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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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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.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott Symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The death of Jesus, the central event of "the Passion," is a major icon of the Western world, however one views it. The 2008 Scott Symposium begins with an examination of the story of Jesus' death in the gospels and other early Christian literature, then looks at the development of these narratives in liturgy, art, music, literature, drama, and film.
Topics: Jesus Christ, Passion narratives, Religious art, Christianity, Religion, Lectures
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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Public diplomacy has become a major instrument for the European Union, its member states, and its peoples to position themselves in the world at the beginning of the 21st century. In what way will this newly formulated diplomacy influence transatlantic relations? Redonnet is Professor Emeritus at the University de Paris-Sorbonne and served as Director of the Middlebury College French School from 1998-2003. International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for...
Topics: Foriegn relations, Diplomacy, Europe, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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 College Digital Lecture Archive
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (54 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Press, Mass media, Discourse and society, Journalism, Lectures
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Has reported from Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, India, and Bangladesh. He speaks Persian and Urdu. He has written for Slate, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and others. In January 2008, he was expelled from Pakistan after his article “Next-Gen Taliban” was published in The New York Times Magazine.
Topics: Pakistan, Travel, Schmidle, Nicholas--Travel--Pakistan, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Gary Hirschberg addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2009. Part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive.
Topic: Baccalaureate addresses
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Schroeder explains how he created his map, which visualizes patterns in population trends throughout the major U.S. urban centers during the period, 1955-2000. He highlights two techniques that he used: namely, cascading density weighting and bicomponent trend mapping. Assistant Professor of Geography, Middlebury College Faculty Lecture Series
Topics: Cartography, Population, Visualizations, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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
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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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Discussion of "building science" - the analysis and control of the physical phenomena affecting buildings used to to optimize building performance, to reduce energy use, and to ensure the comfort and safety of the occupants. Presented by Thomas Hand '06 and Jamie Hand '08 of Hand Energy Services located in Dorset, Vermont. Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
Topics: Energy conservation, Residential architecture, Heating, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Economics
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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.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Christianity, Religion, Christian history
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Professor Du is Assistant Professor of Chinese at Middlebury College. Language works
Topics: Chinese language, China, Students, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (52 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. In 2004, Bernard-Henri Levy, a French writer and philosopher, set out to retrace Alexis de Tocqueville's 1831 visit to the United States for The Atlantic Monthly. Published by Random House in January 2006, "American Vertigo" includes Levy's interview-based portraits representing a full spectrum of American culture. Knox says, "Levy has written a controversial book on America, which has puzzled...
Topics: United States, National characteristics, Levy, Bernard Henri, Philosophy, National culture, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Food, Food systems, internships
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Language works
Topics: Bilingualism in children, Language acquisition, Multiculturalism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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.
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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
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Moderator Jay Parini and panelists Leger Grindon, Brett Millier, Paul Monod, and Michael Newbury discuss the “greatest hits” in their respective scholarly fields. Leger Grindon, Film & Media Culture; Brett Millier, English & American Literatures; Paul Monod, History; Michael Newbury, American Studies and English & American Literatures; Jay Parini,English & American Literatures Nicholas R. Clifford symposium
Topics: Bazin, André, 1918-1958, Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979, Schama, Simon, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (80 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by Allison Stanger. Spector discusses the nuclear proliferation threat and related issues, including deterrence strategies.
Topics: Nuclear nonproliferation, Nuclear weapons, Iran, North Korea, South Asia, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. In a keynote address celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Middlebury College Mountain Club, McKibben discusses the impact of environmental damage and how it has complicated our appreciation of the natural world.
Topics: Environmental ethics, Climate change, Global warming, Nature, Environmentalism, Lectures
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Media culture, Harry Potter, Millennial generation
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (81 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Most Native American, white, and bi-racial interpreters on the American frontier lived firmly on one side or the other of the cultural divide. However, Jonathan Pointer (1784 - 1857), an African-American interpreter for the Wyandots at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, lived "between worlds." Although raised by the Wyandots, he lacked a Wyandot spouse, and therefore was never fully integrated into Wyandot...
Topics: Biography, Native Americans, African Americans, History, Wyandot people, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Water, Environmental Science, Sustainability
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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
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Women, Gender, HIV
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Penguins are sentinels of the marine environment, and by observing and studying them, researchers can learn about the rate and nature of changes occurring in the southern oceans. As ocean samplers, penguins provide insights into patterns of regional ocean productivity and long-term climate variation. P. Dee Boersma, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. Her academic research is in the area of conservation biology and has focused on seabirds as...
Topics: Penguins, Global warming, Environmental studies, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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 College Digital Lecture Archive
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Education, Teaching, Language
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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
Nash contrasts two artistic texts, Richard Wright's Native Son and Gwendolyn Brooks' A Street in Bronzeville, examining them in the light of both the history of the development of Chicago's South Side during the period 1930-1970 and some sources of pictorial history, one of which only recently became available to researchers. Will Nash is Associate Professor of American Studies at Middlebury College; author of the book Charles Johnson's Fiction published in 2002; co-editor of volume of essays,...
Topics: African Americans, Chicago (Ill.), African-Americans in literature, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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 College Digital Lecture Archive
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Art, Chinese Art, Museum
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Gender Equality, Athletics, Women's liberation
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Kanter considers the early artistic traditions of the quattrocento, from the Gothic style of Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise to the advent of Masaccio and the classical ideals of Donatello and of Filippo Brunelleschi, and introduces a number of alternative readings of history. Laurence Kanter is the Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of Early European Art, Yale University Art Gallery.
Topics: Florence (Italy), Gothic art, Renaissance, 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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Barnett lays out a national security strategy that justifies U.S. intervention in regions of the world that are the most unconnected to globalization. Tom Barnett is Senior Managing Director of Enterra Solutions. LLC. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Globalization, Politics, Department of Defense, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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1 mini-dv Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by: Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Depts. of Sociology/Anthropology and International Studies, Cook Commons Islamic Society
Topics: Globalization, Economics, Islamic law, Islam, Politics, Lectures
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Mr. Haidari discusses Afghanistan's progress in building a democratic state and the obstacles to the country's long-term reconstruction. In addition, he talks about the US-Afghan relations and highlight the importance of continued US and international engagement in Afghanistan for maintaining peace and security in the world. Mr. Haidari is First Secretary of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington D.C. Keynote address of a student-organized symposium sponsored by the Student Government...
Topics: Afghanistan War, Afghanistan, Postwar reconstruction, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
The role of the EU in assessing public finance needs and legislating the coordination of national security systems, including portability of pension rights for people who move across borders. European Commission, Belgium Part of the series entitled 10th anniversary of the Euro
Topics: Demographics, Aging, Elder people, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Local Food, Food systems, Cooking
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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.
All rights are reserved by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum). Any use of the footage in productions is forbidden unless rights have been secured by contacting the Penn Museum Archives at 215-898-8304, or email photos@pennmuseum.org. This film and all of the films in the Penn Museum collection are copyrighted by the Penn Museum, and are not in the public domain.
Topics: Parades, Flotillas, Archaeology, University Museum expeditions, Cerro de las Mesas, Mexico
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Brazil, Economy, International relations
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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.
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (82 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Using declassified documents from the National Security Archive, Cuba-expert Peter Kornbluh offers a historical perspective and an insider's view of the last fifty years of American-Latin American relations.
Topics: Cuba, Cuban Revolution, Venezuela, Castro, Fidel, 1926-, Politics, Lectures
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.
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.
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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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.
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Economics, Local Farming, Food systems
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Baccalaureate address to the Middlebury College Class of 2001, delivered by Fred Rogers. This video is part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive.
Topics: Baccalaureate addresses, Personal growth, Empathy
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Environmentalism, Social crisis, Global inequality
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Geography
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Feminism, Black Studies, Gender studies
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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
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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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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (81 min.) Part of the Scott A. Margolin '99 Lecture in environmental affairs series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by Rich Wolfson. This lecture begins with a review of the now-solid evidence for a human influence on the climate of recent decades. Such evidence includes instrumental measurements available for the past two centuries, paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium, and comparisons of the predictions from computer models...
Topics: Climate change, Environmental ethics, Global warming, Environmentalism, Research, Lectures
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
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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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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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (57 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by President Ron Liebowitz first seven minutes. McKibben discusses the latest science on global warming as well as the meaning of that science, and the idea that humans are suddenly casting a much larger shadow over the planet's operations.
Topics: Environmental ethics, Global warming, Climate change, Environmentalism, Economics, Lectures
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Rome, Theatre, Plays
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Dr. Terrett led the team of medicinal chemists at Pfizer’s UK laboratories who investigated a novel therapeutic mechanism that ultimately resulted in the molecule destined to become Viagra. The presentation describes how a project initially intended to find a cardiovascular medicine resulted in a treatment for erectile dysfunction, and how new clinical methods were required to test the effectiveness of the drug. The talk also describes what happens when unassuming scientists are thrust into...
Topics: Viagra (Trademark), Erectile dysfunction, Discoveries in science, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Power, Resources, Sustainability
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Over the past few years, there have been several efforts by Middlebury College students, faculty and staff to trace the origins of our food. Bill Hegman, GIS Specialist, Matt Biette, Director of Dining Services, and Jack Byrne, Director of Sustainability Integration highlight those efforts and lead a discussion on how food purchasing decisions made at Middlebury affect us environmentally, economically, socially, and politically. Bill Hegman, GIS Specialist; Matt Biette, Director of Dining...
Topics: Carbon neutrality, Food service management, Energy conservation, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
2013-03-16
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Geography, Environmental Studies, Politics
Source: WaterSymposiumPart5.mp4
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (59 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Press, Journalism, Discourse and society, Lectures
1 mini-dv (86 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Discusses Sir Leonard Woolley's excavations at Ur and what these sensational discoveries revealed about one of the world's first cities.
Topics: Archaeology, Ur (Extinct city), Woolley, Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960, History, Middle East, Lectures