Upcoming Events

  • P. Michael McKinley Lecture: Foreign Policy Implications of the U.S. Presidential Election

    The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs program on Security and Global Affairs, presents Ambassador P. Michael McKinley (ret) and “Foreign Policy Implications of the U.S. Presidential Election.”

    Ambassador McKinley (ret) will provide an overview of the continuities and contrasts in foreign policy during the Trump and Biden administration, and the implications for the United States in the context of today’s challenging global environment.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public

  • Career Conversation with P. Michael McKinley

    Join former ambassador P. Michael McKinley (Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan, Brazil, and currently a nonresident senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in DC) to discuss careers in international affairs and work in the government and foreign service world. All students welcome, all majors and class years. Bring your curiosity and questions.  

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public

  • Junk Food Politics: How Beverage and Fast Food Industries are Reshaping Emerging Economies

    The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Program on Global Health and Medicine presents “Junk Food Politics: How Beverage and Fast Food Industries are Reshaping Emerging Economies” by Eduardo J. Gómez, professor in the Department of Community and Population Health and director of the Institute of Health Policy and Politics, Lehigh University.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public

  • Weekly Politics Luncheon

    Students, staff, alumni and the public are invited to attend this weekly nonpartisan discussion of recent political events, hosted by Professor Matthew Dickinson. Held almost every Tuesday 12:30-1:30 pm EST. in person and by zoom. Check the calendar for dates. No expertise assumed. All viewpoints welcome. To register for the zoom sessions, please contact Prof. Dickinson at his email: dickinso@middlebury.edu

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public

  • Identification, Polarization, and Their Behavioral Consequences.

    The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs program on Global Economics presents “Identification, Polarization, and Their Behavioral Consequences” with Luca Henkel, Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago and University of CEMA.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public

  • Weekly Politics Luncheon

    Students, staff, alumni and the public are invited to attend this weekly nonpartisan discussion of recent political events, hosted by Professor Matthew Dickinson. Held almost every Tuesday 12:30-1:30 pm EST. in person and by zoom. Check the calendar for dates. No expertise assumed. All viewpoints welcome. To register for the zoom sessions, please contact Prof. Dickinson at his email: dickinso@middlebury.edu

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public

  • "Creating Effective Public Policies in Nigeria: Benefits of Agricultural Extension Services"

    Toyib Aremu is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Vermont’s program in sustainable development policy, economics and governance. His dissertation focuses on the use of scientific evidence to support the agricultural development policy-making process in Nigeria. He has experience in analyzing nationally representative household surveys, supporting multi-stakeholder processes and researching the welfare impact of smallholder farmer access to advisory services.

    McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

    Open to the Public

  • Autocracy Rising: Venezuela's Transition to Authoritarianism

    The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs program on Autocracy and Democracy presents “Autocracy Rising: Transitions to Authoritarianism in Venezuela and Beyond” with Javier Corrales of Amherst college

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public

  • Weekly Politics Luncheon

    Students, staff, alumni and the public are invited to attend this weekly nonpartisan discussion of recent political events, hosted by Professor Matthew Dickinson. Held almost every Tuesday 12:30-1:30 pm EST. in person and by zoom. Check the calendar for dates. No expertise assumed. All viewpoints welcome. To register for the zoom sessions, please contact Prof. Dickinson at his email: dickinso@middlebury.edu

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public

News and Publications

Assistant Professor Gary Winslett has published Competitiveness and Death: Trade and Politics in Cars, Beef, and Drugs with the University of Michigan Press.

Assistant Professor Sebnem Gumuscu has published Democracy or Authoritarianism: Islamist Governments in Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia (Cambridge University Press).

Associate Professor Sebnem Gumuscu has published her article “The AKP and Stealth Islamization in Turkey” in Turkish Studies.

Associate Professor Kemi Fuentes-George has won a Whiting Fellowship to support his sabbatical project “Decolonizing IR through Pan-African Political Theory.”

Associate Professoro Ajay Verghese has won a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. to work on completing his second book manuscript on Hinduism and politics in contemporary India.

Professor Jessica Teets has been selected to serve on the advisory board for the National Committee of US-China Relations.

Professor Jessica Teets and her colleague Xiang Gao have published “Citizen Participation in China,” in The Oxford International Handbook of Public Administration for Social Policy: Promising Practices and Emerging Challenges.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and A. Maurits van der Veen have published Covering Muslims: American Newspapers in Comparative Perspective with Oxford University Press. It was named the winner of the International Studies Association International Communication Best Book Award.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich, Middlebury College graduate Amelia Pollard and A. Maurits van der Veen have published “Looking in the Mirror: US and French Coverage of Black Lives Matter in France” in International Journal of Press/Politics 

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and colleagues Sora Jun, Rosalind Chow, and A. Maurits van der Veen have published “Chronic Frames of Social Inequality: How Mainstream Media Frame Race, Gender, and Wealth Inequality” in PNAS 

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich, James B. Jermain Professor of Political Economy and International Law Jeffrey Carpenter, and A. Maurits van der Veen have published “Assessing the Effect of Media Tone on Attitudes toward Muslims: Evidence from an Online Experiment” in Politics and Religion. It received an Honorable Mention for the Ted Jelen Best Journal Article award.

Professor Bert Johnson has published “Third Parties in Vermont,” in Richard Davis, Ed., Beyond Donkeys and Elephants: Minor Political Parties in Contemporary American Politics. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2020.

Professor Sarah Stroup has published “Humanitarian Organizations: behemoths and butterflies,” in Handbook on Humanitarianism and Inequality, Silke Roth, Bandana Purkahastha, and Tobias Denskus, editors (Edward Elgar, February 2024): 108-24 (link).

Professor Sarah Stroup and colleague Sarah Bush have published “Stay Off My Field: policing boundaries in human rights and democracy promotion,” International Theory 15:2 (July 2023): 263-290. DOI: 10.1017/S1752971922000161

Russell J. Leng ’60 Professor Allison Stanger was selected as the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress and SAGE Sara Miller McCune Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University for the 2020–21 academic year.

Russell J. Leng ‘60 Professor Allison Stanger has published “Edward Snowden, Donald Trump and the Paradox of National Security Whistleblowing,” in National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On.

Visiting Professor Natalie Chwalisz has published Beating the Gun—One Conversation at a Time? Evaluating the Impact of DC’s “Cure the Streets” Public Health Intervention Against Gun Violence. Crime & Delinquency (2023), 00111287231160735.

The work of the Engaged Listening Project (co-founded by Professor Sarah Stroup, now directed by Associate Professor Sebnem Gumuscu) is featured in a new Chronicle of Higher Education report, Fostering Students’ Free Expression: how colleges can support and encourage tough conversations (September 2023) (link).