert by a Chinese musical group--are open to the public.

"International Affairs in the 21st Century: Integration and Disintegration?" is one in a series of academic symposia that are a central part of Middlebury College's Bicentennial celebration. At each event, experts from government, business, academia, and other fields join Middlebury faculty in addressing current and future issues related to education, international affairs, and other topics.

Bringing together a number of experts from different regions of the world, the symposium will focus on the changes that are affecting the nation-state, the dominant form of government in Western politics. This political structure is increasingly subject to the opposing pressures of growing commonality through globalization, and ethnic and cultural differences that remain strong.

On Thursday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Twilight Hall on College Street (Route 125, near the Municipal Building), a pre-symposium lecture and panel titled "Globalization and the University" will take place. Olin C. Robison, president of the Salzburg Seminar and president emeritus of Middlebury College, will speak on the internationalization of higher education. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion on the same topic. Middlebury College students who

have recently studied abroad in a variety of locations will serve as panelists.

On Friday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Sunderland Language Center's Dana Auditorium on College Street (Route 125), there will be a lecture, titled "Preparing for Globalization: A Critique," by Ezra F. Vogel, director of the Asia Center at Harvard University.
At 8:15 p.m. at the same location, "Standing Alone: Switzerland in the Holocaust" will be the topic of a talk by Middlebury College Bicentennial Fellow-in-Residence Madeleine M. Kunin, former ambassador to Switzerland and governor of Vermont.

Olin Robison will moderate a panel discussion titled "What Lies Ahead, Integration or Disintegration?" on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. in Dana Auditorium. Middlebury alumni will serve as panelists: Lisa Giuffra de Diaz, vice president for Latin American Equity Sales at Goldman Sachs; James S.Gibney, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine; Charles A. James, former ambassador to the Republic of Niger; Jeffrey W. Legro, associate professor of government and foreign affairs at the University of Virginia; and Karen A. Stolley, director of graduate studies in the department of Spanish at Emory University.

Following the panel discussion will be a luncheon at 12 p.m. in the Redfield Proctor Room of Proctor Hall on Hepburn Road, off College Street (Route 125).

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, the group Music From China will perform in the Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts on Route 30. For tickets, call the box office at 802-443-6433.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, Nov. 11

4:30 p.m. PRE-SYMPOSIUM LECTURE AND PANEL: "Globalization and the University" - Olin C. Robison, president of the Salzburg Seminar and president emeritus of Middlebury College, will speak on the internationalization of higher education. A panel of Middlebury College students who have studied abroad will then discuss issues raised in the lecture. At Twilight Hall, College Street (Route 125 near Municipal Building)

Friday, Nov. 12

4:30 p.m. LECTURE: "Preparing for Globalization: A Critique" - Ezra F.Vogel, director of the Asia Center at Harvard University. In the Sunderland Language Center's Dana Auditorium, College Street (Route 125)

8:15 p.m. LECTURE: "Standing Alone: Switzerland in the Holocaust" - Madeleine M. Kunin, former ambassador to Switzerland and governor of Vermont, and current Middlebury College Bicentennial Fellow-in-Residence. In the Sunderland Language Center's Dana Auditorium, College Street (Route 125)

Saturday, Nov. 13

10 a.m. PANEL DISCUSSION: "What Lies Ahead, Integration or Disintegration?" - Moderated by Olin Robison, president of the Salzburg Seminar and president emeritus of Middlebury College. Alumni Panelists: Lisa Giuffra de Diaz, vice president for Latin American Equity Sales at Goldman Sachs; James S. Gibney, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine; Charles A. James, former ambassador to the Republic of Niger; Jeffrey W. Legro, associate professor of government and foreign affairs at the University of Virginia; and Karen A. Stolley, director of graduate studies in the department of Spanish at Emory University. In the Sunderland Language Center's Dana Auditorium, College Street (Route 125)

12 p.m. LUNCHEON - Redfield Proctor Room of Proctor Hall, Hepburn Road off College Street (Route 125). Admission to lunch is free and no reservations are required.

8 p.m. CONCERT - Music From China. For tickets, call the box office at 802-443-6433: $9 general admission and $7 for senior citizens. In the Concert Hall in the Center for the Arts, Route 30

All events are open to the public. With the exception of the Music From China concert, events are free.