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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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Topics: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, Keynote speeches, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
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Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Sunhee Choi, John D. McCullough Professor of Chemistry gives her inaugural lecture.
Topics: Cancer--Treatment, Antineoplastic agents, Cisplatin, 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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Internationally renowned artist Spencer Finch gives an illustrated lecture about his experiences producing public art installations. Finch's work probes both the transience and permanence of the human experience. His installations explore the phenomena of light, color and shadow, distilling works of poetry and literature, as well as engaging the natural world and the physical sciences. Spencer Finch is an American artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the...
Topics: Installations (Art), Public art, Art, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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This panel addresses national and transnational public health and the history of developmental aid. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium Part of the series entitled Beyond Rx: Global Health
Topics: World health, International relief, Humanitarian assistance, 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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Haass--a member of the National Security Council staff for the first President Bush and the director of policy planning in the State Department for Bush II--contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of the two Iraq wars and makes a crucial distinction between the 1991 and 2003 conflicts, while offering an examination of the means and ends of U.S. foreign policy: how it should be made, what it should seek to accomplish, and how it should be pursued. Richard Haass is president of the...
Topics: Iraq War, 2003-, Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-, Persian Gulf War, 1991, Lectures,...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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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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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.
Colby Hill Ecological Project is a wilderness conservation and biodiversity monitoring effort on Vermont hill farms largely reclaimed by forest. Building a baseline of information about animals, plants and ecosystems, a handful of local researchers have worked to bring forth the story of the lands and document the legacy of a place conserved as "wild forever." Marc Lapin has been a consulting conservation biologist for two decades and now divides his work time between consulting and...
Topics: Wilderness areas, Biodiversity conservation, Vermont, 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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Karl F. Inderfurth, who worked in the U.N. and for the U.S. government specializing in South Asian affairs, gave a speech about the dynamic between India and the United States. Inderfurth started out by stating that India has a big role to play in today’s political climate. “India has emerged as one of the rising powers in the 21st century,” Inderfurth explained. “Along with China, it is one of the major powers on the Asian continent.” He then went on to state why the United States...
Topics: India, Foriegn relations, 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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Professor Roberts discusses the emergence of race-based biotechnologies and how they relate to health. Dorothy Roberts is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, with joint appointments in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology and as faculty fellow of the Institute for Policy Research. She has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, bioethics, and child welfare....
Topics: Biotechnology, Ethics of technology, Health and race, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Topics: Orientalism, East and West, Colonialism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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Firsthand accounts of what happened in the December meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen and a discussion of what the negotiations mean for U.S. legislation and international climate change negotiations as a whole. Introductory remarks by Bill McKibben, Scholar-in-Residence in Environmental Studies. Panelists: Chris McGrory Klyza, Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science and Environmental Studies; May Boeve '07; Rhidaya Trivedi '12;...
Topics: Climate change, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Environmental studies,...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Professor Blau’s talk addresses the following questions regarding gender earnings gap: What are the trends in the gender pay gap in the United States and what are the fundamental explanations for the gender pay gap? Can these explanations help us to understand why it has decreased? Also, has discrimination against women declined? And are there broad market-wide trends that help to explain the decrease in the gender pay gap? Specifically, have trends in the demand for labor favored women...
Topics: Sex discrimination, Women's issues, Wage disparity, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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John Hewko is a nonresident senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program. His research focuses on international development issues, democracy promotion, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Economic assistance, Developing economies, Foriegn relations, 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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Bruce Winstein is the Samuel K. Allison Professor of Physics at The University of Chicago. His passion for Antonioni began in the mid 60s and has only intensified since. He has met and corresponded with Mr. and Mrs Antonioni. He has also taught two special courses at The University of Chicago on the subject "Ambiguity and the Nature of Reality in the films of Michelangelo Antonioni."
Topics: Michaelangelo Antonioni, Motion pictures, Italy, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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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.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Dr. Tal founded the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a graduate studies center in which Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian students join environmentalists from around the world in an advanced interdisciplinary research program. He currently is chairman of the board for sustainable development at the Jewish National Fund (KKL) and is on the faculty of Ben Gurion University. Part of the series entitled Will the Environment Survive Peace in the Middle East?
Topics: Middle East, Enviromental studies, Water supply, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Dec 6, 2018 Middlebury College
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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
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Apr 11, 2016 Middlebury College
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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