2021-2022 Calendar

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.

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. Click here: https://vimeo.com/636287917 for a link to this recording.
 

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. Click here for a link to this recording.

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.  Click this link to view the recording.

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 watch a recording of this webinar, click here https://vimeo.com/643531757
 

Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room or online

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.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room and online

Annual IPE Symposium "Crisis of Capitalism and Democracy"

This year the International Politics and Economics Symposium will feature guest talks by Pippa Norris (Harvard University), Brendan Nyhan (Dartmouth College), and Stephan Haggard (UCSD) followed by small group discussions with the speakers and students. Use this link for further information.

Attend via Zoom

Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Talent and Firm Creation in China

Lecture by Ruixue Jia, associate professor of economics, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. To see the video recording for this event, use this link.

Attend via Zoom

Artists in Dialogue about Police Brutality

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. Learn more: https://bit.ly/OwunnaHenry.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

The Fall of Afghanistan and Its Global Impact

FOR STUDENTS ONLY
Hot Topics Lunch Discussion with Allison Stanger, Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

Attend via Zoom

How Democracies Die: Lessons from Turkey

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Sebnem Gumuscu, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College.

Attend via Zoom

Fascism and Its Global Rise

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.

December 2021

Attend via Zoom

Argentina: Economic Challenges, Sovereign Debt, and Implications for the Global Economy

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. Click here for a link to this recording.
 

Attend via Zoom

Legacy and Denial: The New Russian Intelligentsia

International and Global Colloquium lecture by Tatiana Smorodinska, professor of Russian, Middlebury College.
 

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.

Attend via Zoom

Understanding 9/11: Causes, Legacies, Lessons

This conference will bring together academic, economic, legal, security, and strategic specialists to examine 9/11’s impact—domestically and abroad—to better understand its transformative effects and the lessons it offers in the areas of foreign policy, security, and domestic politics.

Panel I, Causes and Impact
(recording https://vimeo.com/680931948)
Shibley Telhami (University of Maryland): Causes and Impact on Regional Stability
Stan Sloan (Atlantic Council): Impact on America’s Allies
Faiza Patel (Brennan Center for Justice): Impact on Arab Americans & US-Muslim Relations
Spencer Ackerman (journalist): 9/11’s Impact on American Politics, part I

Panel II, Legacies and Lessons
(
recording https://vimeo.com/680933875)
Juliette Kayyem (Harvard Kennedy School): Counter-terrorism and Security: Before 9/11 and After
Linda Bilmes (Harvard Kennedy School): The True Costs of 9/11
James Morone ‘75 (Brown University): 9/11’s Impact on American Politics, part II 
Andrew Bacevich (Quincy Institute): Lessons and Closing Remarks
 

February 2022

Attend via Zoom

Exemplars in Vaccine Delivery: How Understanding Positive Outliers Can Inform Global Health Policy and Practice

Lecture by Nancy Fullman ‘07, research fellow, and Gloria Ikilezi, associate director, Exemplars in Global Health, Gates Ventures. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health Challenges. 

Attend via Zoom

Ukraine-Russian Relations in Historical Context

Lecture by Serhy Yekelchyk, professor of history and Germanic and Slavic studies, University of Victoria (Canada). Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History. To watch a recording of this webinar, click here https://vimeo.com/682867515.

Attend via Zoom

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

Attend via Zoom

The War in Ukraine: A Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Rebecca Mitchell, Associate Professor of History (Middlebury College)
Panelists:
Vitaly Chernetsky, Professor, Slavic Languages & Literatures (University of Kansas)
Jeff Buettner, Christian A. Johnson Professor of Music (Middlebury College)
Sarah Bidgood, Director, Eurasia Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)
Kevin Moss, Jean Thomson Fulton Professor of Modern Languages & Literature (Middlebury College)
Michael Kraus, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science (Middlebury College)
Mariia Dzholos (Middlebury College Class of ’24)

To view a recording, use this link https://vimeo.com/684679885.

 

Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

Film Screening of "Human Flow"

This epic film by renowned artist Ai Weiwei is a detailed and heartbreaking exploration of the global refugee crisis. Captured over the course of a year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent stories that stretches through Afghanistan, Greece, Iraq, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, and beyond. From teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders, “Human Flow” witnesses its subjects’ desperate search for safety, shelter, and justice. (2017, dir. Ai Weiwei, 140 min.) Sponsored by: Museum of Art; Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs; History of Art and Architecture; Religion; American Studies; English & American Literatures; Global Health Minor Program.

Attend via Zoom

Digital Health: Supporting the Decentralization of Health Care to Increase Access to Quality Care Globally

Lecture by Megan McLaughlin, ThinkMD and Fordham University. Sponsored by the RCGA Program in Global Health Challenges. Click here for a link to this recording.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Explaining Putin’s War on Ukraine

FOR STUDENTS ONLY
Hot Topics Lunch Discussion with Michael Kraus, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

Attend via Zoom

Commerce, Coalitions and the Rise of the Firm: The New Politics of New Trade

Lecture by Mary Anne Madeira, assistant professor of international relations, Lehigh University. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy.

Attend via Zoom

Exiting Communism’s Enduring Effect on Russian Public Opinion

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

Attend via Zoom

Impact of the Fall of Afghanistan on the US in Asia

Lecture by Lisa Curtis, senior fellow and director, Indo-Pacific Security Program, Center for New American Security. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. Click here for a link to this recording.

Attend via Zoom

Decarbonization and Prospects for Agriculture in Africa’s Oil-Rich Economies

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

Click here for a link to this recording.

Attend via Zoom

The UK and the World from Brexit to Boris: Toward "Global Britain" or Back to "Little England?"

Lecture by James Morrison, assistant professor, International Relations Department, London School of Economics. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. Click here for a link to the recording of this event.

Attend via Zoom

Indigenous Perspectives on Decolonial Futures

Lecture by Yin Paradies, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Race Relations Deakin University, Australia. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Anti-racism. Click here for recording link.

Attend via Zoom

Understanding and Managing Climate Risk

Lecture by Frances C. Moore, assistant professor of environmental science and policy, University of California Davis. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. Click here for a recording of this lecture.

Robert A Jones '59 House conference room

Highlighting Diverse Voices in Global Affairs

Keynote by Hadeil Ali, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and panel featuring Erin Clancy, Meta and (formerly) U.S. State Department, Terri Batch, U.S. International Trade Administration, Sarah Bidgood, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Dinner provided. RSVP required by 3/28 at go/diversevoices. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.


 

April 2022

Attend via Zoom

The Caribbeanization of Black Politics

Lecture by Sharon Wright Austin, professor of political science, University of Florida. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global-antiracism. Click here for recording link.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Undoing the Property Form: Feminist Consciousness Raising as a Practice of Freedom

Lecture by Liz Kinnamon, PhD candidate, University of Arizona.

Attend via Zoom

The Economic Implications of Connections between Corporations and Politicians

Lecture by Cihan Artunç, assistant professor of economics, Middlebury College. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. Click here for a link to this recording.

Attend via Zoom

Giving Voice to the Voiceless? Contemporary Social Movements, Civil Society and Governments in Africa

Lecture by Edward R. McMahon, visiting associate professor of political science, Middlebury College, and adjunct associate professor, Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, Department of Political Science, University of Vermont. Click here for a link to this recording.

Attend via Zoom

Carbon Technocracy: Energy Regimes in Modern East Asia

Lecture by Victor Seow, assistant professor of the history of science, Harvard University. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History.

Attend via Zoom

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Security in Latin America

Lecture by Michael Touchton, global health associate faculty lead, University of Miami. Click here for a link to this recording.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

Ethiopia’s War: What We Need to Know

FOR STUDENTS ONLY
Hot Topics Lunch Discussion with Nadia Horning, associate professor of international and global studies, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

Robert A. Jones '59 House conference room

The White Indians of Mexican Cinema: Revolutionary Politics, Colonized Aesthetics

Lecture by Mónica García Blizzard, assistant professor of Spanish, Emory University.

Attend via Zoom

Information Warfare and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Ukraine and Kenya

Lecture by Theo Dolan ‘94, peacebuilding technical advisor, FHI 360. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. Click here for a link to this recording.

May 2022

Attend via Zoom

Trapped: High Inequality and Low Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

Lecture by Marcela Meléndez, UNDP chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. Click here for a link to the recording.

Attend via Zoom

The Ukraine War's Middle East Nexus

Lecture by Hanna Notte, senior research associate, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. Co-sponsored by Middlebury in DC.

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