Human rights activist, poet, former Black Panther and political prisoner Ericka Huggins gave an inspirational and interactive keynote address to kick off the Middlebury Institute’s Center for Conflict Studies fourth annual conference.
Middlebury Institute student Sarah Bidgood is building a strong network of future colleagues in the field of nuclear security through participation in unique bilateral programs made possible through the Institute’s Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies.
The Middlebury Institute is host to a large number of Fulbright students from around the world who make their mark on the campus culture with their enthusiasm and shared desire to use their education to have a positive impact in their home communities.
For Middlebury Institute student Katie Barthelow, taking a course titled “Starting Your Own Social Change Organization” proved prophetic, as her classroom concept pitch led to piloting a project connecting classrooms in the US and Panama through language exchange.
“I felt like a thousand candles were lit, inspiring people to help save our oceans,” said one audience member at Wednesday evening’s event with legendary marine biologist, author, and ocean activist Sylvia Earle, hosted by the Middlebury Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy.