Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • Calligraphy Demonstration and Workshop

    World-renowned calligrapher Masako Inkyo will be giving a calligraphy performance based on Oborozukiyo from The Tale of Genji.

    Mahaney Arts Center Lower Lobby

    Open to the Public
  • An image of the US Capitol building

    State Power and Gender Identity

    How does the state shape gender identity? Florence Ashley, drawing on their legal scholarship in Canada, explores how state power is used to regulate gender expression and presentation. Florence is the author of Banning Transgender Conversion Practices: A Legal and Policy Analysis, which was published by UBC Press in 2022.

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    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Book covers of 'The Wandering' by Intan Paramaditha and 'The Memory Police' by Yoko Ogawa

    Conversations in Translation: Two Translators Discuss Their Work

    This event will place in conversation two high profile translators of Asian novels. Stephen Epstein, translator of The Wandering by Intan Paramaditha, and Stephen Snyder, translator of The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa will discuss their work as professional translators of novels in Asian languages. Epstein, Director of the Asian Languages and Cultures Programme at Victoria University in Wellington has translated multiple novels from Korean and Indonesian to English.

    Axinn Center 229

    Open to the Public
  • International & Global Studies Thesis Presentations

    Cecilia Needham ’22.5, Global Security
    Mira Vance ’22.5, Global Gender & Sexuality

    Cecilia Needham ’22.5, Global Security
    San Sante pa gen Lavi: An Ethnographic Analysis of State & NGO Healthcare Services in Centre, Haiti

    Davis Family Library 105A

    Open to the Public
  • The Short Arm of the Law: The Post-Dictatorship Crime Film as a Barometer for Justice in Argentina

    Jennifer Alpert (Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in History & Literature at Harvard University)  is a film scholar interested in portrayals of marginalized groups in the popular cinemas of the Americas as it pertains to race, gender identity, sexuality, class, and political ideology among others, and with a focus on human rights in Latin America.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public
  • Image of of woman wearing a black blouse and necklace

    "To Love an Island: Reading and Conversation with Poet / Organizer Ana Portnoy Brimmer"

    Ana Portnoy Brimmer, poet and organizer from Puerto Rico, will be talking about and reading from her debut poetry collection, To Love An Island. This book offers the stark recognition that disaster is political and colonialism the most violent of storms. Beginning with the aftermath of Hurricane María and spanning the summer insurrection of 2019 and subsequent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, To Love An Island is an exploration of collective trauma, an outpour of amassed grief, a desire for unleashed mourning, a fuck-you to resilience, a brandishing of resistance.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public
  • Images of manga figures

    Manga workshop with Artist in Residence Kofi Bazzell-Smith

    Kofi Bazzell-Smith will share his knowledge about manga techniques that he learnt under the tutelage of Japanese artists and will teach the audience how to draw Japanese comic books.

    Mahaney Arts Center 125

    Closed to the Public



Matt Martignoni IGST 2021-2022 Thesis Aware Recipient

Congratulations Matt Martignoni, for being selected as the 2022 winner of the International Global Studies Award!

Awarded to the graduating senior who, in the judgment of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Advisory Committee, has written the best senior thesis in the area of international and global studies, broadly conceived.


IGST Cecilia Needham Award Pic 2022

Congratulations Cecilia Needham, for being awarded funding from Middlebury’s Senior Research Project Supplement and Hoskin Family Fund to support research on public health in Haiti for her senior thesis work, “How NGO & State Interactions Influence Public Health Outcomes.”

IGST 2022-23 Kellogg Fellows

Rain Ji ‘23 (IGST, Middle East & North African Studies)
Hitting Below the Belt? Official and Youth Perceptions of the Belt and Road initiative in Jordan

Mira Vance ‘23 (IGST, Global Gender & Sexuality Studies)
The Body of a Nation: Ableism and Constructions of Masculinity Through Primary School Education in Modern China


Recordings of Past Events

Reproductive Justice NOW – Juana Gamero de Coca 2022 Day of Learning

April 26, 2022
4:30–6:00 PM ET