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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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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
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
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (156 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by the Dean of Student Affairs Office, the Office of Institutional Diversity, Cook, Ross, and Wonnacott Commons, the Women and Gender Studies Program and Chellis House, the German Department, and the Writing for Social Change class. Wise discusses white identity, the social dynamics of race, and the impact of racism on the majority race.
Topics: Race, Racism, White privilege, Equality, United States, Lectures
Christopher Reeve and Dana Morosini Reeve address the Middlebury College Class of 2004. This video is part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive.
Topic: Baccalaureate addresses
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (47 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Van Order examines the editing and mixing of dialogue, music and ambient sound in the English-language version of La Strada, over which Fellini had no control.
Topics: Fellini, Federico, Strada (Motion picture), Film criticism, Soundtracks, Language, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Moran, editor of The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 328, Chinese Fiction Writers, 1900-1949, discusses the lives and careers of some of the writers profiled in the book. Authors include Ai Wu, Ba Jin, Bao Tianxiao, Bing Xin, Cheng Xiaoqing, Ding Ling, Jiang Guangci, Lai He, Lao She, Ling Shuhua, Lu Xun, Lu Yin, Mao Dun, Mu Shiying, Shen Congwen, Shi Tuo (Lu Fen), Wu Jianren (Wo Foshanren), Wumingshi...
Topics: Chinese fiction, 20th Century, Chinese writers, Literature, History, Lectures
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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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Baccalaureate address; 1 mini-dv (21 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive. Title supplied by cataloger. Former President Bill Clinton reminds the Middlebury College Class of 2007 about the importance of community in his commencement address on Sunday, May 27, 2007. After citing some findings from the Human Genome Project, he says that while our differences may make life more interesting, our common humanity matters more.
Topics: Community, Conduct of life, Social action, Humanitarianism, Human Genome Project, Baccalaureate...
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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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1 mini-dv (86 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission discusses the official investigation.
Topics: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, Terrorism, United States, International affairs, Politics, Lectures
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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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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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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1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Language, mind and culture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Using material from his book, Global Hollywood, Miller examines the factors underlying Hollywood's success in the world film market.
Topics: Motion picture industry, Hollywood, Labor, Globalization, Filmmaking, Lectures
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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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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The talk deals with the most important characteristics of Daoism and its relationship to Confucianism. It starts from the explanation of the Chinese phrase "Zi ran" and then discusses Daoism, Confucianism and Chinese thought.
Topics: Taoism, Confucianism, Philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Religion, Lectures
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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
1 mini-dv (94 min.) Part of the Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish studies series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies was established in 1987 by Hannah A. Quint and her son Eliot Levinson of Middlebury's class of 1964. The mandate of the Lecturehip is to provoke thought in the college, the community and the region on issues of the moment in Jewish history, religion and culture. The event is sponsored by the Middlebury College Religion...
Topics: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Jesus Christ, Merchant of Venice, Judaism, Religion, Lectures
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Lech Walesa addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2000. Part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive.
Topic: Baccalaureate addresses
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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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Reading; 1 sound reel : analog ; 1/4 in. Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Robert Frost reads his famous poem at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Ripton, Vermont.
Topics: Modern poetry, Poetry, Literature, Frost, Robert, 1874-1963, Literary criticism, Readings
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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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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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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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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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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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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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1 mini-dv Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by: Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Depts. of Sociology/Anthropology and International Studies, Cook Commons Islamic Society
Topics: Globalization, Economics, Islamic law, Islam, Politics, Lectures
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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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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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Carravetta reads and discusses the introduction to his upcoming book: "After all: critical theory and the geography of culture at the end of the Postmodern age." The book deals with three interconnected themes. The postmodern debate brought out the deficiencies of hyperrational models of analysis, including the dangers of globalization, but did not...
Topics: Globalization, Postmodernism, Culture diffusion, Discourse and society, Politics, Lectures
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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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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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Peter Baumann '10 addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2010. This video is part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archives.
Topics: Baccalaureate addresses, Student life
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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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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...
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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Dedé Mirabal Reyes and Minou Tavárez Mirabal are descendants of the Mirabal family, activists whose history of resistance to Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship in the Dominican Republic during the 1960s made them worldwide symbols of political resistance. Their story is told in Julia Alvarez’s novel In the Time of the Butterflies. On November 25, 1960, Trujillo’s operatives killed the sisters, Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal, for their involvement in efforts to overthrow his...
Topics: Women, Violence against women, Dominican Republic, Lectures, 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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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (76 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. General Odom publicly warned against invading Iraq before the event, remained silent on the matter until April 2004 when he publicly called for the earliest withdrawal feasible, and in the fall of 2005 declared that it is likely to be "the greatest strategic disaster in American history." Since that time he has called for the United States to "cut and run" from Iraq in order to escape the...
Topics: Iraq War, Foreign relations, Hegemony, United States, Politics, Lectures
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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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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,...
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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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
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Lecture; 1 mini-DV Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Richard J. Goldstone practiced law in his native South Africa, eventually serving as an appeals judge of the Supreme Court from 1989-1994. After the end of the apartheid era, he helped draft the new South African constitution, and served as a justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa until 2003. Simultaneously, from 1994 to 1996 he served as the first chief prosecutor for first international war crimes trials...
Topics: Criminal justice, Administration of, War crimes, War crime trials, International affairs, Politics,...
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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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Walter E. Massey addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2008.. Part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive.
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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, Journalism, Freedom of the press, Lectures
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Ann Veneman, former director of UNICEF, addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2006.
Topics: Baccalaureate addresses, Globalization, Public service, Children
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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.
Connects the nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl with the demise of the Soviet Union. Christopher Marsh is Associate Professor of Political Science and Church-State Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Baylor University. His most recent book is Unparalleled Reforms: China's Rise, Russia's Fall, and the Interdependence of Transition, an examination of the divergent outcomes of the Soviet and Chinese attempts to reform their Communist systems. Dr. Marsh's previous books include Russia at...
Topics: Ukraine, Nationalism, Soviet Union, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry
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Lecture; 2 mini-dvs (74 min.) Part of the Middlebury energy symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Jones advocates constructing a green economy, llifting people out of poverty in the process by creating "green-collar" jobs.
Topics: Ecology, Environmental ethics, Global warming, Climate change, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968,...
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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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1 mini-dv (78 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Mendes deconstructs the concept that Portuguese language communities are less violent in nature than other communities. He develops his thoughts through a study of the concept of violence in Western thought in general and in Portuguese language literature and film in particular.
Topics: Violence in literature, Portuguese literature, Brazilian literature, Literary criticism, Fiction,...
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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 (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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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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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