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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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Explores the political origins of secure property rights for Russian businesses, based on survey evidence collected in 2004. Firms in regions with greater electoral competition are (1) better protected from government corruption, (2) more influential in shaping new rules and regulations at the regional level, and (3) more apt to have expanded or renovated their capital stock. Those that are members of business associations are also characterized by stronger property rights, though the impact of...
Topics: Russian Federation, Politics, Right of property, 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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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Discusses the policy infrastructure necessary to protect and promote national security. Thomas Melia is Deputy Executive Director of Freedom House and Adjunct Professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His research activities and publications range from an examination of U.S. Congressional attitudes toward the career Foreign Service, to public opinion in democratizing Muslim countries, to post-conflict political development in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and Central...
Topics: National security, Democracy, International politics, 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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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Loeb describes what gets people – especially students – involved in working for change; how community involvement can give us a powerful sense of connection and purpose, nurturing hope in a time of fear; and how we can avoid burning out in exhaustion over the long term. Paul Loeb is the author of “Soul of A Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time” and “The Impossible Will Take A Little While”. He has written for a range of publications including the New York Times,...
Topics: College students, Campus politics, Political activism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Skinner explores the following questions: How hard can it be to reform the United States health care system? Have other countries figured out a better way? Why do health care costs vary so much across regions? What’s needed to fix American health care? And why is doing something about health care cost growth critical? Skinner is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Chair of Economics at Dartmouth College and Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy...
Topics: Health care, Politics, United States, 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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Discusses the long effort by the international community to "hold the line" on weapons of mass destruction, and Saddam Hussein's violation of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. Visiting Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; former director, United Nations Special Commission on the Disarmament of Iraq (UNSCOM) Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Iraq War, Foriegn relations, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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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.
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
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2013-03-16
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Geography, Environmental Studies, Politics
Source: WaterSymposiumPart5.mp4
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Politics, Ecology, Environmental Studies
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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Japan, Disaster relief, Politics
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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, Immigration, Economics, Politics
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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Aug 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Culture, Politics, Activism
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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (77 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sloan examines the religion-related sources that threaten the transatlantic alliance.
Topics: Islamic fundamentalism, Christianity, Secularism, North American Treaty Organization, Politics,...
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 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (64 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. An historical perspective on human rights and democracy movements in the Middle East.
Topics: Human rights, Democracy, Islamic fundamentalism, Islam, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes discusses how rapid economic development in the People's Republic has profoundly changed Chinese society, and concomitantly, brought greater prosperity to the economies of the industrialized West. However, China's remarkable prosperity has not come without a tremendous price. China's environment and healthcare system are profoundly challenged. Rampant corruption among Chinese Communist...
Topics: Journalism, China, News media, Politics, International affairs, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury fellowships in environmental journalism Lecture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This is an inaugural Lecture. Gelbspan discusses the political battle over global warming through the lens of journalism.
Topics: Global warming, Environmental responsibility, Journalism, Politics, Reporting, Readings
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 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,...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (97 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Englebert presents data from his latest book to explain how Africans use sovereignty and the rule of law to maintain African unity.
Topics: Sovereignty, Postcolonialism, Africa, Foreign relations, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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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
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (128 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Perrineau presents his analysis of the reasons for, and the meaning of, the results of the 2007 Presidential election in France.
Topics: France, Elections, Politics, 21st Century, Presidential elections, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 19, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by Febe Armanios. Representative Palarino discusses the oversight role of Congress and U.S. policy in the Middle East, and illustrates the talk with two case studies: one on the Palestinian elections, the other on Iraq.
Topics: Middle East, Diplomacy, International affairs, Politics, United States, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (67 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The general public is often portrayed as bitterly divided on social, political and economic issues. In his talk, Professor Fiorina challenges this conventional wisdom by showing that most Americans stand in the middle of the political landscape, preferring centrist candidates and holding moderate positions on charged cultural issues. Fiorina argues that it is the political parties, political activists and the...
Topics: Political science, Political culture, Voting, Class conflict, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (76 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Pliya invites us to share the internal search by a writer to find the right voice for each of his creations.
Topics: Language, Politics, French literature, International affairs, French, Lectures
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 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Piscatori looks at the factors that may affect the course of Muslim politics in the near future. Iraq, of course, lies at the heart of views of political Islam today.
Topics: Iraq War, Islam, Arabs, Politics, Religion, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 18, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (85 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Rose discusses the effects of Bush administration policies on the current situation in the Middle East and advocates a policy of restraint by the U.S.
Topics: Anti-Americanism, Middle East, Politics, United States, International affairs, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (58 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Israel, United States, Cold War, International affairs, Politics, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Tension between Catholics and Protestants rarely produces religious or ethnic violence in Latin America because neither side can rely on the state to support them.
Topics: Nationalism, Church and state, Politics, Latin America, History, Lectures
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
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1 mini-dv (57 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Selassie presents a model of constitution building which incorporates common values among diverse ethnic groups.
Topics: Africa, Democracy, Constitutional law, Politics, Law, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Bakari speaks on hip hop's emergence as a burgeoning political movement, claiming that it is a world view and has become a national, unified, youth culture.
Topics: Hip-hop, Politics, Music, Youth culture, Discourse and society, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 videocassette (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The youngest speaker ever in the history of the Israeli Knesset and a staunch supporter of peace in the Middle East, Avraham Burg has been referred to as "one of the best speechmakers in politics." Ha'Aretz Magazine writes, "he has a unique, multilayered manner of speaking that evokes lofty musings on the 'eternal Israel' while simultaneously evincing a hard-nosed,...
Topics: Middle East, Politics, International affairs, War, Terrorism, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-, Russian Federation, Politics, Democracy, Law, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 17, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (72 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A lecture on African politics and its link to writing.
Topics: North Africa, Africa, Politics, Authors, Literature, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 16, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (113 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Islam, Islamic law, 21st Century, Human rights, Politics, Panel discussions
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 16, 2016 Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (89 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Four speakers, in individual talks, discuss Islamic political thought and conditions in post-invasion Iraq.
Topics: Islam, Politics, Iraq War, International affairs, United States, Lectures
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Feb 16, 2016 Middlebury College
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1 mini-dv (88 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A discussion of Islamic thinking and religious beliefs in the American Muslim community.
Topics: Islam, United States, Muslims, International affairs, Politics, Panel discussions