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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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Research in occult practices actually revived during the Enlightenment. Using a segment of a book he is in the process of writing, Monod explores the reasons for occultism's positive image during this time period. Paul Monod is A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History at Middlebury College. This is his inaugural lecture. Filmed as a video; this is the audio portion only.
Topics: Enlightenment, Occultism, Gnosticism, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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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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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This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Geography
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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Biology, Environmental Science, Sustainability
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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.
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 (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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Storey discusses the drivers of globalization and presents it as an interplay between American hegemony and local resistance. Storey is Director of the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland (UK). He is the author of several books and articles about globalization and popular culture. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Middlebury College. Dept. of French Middlebury College. Dept. of Spanish Middlebury College. Dept. of...
Topics: Popular culture, Globalization, Hegemony, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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
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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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Prior to his position as ambassador to the U.S., Petr Kolar served as deputy minister of foreign affairs for bilateral relations in the Czech Republic. He has also served as ambassador to Ireland and Sweden. From1998-1999 he was adviser for European Integration and the Balkans to Vaclav Havel, president of the Czech Republic. He has held numerous diplomatic and research posts.
Topics: Czech Republic, Foriegn relations, United States, 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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Jed Smith is a Managing Director of Catamount Ventures. Catamount is rooted in the in art and the creative process of company building and serves the gap in the market between angel investors and large venture funds. Prior to Catamount, in 1997 Jed was the founder of drugstore.com (NASDAQ: DSCM), and served on its board of directors. Prior to drugstore.com, Jed co-founded and spent four years at Cybersmith, a retail store chain that showcased the latest advances in information technology and...
Topics: Entrepeneurship, Environmental impact, Sustainable development, Lectures, 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
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, International relations, Terrorism, Global studies
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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Commencement, Language, Summer Language School
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Student Organization, Hazing, Health
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Examines France's national identity in light of immigration and a growing Black presence in Paris and around Marseilles. Tierno Monénembo, a Guinean national and author of eight remarkable novels, is relatively unknown in the U.S. Having taught biochemistry in France, Algeria and Morocco, he is now a full time writer, living in France. Middlebury College. French School
Topics: Race relations, French literature, France, Lectures, 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
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Walter E. Massey addresses the Middlebury College Class of 2008.. Part of the Middlebury College Commencement Archive.
Topic: Baccalaureate addresses
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Topics: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, Keynote speeches, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Music, Environmental Science, Environment
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Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, War, International relations, Law
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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
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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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This year's symposium focused on how national identities have been expressed, challenged and negotiated through film. The speakers present various perspectives. The German and Jewish director has been making films for more than four decades. In 1938, when he was nine years old, his family fled the Nazi regime to Uruguay. He returned to Germany in 1956. The topics of his films are international, frequently dealing with political struggles in Latin America and other parts of the world. Middlebury...
Topics: Motion pictures and literature, Cosmopolitainism, Film directors, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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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1 mini-dv (99 min.) Part of the Sub-Saharan Africa symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. 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.
Topics: Petroleum, United States, Petroleum industry and trade, Africa, Resource conflict, Lectures
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Daniel Clement Dennett is an American philosopher whose research centers on philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. He is currently the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies, the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and a University Professor at Tufts University. Nicholas R. Clifford symposium Part of the series entitled Celebrating Darwin's Legacy
Topics: Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882, Human evolution, Evolution (Biology), Lectures, 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,...
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Oxfeld examines the embedded meanings of food in a very local village context (Moonshadow Pond Village, Mei Xian, Guandong) and the way food is used to create meaning and to create relationships. Ellen Oxfeld is Professor of Anthropology at Middlebury College. International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Mei Xian, Diet, Gardening, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Davila discusses her recent book, which "unearths the competing interests and race-inflected ideological tendencies behind characterizations of Latino political identity in the mainstream media" --Publisher's Weekly Arlene Davila is Professor of Anthropology, Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. She is the author of Latino Spin: Public Image and the Whitewashing of Race (2008), Barrio Dreams: Puerto Ricans, Latinos and the Neoliberal City (2004), Latinos, Inc.: The...
Topics: Hispanic American consumers, market segmentation, Ethnic identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Beck discusses how human rights issues in North Korea affect neighboring countries, especially addressing the impact on North Korean women who live in China.
Topics: North Korea, Human rights, Womens rights, China, Gender issues, Lectures
Susannah Heschel delivers the 2007 Hannah A. Quint  Lecture in Jewish Studies.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Religion, Theology, Christianity, Drama, Jewish studies, Hannah A....
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Carroon speaks about incorporating "green" building techniques into restoring historic buildings. Jean Carroon, AIA, LEED, is Principal for Preservation at the architectural firm of Goody Clancy, Boston. Ms. Carroon, whose projects have included Trinity Church and the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston, is a national leader in appropriately integrating sustainable design with architectural preservation. Her lecture is part of the ongoing series exploring issues in design. Architecture...
Topics: Buildings, Sustainable architecture, Environmental studies, Lectures, 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
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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
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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, Passion narratives, Religious narratives, Christianity, Bible, Lectures
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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
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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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Bleich argues that Muslims have been constructed as ethno-racial outsiders in Western Europe over the past twenty years. Although the term "Muslim" was scarcely applied to immigrant communities in the decades following World War Two, the late 1980s and then the early 21st century marked two significant turning points in European conceptions of Muslims. He also argues that this construction of images was a political process, with media, political, and civic elites contributing to...
Topics: Muslims, Ethnic relations, Islam, Lectures, Middlebury College
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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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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
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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 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Addressing the common wisdom that post-1965 immigration brought diversity of religion to the U.S., Dr. Yang presents statistical evidence that more than half of all Asian immigrants, and two out of three East-Asians, are either Catholic or Protestant. He suggests that Harvard's Pluralism Project distorts this reality and in doing so harms the assimilation of Asian-American...
Topics: Asian Americans, Pluralism Project (Harvard University), Religious pluralism, Immigration,...
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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
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Jeff Langholtz is associate professor of International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. He is founder and director of the Monterey Institute's Conservation Leadership Practicum and former head of its 70-student master's program in International Environmental Policy. Middlebury/Monterey lecture series
Topics: Environmental protection, Africa, Latin America, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Nuovo's lecture explores the ways in which John Locke's religious outlook influenced how he thought about politics and toleration, in particular with respect to his notion of the law of nature and its unusual rigor, and the limits of toleration. Nuovo discusses the ways in which Locke's religious motives combined with other more worldly ones in his thinking on these themes and, more broadly, how these relate to his frequently repeated characterization of himself as a lover of truth and as a...
Topics: Locke, John, 1632-1704, Philosophy, Religion, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Mr. Makovsky reports on the state of Israel's relationship with its neighbors from Israel's perspective as a context for the policy options that the Obama administration should pursue in the Middle East. Director of The Washington Institute's Project on the Middle East Peace Process, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies. His commentary on the peace process and the Arab-Israeli conflict has appeared in publications such...
Topics: Israel, Foriegn relations, Arab-Israeli conflict, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
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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.
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Lecture; 1 sound tape reel : analog, mono. ; 5 in. Part of the Abernethy Lecture series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Robert Frost takes couplets and pairs as his theme in this Abernethy lecture from the fifties. The introductory segment offered here is two minutes long.
Topics: Frost, Robert, 1874-1963, Modern poetry, Poetry, Literary criticism, Literature, Lectures
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What has been termed the global religious revival has been broadly perceived as proving that religious identity is more powerful than national identity. A broad comparative analysis suggests that this perception of the two forms of group identity as opposed and weighted in favor of religion is overdrawn: it suggests that the religious revival has operated primarily within the confines of national groups and that even so-called universal religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and...
Topics: Religion, Sociology, Nation-states, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Seven Middlebury College faculty members present research in their individual fields of inquiry on the theme of climate change. Middlebury College faculty symposium. Middlebury College. Dept. of Physics Middlebury College. Dept. of Biology Middlebury College. Dept. of Geology Middlebury College. Dept. of Economics Middlebury College. Environmental Studies Program
Topics: Climate change, Global warming, Environmental studies, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
An analysis of the conservative movement, which Edwards believes has abandoned the ideals for which it once stood. Edwards is a Lecturer of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a member of the Princeton Project on National Security. He is also a Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Director of the Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership. International Studies colloquium lunchtime series
Topics: Conservatism, Republican Party, Political history, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.