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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.
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Gender Equality, Athletics, Women's liberation
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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Bats, Habitats, Animal studies
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1 mini-dv (97 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Englebert presents data from his latest book to explain how Africans use sovereignty and the rule of law to maintain African unity.
Topics: Sovereignty, Postcolonialism, Africa, Foreign relations, Politics, Lectures
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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
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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.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Agriculture, Environmental Science, regulations
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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.
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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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.
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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
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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Reading; 1 sound tape reel : analog, mono. ; 7 in. Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Robert Frost reads his famous poem.
Topics: Readings, Poetry, Modern poetry, Frost, Robert, 1874-1963, Literature, Readings
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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.
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Topics: Political science, Politicians, Brazil, 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
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Brazil, Economy, International relations
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Local Food, Food systems, Cooking
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Environmental Studies, Urban Garden, Education
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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.
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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
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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Art Conservation, Art History, Paintings
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Art, Museums, Censorship
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Art conservation, Artifacts, Shelburne Museum
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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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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (61 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Gilfoyle discuss Millennium Park, Chicago's award-winning center for art, music, architecture and landscape design. Rising from the ruins of a decrepit old railroad, the park boasts impressive bridges, pavilions and fountains as well as a garden, cafe, ice rink, theater, and cycle center. It is intended not only to epitomize the "new Chicago," transcending...
Topics: Millennium Park (Chicago, Ill.), Urban landscape architecture, City planning, Public spaces,...
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, China, Foreign Policy, Economics
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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Climate, Climate change, Global warming
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Food, Food systems, internships
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Art, Chinese Art, Museum
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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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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Writing, Author, Reading Lecture
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Team building, Basketball, Athletics
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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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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Maine, Conservation, Economics
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, War, International relations, Law
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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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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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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Forensics, Criminology, Cybercrime
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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Race, Science, Teacher education
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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.
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
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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.
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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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (69 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, Islam, Passion narratives, Religious narratives, Theology, Lectures
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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.
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
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Colleges/Universities, Athletics, American Sports
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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
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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
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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