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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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Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Tom Tietenberg discusses the effectiveness of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RGGI Inc. is a nonprofit corporation created to provide technical and administrative services to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative CO2 budget trading programs of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Tom Tietenberg is the...
Topics: Greenhouse gasses, Environmental economics, Climate change, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
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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 Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Middlebury faculty economists scrutinize the U.S. financial crisis.
Topics: Mortgages, Forclosure, Economics, 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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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A review of issues affecting the U.S. economy includes entitlements, health care, energy, trade, immigration, education, and R&D development. Allan Hubbard formerly served as an Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director, National Economic Council. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Economics, United States, Economic policy, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, China, Economics, Politics
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Economics
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Economics
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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, China, Economics, Politics
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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Economics, Manufactured housing, income
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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Immigration, Economics, Politics
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, China, Foreign Policy, Economics
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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Economics, Local Farming, Food systems
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Maine, Conservation, Economics
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (68 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A commentary on the current economic and social development of the countries in central Europe.
Topics: Democracy, Economics, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (81 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Clarke discusses the Rights Hypothesis, which contends that economic growth is dependent upon stable and predictable property rights, and how to reconcile China's substantial economic growth with its weak legal enforcement.
Topics: China, Corporate law, Property, International affairs, Economics, Panel discussions
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (63 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Who's shaping globalization? Rothkopf discusses "The Superclass", his upcoming book about the world's power elite.
Topics: Class conflict, Power, Globalization, Economics, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (108 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Lecture is 66 min., remainder is Q&A. This keynote address for the 2006 Clifford Symposium focuses on New York City since the 1970s, but also touches on urban and cultural developments in cities around the world.
Topics: Urban geography, Economics, New York (N.Y.), Neoliberalism, Globalization, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Colander examines U.S. economics Ph.D. programs and notes the changes in methodology that have taken place since the 1990 publication of his and Arjo Klamer's book, "The Making of an Economist." Colander's latest book, "The Making of an Economist, Redux," was published this year by Princeton University Press.
Topics: Economists, Economics, Higher education, Europe, Pedagogy, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (57 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by President Ron Liebowitz first seven minutes. McKibben discusses the latest science on global warming as well as the meaning of that science, and the idea that humans are suddenly casting a much larger shadow over the planet's operations.
Topics: Environmental ethics, Global warming, Climate change, Environmentalism, Economics, Lectures