September 2022

Virtual

Abortion Rights in the U.S.: A Global Comparative Perspective

Lecture by Katherine Mayall, director of strategic initiatives at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health and Medicine.

Mahaney Arts Center and Virtual

A Global Call to Heal the Planet

A program in celebration of the life of Donella Meadows, lead author of “The Limits to Growth” (1972); with special guests Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, co-president of The Club of Rome, and Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Franklin Environmental Center, Middlebury College; introduction by Middlebury President Laurie Patton; moderation by Olivia Reposa ’24 and Dylan Taylor ‘24.
 

Virtual

Violent Borders

Lecture by Todd Miller, journalist. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs.

October 2022

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

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

Poetry reading by Ana Portnoy Brimmer.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room and virtual

Republic of Wrath: How American Politics Turned Tribal

Lecture by James A. Morone, the John Hazen White Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy.

Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy is supported by the Cangiano Family in memory of Leon M. Cangiano, Jr., ’63.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Music Gonna Teach: Decolonizing International Relations Theory through a Musical Exploration of Knowledge

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Kemi Fuentes-George, associate professor of political science, Middlebury College.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Hot Topics Lunch: Implications of the Italian Elections

Presentation and discussion with Stefano Mula, professor of Italian, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Board. For students only.

Virtual

Global Food Security in 2022: How the Invasion of Ukraine Has Exacerbated a Looming Food Price Crisis

Lecture by by David Laborde, senior research fellow in the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPR). Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy.

November 2022

Virtual

From Victimhood to Aggression: Russia's Path to War

Lecture by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, professor, Russia Institute, King’s College London. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room and virtual

Metafication: Towards a Theory of Absence and Presence in Global Forensics and Investigations of Mass Atrocity Violence

Lecture by Kamari Maxine Clarke, Distinguished Professor of Transnational Justice and Sociolegal Studies, Centre for Criminology and Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health and Medicine.

Virtual

The Great Unmooring: China, the United States, and the Politics of Reaction

Lecture by Edward Steinfeld, the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Dean’s Professor of China Studies, professor of political science, director of the China Initiative, Brown University.  Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Addressing Global Health Challenges through Environmental Justice and Microbiomes

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Erin Eggleston, assistant professor of biology, Middlebury College.

Virtual

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Its Lessons for COVID-19

Lecture by Martin Saavedra, the William G. Smith & Jeanette W. Smith Associate Professor of Economics, Oberlin College. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics.

Robert A. Jones '59 House and virtual

Applying Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors in the Capital Markets

The Global Sustainability Alums Speaker Series inaugural event– a discussion featuring two alums from Wellington Management Company LLP:
*Sandhya Subramanian Douglas ’93, P’25, partner, senior managing director, director of strategic analysis and implementation
*Soyibou Sylla ’20, investment science associate

Virtual

Cause for Alarm? Global Data on Democracy and Autocracy

Lecture by Staffan Lindberg, professor and director of the V-Dem Institute at University of Gothenburg. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy.

Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy is supported by the Cangiano Family in memory of Leon M. Cangiano, Jr., ’63.

Axinn Center 229 and virtual

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Hosted by the National Committee on US-China Relations, China Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and nation; featuring former U.S. ambassador to Russia, China, and Singapore, Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Cosponsored by the Rohatyn Student Board.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Hot Topics Lunch: Women and the Politics of Life in Iran

Presentation and discussion with Dima Ayoub, assistant professor of Arabic, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Board. For students only.

Virtual

Tea War: A History of Capitalism in China and India

Lecture by Andrew Liu, associate professor of history,  Villanova University. Sponsored by RCGA Program on Global and International History.

December 2022

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Yankee Reaction to French-Canadian Migration to New England in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

International and Global Colloquium lecture by William Poulin-Deltour, professor of French and Francophone Studies, Middlebury College.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

How and Why Democracies Die: A Panel Discussion

Student researchers presenting on why democracies backslide today, with specific reference to the experience of democratic backsliding and rise of populism in Poland, Hungary, Germany, Italy, and India. Student presenters: Matei Vasile Goina, Sarah O’Dell, Vera Rousseff, Katrina Rowe, and Eva Stanley. Sponsored by the RCGA program on Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy.

Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy is supported by the Cangiano Family in memory of Leon M. Cangiano, Jr., ’63.

January 2023

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Hot Topics Lunch: Football in Latin America: Cultural and Political Context

Presentation and discussion with Mario Higa, professor of Luso-Hispanic studies, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Board. For students only.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Answers to the Question "Is Russia Fascist?"

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Matthew Walker, assistant professor of Russian, Middlebury College

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