Events that RCGA sponsored or cosponsored.

Polarization and Persuasion in American Politics

Lecture by Joshua Kalla, associate professor of political science, Yale University. Cosponsored by RCGA Program on Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy.

ALL IN: The Fight for Democracy

Screening cosponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy.

Paradise Lost: Nagorno-Karabakh's Quest for Independence from Aspiration to Exile

Lecture by Artyom Tonoyan, visiting professor of global studies, Hamline University.

Ending Impunity: The International Criminal Court at 25

Lecture by Toby Fenwick ‘95, professor, Cambridge University Institute for Continuing Education. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Global Fellows Program.

Engaging Community Health Workers in Global Health Policymaking through Reality TV Competitions

Lecture by Svea Closser, associate professor of international health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health and Medicine.

Atomic Steppe

Lecture by Togzhan Kassenova, fellow with the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft at the Center for Policy Research, SUNY-Albany. Sponsored by the RCGA Program in Global and International History.

Implications of the Coup in Myanmar

Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion with Ian Barrow, professor of history, Middlebury College. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Student Board.

The Value of the World Trade Organization in a World of Geo-Economic Fragmentation

Lecture by Robert Koopman, Hurst Distinguished Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy. 

Challenges to Sustainable Development: Chinese investment in Gambia

Lecture by Mustapha Manneh, journalist, China Dialogue Trust.

Touchability, Untouchability, and the Politics of Meat

Lecture by Lucinda Ramberg, professor of sociocultural and medical anthropology, Cornell University. Sponsored by RCGA Program in Global Health and Medicine. 

Composition Across Borders: Finding a common language between music, dance and continents

Lecture by Matthias Krüger, doctoral candidate, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg/Germany.

Are Payments for Ecosystem Services a Win-Win? Evaluation and Adaptive Management in Mexico

Lecture by Katherine R.E. Sims, professor of economics and environmental studies, Amherst College. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics.

Policing Empires: Militarization, Race, and the Imperial Boomerang in Britain and the US

Lecture by Julian Go, professor of sociology, University of Chicago. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History.

Effects of Technology and AI on Inequality

2023 International Politics and Economics Symposium.

Contemporary Russia through a Diplomat’s Eye

Lecture by Tom Leary, former US Consul General in St. Petersburg.

White Supremacy and Global Accelerationism

Lecture by Amy Cooter, director of research, academic development, and innovation (RADI) at the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism; Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Security and Global Affairs.

Turkey at 100: Democratic Politics and Foreign Policy under Erdogan Rule

Panel with Fuat Keyman, director of the Istanbul Policy Center; vice president for institutional affairs and social impact, and professor of international relations at Sabanci University; and Atila Eralp, senior fellow at the Istanbul Policy Center; senior fellow at the Center for European Studies; emeritus professor in the Department of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy.

The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America’s Top Secrets

Lecture by Matthew Connelly, professor of international and global history, and co-director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University; and principal investigator, History Lab. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Global Fellows Program and the RCGA Program on Global and International History.

United for Ukraine 2024

A Beneficiary Showcase of Ukrainian Resilience through Art.

How Equality Helped Italy Fight Corruption

Lecture by Lucia Manzi, assistant professor of political science, SUNY Plattsburgh. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy.

Rwanda: 30 Years since the Genocide

Lecture by Susan Thomson, professor of peace and conflict studies, Colgate University. 

High Stakes Elections and Democratic Backsliding

Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion with Sebnem Gumuscu, associate professor of political science, Middlebury College. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Student Board.

The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism

Lecture by Fritz Bartel, diplomatic historian, Texas A&M University.

Leaders in the Middle East and North Africa: How Ideology Shapes Foreign Policy

Lecture by Sercan Canbolat, director of Abrahamic Programs, University of Connecticut. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Trends in Autocracy and Democracy.

Beyond Winners and Losers: What Can Behavioral Science Teach Us about the Puzzles of Economic Reform?

Lecture by Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, acting director-general for evaluation, World Bank. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Power, Wealth, and Global Political Economy.

McDonald's and the Opening and Closing of Russia

Lecture by Kristy Ironside, associate professor of history and William Dawson Scholar, McGill University.

Walking with the Mahatma: Kasturba Gandhi’s Political Life

Lecture by Aparna Kapadia, associate professor of history, Williams College. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History.

Putin’s Wars : How Once the West’s Sweetheart Got Us into WWIII

Lecture by Yevgenia Albats, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Combative Decoloniality and the Abolition of the Humanities

Lecture by Nelson Maldonado-Torres, professor of philosophy, University of Connecticut.

Robert W. van de Velde, Jr. ’75 Memorial Lecture 2024

Lecture by Xan Smiley, writer and editor for The Economist.

Foreign Policy Implications of the U.S. Presidential Election

Lecture by Ambassador P. Michael McKinley (ret). Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs Program on Security and Global Affairs.

Career Conversation with Ambassador P. Michael McKinley (ret)

Junk Food Politics: How Beverage and Fast-food Industries are Reshaping Emerging Economies

Lecture by Eduardo J. Gómez, professor and director of the Institute of Health Policy and Politics, Lehigh University. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Health and Medicine.

Upcoming Elections in the US, India, Tunisia, Turkey (local), Mexico

Discussion with ” with Sebnem Gumuscu, associate professor of political science, Middlebury College. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Student Board.

A.I. in Medicine and Surgery: Unprecedented Benefit to Humanity or Extinction Event?

Lecture by Dr. Yannek I. Leiderman. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Global Fellows Program.

Identification, Polarization, and Their Behavioral Consequences

Lecture by Luca Henkel, postdoctoral scholar, University of Chicago and University of CEMA. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global Economics.

Resources and Development in Uganda

Hot Topics Lunch and Discussion with Jessica L’Roe, assistant professor of geography, Middlebury College. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Student Board.

Autocracy Rising: Venezuela's Transition to Authoritarianism

Lecture by Javier Corrales, professor of political science at Amherst College. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Autocracy and Democracy.

The Master and Margarita

Screening followed by a panel discussion with director Michael Lockshin. Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Global and International History.

Student Panel: "How and Why Democracies Die"

Sponsored by the RCGA Program on Autocracy and Democracy.

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