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.

2021-2022 Calendar - updated frequently

September 2021

On campus (campus community) and via Zoom

Clifford Symposium on "Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency"

Check out the program highlights and speakers here.

October 2021

Attend via Zoom

New Directions in the Study of Global Police Power

Workshop organized by Max Ward, associate professor of history, and Amit Prakash, visiting assistant professor of global studies and FYS, Middlebury College. For further information: https://www.middlebury.edu/office/rohatyn/events-calendar/workshop-new-directions-study-global-police-power

Attend via Zoom

The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy

Lecture by Daniel Q. Gillion, the Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Anti-racism.

Attend via Zoom

The Israeli Left

Lecture by Lior Erez, University of Haifa, Israel. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy.

Click here for a link to this recording.

Attend via Zoom

Learning to Be Healthy, and Being Healthy to Learn

Lecture by Scott Pulizzi, visiting associate professor, Graduate School of International Policy and Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health Challenges. To watch a recording click here: https://vimeo.com/636287917
 

Attend via Zoom

Big Tech and Socioeconomic Inequality

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Gary Winslett, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Recent Developments in the South China Sea

FOR STUDENTS ONLY
Hot Topics Lunch Discussion with Jeffrey Lunstead, diplomat in residence, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

Attend via Zoom

The War Origins of the Liberal Order: World War I and the Founding of International Economic Organizations

by Paul Poast, associate professor of political science, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Vladimir Putin: Weak Strongman

Lecture by Tim Frye ‘86, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Politics, Department of Political Science, Columbia University.

November 2021

Attend via Zoom

Can Israel Become and Inclusive Society?

Lecture by Yael Tamir, president, Beit Berl College, Israel. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Anti-Racism. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link

Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room

How the Urban-Rural Divide Threatens China's Rise

Lecture by Scott Rozelle, Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and co-director of Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University.

Attend via Zoom

Life of Permafrost: A History of Frozen Earth in Soviet Science

Lecture by Pey-Yi Chu, associate professor of history, Pomona College. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link

Attend via Zoom

Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Talent and Firm Creation in China

Lecture by Ruixue Jia, University of California San Diego. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link

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Artists in Dialogue: Jon Henry and Mikael Owunna

Photographers Jon Henry and Mikael Owunna discuss their distinct artistic responses to police murder of Black men. Moderated by Andrew Plumley ’11, senior director of equity & culture, American Alliance of Museums. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Art & Protest: Artists as Agents of Social Change, on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art through December 12. Cosponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Anti-racism.

Attend via Zoom

How Democracies Die: Lessons from Turkey

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Sebnem Gumuscu, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link

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What Is Fascism and Where Does It Come From?

Panel with Julia Adeney Thomas, University of Notre Dame, and Geoff Eley, University of Michigan. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link

December 2021

Attend via Zoom

The Political Economy of Argentina’s Recent Debt and Currency Crises (tentative)

Lecture by Cecilia Nahón, alternate executive director for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, World Bank Group. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link
 

Attend via Zoom

Legacy and Denial: The New Russian Intelligentsia

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Tatiana Smorodinska, professor of Russian, Middlebury College. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link
 

January 2022

Attend via Zoom

Diné (Navajo) Health Concerns on the Global Stage: Transnational politics of uranium mining and settler colonialism in the late 1970s to early 1980s

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Jacob Tropp, John Spencer professor of African Studies, Middlebury College. To join this webinar, use this Zoom Link

February 2022

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Linguistic Development during Study Abroad: Research on a corpus of spoken learner Chinese

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Hang Du, professor of Chinese, Middlebury College.

March 2022

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

The Source(s) of Public Opinion in Russia: Putin and/or the past?

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Will Pyle, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of International Economics, Middlebury College.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Prospects for Agriculture in Africa’s Oil-rich Economies

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Obie Porteous, assistant professor of economics, Middlebury College.

April 2022

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

State Self-determination and Immigration

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Steven Viner, associate professor of philosophy, Middlebury College.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Boccaccio in the Age of Covid

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Pat Zupan, C.A. Dana Professor of Italian, Middlebury College.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

The Paratextual Labor of Arabic Literature in Translation

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Dima Ayoub, assistant professor of Arabic, Middlebury College.

May 2022

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