September 2019

Monday, 9/2, 1–3 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Open House during MiddView. 

Thursday, 9/12, 4:30 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reception for returned study abroad students; IGS and IPE faculty.

Monday, 9/16, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Suspect Paradise: Amazonia in the Vortex” by Leopoldo Bernucci, University of California, Davis.

Wednesday, 9/18, 4:30 p.m.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 220

Lecture Ripped from the Headlines: How CNS Experts Use New Tools to Investigate Nuclear and Missile Programs Around the World” by Jessica Varnum, deputy director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

Thursday, 9/19, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue” with Miki Dezaki, film director.

Friday, 9/20, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Clifford Symposium panel discussion “Whale-watching from the Masthead off New Zealand: Historic and Present Global Whale Populations and Shifting Perspectives on Extinction” with Richard King, visiting associate professor, Sea Education Association, and Williams Mystic students from Middlebury Jennifer Crandall ‘20 and Caitlin Dicarra ‘20.

Monday, 9/23, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Historically Hot: Reimagining Beauty from Japan’s past” by Laura Miller, University of Missouri, St. Louis.

October 2019

Wednesday, 10/2, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Solidarity or the Fictional Bubble: Disciplinary narratives – and their resistances – in Spain (and beyond) after 2008’s Financial Crises” by Germán Labrador, Princeton University.

Thursday, 10/3, 4:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103

Lecture “The Other China: How the rural-urban divide is the biggest challenge most people have never heard about” by Scott Rozelle, Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and co-director of the Rural Education Action Program in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University.

Thursday, 10/3, 6:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture Eating Tomorrow:  The Battle for the Future of Food” by Tim Wise, Visiting Professor of the Practice at Middlebury College and Director of Land & Food Rights Program, Small Planet Institute.

Thursday, 10/3, 7:30 p.m.
Dana Auditorium

Lecture The Land of Open Graves: Understanding the Current Politics of Migrant Life and Death along the US/Mexico Border” by Jason De León, executive director of the Undocumented Migration Project and professor of anthropology and Chicana/Chicano studies at UCLA.

Monday, 10/7, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Moved to Tears: Conmoverse and Melodrama” by Ana López, Tulane University.

Tuesday, 10/8, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “La Perricholi, a Peruvian Historical Icon” by Alonso Cueto, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru.

Tuesday, 10/8, 4:30 p.m.
Axinn 229

Lecture ”’Routine’ Protests in Jordan? Contentious and Noncontentious Politics” by Jillian Schwedler, professor of political science, City University of New York’s Hunter College and the Graduate Center.

Thursday, 10/10, 7 p.m.
Mead Chapel

Lecture “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” by Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Friday, 10/11, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “Between Optic and Haptic:  Tactility and Trade in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World” by Carrie Anderson, assistant professor of history of art and architecture, Middlebury College.

Friday, 10/11, 4:00 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Thinking Freedom in Prison: Indira Gandhi’s Emergency, 1975-77” by Gyan Prakash, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University.

Tuesday, 10/15, 12:30 p.m.
Hillcrest 103

Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion “The Amazon Is on Fire! Diagnosing the Anthropocene” with Dan Suarez, assistant professor of environmental studies, Middlebury College.  For students only.

Thursday, 10/17, 7 p.m.
MCFA Dance Theatre

Lecture “Precolonial African Sexuality, Contemporary Homophobia and #LimitlessAfricans” by Mikael Chukwuma Owunna, award-winning queer Nigerian-Swedish artist, photographer, Fulbright Scholar and engineer.

Thursday, 10/24, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Redefining and Reclaiming Space in Conflict Zones” by Samar Haddad King and Zoe Rabinowitz, Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre.

Thursday, 10/24, 4:30 p.m.
Davis Library 201

Lecture “Austerity in Puerto Rico and the Impact on Higher Education” by Ruth N. Figueroa-Couvertier, University of Puerto Rico, and César Pérez Lizasuain, independent scholar.

Friday, 10/25, 12-5:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

International Politics and Economics Symposium “The Euro: Past, Present and Future” in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Euro; speakers are Vivien Schmidt of Boston University, Harold James of Princeton University and Thierry Warin of Skema Business School.

Monday, 10/28, 4:30 p.m.
Mahaney Center for the Arts 221

Lecture “Musical Healing Repertories and Ecologies of Wellbeing in Uganda” by Peter Hoesing, ethnomusicologist, Dakota State University College of Arts and Sciences.

Wednesday, 10/30, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Reminiscences on Life Experiences in the GDR in 1984: 30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall” by Sarah Stephens, co-founder and president of Stephens Nicolson Artists Management.

Thursday, 10/31, 12:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion “What Is Going on in Syria?” with Sebnem Gumuscu, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College.  For students only.

November 2019

Friday, 11/1, 12-4 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Second Annual Day of Learning on Global Cultures, featuring the lecture “Gendering Domestic Service: Houseboys in Spanish settlers’ homes in Central West Africa” by Benita Sampedro Vizcaya, professor of Spanish Colonial Studies, Hofstra University; the lecture “Muscular Nationalisms: Racial and Gendered Images of National Identity in Brazilian Fitness Culture” by Daniel Silva, associate professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies, Middlebury College; and student contributions by Oshin Bista ‘20, Christopher Gernon ‘21, Suria Vanrajah ‘22, Kaitlyn Velazquez ‘23, and Eliza Wieman ‘23.

Monday, 11/4, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

“Speak ‘American’:  How a news anchor became the news.” 
A conversation with bilingual international journalist, Vanessa Ruiz.

Tuesday, 11/5, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Some Myths About Somali Pirates” by Michael Scott Moore, Journalist and author of The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast.

Friday, 11/8, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “Islamist Governments in Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia” by Sebnem Gumuscu, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College.

Saturday, 11/9, 8:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall

Fall of the Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary Dance Party
following a collective “Tearing down the Wall” outside Atwater.

Thursday, 11/14, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Bedouins and Other Minorities in Israel” by Ishmael Khaldi, author of A Shepherd’s Journey: the story of Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat.

Friday, 11/15, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Thesis in Dialogue with Hayley Manges ‘19 about her IPE award-winning thesis “The Legacy of Communism and Contemporary Attitudes towards Gender: Lessons from the Soviet Union.”

Thursday, 11/21, 12:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Hot Topics Lunch and DiscussionWaves of Contention: Protests and Political Change from Latin America to Asia” featuring Professor Orion Lewis of the Political Science Department.

Friday, 11/22, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “Beyond the Politics of Exposure: Notes on violence and democracy from India” by Moyukh Chatterjee.

December 2019

Friday, 12/6, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Thesis in Dialogue with Billie White ‘19 about her IGS award-winning thesis “Agency Amidst Patriarchy: Centering the lived experiences of Syrian refugee women in Jordan.”

January 2020

Thursday, 1/9, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture Thinking with Submerged Perspective: The Arts of Land and Water Defense by Macarena Gómez-Barris, Chair, Social Science and Cultural Studies, Pratt Institute; Director, Global South Center.

Monday, 1/13
Student-organized Global Affairs Conference “Bodies at Borders: The lived effects of settler-colonialism.”

Wednesday, 1/15, 3:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

RCGA grant-funded senior project presentation “The Medieval Moorings of Modern Antisemitism: Painting Otherness in Bible Moralisées by Jess Garner ‘19.5.

Thursday, 1/16, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “The Ethics and Aesthetics of Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Poetry” by Felipe F. Rodrigues, Fundação Técnico-Educacional Souza Marques.

Friday, 1/17, 12:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Hot Topics lunch and discussion “Healthcare Systems across the Globe: How does the US compare?” with Professor Pam Berenbaum, coordinator of the global health program and professor of the practice of global health, Middlebury College.  Students only.

Tuesday, 1/21, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Rwanda 25 Years after the Genocide: Incredible accomplishments and continuing challenges” by Carl Hobert ’83, author of “Raising Global IQ:  Preparing our students for a shrinking planet.”

Thursday, 1/23, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Gender Politics in Arabic Mahjar Literature: Kahlil Gibran, Mikha’il Naimy, and ‘Afifa Karam” by Elizabeth Saylor, assistant professor of Arabic, North Carolina State University.

Friday, 1/24, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Future of the Past panel “The League of Nations: 100 Years since Its Founding” with Susan Pedersen, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History, Columbia University, and Nicholas Sambanis ’90, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania.

Monday, 1/27, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Preserving American Power and Democracy in the Trump Era” by Garrett M. Graff, writer and commentator.

February 2020

Friday, 2/14, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “Recording and Remixing Teach Me to Love: Musical, Cultural, and Temporal Paradoxes in My Music” by Damascus Kafumbe, associate professor of music, Middlebury College.

Thursday, 2/20, 12:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion “#MEGXIT: Monarchy in an Age of Global Publicity” with Paul Monod, Hepburn Professor of History.  Students Only.

Thursday, 2/20, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Arpillera Tapestries and Memory in Valparaíso, Chile” by Cecilia Araneda, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

Friday, 2/21, 4:30 p.m.
Adirondack Coltrane Lounge

Presentation “Manifestaciones en Periodo de Caza / Demonstration During Hunting Season” by Las Nietas de Nonó: Black Feminist Art & DIY Performance in the Hispanic Caribbean.

Friday, 2/21, 8:00 p.m.
Wilson Hall

Concert by Emel Mathlouthi, who is referred to as the “voice of the revolution,” in reference to her protest song from 2011, during the Tunisian Revolution.

Monday, 2/24, 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Horror Cinema Exists Here: Mapping Affect and Its Limits in Transnational Horror Genre Communities in Spain and Latin America” by Jonathan Risner, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Indiana.

March 2020

Wednesday, 3/4, 4:30 p.m.
Mahaney Center 125

Lecture The Archaeology of Borderlands: Cultural Encounters along the Great Walls in the Late Warring States Period” by Nicola Di Cosmo, Luce Foundation Professor in East Asian Studies, Institute for Advanced Study.

Thursday-Saturday, 3/5-3/7
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

RCGA Annual Conference “Anxieties of Empire: New Contexts, Shifting Perspectives.”

Thursday, 3/12, 4:30 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture New Media and the Occult Film Boom in Japan” by Alexander Zahlten, associate professor of East Asian languages and civilizations, Harvard University.

Tuesday, 3/17, 4:30 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Boy on the Bridge: The Story of John Shalikashvili’s American Success by Andrew Marble ‘90, biographer.

April 2020

Friday, 4/3, 12:15 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “ ‘You’re Japanese?’: Race and citizenship through the lens of the household register system in Japan” by Linda White, associate professor of Japanese studies, Middlebury College.

Friday, 4/10, 12:15 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

International and Global Studies Colloquium lecture “The Police Concept in Modern Japan” by Max Ward, associate professor of history, Middlebury College.

Friday, 4/10, 1:00 p.m.
Zoom

Hot Topics Lunch and DiscussionCoronavirus and the Science of Epidemic Disease” with Bob Cluss, professor of cheistry and biochemistry.  Students Only.

Tuesday, 4/14, 4:30 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “The Life We Longed For:  Danchi Housing and the Middle Class Dream in Postwar Japan” by Laura Neitzel, Academic Director for the Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University.

Thursday, 4/16, 4:30 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture on Russia’s current political situation by journalist Yevgeniya Markovna Albats, chief editor of The New Times magazine.

Monday, 4/20, 4:30 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Middle East Policy Lecture “The State and Its Competitors in the Arab World” by Lisa Anderson, James T. Shotwell Professor Emerita of International Relations at Columbia University.

Thursday, 4/23, 12:30 p.m. — cancelled
Hillcrest 103, The Orchard

Howard E. Woodin  Environmental Studies Colloquium lecture “Climate and Security in an Age of Great Power Competition and Global Disruption” by Sherri Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Polar Institute and Environmental Change & Security Program, and Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate & Security.

Thursday, 4/23, 7:00 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House or Dana Auditorium

Screening of “Opening the Earth: The Potato King Documentary” with Aaron Ebner, Middlebury School of International Studies.

Friday, 4/24, 12:15 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Thesis in Dialogue with Travis Sanderson ‘19 about his IGS prize-winning thesis “Black Cat’s Claw: The impact of migrant regulations on structural inequity in the People’s Republic of China.”

Monday, 4/30, 4:30 p.m. — cancelled
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Lecture “Readers and Dictators: Critical Thinking across North and South” by Hosam Aboul-Ela, University of Houston.

Monday, 4/30, 4:30 p.m. — cancelled
Hillcrest 103

Lecture “Queer Food as Activism” by Liz Alpern, author of The Gefilte Manifesto (with Jeffrey Yoskowitz).

May 2020

Friday, 5/1, 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Thesis Forum
featuring presentations by Jack Carew ‘20, Nicholas Hunnewell ‘20.5, Chica Morrow ‘20, Mari Odoy ‘20, Akhila Roy Chowdhury ‘20.

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones 59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753

rcga@middlebury.edu