The Middlebury Institute Speaker Series features an array of Middlebury Institute faculty experts discussing topics reflecting the Institute's mission.
Join Middlebury Institute faculty as they discuss the Institute's three pillars of its mission: advancing understanding; promoting peace; and driving change in pursuit of a more just world. A reception will preceed each talk, and talks will be 75 minutes long. Sponsored by the Gerry Taylor Seminars Endowment Fund. Wine provided by Scheid Vineyards.
$10 each. Limited availability.
Reception 5:30 p.m.
Talk 6:15 p.m.
Reception in Holland Center, 442 1/2 Van Buren Street
Talk in Morse Building, B104, 426 Van Buren Street
To register, go to: go.miis.edu/worldviews2020
Advancing Understanding: Languages Across a Global World
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
As Program Chair for the Translation and Localization program at the Middlebury Institute, Professor Troyer constantly seeks ways to ensure the curriculum reflects the latest industry developments and remains on the cutting edge of an industry in constant flux.
In this talk, he'll explore the challenges language barriers present in cross-cultural communication and understanding, business development and globalization, and how the art and science of "localizing" languages is bridging these linguistic divides in exciting new ways.
Professor Troyer received his M.A. in Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute in 2005 and joined the faculty five years later.
Promoting Peace: Viewing Peace Through a Gender Lens
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Sarah Bidgood directs the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute, with a research focus on U.S.-Soviet and U.S.-Russia nonproliferation cooperation and the international nonproliferation regime more broadly.
This talk will explore the role gender plays in international security and conflicts across the globe and the importance of increasing the presence of a female voice in promoting peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
Ms. Bidgood earned her M.A. in Nonproliferation Studies from the Middlebury Institute in 2016.
Pursuing a More Just World: Economic Justice in Today's Globalized World
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Wei Liang and Pia Park MPA/MAITED '20
Professor Liang's teaching and research interests include economic decision-making in China, East Asian regionalism, international trade negotiation, and global economic governance, and she has collaborated in major research projects with scholars from the U.S., China, Japan, and Europe.
Economic justice, she believes, touches the individual person as well as the social order, encompassing the moral principles that guide our economic institutions. Her talk will provide a better understanding of how economic actors can create instability in the economies of various countries, highlighting systemic solutions, and focusing on real-world economic problems.
Professor Liang received both her M.A. and PhD. degrees in International Relations from the University of Southern California and has taught at the Middlebury Institute since 2007.
Pia Park MPA/MAITED '20
Bio coming soon