Skip to main content

Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

More right-solid
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 10
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, Keynote speeches, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 15
favorite 0
comment 0
This event focused on social entrepreneurship in the 21st century and the potential for its institutionalization as a master’s degree at Middlebury College, in affiliation with the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Social entrepreneurship is a pragmatic way for students to implement their liberal arts education while still in college. Social entrepreneurs develop innovative solutions to society’s most pressing issues and, rather than relying on government or business sectors,...
Topics: Social entrepreneurship, Liberal arts, Higher education, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Prof. Dunning challenges the conventional wisdom that natural resource wealth promotes autocracy. Oil and other forms of mineral wealth can promote both authoritarianism and democracy, Dunning argues, but they do so through different mechanisms; an understanding of these different mechanisms can help elucidate when either the authoritarian or democratic effects of resource wealth will be relatively strong. Exploiting game-theoretic tools and statistical modeling as well as detailed country case...
Topics: Economics, Petroleum, Natural resources, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
Sunhee Choi, John D. McCullough Professor of Chemistry gives her inaugural lecture.
Topics: Cancer--Treatment, Antineoplastic agents, Cisplatin, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Stephen Walt offers a preliminary assesment of President Obama's foreign policy and handling of foreign affairs. Stephen M. Walt,is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005. Professor Walt is the author of numerous articles and books on international relations, national security policy, and U.S. foreign policy. His most recent...
Topics: Obama, Barack, Foriegn relations, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Internationally renowned artist Spencer Finch gives an illustrated lecture about his experiences producing public art installations. Finch's work probes both the transience and permanence of the human experience. His installations explore the phenomena of light, color and shadow, distilling works of poetry and literature, as well as engaging the natural world and the physical sciences. Spencer Finch is an American artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the...
Topics: Installations (Art), Public art, Art, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 4
favorite 0
comment 0
This panel addresses national and transnational public health and the history of developmental aid. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium Part of the series entitled Beyond Rx: Global Health
Topics: World health, International relief, Humanitarian assistance, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 7
favorite 0
comment 0
Haass--a member of the National Security Council staff for the first President Bush and the director of policy planning in the State Department for Bush II--contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of the two Iraq wars and makes a crucial distinction between the 1991 and 2003 conflicts, while offering an examination of the means and ends of U.S. foreign policy: how it should be made, what it should seek to accomplish, and how it should be pursued. Richard Haass is president of the...
Topics: Iraq War, 2003-, Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-, Persian Gulf War, 1991, Lectures,...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Using case studies from Colombia, Yugoslavia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Aceh, Zimbabwe, and El Salvador, this presentation will evaluate zones of peace created during and after war Middlebury/Monterey lecture series
Topics: Zones of peace, Civil War, Conflict management, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
An International Studies Colloquium presentation by Patricia Siplon, associate professor of political science at Saint Michael's College, and 2003 Vermont Professor of the Year. She is the author of AIDs and the Policy Struggle in the United States (2002), and AIDs Treatment Activism in the Era of Globalization (forthcoming). International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: AIDS (Disease), AIDS activists, Medicine, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
movies
eye 2
favorite 0
comment 0
Michelle McCauley, professor of psychology at Middlebury College, is interested in using psychology to help encourage and motivate pro-environmental behaviors. In this talk, McCauley shares a brief background on Conservation Psychology, which seeks to use what we know about psychology specifically to encourage and understand conservation behaviors. In addition, she will discuss some of the questions she and her students are trying to address regarding motivation, attitudes, and...
Topics: Conservation of natural resources, Environmentalism, Environmental responsibility, Lectures,...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 3
favorite 0
comment 0
Africa is becoming the most important and fastest growing source of oil for both the U.S. and China. Klare discusses the little-noticed creation in February 2007 of the Africa Command, the first regional military command created by the U.S. in twenty-five years. Michael Klare is professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College. Klare has written extensively on arms trade and world security and is the author of “Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s...
Topics: Africa, Department of Defense, Petroleum industry and trade, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Colby Hill Ecological Project is a wilderness conservation and biodiversity monitoring effort on Vermont hill farms largely reclaimed by forest. Building a baseline of information about animals, plants and ecosystems, a handful of local researchers have worked to bring forth the story of the lands and document the legacy of a place conserved as "wild forever." Marc Lapin has been a consulting conservation biologist for two decades and now divides his work time between consulting and...
Topics: Wilderness areas, Biodiversity conservation, Vermont, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
Karl F. Inderfurth, who worked in the U.N. and for the U.S. government specializing in South Asian affairs, gave a speech about the dynamic between India and the United States. Inderfurth started out by stating that India has a big role to play in today’s political climate. “India has emerged as one of the rising powers in the 21st century,” Inderfurth explained. “Along with China, it is one of the major powers on the Asian continent.” He then went on to state why the United States...
Topics: India, Foriegn relations, United States, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 11
favorite 0
comment 0
Professor Roberts discusses the emergence of race-based biotechnologies and how they relate to health. Dorothy Roberts is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, with joint appointments in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology and as faculty fellow of the Institute for Policy Research. She has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, bioethics, and child welfare....
Topics: Biotechnology, Ethics of technology, Health and race, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
movies
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
It has often been argued that voter turnout in the United States is too low, particularly compared with turnout in other industrialized democracies, and that a healthy democracy should have higher turnout. Yet, an economist might argue, that it is surprising turnout is as high as it is, given the likelihood that any individual's vote will change the election outcome is vanishingly small in elections of reasonable size. Professor Henry Farber presents a short tour of economist's view of what...
Topics: Voting, Political participation, Elections, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 2
favorite 0
comment 0
Dr. Susan L. Ray is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, with a cross appointment to the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. She is an Associate Scientist with the Health Outcomes & Health Services Group at Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario. She is also a member of the International Honor Society of Nurses, Omicron Iota Chapter. Her program of research focuses on the...
Topics: Refugees, Peace-building, War relief, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
movies
eye 3
favorite 0
comment 0
Through an analysis of the surviving Chinese and Western primary sources that address the subject, the presentation provides a narrative account of how yellowness of skin complexion came to be attributed to the Chinese as a people. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Chinese, Ethnology, Ethnic identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 0
favorite 0
comment 0
Topics: Orientalism, East and West, Colonialism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
movies
eye 2
favorite 0
comment 0
Firsthand accounts of what happened in the December meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen and a discussion of what the negotiations mean for U.S. legislation and international climate change negotiations as a whole. Introductory remarks by Bill McKibben, Scholar-in-Residence in Environmental Studies. Panelists: Chris McGrory Klyza, Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science and Environmental Studies; May Boeve '07; Rhidaya Trivedi '12;...
Topics: Climate change, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Environmental studies,...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 4
favorite 0
comment 0
Professor Blau’s talk addresses the following questions regarding gender earnings gap: What are the trends in the gender pay gap in the United States and what are the fundamental explanations for the gender pay gap? Can these explanations help us to understand why it has decreased? Also, has discrimination against women declined? And are there broad market-wide trends that help to explain the decrease in the gender pay gap? Specifically, have trends in the demand for labor favored women...
Topics: Sex discrimination, Women's issues, Wage disparity, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
movies
eye 4
favorite 0
comment 0
In this lecture Richard Saunders discusses the journey taken to build an art collection for the Middlebury College Museum of Art since his arrival in 1985. His talk will consider such important ingredients as a compass, luck, patience, money, expertise, creativity, and friends, all of which have been essential elements in determining the direction the collection has taken. Richard Saunders is the Director of the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Walter Cerf Distinguished College...
Topics: Art museums, College museums, Collection management, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 2
favorite 0
comment 0
John Hewko is a nonresident senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program. His research focuses on international development issues, democracy promotion, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Economic assistance, Developing economies, Foriegn relations, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 2
favorite 0
comment 0
Bruce Winstein is the Samuel K. Allison Professor of Physics at The University of Chicago. His passion for Antonioni began in the mid 60s and has only intensified since. He has met and corresponded with Mr. and Mrs Antonioni. He has also taught two special courses at The University of Chicago on the subject "Ambiguity and the Nature of Reality in the films of Michelangelo Antonioni."
Topics: Michaelangelo Antonioni, Motion pictures, Italy, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Dr William Potter started his presentation by outlining several of the more positive – yet in his opinion often neglected – features of the NPT. Mr Potter pointed out that the NPT is the treaty with the broadest membership in the world. Although there are four notable exceptions (including the DPRK), almost the entire international community has voluntarily chosen to ratify the treaty. Mr Potter also argued that despite fatalistic forecasts about proliferation cascades, the pace of...
Topics: Nuclear nonproliferation, Nuclear weapons, Nuclear disarmament, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
movies
eye 1
favorite 0
comment 0
Dr. Tal founded the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a graduate studies center in which Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian students join environmentalists from around the world in an advanced interdisciplinary research program. He currently is chairman of the board for sustainable development at the Jewish National Fund (KKL) and is on the faculty of Ben Gurion University. Part of the series entitled Will the Environment Survive Peace in the Middle East?
Topics: Middle East, Enviromental studies, Water supply, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Susannah Heschel delivers the 2007 Hannah A. Quint  Lecture in Jewish Studies.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Religion, Theology, Christianity, Drama, Jewish studies, Hannah A....
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Dec 6, 2018 Middlebury College
texts
eye 61
favorite 1
comment 0
James L. Kugel delivers the 2010 Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies on reading and interpreting the Bible
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Bible, Religion, Literature, Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Apr 11, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 51
favorite 0
comment 0
Peter Baumann '10 addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2010. This video is part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archives.
Topics: Baccalaureate addresses, Student life
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 80
favorite 1
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The talk deals with the most important characteristics of Daoism and its relationship to Confucianism. It starts from the explanation of the Chinese phrase "Zi ran" and then discusses Daoism, Confucianism and Chinese thought.
Topics: Taoism, Confucianism, Philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Religion, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 40
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (78 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Mendes deconstructs the concept that Portuguese language communities are less violent in nature than other communities. He develops his thoughts through a study of the concept of violence in Western thought in general and in Portuguese language literature and film in particular.
Topics: Violence in literature, Portuguese literature, Brazilian literature, Literary criticism, Fiction,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 90
favorite 1
comment 0
1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Language, mind and culture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Using material from his book, Global Hollywood, Miller examines the factors underlying Hollywood's success in the world film market.
Topics: Motion picture industry, Hollywood, Labor, Globalization, Filmmaking, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
movies
eye 147
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (156 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by the Dean of Student Affairs Office, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Cook, Ross, and Wonnacott Commons, the Women and Gender Studies Program and Chellis House, the German Department, and the Writing for Social Change class. Wise discusses white identity, the social dynamics of race, and the impact of racism on the majority race.
Topics: Race, Racism, White privilege, Equality, United States, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 116
favorite 1
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (47 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Van Order examines the editing and mixing of dialogue, music and ambient sound in the English-language version of La Strada, over which Fellini had no control.
Topics: Fellini, Federico, Strada (Motion picture), Film criticism, Soundtracks, Language, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 75
favorite 1
comment 0
1 mini-dv (94 min.) Part of the Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish studies series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies was established in 1987 by Hannah A. Quint and her son Eliot Levinson of Middlebury's class of 1964. The mandate of the Lecturehip is to provoke thought in the college, the community and the region on issues of the moment in Jewish history, religion and culture. The event is sponsored by the Middlebury College Religion...
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Jesus Christ, Merchant of Venice, Judaism, Religion, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (77 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sloan examines the religion-related sources that threaten the transatlantic alliance.
Topics: Islamic fundamentalism, Christianity, Secularism, North American Treaty Organization, Politics,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 15
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (62 min.) Part of the International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Meunier explores the background and politics of French anti-Americanism.
Topics: Anti-Americanism, France, National culture, Discourse and society, International affairs, Lectures
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (65 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott Symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Suh explores the practice of Buddhism by Korean-American immigrants in the U.S., a country with predominantly Christian traditions.
Topics: Buddhism, Christianity, Korean Americans, Immigration, Identity, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury fellowships in environmental journalism Lecture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This is an inaugural Lecture. Gelbspan discusses the political battle over global warming through the lens of journalism.
Topics: Global warming, Environmental responsibility, Journalism, Politics, Reporting, Readings
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (73 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introductory tribute to Charles P. Scott by Burke Rochford Williams traces the contemporary development of transnational religion, especially in India, and its impact on the formation of an American identity.
Topics: India, Immigration, United States, Religious pluralism, Religion, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (97 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Englebert presents data from his latest book to explain how Africans use sovereignty and the rule of law to maintain African unity.
Topics: Sovereignty, Postcolonialism, Africa, Foreign relations, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 61
favorite 1
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Carravetta reads and discusses the introduction to his upcoming book: "After all: critical theory and the geography of culture at the end of the Postmodern age." The book deals with three interconnected themes. The postmodern debate brought out the deficiencies of hyperrational models of analysis, including the dangers of globalization, but did not...
Topics: Globalization, Postmodernism, Culture diffusion, Discourse and society, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 10
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (128 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Perrineau presents his analysis of the reasons for, and the meaning of, the results of the 2007 Presidential election in France.
Topics: France, Elections, Politics, 21st Century, Presidential elections, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (54 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A wide-ranging conversation about the significant role religion plays in international relations. Robison recommends a library of recent books on religion and politics.
Topics: Religion, International affairs, United States, Foreign relations, National culture, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 32
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Beck discusses how human rights issues in North Korea affect neighboring countries, especially addressing the impact on North Korean women who live in China.
Topics: North Korea, Human rights, Womens rights, China, Gender issues, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 65
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (54 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The flood of November 1927 was the greatest disaster ever to strike Vermont. Though it's usually seen simply as part of state and local history, the story of Vermont's recovery illuminates much about America's passage through the troubled decade of the 1920's.
Topics: Floods, Vermont, History, 20th Century, United States, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv ( 72 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Brainerd Commons, and the Departments of History and Religion. Brown presents research on legal reform in the modern Middle East, and the intricacies of building a constitutional democracy on an Islamic foundation.
Topics: Constitutional law, Human rights, Arab nations, Islam, Middle East, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (99 min.) Part of the Sub-Saharan Africa symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Africa is becoming the most important and fastest growing source of oil for both the U.S. and China. Klare discusses the little-noticed creation in February 2007 of the Africa Command, the first regional military command created by the U.S. in twenty-five years.
Topics: Petroleum, United States, Petroleum industry and trade, Africa, Resource conflict, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 66
favorite 2
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (84 min.) Part of the Language, mind and culture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by the Foreign Language Enrichment Fund, Department of Classics, Department of Philosophy, and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs. Johnson discusses his recent work on the embodied character of language and meaning.
Topics: Cognitive grammar, Metaphor, Mind and body, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 67
favorite 1
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (58 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Esquivel discusses her new book, Intimas suculencias : tratado filosafico de cocina.
Topics: Cookery, Mexican authors, Literature, Latin-American literature, Food, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 40
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (84 min.) Part of the Faculty Lecture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Yarbrough focuses on the Mosaics of 5th and 6th century Ravenna, Italy, to present a social and religious history of the Byzantine world.
Topics: Christianity, Religious Art, Mosaics, Early Christianity, Italy, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (76 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Pliya invites us to share the internal search by a writer to find the right voice for each of his creations.
Topics: Language, Politics, French literature, International affairs, French, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (77 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Lecture sponsored by Environmental Affairs, Dean of the College Office, Biology Department, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Atwater Commons, and Wonnacott Commons. Overfishing, habitat destruction, global warming and other human-induced activities have contributed to a severe decline in ocean biodiversity, yet public awareness of the changes and their implications for the future has been minimal....
Topics: Oceanography, United States, Marine resources, Research, Environmental ethics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (87 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Drawing on his personal experience in the region, Goldberg argues that it is not too late to achieve a two-state solution with Israel and Palestine that would lead to reconciliation in the Middle East.
Topics: Israel, Palestine, Iran, Jewish-Arab relations, Islam, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (68 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A commentary on the current economic and social development of the countries in central Europe.
Topics: Democracy, Economics, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 31
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (64 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by the Department of Religion and the Charles P. Scott Lecture Series Fund. Smith presents a wide-ranging talk that covers the history of Muslim immigration to the West; the generational, cultural and religious differences in American Muslim communities; American secularism; and the issues around 9/11.
Topics: Islam, Immigration, United States, Religious pluralism, National culture, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Piscatori looks at the factors that may affect the course of Muslim politics in the near future. Iraq, of course, lies at the heart of views of political Islam today.
Topics: Iraq War, Islam, Arabs, Politics, Religion, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
movies
eye 93
favorite 1
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (72 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Contrary to popular myth, it wasn't Thomas Jefferson, who bequeathed to us the image of a "wall of separation" between church and state. More than a century before Jefferson, a Puritan deviant named Roger Williams (1603- 1683) used the phrase to argue for religious freedom in New England. Professor Davis will introduce this outcast champion of religious liberty, show how Williams turned his Calvinist...
Topics: Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683, Freedom of religion, Religious pluralism, United States, National...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 37
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (82 min.) Part of the Breaking down the barriers: women in the work force series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Hartmann's talk focuses on pay equity and gender inequality in the work force.
Topics: Pay equity, Sexual division of labor, Gender issues, Labor, United States, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 36
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (85 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Rose discusses the effects of Bush administration policies on the current situation in the Middle East and advocates a policy of restraint by the U.S.
Topics: Anti-Americanism, Middle East, Politics, United States, International affairs, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 10
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Addressing the common wisdom that post-1965 immigration brought diversity of religion to the U.S., Dr. Yang presents statistical evidence that more than half of all Asian immigrants, and two out of three East-Asians, are either Catholic or Protestant. He suggests that Harvard's Pluralism Project distorts this reality and in doing so harms the assimilation of Asian-American...
Topics: Asian Americans, Pluralism Project (Harvard University), Religious pluralism, Immigration,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 22
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (68 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Dr. Lewontin has been a consistent and active participant in the various debates surrounding human genetic variation and its relationship to race. His work and writing have influenced a broad range of disciplines and his lecture should appeal significantly to those outside of the biological sciences.
Topics: Human genetics, Human biology, Variation, Genetics, Biology, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 50
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (ca. 90 min.) Part of the Pursuing knowledge without boundaries: the liberal arts and the martial art of Aikido series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. In this lecture and demonstration, Levine compares the Greek ideal of arete and the Japanese ideal of budo as a means to rekindle discussion regarding the place of both mind and body in a liberal arts education.
Topics: Martial arts, Aikido, Humanism, Liberal arts, Education, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (81 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Clarke discusses the Rights Hypothesis, which contends that economic growth is dependent upon stable and predictable property rights, and how to reconcile China's substantial economic growth with its weak legal enforcement.
Topics: China, Corporate law, Property, International affairs, Economics, Panel discussions
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 64
favorite 0
comment 0
1 mini-dv (86 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Trenin discusses President Vladimir Putin's speech before the Munich Conference on Security Policy in February 2007 and frames it as Putin's setting new rules of engagement with the U.S. Trenin's lecture was given on the day of Boris Yeltsin's funeral and he precedes his talk with a long and personal eulogy to Yeltsin.
Topics: Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich, 1931-2007, Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-, Russian Federation,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 107
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (81 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Jerusalem-based Russian writer Dina Rubina, one of Russia's most widely read authors today, discusses and reads from her work in this entertaining and thought-provoking lecture.
Topics: Russian-Israeli writers, Interviews, Rubina, Dina, Authors, Literature, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 52
favorite 1
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (63 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Who's shaping globalization? Rothkopf discusses "The Superclass", his upcoming book about the world's power elite.
Topics: Class conflict, Power, Globalization, Economics, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 21
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Colander examines U.S. economics Ph.D. programs and notes the changes in methodology that have taken place since the 1990 publication of his and Arjo Klamer's book, "The Making of an Economist." Colander's latest book, "The Making of an Economist, Redux," was published this year by Princeton University Press.
Topics: Economists, Economics, Higher education, Europe, Pedagogy, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (92 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Using the Guttmann family's correspondence in Vienna, Austria and Brooklyn, NY between 1926 and 1944 as a base, Geffers-Browne discusses German-Jewish identity.
Topics: German Jews, Letters, Identity, Judaism, Correspondence, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 50
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Abernethy Lecture series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Robert Buckeye offers reflections on Edwin James (1797-1861), Middlebury College Class of 1816. In 1829 James was appointed botanist and geologist to the exploring expedition of Major Samuel H. Long. In 1823, he published the 2-volume Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, 1818-19, a report of the exploration of what we now know as Pike's Peak. Buckeye proposes that in addition to his...
Topics: James, Edwin, 1797-1861, History, Vermont, Biography, Education, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 60
favorite 1
comment 0
1 mini-dv (127 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Cosponsored by the Museum of Art, the Program in Environmental Studies, Cook Commons, and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs. Lomborg, author of the bestselling The Skeptical Environmentalist, gives a public lecture followed by a moderated discussion with Bill McKibben, Middlebury College scholar in residence in environmental studies. Lomborg uses a cost-benefit analysis approach to argue that other issues...
Topics: Global environmental change, Global warming, Climate change, Environmental ethics,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 24
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-DV (82 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Beate Sirota Gordon was hired, at the age of twenty-two, by the Allied Occupation under General MacArthur to work on reconstruction, and one of her major undertakings was assignment to the committee charged to draft a new constitution. Gordon is credited with writing the equal rights and equality in marriage amendments of the Japanese Constitution of 1947. She is considered a powerful feminist ally in Japan...
Topics: Women's rights, Law, Japan, History, Gender studies, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 66
favorite 1
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (120 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Lane discusses consensual sexual relations between faculty and students in terms of professional responsibility, abuse of power, and the meaning of informed consent.
Topics: Sexual ethics, Sexuality, Teaching, Sexual consent, Higher education, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This lecture explains the reasons for the U.S. iron industry's halting, uneven, and often failed efforts to match the scale and technology of British iron-making in the decades leading up to the Civil War. Geography, geology, labor relations, economic cycles and luck all played a part.
Topics: Iron industry, Manufacturing, Modernization, United States, History, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
movies
eye 108
favorite 0
comment 0
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (73 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Vassilieva describes the period from perestroika to the economic collapse in the mid-90s, and paints a picture of contemporary Russia as a multitude of nationalities having no clear sense of history, values, or a future.
Topics: Soviet Union, Communism, Perestroika, Soviet society, Russian Federation, Lectures