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

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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
 

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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
 

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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. To view a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/491750824/b6b0841f10
 

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.

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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.

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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. To watch a recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORaEoqXIqoU&feature=emb_logo
 

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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. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/488987786/1db7c843f4.

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World AIDS Day video screening and artist Q&A

The Middlebury College Museum of Art is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 to present TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The videos—created by artists working in Chile, Greece, India, Mexico, Uganda, and the United Kingdom—cover a broad range of subjects, such as the erasure of women living with HIV in South America, ineffective Western public health campaigns in India, and the realities of stigma and disclosure for young people in Uganda. As the world continues to adapt to living with a new virus, COVID-19, these videos offer an opportunity to reflect on the resonances and differences between the two epidemics and their uneven distribution across geography, race, and gender. Please note that some videos include sexually explicit content.
The video screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the artists, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art. For more information—and to watch the videos beginning December 1—visit visualaids.org/transmissions.

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
Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics

To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/502639857/38570379b4

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World AIDS Day Panel

GlobeMed at Middlebury presents a panel featuring Dr. Jason Leider, Dr. Julie Hoffman, Charmaine G from Jacobi Medical Center, and Kelly Arbor from Vermont CARES.

January

Attend via Zoom

Middlebury’s Opportunity to Facilitate the Demilitarization of White Bodies

Lecture by Jonathan Miller-Lane, associate professor of education, Middlebury College, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Anti-Racist Theory and Action around the Globe. To join: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/92500929384?pwd=c3BkVTJDUmZqcTlGK3c0VU1hRWpRZz09
Passcode: 141150
 

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Live From DC: Global Security and Great Power Relations

As the relative power of the US’s global competitors increases, global security rests increasingly on the capacity of great powers—China, the EU, India, Japan, Russia, and the US—to cooperate in tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Among these are climate change, cybersecurity, illicit trafficking, pandemics, proliferation, and terrorism. Because of the transnational nature of these challenges, collaboration among great powers is essential to address them; yet cooperation is hardly guaranteed. Can adversarial relationships be set aside, frayed alliances restored, and old arrangements re-purposed to achieve the broader common good? Middlebury’s Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC, in collaboration with the Middlebury Professional Network and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, will host a discussion among professionals who will share a variety of vantage points on these and other transnational security issues and possible solutions. Hosted by Mark Williams, director, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College. Panelists: Stewart M. Patrick P’24, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; David Wisner ’04, deputy director for press & strategic communications, Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, State Department; Stone Conroy ’10, manager, Geopolitical Analysis & Intelligence, United Airlines. Register now to receive Zoom webinar information. Questions? Contact the Alumni Office.

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Field of Dreams: Disconnections in democracy and human rights promotion

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Sarah Stroup, associate professor of political science, Middlebury College. To join: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/92500929384?pwd=c3BkVTJDUmZqcTlGK3c0VU1hRWpRZz09
Passcode: 141150

February

By invitation only

Junior Faculty Manuscript Spotlight

Featured manuscript “Unani Futures: Trajectories of a Heritage Medicine in India and the World” by Kristin Bright, assistant professor of anthropology, Middlebury College.
 

March

Attend via Zoom

Violence and Governance on the High Seas

Lecture by Ian Urbina, investigative reporter, sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. To join: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/92500929384?pwd=c3BkVTJDUmZqcTlGK3c0VU1hRWpRZz09
Passcode: 141150
 

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Juana Gamero de Coca Day of Learning on Global Gender and Cultures

Celebrating professor Gamero de Coca’s passionate commitment to gender, class, and race justice, this event will highlight works focusing on global gender and cultures authored by Middlebury College students, and feature a keynote presentation by presentation by the Chilean feminist collective Lastesis. To join: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/92500929384?pwd=c3BkVTJDUmZqcTlGK3c0VU1hRWpRZz09
Passcode: 141150

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