September 2020

9/25: Screening of Border South and discussion with director Raúl O. Paz Pastrana and producer Jason De Léon.

9/30: Lecture “Spies and Their Masters: Intelligence-Policy Relations” by Matteo Faini, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy.

October 2020

10/2: International and Global Colloquium lecture “The Anglo-Saxon Constitution and the Making of English Racism, 1600-1900” by Paul Monod, A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History, Middlebury College.

10/5: Lecture “How You Can Work to Increase the Presence and Improve the Experience of Black, Latinx, and Native American People in the Economics Profession” 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

10/8: Lecture “Governing Global Health: Institutions, Policies, Politics” 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

10/9: Hot Topics presentation “Have Authoritarian Regimes Done a Better Job at Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic than Democracies?” 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.

10/13: Lecture “Subverting Elections: A Toolkit of Foreign Interference” 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

10/14: Panel “Election 2020 - Two Policy Futures Diverge” with Richard Haass P’16.5, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Chris Matthiesen ’04, partner at Federal Hall Policy Advisors. To watch a recording https://www.middlebury.edu/office/careers-internships/events/live-from-…

10/22: Lecture “Will COVID-19 Kill the Liberal International Order?” 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

10/23: Hot Topics presentation “The 2020 Election and the Future of the World Order” 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

10/29: Lecture “The Global Corona Pandemic: Lessons for Governments and Citizens of the World” by Olga Jonas, senior fellow, Harvard Global Health Institute; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health Challenges.  Watch a recording, https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/508838988/c1b2b8ce0b

10/30: International and Global Colloquium lecture “The Police Idea in Imperial Japan” by Max Ward, associate professor of history, Middlebury College.

November 2020

11/6: Lecture “Black Spring, White Winter: Reflections on the Long History of the Black Radical Tradition in a Fascist World” 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

11/11: Lecture “Creating a COVID Recovery: A European Approach” 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

11/12: Lecture “Voices from the Soviet Edge” 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 watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/491750824/b6b0841f10

11/12: Screening “Opening the Earth: The Potato King” directed by Aaron Ebner, founder of the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, followed by Q&A moderated by Molly Anderson, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Food Studies, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

11/13: International and Global Colloquium lecture “Lebanon and Food Security: Before the banking crisis, Covid-19, and the port explosion” by Robert Greeley, assistant professor of Arabic, Middlebury College, and Kendrick Fernandez ‘20, graduate student at the University of Virginia.

11/18: CTEC Speaker Series lecture “Countering Violent Extremism—How the Danish Approach Has Made a Real Difference” by Morten Hjørnholm, lead consultant for crime prevention, government of Denmark. To watch a recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORaEoqXIqoU&feature=emb_logo

11/19: Lecture “Reflecting on COVID-19 through an Environmental Health Lens” 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

11/30: Day With(out) Art 2020 presentation of TRANSMISSIONS, six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The videos were created by artists working in Chile, Greece, India, Mexico, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. Sponsored by Middlebury College Museum of Art and Visual AIDS. The video screening followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the artists, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art. To watch the videos visit visualaids.org/transmissions

December 2020

12/2: “Economic Impacts of COVID-19: Student Research Panel” featuring presentations by 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.” Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/502639857/38570379b4

12/5: World AIDS Day Panel with Dr. Jason Leider, Dr. Julie Hoffman, Charmaine G from Jacobi Medical Center, and Kelly Arbor from Vermont CARES; sponsored by GlobeMed at Middlebury.

January 2021

1/26: Lecture “Middlebury’s Opportunity to Facilitate the Demilitarization of White Bodies” 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 watch a recording: https://vimeo.com/511100668

1/27: Panel “Live From DC: Global Security and Great Power Relations” with panelists Stewart M. Patrick P’24, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; David Wisner ’04, deputy director for press & strategic communications for Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, U.S. Department of State; Stone Conroy ‘10, manager, geopolitical analysis & intelligence, United Airlines; and host Mark Williams, director, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs. To watch a recording https://www.middlebury.edu/office/careers-internships/events/live-from-…

1/29: International and Global Colloquium lecture “Field of Dreams: Disconnections in democracy and human rights promotion” by Sarah Stroup, associate professor of political science, Middlebury College.

February 2021

2/3: Hot Topics presentation “Far-Right Extremism After Trump (and the Insurrection)” and discussion by Alex Newhouse ‘17, research lead, Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

2/10: Panel discussion “The Power of Arts to Heal in Turbulent Times” with Middlebury College faculty members Ellery Foutch, assistant professor of American studies, Jay Parini, D.E. Axinn Professor of English and Creative Writing, and President Laurie Patton. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

2/10: Panel “Growing Challenges in Cyber Security” with panelists Eli Sugarman ‘02, program officer for the Cyber Initiative, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Mia Little ‘07, cyber security attorney - Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft; Adam Markun ‘17, security analyst, FireEye; and host Robert Siudak, visiting fellow, Cyber Collaborative and Adjunct Faculty at MIIS. To watch a recording https://www.middlebury.edu/office/careers-internships/events/live-from-…

2/17: Panel “Transitions to a Green Economy” with Jane Leggett ’78, specialist in environmental and energy policy, Congressional Research Service; Suzanne Dael ’02, Climate Change Mitigation and Energy, European Environment Agency; Lauren Sanchez ’11, deputy secretary of climate policy & intergovernmental relations, California Environmental Protection Agency; and host Jon Isham, professor of economics/environmental Studies, Middlebury College.To watch a recording https://www.middlebury.edu/office/careers-internships/events/live-from-…

2/19: Junior Faculty Manuscript Spotlight: “Unani Futures: Trajectories of a Heritage Medicine in India and the World” by Kristin Bright, assistant professor of anthropology, Middlebury College.

March 2021

3/10: Lecture “Violence and Governance on the High Seas” by Ian Urbina, investigative reporter; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. To join watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/522850317/dc71743ce0

3/11: Juana Gamero de Coca Day of Learning on Global Gender and Cultures highlighting works focusing on global gender and cultures authored by Middlebury College students, and featuring a presentation by the Chilean feminist collective Lastesis.
To watch a recording of the first half featuring Lastesis: https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/527964946/152d8101a5. To watch a recording of the second half featuring the student winners of the Juana Gamero de Coca Global Gender and Writing Award: https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/527984219/60d6981215

3/15: Lecture “Social Movements and Welfare State Politics in Europe” by Steven Klein, lecturer of political theory, Department of Political Economy, King’s College London; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/526288898/3297c1b9b2

3/17: Lecture “Environmental Justice: The Causes and Consequences of Inequitable Pollution Exposure” by Lala X. Ma, assistant professor of economics, University of Kentucky; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/530941654/94e5c1e884

3/19: International and Global Colloquium lecture “An Open Work: Alfredo Jaar’s ‘Studies on Happiness’ ” by Edward Vazquez, associate professor of history of art and architecture, Middlebury College.

3/25: Panel “Vaccination in the Age of COVID with Svea Closser, medical anthropologist, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Daniel Krugman ’21; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health Challenges. To watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/531914965/3ded081f2c

April 2021

4/2: Panel “Life in France during the COVID-19 Crisis” with Nicolas Roussellier, professor of political history at Sciences Po Paris & Middlebury College School in France, and Anne Simonin, historian & senior researcher with the CNRS.

4/2: Screening of She Had a Dream.

4/14: Lecture “First Nations in the International Crisis of Climate Change” by Clayton Thomas-Müller, Mathias Colomb Cree Nation; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. Watch a recording https://vimeo.com/539280297

4/14: Panel “Exploring Graduate School in International Affairs” with Exequiel Caceres ‘15, Alexandra Widas ‘08, Olivia Heffernan ‘14, studied international politics and human rights at Midd; received masters from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; currently a social justice journalist, activist and researcher, and Courtney Cano ‘18.

4/15: Lecture “Why US Foreign Policy Needs Greater Accountability: Lessons for the New Administration” by Elizabeth Shackelford, senior fellow in US foreign policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs. Watch a recording RCGA - Elizabeth Shackelford 4/15/2021

4/16: International and Global Colloquium lecture “Health and Labor Impacts of Mining: Evidence from South Africa” by Julia Berazneva, assistant professor of economics, Middlebury College.

4/19: Lecture “The Transatlantic Relationship After Trump” by Paul van Hooft, senior strategic analyst at HCSS (Hague Centre for Strategic Studies) and co-chair of the Initiative on the Future of Transatlantic Relations; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy. Watch a recording RCGA - Paul van Hooft 4/19/2021

4/21: “Insights from the Field: A Graduate Student Perspective on Starting a Career in International Policy and Development” with Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) graduate students Jane Eklund, Galen Gibian, Katherine Treat.

4/23: Panel “Social Movements in France Today: from Yellow Jackets to Anticapitalist Black Blocs” with Nicolas Roussellier, professor of political history at Sciences Po Paris & Middlebury College School in France, and Jim Bittermann, senior correspondent for CNN.

4/27: Hot Topics panel “A Conversation on Humanitarian Relief and the Pandemic” and discussion with Sarah Stroup, associate professor of political science, and Steven Viner, associate professor of philosophy, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

4/28: Lecture “What Will It Take to Achieve a Recovery for All?” by Claudia Sahm, Founder of Stay-at-Home Macro (SAHM) Consulting and a Senior Fellow at the Jain Family Institute; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics. Watch a recording RCGA - Claudia Sahm 4/29/2021

4/28: “Insights from the Field: A Graduate Student Perspective on Starting a Career in Nonproliferation Studies and Terrorism Studies” with Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) graduate students and alumni panelists Elle Zesky, Cyrus Jabbari, Ben Mattern, and Rayna Rogers.

4/29: Lecture “Connected Bodies: Reporting on Pandemics from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19” by Linda Villarosa, professor of journalism and Black studies, City University of New York; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History. Watch a recording https://vimeo.com/middmedia/review/544722393/750c390aec

4/30: Panel “What’s Wrong/Right with French Laicité?” with with Nicolas Roussellier, professor of political history at Sciences Po Paris & Middlebury College School in France, and William Poulin-Deltour, associate professor of French and francophone studies, Middlebury College.

4/30, 5/1, 5/2: Workshop “Resilience, Resistance, and Resettlement: Understanding Climate Displacement in the 21st Century” with keynote lecture “Climate-induced Displacement and the Systems Shaping the Refugee Crisis” by Pablo Bose, associate professor of geography, University of Vermont; screening of Fleeing Climate Change: The Real Environmental Disaster and “Supporting Refugees: A Discussion with Organizers on the Front Lines of Resettlement”. Organized by the Sunday Night Environmental Group and the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

May 2021

5/4: Lecture “Badges Without Borders: 120 Years of the Cross-fertilization of U.S. Empire and Urban Policing” by Stuart Schrader, associate director, Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, Johns Hopkins University; sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History. Watch a recording RCGA - Stuart Schrader 5/4/2021

5/4: Hot Topics panel “Climate Economics & Policy: Global and Domestic Developments” and discussion with Chris Klyza, Stafford Professor of Public Policy, and Julia Berazneva, assistant professor of economics, Middlebury College. Hosted by the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

5/5: Lecture “Disperse, Or We Fire” by Aaron Guy Leroux, photojournalist and documentary photographer. To view a recording https://vimeo.com/546145197

5/6: “Insights from the Field: A Graduate Student Perspective on Starting a Career in Translation and Localization Management” panel with Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) M.A. in Translation and Localization Management candidates Elizabeth Hawkes, Caitlin Quiat, Autumn Smith, and Jamie Chu.

5/6: Lecture “Anti-racist Activism in France” by Ghyslain Vedeux, President, CRAN (Conseil Représentatif des Associations Noires) and board member, European Network Against Racism (ENAR); sponsored by the RCGA Program on Anti-Racist Theory and Action around the Globe. Watch a recording https://vimeo.com/562855559

5/8: Workshop “International Diplomacy and Policymaking in Practice” events: “Perspectives on International Diplomacy and Policymaking” with Erin Clancy, special assistant to the deputy secretary of state, former foreign service officer, US State Department, and Jean du Preez, former member of the South African foreign service and nuclear arms agreement negotiator; “Myanmar and the Rohingya Genocide: A Case Study in Diplomacy” with Matthew Smith, CEO and co-founder, Fortify Rights, and Maxim Pensky, director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, and professor of philosophy, Binghamton University; “Policy Writing Workshop” to discuss, critique, and improve the United Nations’ October 2020 resolution on human rights of the Rohingya people and other minorities in Myanmar. Organized by Middlebury Model United Nations and Rohatyn Student Advisory Board.

5/12: Lecture “Can the Liberal International Order Survive Its Internal and External Challenges?” by Stewart Patrick, James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Watch a recording https://vimeo.com/562890793

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