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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?”

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Through its innovative management of 29,000 acres of New York City land, the Parks Department has emerged as a national and international leader in urban sustainability. Parks Commissioner and Middlebury Alumnus Adrian Benepe '78.5 has overseen the largest expansion of the City parks system since the 1930s. Commissioner Benepe will discuss how the agency's initiatives related to sustainable design and construction, natural resources management and fuel and energy conservation are transforming...
Topics: Urban parks, Environmental studies, Sustainable development, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Discusses types of activities that are required to take people out of poverty and the role of social institutions in shaping the survival strategies of the poor. Michael Woolcock is Professor of Social Science and Development Policy, and Research Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. From 1998-2007 he was a member of the Poverty Team within the Development Research Group at the World Bank, and from 2000-2006 was also a part-time Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s...
Topics: Economics, Poverty, Public welfare, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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The speakers discuss the situation of women in Afghanistan, the emergence of women as a political force, and the challenges to implementing the equal rights status in the new constitution, which Gailani helped to write. Gailani, chairperson of the Afghan Red Crescent Society, served as a delegate to the Emergency Loya Jirga -- The Grand Council -- of 2002, a gathering that elected Hamid Karzai as the President of Transitional Government of Afghanistan. Nirschel, founder of the Initiative to...
Topics: Women, Afghanistan, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Bacevich explains the nature and underlying logic of U.S. strategy in the global war on terror to date, and why that strategy has failed. It also provides a sense of where that failure leaves U.S. foreign policy at the end of the Bush administration, identifies the most significant legacies of the Bush era, and explains the most problematic constraints that the next U.S. president will face. Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of international relations and history at Boston University....
Topics: United States, Foriegn relations, International diplomacy, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
Johnson's thesis is that while interests at stake with small political contributions in the U.S. are different from interests with large contributions, it is still 'interested' money, which should make us concerned about its effects on representation, especially the fact that small contributions may be contributing to more extreme elected officials and thus more party polarization. Bert Johnson is assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College. He joined the faculty in 2004 and...
Topics: Campaign finance, Political science, Elections, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
Topics: Drug control, Colombia, Foriegn relations, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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For decades, two assumptions have been part of the scientific understanding of global warming-(1) natural forces kept Earth's climate in a warm 'interglacial' state for several millennia, and (2) humans first began to alter this state during the industrial era (the last two centuries). Both of these assumptions are flawed: natural processes have been pushing climate toward a cooler, partly glaciated state for thousands of years, and emissions of greenhouse gases from early farming held off most...
Topics: Global warming, Climatic changes, Global environmental change, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Arthur Hertzberg delivers the inaugural Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies, examining the historical context that continues to form the religious and political atmosphere of the Middle East. In particular, he presents the Jewish and the Arab response to the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Hertzberg argues that progress toward peace in the Middle East would come only through agreements reached by means of intervention by the superpowers.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Arab nationalism, Jewish nationalism, Israel, Middle East --...
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Mapping and evaluating marine cultural landscapes allows scientists and researchers to gain new understanding of the roles of maritime activities within specific societies, to discover patterns of maritime-based interactions between cultures, and to develop a better long term understanding of human impacts on specific maritime ecosystems. It also allows a long term analysis of the human aspects of environmental change, and a clearer identification of important cultural variables such as trade...
Topics: Underwater archaeology, Maritime anthropology, Ocean and civilization, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
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.
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Painting a picture of a society in crisis, Herbert urges thoughtful members of the electorate to participate more actively in civic affairs. Bob Herbert joined The New York Times as an op-ed columnist in 1993. His twice-weekly column comments on politics, urban affairs and social trends. Robert W. van de Velde '75 memorial lecture series Part of the series entitled An exploration of the tough challenges facing the United States in the early years of the 21st century
Topics: Civics, United States, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Pinder surveys an array of Black American artists who have confronted the racial memories of the past in their work. Her lecture accompanies the exhibition at Middlebury College Museum of Art, Confronting history: contemporary artists envision the past. Kymberly Pinder is associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently chair of the Dept. of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. She is a visiting Twilight Scholar at Middlebury College, and an authority in the field...
Topics: African American art, African American artists, Walker, Kara Elizabeth, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Wessel identifies a host of problems besetting the relationship between newspapers and their readership: chief among them is the issue of objectivity versus partisanship on the part of both newspapers and readers. Wessel is deputy bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau and writes the "Capital” column, a weekly look at the economy and forces shaping living standards around the world. He also appears frequently on CNBC and National Public Radio. Q & A follows...
Topics: Financial crises, Recessions, Mass media, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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The 1992-1995 battle for Sarajevo was the longest siege in modern history. It was also the most internationalized, attracting a vast contingent of aid workers, UN soldiers, journalists, smugglers, and embargo-busters. The city took center stage under an intense global media spotlight, becoming the most visible face of post-Cold War conflict and humanitarian intervention. However, some critical activities took place backstage, away from the cameras, including extensive clandestine trading across...
Topics: Sarajevo (Bosnia and Hercegovina), Smuggling, Black market, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Student presentation of medical expedition to Borneo to teach EMT procedures in a remote region of Borneo. Presented by Middlebury students Haik Kavookjian '09, Caleigh Waldman '10, Hannah Wilson '11, Stephen Heck '09, and Michael Chock '10.
Topics: Sarawak, Malaysia, Penan (Bornean people), Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Recently the Ixil Mayas of Guatemala have experienced two new strategies for climbing out of poverty. The first, conceived by aid consultants, is to lend them money so that they can become entrepreneurs. The second, conceived by the Ixils, is to borrow $5,000 each to smuggle themselves into the United States. For Ixils intent on working in the U.S., microcredits and other lending institutions have been an obvious place to borrow the money. For other Ixils who have borrowed money from...
Topics: Guatemala, Native Americans, Microfinance, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Jeff Langholtz is associate professor of International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. He is founder and director of the Monterey Institute's Conservation Leadership Practicum and former head of its 70-student master's program in International Environmental Policy. Middlebury/Monterey lecture series
Topics: Environmental protection, Africa, Latin America, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Ms. Barma explores political, economic, and social issues common to diverse East Asian countries, the development challenges they face, and the role of the World Bank in promoting and facilitating growth in that region. Naazneen Barma joined the World Bank in September 2007 as a Young Professional. She is a Public Sector Specialist in the East Asia and Pacific Region, focusing on governance and civil service reform and political economy analysis. Her work is currently oriented around...
Topics: East Asia, Economic development, World Bank, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Learning about biological evolution presents particular challenges for students. Barriers to learning come in the form of students’ prior conceptions that conflict with the scientific perspective of biological change. Theory and research from developmental and educational psychology provide insight into these barriers. Helping students understand evolution is not simply a matter of adding to their existing knowledge, but rather, it means helping them to see the world in new and different...
Topics: Evolution (Biology), Science, Change (Psychology), Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Fravel examines China's efforts to settle territorial disputes. M. Taylor Fravel is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: China, Foriegn relations, Diplomacy, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Seeing an “emerging environmental tragedy of unprecedented proportions,” Speth says his aim is to describe a non-socialist alternative to capitalism. That alternative includes moving to a post-growth society and environmentally honest prices, curbing consumerism with a new ethic of sufficiency, rolling back growing corporate control of American political life, and addressing the enormous economic insecurity of the average person. “My point of departure is the momentous environmental...
Topics: Environmental degradation, Environmental policy, Climatic changes, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Trubek analyzes the powerful connection between where our food comes from and the taste sensations it gives. Amy Trubek is author of the book “Taste of Place” and assistant professor of nutrition and food sciences at the University of Vermont Middlebury College food symposium
Topics: Diet, Food, Nutrition, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Mr. Kritkausky discusses the need for creation of global standards of corporate social responsibility, and the assistance of small and medium-sized enterprises in Vermont and China in developing sustainable marketing strategies and viable positions in the value chain as they seek to become more environmentally and socially sustainable. He has directed ECOLOGIA research on China's "socially responsible" entrepreneurs, a hopeful and neglected business subculture in China, and talks...
Topics: Social responsibility of business, China, Sustainable development, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
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Discussion of the role of the private sector enterprises in the economic development of poor countries, and of the need of more inclusive business models that recognize the poor not only as consumers, but also as drivers of growth. Thommessen highlights that in markets that include more poor people, we all win. Business models that include the poor require broad support and offer gains for all. Christian H. Thommessen has been a Director/Chair in Technology/Venture companies (private and...
Topics: Social responsibility of business, International business, Economic development, Lectures,...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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What did the American Revolution look like through British eyes? It represented a crisis for British identity and a turning point for Britain's expanding empire, as an imperial relationship based on common cultural ties was replaced by a new vision of global dominance, founded on the forced integration of non-British peoples. Paul Monod is A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History at Middlebury College.
Topics: Great Britain, American Revolutionary War, British Empire, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
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Oxfeld examines the embedded meanings of food in a very local village context (Moonshadow Pond Village, Mei Xian, Guandong) and the way food is used to create meaning and to create relationships. Ellen Oxfeld is Professor of Anthropology at Middlebury College. International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Mei Xian, Diet, Gardening, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Storey discusses the drivers of globalization and presents it as an interplay between American hegemony and local resistance. Storey is Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland (UK). He is the author of several books and articles about globalization and popular culture. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Middlebury College. Dept. of French Middlebury College. Dept. of Spanish Middlebury College. Dept. of...
Topics: Popular culture, Globalization, Hegemony, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Daniel Clement Dennett is an American philosopher whose research centers on philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is currently the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and a University Professor at Tufts University. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium Part of the series entitled Celebrating Darwin's Legacy
Topics: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, Human evolution, Evolution (Biology), Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Schlessman is a professor of biology at Vassar and his research focuses on plant reproductive ecology and the evolution of sexual systems in plants. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium
Topics: Botany, Evolution (Biology), Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Popov presents case studies which illustrate the impact of liberal democracy on economic growth. Vladimir Popov is sector head, Academy of the National Economy, Moscow; and visiting professor, Carleton University, Ottawa. Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs and Midd8 Global Awareness Series. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Economic development, Democracy, Case studies, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Discusses the long effort by the international community to "hold the line" on weapons of mass destruction, and Saddam Hussein's violation of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Visiting Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; former director, United Nations Special Commission on the Disarmament of Iraq (UNSCOM) Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Iraq War, Foriegn relations, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Thacker's research focuses on the effect of democracy on three aspects of development: health or human development, environmental quality, and economic openness. His research combines an empirical approach with classical historical analysis. Associate professor of International Relations, and Director of Latin American Studies program, Boston U. Author of the books: A centripetal theory of democratic governance and Big business, the state, and free trade: constructing coalitions in Mexico. Q...
Topics: Democratization, Empirical method, Statistical methods, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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A panel discussion about the effect of Wikileaks on American diplomacy and international security.
Topics: WikiLeaks, Leaks (Disclosure of information), International diplomacy, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Kinder discusses The Labyrinth Project, an art collective and research initiative on interactive cinema and database narrative at USC's Annenberg Center for Communication. Marsha Kinder is a Professor of Critical Studies, Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southern California (USC) and Director of the Labyrinth Project. Kinder produces interactive narratives and installations in collaboration with visual artists and writers known for their experimentation with...
Topics: Interactive art, Interactive multimedia, Video art, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Seidl correlates anecdotal evidence of changes in her local environment with the larger issue of global warming. Author of Early spring: an ecologist and her children wake to a warming world. Seidl has taught in Environmental Programs at UVM and Middlebury College. Q & A follows Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
Topics: Global warming, Climate change, Environmental studies, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Jed Smith is a Managing Director of Catamount Ventures. Catamount is rooted in the in art and the creative process of company building and serves the gap in the market between angel investors and large venture funds. Prior to Catamount, in 1997 Jed was the founder of drugstore.com (NASDAQ: DSCM), and served on its board of directors. Prior to drugstore.com, Jed co-founded and spent four years at Cybersmith, a retail store chain that showcased the latest advances in information technology and...
Topics: Entrepeneurship, Environmental impact, Sustainable development, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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A review of issues affecting the U.S. economy includes entitlements, health care, energy, trade, immigration, education, and R&D development. Allan Hubbard formerly served as an Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director, National Economic Council. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Economics, United States, Economic policy, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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.
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This year's symposium focused on how national identities have been expressed, challenged and negotiated through film. The speakers present various perspectives. Sinan Antoon is an Iraqi-born poet, novelist and filmmaker. He left Iraq in 1991 after the Persian Gulf War and currently teaches Arabic literature at New York University. His poems and essays have been widely published in both Arabic and English. He returned to his native Baghdad in 2003 as a member of InCounter Productions to...
Topics: Globalization, Motion pictures, Arab cinema, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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A lecture by Igor Lukes, History professor at Boston University on the events leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall in fall 1989. This lecture is part of a week-long event called Freedom Without Walls co-sponsored by the German Embassy to the US in Washington, DC., commemorating 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall in November 1989. Part of the series entitled Freedom without walls
Topics: Berlin Wall, Cold War, Germany, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Little speaks on the enduring legacy of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with particular attention to questions of freedom of religion. In response to skepticism regarding the very existence of norms human beings can all agree to protect, he sketches a philosophical justification of the human rights language codified in the U.N. Declaration. He also defends the Declaration's ideal of religious freedom, in particular against critics in predominantly religious societies...
Topics: Human rights, Freedom of religion, United Nations, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Rabbi Cohen speaks about the ecology and environmental challenges in Israel and the Middle East, and about the efforts of Arava Institute to bring together Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, and other students, in order to facilitate communication about and generating solutions for environmental and social problems in the Middle East. Rabbi Michael M. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Vermont, and was the Rabbi of the Israel Congregation in Manchester Center, Vermont from 1990-2000. Rabbi...
Topics: Middle East, Environmental education, Environmental degradation, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Machácek discusses energy strategies and political relationships in the European countries and Russia. Machácek is deputy editor of Respekt Magazine in the Czech republic, and teaches at NYU Prague. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Natural gas, Energy production, Pipelines, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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This year's symposium focused on how national identities have been expressed, challenged and negotiated through film. The speakers present various perspectives. Domenichelli is a professor of English Literature and Comparative Literature at the University of Florence. He has published books on various subjects such as English Petrarchism, numerous 19th-century writers, and 16th- and 17th-century drama. He has been the national coordinator of research on the anti-theatrical prejudice in Europe...
Topics: Motion pictures, Popular culture in literature, European identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
In this talk, Professor Medeiros investigates the expressionist and melodramatic modes in the work of Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues to suggest how actors and directors might work together to solve his poetics of excess. Assistant Professor of Theatre, Middlebury College.
Topics: Rodrigues, Nelson, Theater, Brazil, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Oldham discusses the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Phil Oldham '90 is Regional Director, West and Central Africa, Mercy Corps. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Congo (Democratic Republic), Mercy Corps, Humanitarian assistance, American--Congo (Democratic...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
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What was the Pantheon? Who designed it? Broucke addresses the fundamental challenge of assembling conclusive information about a building that was constructed long ago, burnt twice, and had its ruins removed to make a place for its larger and still-standing successor, the Hadrianic Pantheon. Broucke is Middlebury College Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture. Trained as a professional architect in his native Belgium, Broucke went on to receive a master's degree in archaeology...
Topics: Pantheon (Rome, Italy), Roman Architecture, History of Architecture, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Leo Michel discusses the implications of a new relationship between French President Sarkozy, the United States, and NATO. Leo G. Michel is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, concentrating on transatlantic security issues. Before joining INSS in July 2002, Mr. Michel was Director for NATO Policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). His office was responsible for policy support to the Secretary and other senior Defense officials in areas...
Topics: North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Foreign relations, 21st century, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College, appointed Director of European Studies in 2001.
Topics: Freedom of the press, Islam in mass media, Censorship, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Susannah Heschel delivers the 2007 Hannah A. Quint  Lecture in Jewish Studies.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Religion, Theology, Christianity, Drama, Jewish studies, Hannah A....
Seven Middlebury College faculty members present research in their individual fields of inquiry on the theme of climate change. Middlebury College faculty symposium. Middlebury College. Dept. of Physics Middlebury College. Dept. of Biology Middlebury College. Dept. of Geology Middlebury College. Dept. of Economics Middlebury College. Environmental Studies Program
Topics: Climate change, Global warming, Environmental studies, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
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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
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Gilani discusses the widespread Muslim protests in 2005-06 over 12 cartoons depicting Islam--including some of the prophet Muhammed--that were published in a Danish newspaper. Professor Gilani is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. Charles P. Scott symposium. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Part of the series entitled Religion, nation and state
Topics: Globalization, Islam, Denmark, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Carroon speaks about incorporating "green" building techniques into restoring historic buildings. Jean Carroon, AIA, LEED, is Principal for Preservation at the architectural firm of Goody Clancy, Boston. Ms. Carroon, whose projects have included Trinity Church and the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston, is a national leader in appropriately integrating sustainable design with architectural preservation. Her lecture is part of the ongoing series exploring issues in design. Architecture...
Topics: Buildings, Sustainable architecture, Environmental studies, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Sustainable Study Abroad student presentations by grantees Kathleen (Kat) Hartley, Sophia University, Japan: Organic Farming in Japan; Stephanie Joyce, Unifersidad Austral de Chile (Middlebury School in Latin America): Glacial Meltwater as an Urban Resource; Deanna Tamborelli, Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (University of Virginia), Peru: Saving Peru's Waterways: The Effectiveness of Grassroots Environmental Activism
Topics: Environmentalism, Foreign study, Study abroad, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Professor Mitchell’s talk addresses issues regarding health care, social security, and public pensions and whether echoes of the past in current political and social movements presage future developments as the baby boomers move into retirement. David K. Smith lecture
Topics: Aging, Economics, Baby boomers, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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
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International Studies Colloquium round table discussion with Ambassador Jeffrey Lunstead, Diplomat in Residence; Will Bellaimey ’10; Bilal Sarwary ’10; and Hamza Usmani ’10; moderated by Hillary Aidun '12. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Afghanistan, Postwar reconstruction, Afghanistan War, Lectures, Middlebury College
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An invigorating account of how some communities have successfully countered the spread of big boxes and rebuilt their local economies. Stacy Mitchell is the author of “Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses” (2006). Christian A. Johnson Lecture
Topics: Chain stores, Retail trade, Small businesses, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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
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Professor Akaha discusses the pressing human security issues in East Asia and the scope and form of institutionalization of regional cooperation dealing with these issues, with a particular focus on human trafficking, labor migration, and HIV/AIDS, three of the most challenging human security issues in the region. Dr. Tsuneo Akaha is professor of international policy studies, director of the Center for East Asian Studies, and M-Squared academic program coordinator for the Monterey...
Topics: Human rights, Human trafficking, AIDS (Disease), Lectures, Middlebury College
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Peck talks about his new book, and provides a picture of Jewish life and culture in Germany since reunification. Jeffrey Peck is Professor of Community, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University and a senior Fellow-in-Residence at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Middlebury College. Dept. of Religion Hillel Cook Commons
Topics: Jews, German Jews, Identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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
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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
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Discusses the policy infrastructure necessary to protect and promote national security. Thomas Melia is Deputy Executive Director of Freedom House and Adjunct Professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His research activities and publications range from an examination of U.S. Congressional attitudes toward the career Foreign Service, to public opinion in democratizing Muslim countries, to post-conflict political development in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Central...
Topics: National security, Democracy, International politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
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An explanation of the strategic and political issues surrounding Iran's nuclear program, and the U.S. response. Farhang is an Iranian-born author and former diplomat. He served as revolutionary Iran's first ambassador to the United Nations and worked as a mediator in the early months of the Iran-Iraq war. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Nuclear nonproliferation, Nuclear nonproliferation--Goverment policy, Iran, Lectures, Middlebury...
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Thomas Hout, Boston Consulting Group & Univ. of Hong Kong; Richard Hornik, Former TIME Magazine Sr. Editor, Director of Southeast Asia Programs for the Independent Journalism Foundation; David Colander, Professor of Economics, Middlebury College Middlebury College. Department of Economics
Topics: Economics, China, Foreign economic relations, Lectures, Middlebury College
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The link is perhaps the single most revolutionary device within the web. While it shares certain attributes with the footnote, the endnote, and the citation, it lacks the long evolution that distinguish our print-based traditions of pointing readers to new and related materials. As a result, what it gains in immediacy it loses in its ability to reliably deliver not only the material its author intended to be delivered, but often over time, its ability to deliver anything at all. Through a...
Topics: Hypermedia, World Wide Web, Computer-assisted instruction, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Middlebury faculty economists scrutinize the U.S. financial crisis.
Topics: Mortgages, Forclosure, Economics, Lectures, Middlebury College
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