Second Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference
The Young and the Jobless: Youth Unemployment in Times of Crisis
March 13-15, 2014
Youth unemployment in the new millennium has taken on the proportions of a global crisis. There is no other single issue that is experienced at all geographical scales, everywhere in the world, all at once, with such grave social, economic and political ramifications. As unemployment figures shatter previous records, the crisis manifests itself differently around the world but its impact on social, political and economic securities of individuals and states has been deep. Working from an interdisciplinary perspective and foregrounding issues from around the world, this conference helps clarify the reasons behind youth unemployment. Even as participants tease out the underpinnings of key terms deployed to characterize this crisis, they also help us understand how gender, race and national identity shape the effects of joblessness as well as the policies deployed to address them.
Youth Unemployment Videoconferences between language classes at Middlebury and students at C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad (to attend please email Charlotte Tate, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Monday, March 10, 9-10:30am, Library 145
Videoconference in French between Paris and Middlebury
- Tuesday, March 11, 11am-12:15pm, Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room
Videoconference in Spanish between Madrid and Middlebury
- Thursday, March 13, 8:30-10:30am, Library 105
Videoconference in Russian between Madrid and Middlebury
DETROPIA: A Documentary
Wednesday, March 12. 7:30 p.m.
Film screening of the film DETROPIA, sponsored by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board. Light refreshments will be served.
Organizers and Contact Information
Tamar Mayer, Robert R. Churchill Professor of Geosciences, Director of Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and Director of International and Global Studies, email@example.com
Jamie McCallum, Assistant Professor of Sociology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sujata Moorti, Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, email@example.com
Robert E. Prasch, Professor of Economics, firstname.lastname@example.org