Programs on a table in preparation for an event.

Events at the Rohatyn Center include a wide array of cocurricular and internationally oriented lectures, symposia, and conferences that span the globe and cross over into many different academic disciplines.

In addition to our annual conference and the student-organized conference, the Rohatyn Center presents several event series:  International and Global Studies Colloquium, Thesis in Dialogue and International Thesis Awards, Future of the Past, and Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion.

2020-2021 Events

September

Stream the Film

Border South

Produced by anthropologist, artist, and activist Jason De Léon.

Attend via Zoom

Live Question and Answer Session about Border South

with director Raúl O. Paz Pastrana and producer Jason De Léon.

Attend via Zoom

Spies and Their Masters: Intelligence-Policy Relations

Lecture by Matteo Faini, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy.
 

October

Attend via Zoom

The Anglo-Saxon Constitution and the Making of English Racism, 1600-1900

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Paul Monod, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History, Middlebury College.

Attend via Zoom

How You Can Work to Increase the Presence and Improve the Experience of Black, Latinx, and Native American People in the Economics Profession

Lecture by Ebonya Washington, Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics, Yale University, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/477280055/97eeca35ce

Attend via Zoom

Governing Global Health: Institutions, Policies, Politics

Lecture by Pam Berenbaum, director of the Global Health Program and Professor of the Practice of global health, Middlebury College, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health.  To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/467413858/a85f07e5c8

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Have Authoritarian Regimes Done a Better Job at Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic than Democracies?

THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR STUDENTS.  Hot Topics presentation and discussion by Wei Liang, professor and program co-chair, International Trade and Diplomacy, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.  Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.
 

Attend via Zoom

Subverting Elections: A Toolkit of Foreign Interference

Lecture by Josh Rudolph, Fellow for Malign Finance, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/477268830/a19b3fe03c
 

Attend via Zoom

Election 2020 - Two Policy Futures Diverge

CCI and Middlebury in DC, in collaboration with the Middlebury Professional Network, and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, will host a discussion among Middlebury alumni on the future landscape of policy-related careers. The 2020 presidential election will determine the future landscape of policy-related careers. What if the incumbent wins? What if the challenger wins? Richard Haass P’16, President of the Council on Foreign Relations and Chris Matthiesen ’04, Partner at Federal Hall Policy Advisors, will discuss the foreign and domestic policy continuum represented by the two candidates’ policy prescriptions, as well as, the implications for future federal government agency, think tank, NGO, and international relation career roles. Please join them to understand how the two policy roads lead to two divergent career futures.  To watch a recording https://youtu.be/doeKt_QPv-o.

Attend via Zoom

Will COVID-19 Kill the Liberal International Order?

Lecture by Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, founder and executive director, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS), sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/479926530/0f623b7060

Attend via Zoom

The 2020 Election and the Future of the World Order

THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR STUDENTS.  Hot Topics presentation and discussion by Gary Winslett, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College.  Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.  To watch a recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVfNLXWh6Cw.

Attend via Zoom

The Global Corona Pandemic: Lessons for Governments and Citizens of the World

Lecture by Olga Jonas, senior fellow, Harvard Global Health Institute, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health Challenges.  To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/475141694/8ca99b2756

Attend via Zoom

The Police Idea in Imperial Japan

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Max Ward, associate professor of history, Middlebury College.

November

Attend via Zoom

Black Spring, White Winter: Reflections on the Long History of the Black Radical Tradition in a Fascist World

Lecture by Robin D. G. Kelley, Distinguished Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Anti-Racist Theory and Action around the Globe. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/477260270/e827ae9aaa
 

Attend via Zoom

Creating a COVID Recovery: A European Approach

Lecture by Laura Seelkopf, assistant professor of international political economy at the School of Economics and Political Science, University of St.Gallen, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy. to watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/479952028/4f6f55bb01
 

Attend via Zoom

Voices from the Soviet Edge

Lecture by Jeff Sahadeo, director, Institute for Eurasian, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University; author of Voices from the Soviet Edge: Southern Migrants in Leningrad and Moscow, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History.

Dana Auditorium and Twilight Auditorium

Opening the Earth: The Potato King

THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR STUDENTS. Screening of documentary “Opening the Earth: The Potato King” directed by Aaron Ebner, MIIS alum and founder of the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, followed by a virtual moderated Q&A with Molly Anderson, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Food Studies, Middlebury College. Filmed in Peru, the documentary centers on the story of “the guardian of biodiversity,” farmer Julio Hancco, and how his necessary agricultural work is at odds with our modernizing work. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

Attend via Zoom

Lebanon and Food Security: Before the banking crisis, Covid-19, and the port explosion

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Robert Greeley, assistant professor of Arabic, Middlebury College, and Kendrick Fernandez ‘20, graduate student at the University of Virginia.

Attend via Zoom

CTEC Speaker Series: Countering Violent Extremism--How the Danish Approach Has Made a Real Difference

Join Morten Hjørnholm, Lead Consultant for Crime Prevention, as he discusses effective strategies developed and implemented by Denmark to prevent violent extremism, and how the Danish model can be contextualized for other settings around the world.

Attend via Zoom

Reflecting on COVID-19 through an Environmental Health Lens

Lecture by Kate Crawford, assistant professor of environmental studies, Middlebury College, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health Challenges.

December

Attend via Zoom

Economic Impacts of COVID-19: Student Research Panel

Presentations by Middlebury College Students:
Ellie Barney ’21 “Disproportionate Effects of Covid-19 on Minority Unemployment”
Sam Kamau ’21 “Employment Resilience in the Age of COVID-19: Will we make it through?”
Eva Shaw ’20.5 COVID and US Manufacturing: Implications for the US election”
John Mikus ’21 “The Effect of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Commercial Real Estate”
Sean Rhee ’21 “Coronavirus Blame Game and Its Policy Implications”
Thomas Tarantino ’21 “How Robinhood Traders are Influencing the Stock Market”
Colson Andrews ’21 “The First Bank of the United States and the Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793”
Moderators:
Julia Berazneva, assistant professor of economics, Middlebury College
Cihan Artunç, assistant professor of economics, Middlebury College
Co-sponsored by Department of Economics and RCGA Program on Global Economics

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