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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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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 16, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (88 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A discussion of Islamic thinking and religious beliefs in the American Muslim community.
Topics: Islam, United States, Muslims, International affairs, Politics, Panel discussions
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Feb 16, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (89 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Four speakers, in individual talks, discuss Islamic political thought and conditions in post-invasion Iraq.
Topics: Islam, Politics, Iraq War, International affairs, United States, Lectures
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Feb 16, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (113 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Islam, Islamic law, 21st Century, Human rights, Politics, Panel discussions
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (72 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A lecture on African politics and its link to writing.
Topics: North Africa, Africa, Politics, Authors, Literature, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-, Russian Federation, Politics, Democracy, Law, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Spire discusses his doctoral thesis about the relationship between the State and immigration in France from 1945-1975.
Topics: North Africa, Algeria, Colonialism, France, Immigration, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (62 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Allison presents research on the connections between capitalism, affect, family and youth in 21st-century Japan.
Topics: Japan, Neoliberalism, Youth culture, Family, Gender studies, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 videocassette (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The youngest speaker ever in the history of the Israeli Knesset and a staunch supporter of peace in the Middle East, Avraham Burg has been referred to as "one of the best speechmakers in politics." Ha'Aretz Magazine writes, "he has a unique, multilayered manner of speaking that evokes lofty musings on the 'eternal Israel' while simultaneously evincing a hard-nosed,...
Topics: Middle East, Politics, International affairs, War, Terrorism, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Bakari speaks on hip hop's emergence as a burgeoning political movement, claiming that it is a world view and has become a national, unified, youth culture.
Topics: Hip-hop, Politics, Music, Youth culture, Discourse and society, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (58 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, Discourse and society, Journalism, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (57 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Selassie presents a model of constitution building which incorporates common values among diverse ethnic groups.
Topics: Africa, Democracy, Constitutional law, Politics, Law, Lectures
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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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,...
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (65 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Nunley examines the non-clandestine writings of French Surrealist poet Robert Desnos during World War II, and discusses their place in considerations of French Resistance to the German Occupation.
Topics: Desnos, Robert, 1900-1945, French literature, French resistance, World War II, History, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Ms. Arnson, Deputy Director of the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, speaks about issues related to the peace process, human rights, and U.S. policy in Latin America.
Topics: Human rights, Latin America, United States, Foreign relations, International affairs, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (108 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Lecture is 66 min., remainder is Q&A. This keynote address for the 2006 Clifford Symposium focuses on New York City since the 1970s, but also touches on urban and cultural developments in cities around the world.
Topics: Urban geography, Economics, New York (N.Y.), Neoliberalism, Globalization, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Tension between Catholics and Protestants rarely produces religious or ethnic violence in Latin America because neither side can rely on the state to support them.
Topics: Nationalism, Church and state, Politics, Latin America, History, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Panel discussion; 2 mini-dvs (89 min.) Part of the David K. Smith Lecture series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The Professor David K. Smith Visiting Economic Lecture Series is held each year in honor of David K. Smith, professor emeritus of Middlebury College and 1942 Middlebury graduate. While teaching at Middlebury, Smith created a course in environmental economics, and was for many years advisor to all environmental studies majors with an economics focus. A resident of the...
Topics: Energy crops, Alcohol fuel industry, Energy development, Environmental ethics, Ethanol, Panel...
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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,...
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (58 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Israel, United States, Cold War, International affairs, Politics, Lectures
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Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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,...
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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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...
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (90 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, Christianity, Bible, Religious narratives, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (88 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. For more information about National Geographic Photographer & Speaker Joel Sartore, visit this site: http://nationalgeographic.com/speakers/profile_sartore.html The oil-versus-wildlife debate is particularly relevant on Alaska's North Slope, a rich swath of tundra that is home to an abundance of wildlife and 48 billion barrels of oil. The North Slope is the largest intact wilderness in the United States,...
Topics: Oil drilling, Environmental ethics, Alaska, Fossil Fuels, Environmentalism, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv ( 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, Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, American literature, Christianity, Religious...
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (96 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Fishman discusses the interdisciplinary connections between language and ethnicity.
Topics: Social psychology, Language, Identity, Society, Linguistics, Lectures
Lecture; 1 mini-dv Part of the Abernethy Lecture series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Dr. Moody's discussion focuses on how, given the absence of enslaved women's narratives from its media, the abolitionist enterprise itself seems ironically to have silenced slave and ex-slave women.
Topics: Slavery, Abolitionists, Abolitionism, 19th Century, Journalism, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Medieval Muslim legal tradition generally considered the plague to be non-contagious and argued that one should not flee an outbreak of the plague. What was the logic that supported this conclusion, how was it justified, and when and how did it change? By examining plague treatises from the 14th to the 19th centuries, this talk investigates the various factors " intellectual and political " that led...
Topics: Plague, Religion, Islamic law, Europe, Discourse and society, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (61 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Security contractors constitute the second largest force in Iraq, after the American military. They come from countries all over the world -- the US, South Africa, the UK, Russia, Israel, Peru, El Salvador, Nepal, Fiji -- and work for established publicly traded companies, as well as small start up firms. They often earn much more than their military counterparts, who they support and enhance. Despite their...
Topics: Private security services, National security, Mercenaries, Military, War, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv ( 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, Theology, Religious narratives, Christianity, Religion, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 DVD (20 min. speech itself is approx. 10 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. In September 2006 the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars presented Kathryn Wasserman Davis with its Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. This is her acceptance speech.
Topics: Peace, War, Disarmament, Humanitarianism, Awards, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (58 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, Religious narratives, Passion narratives, Christianity, Bible, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (80 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Reviews the development of the documentary film interview and discusses the interview techniques of Ken Burns, Michael Moore and Errol Morris.
Topics: Documentary films, Morris, Errol, Moore, Michael, Burns, Ken, Filmmaking, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (74 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Dimitrov presents research from his upcoming book, The Politics of Piracy in China, on copyright, patent, and trademark piracy in China and Russia.
Topics: Piracy (Copyright), Trademark infringement, Intellectual property, China, Russian Federation,...
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (55 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Katz discusses the Russian response to modernism embodied by a troika of late nineteenth century engineering: The Crystal Palace (1853), the Brooklyn Bridge (1883), and the Eiffel Tower (1889).
Topics: Modernism, Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.), Crystal Palace (London, England), Tour Eiffel (Paris,...
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (78 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott Symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Glenny discusses the growth of organized crime that developed in the Balkans as the result of the international embargo.
Topics: Nationalism, Balkan Penninsula, Crime, War, War in the Balkans, Lectures
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Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (67 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The general public is often portrayed as bitterly divided on social, political and economic issues. In his talk, Professor Fiorina challenges this conventional wisdom by showing that most Americans stand in the middle of the political landscape, preferring centrist candidates and holding moderate positions on charged cultural issues. Fiorina argues that it is the political parties, political activists and the...
Topics: Political science, Political culture, Voting, Class conflict, Politics, Lectures
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Investigates the intersection of history, memory and propaganda in Northeast Asia, where differently recalled episodes from World War II and before continue to influence relations between China, Korea, and Japan.
Topics: Propaganda, Anti-Japanese propaganda, Anti-American propaganda, Anti-Chinese propaganda, Northeast...
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by Febe Armanios. Representative Palarino discusses the oversight role of Congress and U.S. policy in the Middle East, and illustrates the talk with two case studies: one on the Palestinian elections, the other on Iraq.
Topics: Middle East, Diplomacy, International affairs, Politics, United States, Lectures
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
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Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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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