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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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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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Note : First 15 seconds of part 2 are overexposed and at 1-2 frames per second, as in original film source. Additional Title : Knott's Berry Farm, Family in Crenshaw District of LA Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Rights : Rights are owned by Sharron Sue. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
by Mabalon, Dawn Bohulano
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Additional Title : March 1979 Easter [Bro. Jared.] Arianne. Description : Footage shot in 1978 at a Children's fairyland type park in Stockton, CA. "My family’s history is inextricably linked with the history of Filipinas/os in Stockton, California. My maternal grandfather, Delfin Paderes Bohulano, immigrated to San Francisco from Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines in 1929 and worked all over the West Coast. During World War II, he met and married my grandmother Concepcion Moreno in...
Topic: californialightandsound, kids, children, playing, Filipino, Filipino-American, family, Pixie Woods
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
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Additional Title : Dawn's Recital 1979 Description : Footage of the American Legion in Stockton, CA. "My family’s history is inextricably linked with the history of Filipinas/os in Stockton, California. My maternal grandfather, Delfin Paderes Bohulano, immigrated to San Francisco from Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines in 1929 and worked all over the West Coast. During World War II, he met and married my grandmother Concepcion Moreno in Palompon, Leyte, when he was fighting with the...
Topic: californialightandsound, swimming, dancing, recital, American Legion, Stockton, Filipino,...
Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies
by Mabalon, Dawn Bohulano
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Additional Title : Dawn's 2nd Birthday Description : Footage of Sea World 1974. "My family’s history is inextricably linked with the history of Filipinas/os in Stockton, California. My maternal grandfather, Delfin Paderes Bohulano, immigrated to San Francisco from Kalibo, Aklan Province, Philippines in 1929 and worked all over the West Coast. During World War II, he met and married my grandmother Concepcion Moreno in Palompon, Leyte, when he was fighting with the First Filipino Infantry...
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
Little speaks on the enduring legacy of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with particular attention to questions of freedom of religion. In response to skepticism regarding the very existence of norms human beings can all agree to protect, he sketches a philosophical justification of the human rights language codified in the U.N. Declaration. He also defends the Declaration's ideal of religious freedom, in particular against critics in predominantly religious societies...
Topics: Human rights, Freedom of religion, United Nations, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
In this talk, Professor Medeiros investigates the expressionist and melodramatic modes in the work of Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues to suggest how actors and directors might work together to solve his poetics of excess. Assistant Professor of Theatre, Middlebury College.
Topics: Rodrigues, Nelson, Theater, Brazil, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Language works
Topics: Bilingualism in children, Language acquisition, Multiculturalism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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.
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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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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This year's symposium focused on how national identities have been expressed, challenged and negotiated through film. The speakers present various perspectives. Sinan Antoon is an Iraqi-born poet, novelist and filmmaker. He left Iraq in 1991 after the Persian Gulf War and currently teaches Arabic literature at New York University. His poems and essays have been widely published in both Arabic and English. He returned to his native Baghdad in 2003 as a member of InCounter Productions to...
Topics: Globalization, Motion pictures, Arab cinema, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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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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
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.
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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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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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Is it irresponsible to "advertise" terrorism? Zucconi considers the effect of overplaying terrorism in the media. Writer and journalist, is also the Washington correspondent for Italy's La Repubblica. Middlebury College Language Schools. Middlebury College. Italian School Part of the series entitled Symposium on Terrorism and Mass Media
Topics: Terrorism and mass media, Journalism, Mass media, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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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Professor Barry Slaughter Olsen highlights not only how knowledge of other languages and cultures can expand individual career opportunities but also how it has become crucial to national security and prosperity. Middlebury/Monterey lecture series
Topics: Language and international relations, International relations, Political science, Lectures,...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Oldham discusses the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Phil Oldham '90 is Regional Director, West and Central Africa, Mercy Corps. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Congo (Democratic Republic), Mercy Corps, Humanitarian assistance, American--Congo (Democratic...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
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Africa is becoming the most important and fastest growing source of oil for both the U.S. and China. Klare discusses the little-noticed creation in February 2007 of the Africa Command, the first regional military command created by the U.S. in twenty-five years. Michael Klare is professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College. Klare has written extensively on arms trade and world security and is the author of “Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s...
Topics: Africa, Department of Defense, Petroleum industry and trade, Lectures, Middlebury College
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.
A clear, balanced analysis of the contemporary corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement in the United States and Europe. Vogel discusses recent CSR initiatives and responds to new developments in the CSR debate. He asserts that while the movement has achieved success in improving some labor, human rights, and environmental practices in developing countries, there are limits to improving corporate conduct without more extensive and effective government regulation. Vogel believes that there...
Topics: Social responsibility of business, Business ethics, Virtue, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Recently the Ixil Mayas of Guatemala have experienced two new strategies for climbing out of poverty. The first, conceived by aid consultants, is to lend them money so that they can become entrepreneurs. The second, conceived by the Ixils, is to borrow $5,000 each to smuggle themselves into the United States. For Ixils intent on working in the U.S., microcredits and other lending institutions have been an obvious place to borrow the money. For other Ixils who have borrowed money from...
Topics: Guatemala, Native Americans, Microfinance, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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.
Professor Mitchell’s talk addresses issues regarding health care, social security, and public pensions and whether echoes of the past in current political and social movements presage future developments as the baby boomers move into retirement. David K. Smith lecture
Topics: Aging, Economics, Baby boomers, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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An invigorating account of how some communities have successfully countered the spread of big boxes and rebuilt their local economies. Stacy Mitchell is the author of “Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses” (2006). Christian A. Johnson Lecture
Topics: Chain stores, Retail trade, Small businesses, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Using case studies from Colombia, Yugoslavia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Aceh, Zimbabwe, and El Salvador, this presentation will evaluate zones of peace created during and after war Middlebury/Monterey lecture series
Topics: Zones of peace, Civil War, Conflict management, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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An International Studies Colloquium presentation by Patricia Siplon, associate professor of political science at Saint Michael's College, and 2003 Vermont Professor of the Year. She is the author of AIDs and the Policy Struggle in the United States (2002), and AIDs Treatment Activism in the Era of Globalization (forthcoming). International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: AIDS (Disease), AIDS activists, Medicine, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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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Hammond is an archaeology professor at Boston University, specialising in the archaeology of Maya lowland sites in Belize. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs.
Topics: Mayas, History, Latin America, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Undertaking internships and international opportunities for study and research
Topics: Research, Internship programs, International research, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Professor Tambiah talks about the tsunami's devastating impact on Sri Lanka, and how reconstruction efforts are hampered by the country's ongoing ethnic conflicts. Stanley Tambiah is the Esther and Sidney Rabb Research Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University. Charles P. Scott symposium. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Part of the series entitled Religion, nation and state
Topics: Ethnic conflict, Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004, Sri Lanka, Lectures, Middlebury College
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What was the Pantheon? Who designed it? Broucke addresses the fundamental challenge of assembling conclusive information about a building that was constructed long ago, burnt twice, and had its ruins removed to make a place for its larger and still-standing successor, the Hadrianic Pantheon. Broucke is Middlebury College Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture. Trained as a professional architect in his native Belgium, Broucke went on to receive a master's degree in archaeology...
Topics: Pantheon (Rome, Italy), Roman Architecture, History of Architecture, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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
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Medically significant traces of our evolutionary history; reproductive medicine; the evolution and ecology of infectious diseases; the evolutionary genetics, genomics, and emergence of disease; the evolutionary biology of digenerative disease; antibiotic resistance; the hygiene / old friends hypothesis (co-evolution); evolution in a contemporary human population. Stephen C. Stearns is a professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale. He specializes in life history evolution, which links...
Topics: Evolution (Biology), Medical genetics, Human evolution, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Professor Akaha discusses the pressing human security issues in East Asia and the scope and form of institutionalization of regional cooperation dealing with these issues, with a particular focus on human trafficking, labor migration, and HIV/AIDS, three of the most challenging human security issues in the region. Dr. Tsuneo Akaha is professor of international policy studies, director of the Center for East Asian Studies, and M-Squared academic program coordinator for the Monterey...
Topics: Human rights, Human trafficking, AIDS (Disease), Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Leo Michel discusses the implications of a new relationship between French President Sarkozy, the United States, and NATO. Leo G. Michel is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, concentrating on transatlantic security issues. Before joining INSS in July 2002, Mr. Michel was Director for NATO Policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). His office was responsible for policy support to the Secretary and other senior Defense officials in areas...
Topics: North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Foreign relations, 21st century, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Anthropologists convene to discuss race issues in French politics, what Obama represents for the French, and the implications of his election in France in light of recent race tensions and violence there. David Berliss is an associate professor and chair of the department of anthropology at the University of New Orleans; Beth Epstein is an assistant director of New York University in Paris; Anne Raulin is a professor of anthropology at the Université de Paris X; William Poulin-Deltour is an...
Topics: History of France, Africans in France, Race relations, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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A panel discussion about the effect of Wikileaks on American diplomacy and international security.
Topics: WikiLeaks, Leaks (Disclosure of information), International diplomacy, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
On the event of her 100th birthday, philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis established a new program to encourage and support motivated youth to create and implement their ideas for building peace throughout the world in the 21st century. One hundred student proposals from colleges and universities participating in the Davis United World College Scholars Program were selected in 2007 and 2008 to receive funding for their summer projects. Two projects from Middlebury were funded by Mrs. Davis...
Topics: Students, International studies, Colloquia, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Doyle engages student athletes in an interactive discussion of the principles of sportsmanship. Dan Doyle is the founder and Executive Director of the Institute for International Sport, considered by many to be the foremost sports education initiative in the world. The Sporting News named Dan as one of the most influential people in American sport. Middlebury College. Athletics
Topics: Sportsmanship, Sports, Honor, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Pinder surveys an array of Black American artists who have confronted the racial memories of the past in their work. Her lecture accompanies the exhibition at Middlebury College Museum of Art, Confronting history: contemporary artists envision the past. Kymberly Pinder is associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently chair of the Dept. of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. She is a visiting Twilight Scholar at Middlebury College, and an authority in the field...
Topics: African American art, African American artists, Walker, Kara Elizabeth, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Dr. Susan L. Ray is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, with a cross appointment to the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. She is an Associate Scientist with the Health Outcomes & Health Services Group at Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario. She is also a member of the International Honor Society of Nurses, Omicron Iota Chapter. Her program of research focuses on the...
Topics: Refugees, Peace-building, War relief, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Marcie Cohen Ferris delivers the 2005-2006 Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies. 
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, American food, Jewish culture, American South
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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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A lecture by Igor Lukes, History professor at Boston University on the events leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall in fall 1989. This lecture is part of a week-long event called Freedom Without Walls co-sponsored by the German Embassy to the US in Washington, DC., commemorating 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall in November 1989. Part of the series entitled Freedom without walls
Topics: Berlin Wall, Cold War, Germany, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College, appointed Director of European Studies in 2001.
Topics: Freedom of the press, Islam in mass media, Censorship, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Middlebury faculty economists scrutinize the U.S. financial crisis.
Topics: Mortgages, Forclosure, Economics, Lectures, Middlebury College
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From a Buddhist perspective, "right view" is an enlightened understanding of reality as relational and dynamic. Inspired by new neuroscience, this presentation explores the development of such a view in the interest of understanding systems and interdependence. The focus will be natural patterns. Laura Sewall is Director, Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area and the Shortridge Coastal Area at Bates College. Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
Topics: Attention, Psychology, Neuroscience, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.