Upcoming Events

  • "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
  • How Far Do Gun Rights Go?

    “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” -The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center)

    Open to the Public
  • Weekly Politics Luncheon

    Students and the public are invited to attend this weekly nonpartisan discussion of recent political events, hosted by Professor Matthew Dickinson. Held on most Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm EST. Check the calendar for dates. No expertise assumed. All viewpoints welcome. To register, please contact Prof. Dickinson.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public
  • Weekly Politics Luncheon

    Students and the public are invited to attend this weekly nonpartisan discussion of recent political events, hosted by Professor Matthew Dickinson. Held on most Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm EST. Check the calendar for dates. No expertise assumed. All viewpoints welcome. To register, please contact Prof. Dickinson.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public
  • Republic of Wrath: How American Politics Turned Tribal

    The RCGA program on Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy presents James Morone ‘75 and presentation “Republic of Wrath: How American Politics Turned Tribal.”

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public
  • Weekly Politics Luncheon

    Students and the public are invited to attend this weekly nonpartisan discussion of recent political events, hosted by Professor Matthew Dickinson. Held on most Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm EST. Check the calendar for dates. No expertise assumed. All viewpoints welcome. To register, please contact Prof. Dickinson.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public
  • The Impact of the Ukraine Crisis on Global Food Security

    The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs program on Power, Wealth and Global Political Economy presents ” The impact of the Ukraine Crisis on Global Food Security.”

    Dr. Laborde is a Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute, where he has worked since 2007. He holds a Ph.D. in International Economics from the University of Pau in France and has also worked as a consultant for the European Commission, the Economic Commission for West Africa, the World Bank, USAID, and various UN agencies.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Weekly Politics Luncheon

    Students and the public are invited to attend this weekly nonpartisan discussion of recent political events, hosted by Professor Matthew Dickinson. Held on most Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 pm EST. Check the calendar for dates. No expertise assumed. All viewpoints welcome. To register, please contact Prof. Dickinson.

    Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

    Open to the Public
  • From Victimhood to Aggression: Russia's Path to War

    In this presentation Professor Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (KCL) will present the key argument from her book The Red Mirror: Putin’s Leadership and Russia’s Insecure Identity (2020) about the political transformation that Russia has undergone over the past 10 years. Specifically, the focus will be on the socio-psychological analysis of the central pillars of Putin’s leadership including the propagation of ressentiment in the society by constructing the trauma of the 1990s and appealing to the main pillars of Soviet collective identity.

    Virtual Middlebury

    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 “Dominance and Democratic Backsliding under AKP Rule in Turkey” in the Routledge Handbook on Political Parties in the Middle East and North Africa.

Assistant Professor Sebnem Gumuscu has also published “Intra-Party Conflicts and Democratic Crises: Lessons from Islamist Parties” in the American Political Science Association Comparative Politics Newsletter.

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

Associate Professor Sarah Stroup and her colleague George E. Mitchell have published their article “Domestic Constraints on the Global Impact of US Development Transnational NGOs” in Development in Practice.

Associate Professor Sarah Stroup has also published “Principles or Practices?” in Inside Higher Ed.

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

Associate 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 has been selected as the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair to support his sabbatical project “The Media and the Marginalized: Representations of Racial Justice Movements in the US and France,” for which he has also received support from the French Institutes of Advanced Study and the Collegium de Lyon.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and Middlebury graduate Neha Sharma ’18.5 along with colleagues Thomas Keck and Claire Sigsworth have published “Diplomats in Robes? Judicial Career Paths and Free Speech Decision-Making at the European Court of Human Rights” in Law & Social Inquiry.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and Middlebury graduates James P. Callison ’17.5, Georgia Grace Edwards ’18, Mia Fichman ’19, Erin Hoynes ’19, Razan Jabari ’18, and colleague A. Maurits van der Veen have published “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A Corpus Linguistics Analysis of US Newspaper Coverage of Latinx, 1996-2016” in Journalism.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and Middlebury graduate Sylvia Al-Mateen ’17 have published “Hate Speech and the European Court of Human Rights: Ideas and Judicial Decision-Making” in the Michigan State International Law Review.

Charles A. Dana Professor Erik Bleich and colleague A. Maurits van der Veen have also published “Atheism in US and UK Newspapers: Negativity about Non-Belief and Non-Believers” in Religions.

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.