Contents Directorâ€™s Report
About the Center for International Affairs
Northern New England Research Group
U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant
The Ford Foundationâ€™s Crossing Borders Initiative
International Lectures and Events
Selected Faculty Publications 2000-2001 (Inside Back Cover)
Director‘s Academic year 2000-2001 was a time of both continuity in rich programming and new initiatives for the Center. In my second year as director, we gained a new name for both the Center itself and the building in which it is housed: you are presently reading the annual report of the Center for International Affairs (CFIA) located in the Robert A. Jones ’59 (RAJ ’59) House. An alumnus and trustee, Bob is the founder and chairman emeritus of the former Geonomics Institute, which subsequently became known as the Geonomics Center for International Studies and is now the Center for International Affairs. In turn, the Center’s new name more accurately reflects its present mission, which is to serve the College’s international peak of excellence by advancing global understanding that radiates from a core linguistic and cultural competency. As you will note in the pages that follow, we are now able to make full use of new technologies to further the internationalization of Middlebury College. Our conference room on the third floor has been converted into a smart classroom, complete with motorized blackout shades that now make webcasting or videoconferencing from the space a viable proposition. Using WorldStream “studio in a box” technology, in academic year 20002001, CFIA mounted two live, interactive webcasts that engaged a global
location in the beautiful Green Mountains need not present any sort of obstacle to our students’ and faculty’s international engagement on a routine and day-to-day basis. In that regard, we also enjoyed working with the College’s Center for Educational Technology on K-12 outreach programs that helped spawn the integration of international studies and technology in Vermont classrooms.
audience on timely international topics. In October 2000, General George Joulwan (USA, Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander EuropeNATO, presented “America in the 21st Century: Does Force Still Matter?” In March, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Seymour M. Hersh spoke on “War as Propaganda: Looking at the Gulf War.” It was exciting to watch each speaker alternate between fielding questions from the live Middlebury audience and a virtual audience that, despite formidable time change challenges, still spanned the globe, from New York to Florence to Colombo to Vladivostok. If you were able to tune in, you got a flavor of the unparalleled opportunities for education and communication across borders that technology makes possible. In a word, through both virtual and real-time programming, our
I am also pleased to announce the fall 2001 launch of a new CFIA working paper series. Robert Pekkanen, Luce Junior Fellow in Asian Studies, will serve as editor of the series. I will serve as executive editor. The series will engage international issues across the disciplines and will serve as a forum for provocative work in progress. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Our inaugural paper is by Stanley Hoffmann, Buttenweiser University Professor, Harvard University, who writes on “The European Union and the New American Foreign Policy.” Those interested in submitting manuscripts should consult the guidelines on the CFIA Web site. We hope to publish the papers in both hard copy and electronic versions and are presently hammering out the copyright details to make the latter possible. Finally, I am delighted to report that College Professor Ed Knox has agreed to serve as Acting Director of CFIA during academic year 2001-2002.
During that time, I will be a visiting associate professor of government at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. I will resume my position in July 2002. Without the exceptional work and dedication of Martha Baldwin, Carolann Davis, and especially Charlotte Tate, the creativity of Middlebury faculty, and the generous support of The Ford Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the College, neither our extensive programming nor this report would be possible. For this extraordinary support, I am deeply grateful. As our activities indicate, CFIA continues to be committed to promoting international co-curricular programs in the humanities as well as in the social and natural sciences, especially those that aspire to bridge traditional academic disciplines. We invite you to follow our work in progress on our Web site (<http:// www.middlebury.edu/~cfia/>). We look forward to another action-packed year, and hope that you will be a part of it. Allison Stanger Director, Center for International Affairs Associate Professor of Political Science
The Center for International Affairs Robert A. Jones ‘59 House Dedication
College trustees, students, faculty, and staff gather to honor Robert A. Jones.
About CFIA An internationally oriented resource and research center, the Center for International Affairs (CFIA) supports the College’s goal of advancing global understanding that radiates from a core linguistic and cultural competency. CFIA works with a faculty committee to create co-curricular programming that expands opportunities for students and supports faculty in their teaching and professional development. Programs include Executive-in-Residence, Scholar-in-Residence, international symposia and lectures, International Studies Colloquium, Nationalism Colloquium, K-12 teacher training workshops, as well as other outreach activities. CFIA also prepares proposals and administers grants in international studies. We work with the Career Services Office and other campus organizations to expand opportunities for internships and other types of direct experience that give students a sense of how the world looks and works from perspectives other than their own.
At its February 2001 meeting, the Middlebury College Board of Trustees officially designated the building heretofore known as the Geonomics House as the Robert A. Jones ’59 House. In renaming the building that houses the Center for International Affairs, we honor and commemorate Bob’s exceptional and longstanding contribution to the betterment of Middlebury College and its international programs.
John M. McCardell, Jr., and Robert A. Jones
Getting In Touch in 2001-02 Edward C. Knox Acting Director, CFIA (2001-2002) College Professor Tel: 802-443-5087 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Charlotte Tate Assistant Director, CFIA Tel: 802-443-5795 e-mail: email@example.com Martha Baldwin Program Coordinator, CFIA Tel: 802-443-5324 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert A. Jones, President John M. McCardell, Jr., Allison Stanger, and Provost Ronald D. Liebowitz
Carolann Davis Program Coordinator, International Studies and International Politics and Economics Tel: 802-443-2319 e-mail: email@example.com CFIA Web site: http://www.middlebury.edu/~cfia/
International Symposia Latin American Studies Symposium “Octavio Paz: A Celebration” (September 29-30, 2000) Octavio Paz (1914-1998), a Mexican poet and critic, distinguished for his insight, elegance, and erudition was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize for literature. His poetry includes “The Violent Season” (1958) and “Configurations” (1971). Among his prose works are “The Labyrinth of Solitude” (1950), “The Bow and the Lyre” (1956), “Children of the Mire: Modern Poetry from Romanticism to the Avant-Garde” (1974), and “The Monday Grammarian” (1981). Enrico Mario Santi, William T. Bryan Chair of Hispanic Studies and professor of Spanish at University of Kentucky, one of the top scholars on Paz, gave the keynote address, “On the Road Well Taken: Octavio Paz and American Poetry.” The symposium also featured a panel discussion of students and alumni, “The Latino: A Cultural Presence at Middlebury,” and readings of Paz’s poetry.
Sub-Saharan Africa Symposium “Voices of Africa: The Politics of Plurilingualism in Africa”—a student-organized event (October 26-28, 2000) Ngugi wa Thiong’o a Kenyan writer of Gikuyu descent, gave the sympo-
to English,” Ngugi describes “language” as a way people have not only of describing the world, but of understanding themselves. For him, English in Africa is a “cultural bomb” that continues a process of erasing memories of precolonial cultures and history, installing the dominance of new,
Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Panel discussion with alumni and students
sium keynote address “After Asmara: Literature, Identity and the Future of African Languages.” One of the world’s most renowned living African authors, Ngugi wa Thiong’o began a very successful career writing in English before turning to work almost entirely in his native Gikuyu. In his 1986 Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, his “farewell
more insidious forms of colonialism. Ngugi wa Thiong’o is known for his plays and novels in Gikuyu and English, and for his influential critical essays on language and politics in such recent books as Moving the Centre: The Struggle for Cultural Freedoms (1993), and Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams (1998). In exile from Kenya since 1982, Ngugi taught at Yale, Smith, and Amherst
before becoming Maria Remarque Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. The symposium also featured Lioba Moshi, director of African studies and associate professor of linguistics and African languages at the University of Georgia, and chair/ overall coordinator of the national African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) Language Learning Framework Task Forces on Hausa, Swahili, Yoruba, West African Languages, and Southern African Languages. Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at Boston University John Hutchison, the first president of ALTA in the United States, was a primary symposium participant. Professors Moshi and Hutchison led the discussion “How to Learn an African Language.” In addition, the three distinguished guests participated in the symposium panels “Decolonizing the Mind: Writing in African Languages,” and “The Dream of a Common African Language: African Realities Today.” A cultural show highlighting African dance, music, literature, and fashion brought the symposium to a close.
International Symposia South Asian Literary Symposium “One’s-Self I Sing*: The Expression of South Asian Identity in English Literature”—a studentorganized event (November 16-18, 2000) Sara Suleri Goodyear, a professor of English literature, specializing in South Asian post-colonial literature, at Yale University, gave the keynote address, “The Pluralities of Postcolonial Literature.” Her first book, Meatless Days, offers a remarkable look at the violent history of Pakistan’s independence. In 1992, she published The Rhetoric of English India, a landmark study that traces the links between colonial and postcolonial writers. Addressing “The Process of Writing,” Shyam Selvadurai read from his award-winning works Cinnamon Gardens and Funny Boy. Born in 1965 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, he moved to Canada with his family after the 1983 riots in Colombo, which serves as the backdrop for both his novels. Mr. Selvadurai’s talk was followed by an Indian dinner and the screening of Earth: 1947, directed by Deepa Mehta, the Indian entry at the Academy Awards for the best foreign film for 1999. Indran Amirthanayagam read poems
from his award-winning book Elephants of Reckoning and spoke on “How and When Politics Becomes Language.” A 1993 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in poetry and a recent winner of a grant from the U.S. Mexico Fund for Culture, he serves in the U.S. Foreign Service in Mexico City. *”One’s-Self I Sing” from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. International Student Organization Symposium “To Lead the World: The Impact of U.S. Foreign Policy”—a student-organized event (March 2-3, 2001)
Seymour M. Hersh
The keynote address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Seymour M. Hersh, “War as Propaganda: Looking at the Gulf War,”
brought a standing-room only audience to CFIA in the Robert A. Jones ’59 House. In addition, it was webcast live to an international audience, and Mr. Hersh fielded questions from both the live and virtual audiences. Seymour Hersh first gained prominence as an investigative reporter in November 1969, when he broke the story of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. He has won more than a dozen major journalism prizes, including the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting and four George Polk Awards. He is the author of six books, including The Prince of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Commenting on the keynote address were F. Gregory Gause, III, associate professor of political science at the University of Vermont, and Russell Leng, James Jermain Professor of Political Economy and International Law at Middlebury College. A screening of Three Kings, directed by David O. Russell, followed dinner. The symposium continued on Saturday morning with the panel discussion “American Hyper-Power and the Future of
Globalization: United States Foreign Policy at a Crossroads.” Moderator Marc Garcelon, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Middlebury College, spoke on “The Dissolving Boundary between U.S. Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy in the Age of Globalization.” Panelists included Vinay Jawahar ’02, Stephen Joyce ’01, Kevin King ’02, and Eniko Simon ’02.5, as well as Mark Williams, assistant professor of political science at Middlebury College, who spoke on “Plan Colombia: Counternarcotics? Counter-insurgency? Or Counter-productive?”. Concluding the symposium was a screening of Broken Rainbow, directed by Victoria Mudd and Thom Tyson, and introduced by David Napier, Dana Faculty Fellow in Anthropology and Art at Middlebury College. Silberman Symposium in Jewish Studies “The Holocaust and Cinema” (March 3 and 10-13, 2001) Organized by Fletcher Professor of the Arts Edward (Ted) Perry, this symposium explored, through a series of screenings and lectures, film’s capacity to represent, and misrepresent, the Holocaust. The topic
International Symposia included films made during and after the Holocaust, as well as some made beforehand that might have played a part in making the Holocaust possible. On Saturday, March 3, a screening of The Sorrow and the Pity, an award-winning documentary by Marcel Ophül of France’s participation in World War II, featured interviews with survivors of the Nazi regime. On Saturday, March 10, director Stanley Kramer’s Judgement at Nuremburg was screened. This fictionalized account of a war crimes trial of four eminent Nazis at Nuremburg, Germany, after World War II provided insight into Nazi brutality and searched the depths of freedom of choice, loyalty to one’s country, and responsibility toward humanity. The next day, Sylvie Lindeperg of the University of Paris III (Sorbonne nouvelle), author of Shadows on the Screen: The Second World War in French Cinema, 19441969, gave a talk on “The Holocaust Film Archives and Testimonies in French Cinema”; Robert Schine, Curt C. and Else Silberman Professor of Jewish Studies at Middlebury College, was the responder. Following was a screening of Claude
Ellen Oxfeld, professor of sociology and anthropology; Frank Nicosia; Robert Schine; Stuart Liebman; Silvie Lindeperg; Ted Perry; Curt Silberman; Ronald Liebowitz; and Alison Byerly, acting dean of the faculty and associate professor of English
Lanzmann’s film A Visitor from the Living, in which Lanzmann documents how the Holocaust could have been allowed to happen by a world full of “decent” human beings. Subsequent symposium sessions included the lecture “Judgement at Nuremberg, The Pawnbroker, and the Reception of the Holocaust in the early 1960s” given by Alan Mintz of Brandeis University, author of Popular Culture and the Shaping of the Holocaust Memory in America. David Scrase, director of the University of Vermont Center for Holocaust Studies, was the responder. Next, “Inventing the ‘Holocaust’ in Cinema: The Case of Poland” was the title of a
lecture by Stuart Liebman, professor and chair of the Department of Media Studies, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY) and professor at CUNY Graduate Center. This session included a screening of The Last Stop, directed by Wanda Jakubowska, the first major fiction film about the women’s block in Auschwitz-Birkenau, where the director, a Communist, was incarcerated. Made on-site with the assistance of the Red Army, the film tells the story of the Communist underground’s struggles to publicize the atrocities committed against Jews, Gypsies, Russian POWs, and Communists from across Europe.
Michael Kraus, Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College, was the responder. The final day of the symposium began with a lecture, “Mass Culture and Mass Murder,” by Eric Rentschler, chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, and author of The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife. Michael Geisler, associate dean of the faculty and professor of German at Middlebury College, was the responder. In her lecture “Intention and Methodology: Shaping an International Visual History Project,” Jessica Wiederhorn, senior associate at the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, discussed the foundation’s project to chronicle the first-hand accounts of Holocaust survivors and eyewitnesses; Frank Nicosia, professor of history at St. Michael’s College, was the responder. The symposium concluded with a screening of The Last Days, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by James Moll, which traces the experiences of five Hungarian Holocaust survivors who fell victim to Hitler’s brutal war against the Jews. Winner of the
International Symposia 1998 Academy Award for best documentary, the film recounts the survivors’ memories and their return to the original hometowns, ghettos, and the concentration camps in which they were imprisoned.
“The Future of Jerusalem” Roundtable Discussion (March 22, 2001) Four Middle East experts traveled to Middlebury to share their views on the timely issue of the future of Jerusalem. Each panelist was invited to present on a specific topic. Meron Benvenisti, writer and columnist for Ha’artz Hebrew Daily, one of Israel’s leading daily newspapers, and author of Sacred Landscape: The Buried History of the Holy Land 1948-1998, spoke on “The Israeli View of the Future of Jerusalem.” Salim Tamari,
director of the Institute of Jerusalem Studies in Jerusalem and currently a visiting professor in New York University’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies, presented “The Palestinian Outlook on Jerusalem.” Hisham Melhem, correspondent for the Lebanese daily As-Safir, the Kuwaiti daily Al-Qabas, and Radio Monte Carlo, spoke on “The Arab World’s Perspective on the Past and Future of Jerusalem.” Janine Zacharia, Middlebury College ’95, and Washington Correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s English daily newspaper, presented “The
professor of geography at Middlebury College. Alianza Latinoamericana y Caribeña (ALC) Latin-American Symposium: Surviving Globalization? Democracy, Stability and Sovereignty in America Latina—a student-organized event (April 20-22, 2001) Hisham Melhem
Evolution of Israel’s Debate over Jerusalem.” The round table was moderated by Tamar Mayer,
Jesús Silva-Herzog Márques, professor of political science and law at the Instituto Tecnológico de México, gave the keynote address “Problems of Mexican Democratic Consolidation.” The next day included the lecture “Globalization, Culture, and Migration” by Sonia Almazán del Olmo (Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Havana, Cuba), and the lecture “Making
Democracy Meaningful: Cooperative Strategies for Preventing the Re-emergence of Authoritarianism in Latin America” by Shelley McConnell, associate director of the Latin American and Caribbean Program at The Carter Center, Emory University. Guest Chef Maricruz de Aza of the New York Restaurant School created “Olla Criolla,” a Latin American dinner, which was followed by the Cultural Café “A Journey Through Latin America.” On Sunday morning, a Spanish mass was celebrated by Father Carlos Rodriguez of the St. John Chrysostom Church, Bronx, New York. A celebratory brunch concluded the symposium weekend.
International Lectures and Events During the 2000-2001 academic year CFIA hosted a wide array of co-curricular international events that spanned the globe and crossed the disciplines. •
Culture in France” by Rick Fantasia, associate professor of sociology, Smith College— October 16, 2000
“Overseas Internships: Presentations by 1999-2000 Dillon Dunwalke Fellows from France, Italy, Spain, and Russia” by Middlebury College students in the class of 2001: Zachary Bourque, Wai Yee Chiong, David Daniel,
• Benny Morris
• Rick Fantasia
Alexandra Dumouchel, Arlette Foy, Pauline Gaden, Mariah McKechnie, Andrea Newsom, Kari Nygaard, Emily Sharkey, Ebru Uras, Amy Wales—October 6, 2000 “The ‘Magic’ of Americanism: Notes on the Symbolic Economy of American Mass
“Philosophy and the Forms of Political History” by Pierre Manent, professor of political science at the Centre de Recherches Politiques Raymond Aron— October 17, 2000 “Who are you, Mr. Putin?” by Andrei Biriukov, director of public celations, Center for Political Consulting “Niccolo M”—October 18, 2000 “Students & Sex: Behavior of Youth in Prerevolutionary Russia (1907-17)” by Otto Boele, professor at University of Groningen, Netherlands— November 6, 2000
“Setting China’s Direction: Who Decides? What are the Choices?” by Shiping Zheng, associate professor of political science, University of Vermont—November 6, 2000 “The Rise and Fall of Slobodan Milosevic: Reflections of a Serbian Liberal” by Veljo Vujacic, assistant professor of sociology, Oberlin College—November 16, 2000 “Some Thoughts on Northern Ireland: Results and Prospects Flowing from the 1998 Belfast Agreement” by Brendan O’Leary, professor of political science, London School of Economics— November 28, 2000 “Memory, Countermemory, and the End of the Monument” by James E. Young, professor of English and chair of the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; author of At Memory’s Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture— February 15, 2001 “Getting Political about International Law” by AnneMarie Slaughter, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of Inter-
national, Foreign and Comparative Law and director of Graduate and International Legal Studies, Harvard Law School—February 20, 2001 “Living Silence: Burma Under Military Rule” by Christina Lammert Fink, author and former consultant to the National Endowment for Democracy— February 21, 2001
“Surviving Abyssinia: A Glimpse of Ethiopia Today” by Elizabeth Jackson, former selected faculty member to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Project “Creating Multicultural Communities”— February 26, 2001
International Lectures and Events •
“Collapse of the Soviet Union: Ten Years After” with panelists Robert V. Daniels, University of Vermont; Marc Garcelon, Middlebury College; and William Pyle, Middlebury College—February 27, 2001 “Unbending Gender: Why Work and Family Conflict and What to Do About It” by Joan Williams, professor of law and director of Gender, Work and Family Project at American University— March 1, 2001
• Edward C. Knox, College Professor, and Eric Fassin
• Joanna Waley-Cohen and Professor of History Don J. Wyatt
“What’s Changed and What Hasn’t in a Southern French Village School: Church and the New Golden Tree, 18302001" by John Merriman, professor of history, Yale University—March 2, 2001
“The Disappearing Social Safety Net in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union: Opportunities for Work and Change” by David Tobis, director of Social Welfare Research and Planning, Hunter College; and executive director of the Child Welfare Fund—March 5, 2001 “China and the World: 17001900” by Joanna WaleyCohen, professor of history, New York University— March 8, 2001 “Brazil Day” featuring a Capoeira workshop, a show of Maculele, and a Brazilian dinner—March 17, 2001
“‘Parité’ and ‘Pacs’: The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in France” by Eric Fassin, chair, Department of Social Sciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris— April 6, 2001 “The Power of Photography: How Photography Changed our Lives” by Vickie Goldberg, author and New York Times photography critic—April 17, 2001
“Criminal Pursuits” by Eugen Weber, professor emeritus of modern European history, University of California at Los Angeles— April 20, 2001
“Israel and the Palestinians: History, Morality, and the Current Impasse” by Benny Morris, author of Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 18811999; visiting professor, Jewish Studies Program, Dartmouth College; associate professor of history, BenGurion University (Beersheba, Israel)—April 26, 2001 “Slave Work and Slave Life in Brazil in the Age of the Atlantic Revolution” by Stuart Schwartz ’62, professor of history, Yale University— April 27, 2001 “The European Union and the New American Foreign Policy” by Stanley Hoffmann, University Professor, Harvard University; and founder of Harvard’s Center for European Studies— May 9, 2001
Stanley Hoffmann and Allison Stanger
Northern New England Research Group The Northern New England Research Group (NNERG) is a consortium made up of Middlebury College’s Center for International Affairs, the International Affairs Council of the University of Vermont (UVM), the Dickey Center at Dartmouth College, and the Atlantic Council of the United States (ACUS). The purpose of NNERG is to encourage the development of a community of scholars on international studies at Middlebury, UVM, and Dartmouth, and to introduce students interested in international studies at the three campuses to each other. During the 2000-2001 academic year, NNERG hosted four public lectures at three academic institutions, each followed by a dinner seminar. At Middlebury College: “America in the 21st Century: Does Force Still Matter?” by General George Joulwan (USA, Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander Europe-NATO— October 26, 2000. This talk was webcast live over the Internet, and General Joulwan fielded questions from both the live and virtual audiences. In addition to Middlebury College alumni, all 400-plus ACUS affiliates were invited to take part in the interactive webcast.
At Dartmouth College: “U.S.-Russia Relations: Challenges for the Next Administration,” by Thomas Graham, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace— November 13, 2000 At Middlebury College: “War and Peace in the Taiwan Strait,” (in Chinese), by Ambassador Charles Freeman, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs— September 27, 2000
Ambassador Charles Freeman
General George Joulwan
At University of Vermont: “Preventing Conflict in the Taiwan Strait,” by Ambassador Charles Freeman, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs— September 28, 2000
U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant “International Studies and Environmental Studies: Building the Connection” Based on the long recognition that most environmental issues are by their very nature international, Middlebury College has initiated an International Studies/Environmental Studies (IS/ES) joint major with strong linkages to foreign languages. The goal is to offer an innovative IS/ES curricular and co-curricular program that encourages students to see environmental issues in an international, interdisciplinary context. Partial funding for this project is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program. The two-year grant is overseen by Allison Stanger and Charlotte Tate of CFIA, with the advice of a multidisciplinary IS/ ES advisory committee. The advisory committee members are Nan Jenks-Jay, director of environmental affairs; Christopher McGrory Klyza, professor of political science and environmental studies, and director of the program in environmental studies; Allison Stanger; and Charlotte Tate.
The IS/ES program supports a variety of curricular and cocurricular initiatives at Middlebury. Among these are the development of three new IS/ES courses and three new Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) courses; co-curricular activities to support IS/ES, such as seminars, executives-in-residence, and career conversations; investigations to explore and develop new IS/ES sites abroad; development of new IS/ES overseas internship opportunities for undergraduates; and the expansion of library and teaching resources in IS/ES. IS/ES Courses 2000-2001 “Latin American Political Development”—PS 416 (Assistant Professor of Political Science Jeffrey W. Cason)—Taught in Spanish, this FLAC course examines the political development of Latin America after independence. Major topics in the course include leadership and caudillismo, nationalism and the relationship between Latin
America and the outside world, democracy and authoritarianism, revolutionary movements and electoral systems. Readings for the course draw on the work of Latin American social scientists and novelists, and also include speeches and writings from Latin American political leaders. A major goal of the course is to build an ability to carry on sophisticated discussion of Latin American politics in Spanish. Most readings are in Spanish, and all classes are conducted in Spanish. “Environment and Development”—ES/IS 275 (Assistant Professor of Economics Thomas Kelly)—This course examines the relationship between economic
development and the environment in developing countries. The course uses rigorous economic and environmental analysis, as well as insights from political science and anthropology, to examine a number of the key environmental issues that confront policymakers in the regions. Topics covered include sustainability, biodiversity loss, trade and the environment, population and the environment, poverty and the environment, and deforestation. “Russian Environmental History”—IS/ES 249 (Professor of Humanities James West)—This course is designed as a survey of the environmental history of Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and post-Soviet Russia. It deals from a variety of perspectives with the interrelationship among people, history, culture, and the environment in the vast territory of Russian Eurasia. Against the backdrop of Russian history, attitudes toward nature and the environment as displayed in religious thought, nature writing, and intellectual discourse are examined. Then the tumultuous events of the twentieth century and their impact on the environment are chronicled. The course
U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant concludes with a consideration of the environmental crisis in Russia today and of the environmental movement that seeks to deal with that crisis. Selected IS/ES Activities 2000-2001 “Middlebury College Relief Effort in Flood-Stricken Mozambique and Zimbabwe: A Discussion with Team Members”—presented by Sarah E. Glendon ’00, Arvind Ponnambalam ’01, and Suzanne J. Slarsky ’02 to Middlebury College alumni at Alumni College—September 2, 2000 “Sustainable Agriculture: A Case Study of Winemaking in California” by Middlebury College Executive-in-Residence Jerome (Jerry) Lohr, founder of the J. Lohr Winery—October 9, 2000 “Lake Baikal: The Environmental Fate of Siberia’s Sacred Sea” by James West, professor of humanities, Middlebury College— October 19, 2000
“The Role of Social Capital in Determining Well-Being in Vermont … and Elsewhere” a roundtable discussion exploring research possibilities related to social capital in Vermont and overseas—March 2, 2001. Participants included Jonathan Isham, assistant professor of economics, Middlebury College; Frederick E. Schmidt, co-director of the Center for Rural Studies, University of Vermont (UVM); Thomas Patterson ’68, extension associate professor, Community Development and Applied Economics Department (CDAE), UVM; graduate students from the CDAE Program at UVM; and Middlebury College students enrolled in the course “The Role of Social Capital in the Green Mountain State.” “Global Climate Change: Prospects for International Action” by Jonathan Lash, president of World Resources Institute— March 7, 2001 IS/ES Career Conversation with Jonathan Lash - March 8, 2001
“Is There Any Way out of the Climate Impasse?” by William Moomaw, professor of international environmental policy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; director, Tufts Institute of the Environment— April 10, 2001 “Patterns of Increasing Global Inequality” by Craig N. Murphy, professor and chair, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College; president, International Studies Association— April 11, 2001
Program, National Resources Defense Council—April 19, 2001 “Saving the Forests of Western Siberia from Ecological Disaster” by Matthew Pelkki, professor in the forestry department, University of Kentucky— April 25, 2001 “Land and Peace in Rwanda: A Grassroots Perspective” by Annie Kairaba, director of Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development, a local development NGO—May 1, 2001 “Negotiating Survival: A Progress Report on the Sustainable Development Movement” by Pamela Chasek ’83, visiting assistant professor of government and director of the International Studies Program, Manhattan College; founder and editor, Earth Negotiations Bulletin—May 8, 2001
Carol Lohr ‘58, Charlotte Tate, Allison Stanger, and Jerry Lohr, Executive-inResidence
IS/ES Career Conversation with S. Jacob Scherr, senior attorney and director of the International
IS/ES Career Conversation with Pamela Chasek ‘83— May 8, 2001
U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant IS/ES Scholar-in-Residence 2000-2001 From mid-March to late May 2001, Middlebury College hosted the residency of Vladimir Protasov, a biologist with the Taimyr Forestry Department in Arctic Siberia. While on campus, Vladimir Protasov shared his wealth of experience with faculty and students in a variety of disciplines, including environmental studies, international studies, Russian, and classics. Since 1998, he has been collaborating with Middlebury College Professor of Classics Eve Adler on a comparative culturological research project focusing on the understanding of “politics” and “science” in Russian and American cultural contexts. Vladimir Protasov also brought to Middlebury a rare view of North Siberian wildlife, forestry, native peoples, and resources, and had the valuable opportunity to work with American colleagues on challenging forest management/ restoration issues in the Taimyr Region of Russia.
language-training grant to support his travel to a Frenchspeaking country/region subsequent to participation in the Middlebury College French Language School in summer 2002.
IS/ES Professional Development Awards 2000-2001 The IS/ES program offers two types of professional development opportunities for Middlebury College faculty interested in International Studies and Environmental Studies. These include training to develop and/or enhance foreign language competence, and support for participation in cross-disciplinary professional activities. During 20002001, five faculty members were awarded grants to pursue IS/ES professional development activities. •
Assistant Professor of Geography Daniel P. Bedford was awarded an IS/ES grant to attend conference sessions on “Energy, Resources, and Environment” at the XXVI General Assembly of the European Geophysics Society, March 2001, in Nice, France.
Dana Faculty Fellow in Anthropology and Art A. David Napier received an IS/ES
Professor of History of Art and Architecture Kirsten Hoving was awarded an IS/ ES grant to attend a conference on “The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena” and deliver a paper on “Jackson Pollock’s Galaxy: Outer Space and Artist’s Space in Abstract Expressionism” in January 2001 at the Palermo Observatory in Palermo, Italy. Professor of Political Science David Rosenberg received an IS/ES grant to investigate the impact of industrialization on the environment and security of the South China Sea region. In January 2001, he participated in a conference of the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative and the Pacific Neighborhood Consortium in Hong Kong, and attended the
annual meeting of the editors of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library at the Internet Publications Bureau of the Australian National University. •
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Theodore Sasson was awarded an IS/ES languagetraining grant to support his travel to an Arabic-speaking country/region subsequent to participation in the Middlebury College Arabic Language School in summer 2002.
Assistant Professor of Russian Tatiana Smorodinskaya was awarded an IS/ES languagetraining grant to support her travel to a German-speaking country/region subsequent to participation in the Middlebury College German Language School in summer 2001.
Executive-in-Residence Program Through the Executive-in-Residence and Scholar-in-Residence Programs, distinguished business leaders and scholars visit the Middlebury College campus to share practical knowledge and insights on current international trends and issues. In light of the expanding global economy, these programs provide a unique and invaluable opportunity for visiting professionals and scholars to exchange views on developing international concerns with College faculty and students. Over an intensive two- to threeday period, scholars and executives participate in the stimulating life at Middlebury College by lecturing in College classes, leading policy seminars, and conducting career conversations. Each program is tailored to the strengths and experience of the scholar or business leader. Executives-in-Residence 2000-2001 In October 2000, Jerome (Jerry) Lohr joined us for two and onehalf days of campus activities. A man of many talents, Jerry Lohr is
Members of the College community at an international wine tasting conducted by Jerry Lohr
the founder of the J. Lohr Winery and owner of Ariel Vineyards, as well as a former chairman of both the Wine Institute and the Regional Representatives Council. Having begun his career as a real estate developer, since 1965 Jerry Lohr has operated J. Lohr Properties, which continues to develop land and to build homes in California.
Accompanied by his wife, Carol Lohr ’58, Executive-in-Residence Jerry Lohr participated in a multidisciplinary program that had an international and environmental focus. In Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Sunhee Choi’s class “Microscopic Physical Chemistry,” Jerry Lohr discussed the chemical reactions involved in the wine-making process. Stu-
dents in “Competitive Strategy” (team-taught by Professor of Economics Michael Claudon and Director of Instructional Technology Shel Sax) analyzed J. Lohr Winery’s financial statements and strategic plan, which is geared toward the increasingly global nature of the wine marketplace. The Executive-in-Residence shared his wealth of leadership experience with the International Studies Seminar “Leadership: Politics and Psychology” (teamtaught by Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science Michael Kraus and Professor of Psychology Marc Riess). Comparing diets of Americans, Europeans, and Asians, Mr. Lohr discussed “The Place of Wine and Food in Culture” with the upper-level French seminar “I eat therefore I am: Food and Culture in France” (taught by Associate Professor of French Paula Schwartz) and the first-year seminar “Food and Culture of the Mediterranean” (taught by Associate Professor of Spanish Donna Rogers). Jerry Lohr gave a public policy lecture,
Executive-in-Residence Program “Sustainable Agriculture: A Case Study of Winemaking in California,” co-sponsored by Environmental Studies and CFIA. Showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit, Lohr facilitated the Career Conversation “Making a Profession out of a Passion,” co-sponsored by the Career Services Office and CFIA. Lohr also brainstormed with College faculty about his initiative “Wine Vision: American Wine in the Twentyfirst Century.” As the coup de grâce of his visit, Mr. Lohr conducted a formal wine tasting that compared California wines with French wines, which was co-sponsored by Wonnacott Commons and CFIA. Richard S. Fuld, Jr., chairman of the board and CEO of Lehman Brothers, a global investment banking firm, joined us as Executive-in-Residence in February 2001. An alumnus of the University of Colorado and New York University’s Stern Business School, Richard (Dick) Fuld started his career in 1966 as a trainee at Lehman Brothers, working his way up as a bond
trader to vice chairman by 1984 and then president and co-CEO from 1990 to 1993. By 1994, Fuld was named chairman of the board and CEO of both Lehman Brothers Inc. and its holding company, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Mr. Fuld is chairman of the U.S. Thailand Business Council, a member of the executive committee of the New York City Partnership, a former member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy Negotiations, a director of the Ronald McDonald House, a trustee of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, a member
Lunchtime career conversation on professions in international finance
of the executive committee and former chairman of the Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation, and a member of the board of governors of the New York Stock Exchange. At a lunchtime career conversation (co-sponsored by the Career Services Office and CFIA) Dick Fuld spoke to a large group of students about professions in global capital markets and inter-
national finance, leadership skills, and his journey from trainee to CEO. Members of the faculty and staff, as well as students, engaged Fuld in a public discussion on “Leadership in Today’s Global Environment,” co-sponsored by the Student Government Association and CFIA. Finally, Middlebury College trustees and administrators were treated to a “fireside chat” with Dick Fuld at the president’s house.
Dick Fuld, Jr. and Charlotte Tate
International Colloquia International Studies Colloquium Through the International Studies Colloquium, students, faculty, staff, and members of the community beyond the College gather over lunch to learn about current international research activities. Our speakers include Middlebury College faculty and alumni as well as other scholars and professionals in the international arena.
between the United Nations and the International Association of Thugs and Dictators” November 10: Frank Ricciardone, U.S. Special Coordinator for Iraq, “Foreign Policy with No Easy Answers: The Case of Iraq” (cosponsored by the University of Vermont) Roger Shattuck
International Studies Colloquium 2000-2001 September 22: A. David Napier, Dana Faculty Fellow in Anthropology and Art, Middlebury College, “Intellectual Property and Indigenous Rights” September 29: Mark Williams, assistant professor of political science, Middlebury College, “Out-Foxed! The Political and Analytic Significance of Mexico’s 2000 Presidential Election” October 27: Stephen Green ’62, formerly with the United Nations World Food Program and UNICEF, “The Coming Struggle
December 1: Timothy Frye ’86, assistant professor of political science, Ohio State University, “The Rule of Law in Russia’s Regions” January 12: Roger Shattuck, professor emeritus, University Professors Program, Boston
University, discussed his book Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography
Policy, “The Bush Administration and the Atlantic Alliance: Toward Crisis or Renewal?”
January 26: Alexis Debat, C.V. Starr Visiting Instructor, winter term 2001, Middlebury College, and U.S. Desk Officer for the Strategic Affairs Delegation of the French Ministère de la Défense, “U.S. Presidential Election 2000: The View from France”
March 2: William Gardner, visiting assistant professor of Japanese, Middlebury College, “Staging the Mythical in Postwar Japan: The Male Body in the Photographs of Hosoe Eikoh”
February 23: Stanley R. Sloan, visiting scholar, Middlebury College, and formerly with the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress as Senior Specialist in International Security
March 16: Stephen Trombulak, professor of environmental studies and Albert D. Mead Professor of Biology, Middlebury College, “Ecological Reserve Systems on Continental Scales” (co-sponsored by the Program in Environmental Studies)
International Colloquia Nationalism Colloquium Meeting on a monthly basis, the Nationalism Colloquium provides an interdisciplinary forum for faculty to discuss the complex subject of nationalism. Facilitated by Visiting Professor of Political Science and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Walker Connor, the 2000-2001 Nationalism Colloquium centered on the following works.
April 6: F. Gregory Gause, III, associate professor of political science, University of Vermont, “Iraqi War Decisions” April 27: Michael Alexeev, Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, “Taxation and Russia’s Regions” May 4: Elizabeth Endicott, associate professor of history, Middlebury College, “The Changing Nature of Mongolian Pastoral Nomadism, Twelfth Century to the Present”
The Nation in History: Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism (The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures) by Anthony D. Smith (Brandeis University, 2000) Idols of the Tribe: Group Identity and Political Change by Harold Robert Isaacs, Lucian W. Pye (Harvard University Press, 1989) The State of the Nation: Ernest Gellner and the Theory of Nationalism by John A. Hall (Editor) (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
Explaining Northern Ireland: Broken Images by John McGarry, Brendan O’Leary (Blackwell Publishers, 1995) Underground by Emir Kusturica (Director) (VHS tape, 1997) Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood: Passages to Nationhood in Greek Macedonia, 1870-1990 by Anastasia N. Karakasidou (University of Chicago Press, 1997) The Coming White Minority: California, Multiculturalism, and America’s Future by Dale Maharidge (Vintage Books, 1996) The Deadly Ethnic Riot by Donald L. Horowitz (University of California Press, 2000) Peasants Into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France by Eugen Weber (Stanford University Press, 1979) Members of the Nationalism Colloquium had a discussion with the author on April 20, 2001.
The Ford Foundation’s Crossing Borders Initiative Middlebury College’s Crossing Borders initiative encourages students and faculty to cross geographic, disciplinary, and intellectual boundaries to gain a deeper sense of the global context that shapes and is shaped by individual societies. Supported by The Ford Foundation, Crossing Borders features specially designed, team-taught International Studies Seminars, which are enhanced by a rich array of international co-curricular programs. The three-year grant is overseen by Allison Stanger and Charlotte Tate of CFIA.
Crossing Borders International Studies Seminars 2000-2001 “Film and Anthropological Representation”—IS432 (Dana Faculty Fellow in Anthropology and Art A. David Napier and Assistant Professor of Film/Video Jeffrey Ruoff)—Ethnographic film crosses the boundaries between academic anthropology, art history, and popular media. This course addresses the construction of meaning in ethnographic films in relation to the parallel concerns of anthropology. We focus on individual films, examining their meanings from the perspectives of filmmakers and viewers. We consider various approaches to film art, the relation of other visual media to ethnographic representation, and the challenges these pose to traditional texts. The class appeals
to and played out against a backdrop of revolutionary upheaval. The primary emphasis in this course is to examine artistic images, historical narratives, and selective films as both aesthetic
to students of anthropology and film as well as others interested in international studies and the politics of cross-cultural representation. David Stoll
“Revolution and the Arts”— IS434 (Professor of History of Art and Architecture Cynthia Atherton and Professor of Humanities James West)—This International Studies Seminar seeks to explore how works of art marily visual arts and films) function when directly connected
constructs and powerful sociopolitical phenomena, reflecting and influencing revolutionary changes in political, social, religious, and cultural realms. In order to examine and to draw comparisons among the variety of visual images and innovative films which grew out of—or helped to spark—particular revolutionary upheavals, we look at specific historical contexts from widely different parts of the world. We consider the French revolution and its aftermath; the Bolshevik revolution and Stalinism in Russia; the rise of the Nazis in Germany; the Commu-
nist revolution in China; and the Indian independence movement. “Terrorism”—IS436 (Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of German Michael Geisler and Assistant Professor of Anthropology David Stoll)—Terrorism, the act of violent resistance against real or perceived oppression, has taken on new dimensions in an age dominated by mass media and technology. Can we make reliable distinctions between terrorism, anarchism, guerrilla warfare and random mass murder? What are the political, social and cultural conditions that favor terrorism? What makes an individual a terrorist? How have governments coped with terrorist movements? What is “state terrorism”? Looking at terrorist movements across the globe, as well as the historical evolution of terrorism, this course examines explanations for this disintegrative phenomenon given by social scientists, historians, writers, and filmmakers. “Struggles of the Sacred and the Profane”—IS438 (Associate Professor of History Darién Davis and Instructor in Religion Walid Saleh)—This course
The Ford Foundation’s Crossing Borders Initiative studies and compares various types of civil, religious, and nationalist movements in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In comparing the various movements cross-culturally, we attempt to create a paradigm for analysis that helps us to understand the role of religious and civil discourse in grass roots and national movements in a number of countries around the world, although special emphasis is given to Latin America and the Islamic world. We will examine the similarities and differences among the discourses that various movements employ to empower themselves and forge “community,” the relationship that they have to the state, and the relationship of these movements to the discourse on modernization. “Leadership: Politics and Psychology”—IS454 (Frederick C. Dirks Professor of Political Science Michael Kraus and Professor of Psychology Marc Riess)—Are leaders born or made? Does the answer to this question change when the social, cultural, and political context varies? This seminar approaches the subject of leadership from a multi-disciplinary (politics and psychology)
perspective, focusing on (1) the individual personalities and values of leaders, (2) the relationship of leaders to the institutions they serve, (3) the role of the state and cultural context in which the leadership is exercised, and (4) the process of leading. Case studies include the United States (Clinton), Germany (Hitler), the Czech Republic (Havel), Russia (Stalin), South Africa (Mandela), and the United Kingdom (Thatcher). Crossing Borders Lectures 2000-2001 Ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall presented his film Doon School Chronicles (140', 2000) during a public screening affiliated with the IS Seminar “Film and Anthropological Representation.” David MacDougall is Convenor of the Program in Visual Research at the Center for Cross-cultural Research at Australian National University and is author of the IS432 textbook Transcultural Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1998). During the fall semester, we hosted two additional Crossing Borders lecturers in association
with the IS Seminar “Film and Anthropological Representation.” The first was anthropologist Paul Stoller, author of, among other books, The Taste of Ethnographic Things and the IS432 textbook The Cinematic Griot: The Ethnography of Jean Rouch. Curator Elaine Charnov, Director of the Margaret Mead Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, attended three IS432 classes and engaged at length with students and faculty. Charnov teaches workshops on documentary and is also the co-founder of docs-inprogress.com, a network for the international documentary community devoted to global documentary storytelling. As a result of her Middlebury visit, two IS432 students are interning with Elaine Charnov at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in Summer 2001. Crossing Borders teamed up with Career Services to present “Leadership and the Liberal Arts: Preparing Leaders for Today and Tomorrow” by Brent Filson, author and trainer. Brent Filson’s interactive session focused on the philosophies of leadership and the value of a liberal arts education to preparing students for lives of
leadership on the local and global levels. An authority on motivational leadership, organizational culture change, and results strategies, Filson’s three most recent books, Executive Speeches: 51 CEOs Tell You How To Do Yours, Defining Moment: Motivating People To Take Action, and Authority Is A Poor Excuse For Leadership, have reached wide audiences around the world. In addition to his public presentation, Brent Filson participated in the IS Seminar “Leadership: Politics and Psychology.” Rachel May gave the lecture “Colombian Guerillas and the Current Crisis” in conjunction with the IS Seminar “Struggles of the Sacred and Profane.” Rachel May is Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Latin American Studies at the University of Washington, Tacoma, and the author of Terror in the Countryside: Campesino Responses to Political Violence in Guatemala, 1954-1985. Filmmaker Carma Hinton presented “One Day in the Cultural Revolution: An Interactive Multimedia Exploration of Mao’s First Meeting with the
The Ford Foundation’s Crossing Borders Initiative Red Guards” (work in progress) to both the public and students in the IS Seminar “Revolution and the Arts.” On August 18, 1966, Chairman Mao Zedong reviewed over one million Red Guards at a mass rally held in Tiananmen Square. This event served as the grand public launching of the Cultural Revolution. A documentary film of the rally was shown throughout China over the following weeks, inspiring millions of people into action. “One Day in the Cultural Revolution” is an experimental project that features a short film edited from the official documentary on August 18. Through four interactive essays constructed from an array of film and audio-visual material, the project explores the date’s significance, both historic and symbolic. Carma Hinton is co-director of the film The Gate of Heavenly Peace (Long Bow Group, 1995), a documentary exploring the 1989 protest movement. The film has received several awards, including a George Foster Peabody Award, and both the International Critics Prize and Best Social and Political Documentary at the Banff Television Festival.
Crossing Borders Artist-in-Residence 2000-2001 Through short-term faculty residencies, Middlebury College students, faculty, and staff enjoy the opportunity for in-depth engagement with scholars from different world regions. In addition, our international visitors serve as valuable resources to Middlebury faculty and help promote a sharing of ideas between our Middlebury campus and colleagues overseas. The campus residency of Ladislav Smoèek during April 2001 offered Middlebury faculty and students the opportunity for indepth engagement with the Czech Republic’s leading director and best-known playwright after Václav Havel. Ladislav Smoèek is the founder and present director of Èinoherní klub, the Prague theatre off Wenceslas Square from which Václav Havel and his comrades launched the 1989 Velvet Revolution (Havel’s mass movement, Civic Forum, was founded on the stage of Èinoherní klub on November 19, 1989). His plays have been translated into numerous foreign languages and
Michael Kraus, Allison Stanger, and Ladislav Smoèek
performed before English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish audiences. His plays have also been mounted in the United States [The Noose (Smyèka) at La Mamma in New York in 1974, and both The Labyrinth (Bludištì ), and A Lovely Place for a Picnic (Piknik) at the Callboard Theatre in Los Angeles in 1987]. The focus of Ladislav Smoèek’s residency was to share his professional experience with students and faculty in the Theater Department and the International Studies Program through formal activities and informal discussion. While on campus, he participated in the courses “Directing 2” (TH 324) taught by Professor of Theatre and Women’s and Gender Studies Cheryl Faraone; “Spring Repertory” (TH 429) co-taught by
Cheryl Faraone, Professor of Theatre Richard Romagnoli, Assistant Professor of Theatre Jule Emerson, and Visiting Lecturer in Theatre Hallie Zieselman; and “Lighting Design” (TH 113) taught by Hallie Zieselman. He also attended an evening of Harold Pinter plays directed by Richard Romagnoli: Party Mountain One Language for the New World Order Time—a collage of the four plays Party Time, Mountain Language, One for the Road and New World Order. Drawing on his valuable experience, Ladislav Smoèek advised students who were directing plays with strong social messages and international content. The students and their works included Ryan Palsrok ’01, directing In the Heart of America by Naomi
The Ford Foundation’s Crossing Borders Initiative Wallace—a study of racism and homophobia in America using the lenses of the Gulf War and the Vietnam War to meld the past and present; Meg Taintor ’01, directing The Love of a Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker— a contemporary presentation of the story of the Greek mythological sisters Philomele, Procne, and Tereus; and Frank Labovitz ’01, directing Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry— a nineteenth-century preAbsurdist play using the MacBeth story to ridicule power and greed. During his stay, Ladislav Smoèek also teamed up with theatre expert Jarka Burian to deliver the lecture and discussion “Contemporary Czech Theatre” to the Middlebury College community. Professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Albany, Jarka Burian is the author of Modern Czech Theatre: Reflector and Conscience of a Nation (University of Iowa Press, 2000), as well as two books on Josef Svoboda (The Scenography of Joseph Svoboda and The Secret of Theatrical Space). He taught for nearly forty years in the Department of English and, later, the Department of Theatre at the University at Albany.
A return visit by Eastern European specialist Jacques Rupnik, Middlebury’s 1999-2000 Crossing Borders Faculty-in-Residence, served as a welcome complement to Ladislav Smoèek’s residency. While on campus in April 2001, Professor Rupnik reengaged with faculty and students and gave the lecture “The Balkans After Milosevic.” Professor Rupnik is executive director of research at the Center for International Studies and the National Foundation for Political Science and is a professor at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. He is an adviser to Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic; and coauthor of Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons
Learned (Oxford, 2000). Dr. Rupnik also participated in the course “Seminar on Comparative Democratization” (PS 424) taught by Michael Kraus. Crossing Borders Professional Development Awards 2000-2001
Professor of Geography Tamar Mayer was awarded a grant to conduct research on Holocaust commemoration sites in Central Europe, in summer 2001.
Professor of Russian Kevin Moss was awarded a grant to attend the Council on International Educational Exchange International Faculty Development Seminar “The Evolution of South-Eastern Europe: The Croatian Perspective” hosted by the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in spring 2001.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Mark Williams was awarded a grant to attend the Council on International Educational Exchange International Faculty Development Seminar “The U.S.-Mexico Relationship and the Region’s Future” hosted by the University of Guadalajara’s Centro de Estudios Para Extranjeros in Guadalajara, Mexico, in spring 2001.
With an eye toward developing cross-regional and multi-disciplinary courses in the future, during 2000-2001, five faculty members were awarded grants to pursue cross-disciplinary professional development activities. •
Mark Williams and CFIA Intern Vinay Jawahar ‘02, co-authors of “When Rational Decision-Making Fails: Plan Colombia and the Approaching ‘Commitment Trap,’” which Vinay presented at the 2001 conference of the New England Political Science Association.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish Isabel Estrada was awarded a grant to conduct research on the changing role of men as a result of democratic political transitions at the Filmoteca de la Generalitat film archives in Barcelona, Spain, in summer 2001. Assistant Professor of Spanish Valentin Ferdinán was awarded a grant to attend three symposia on Asian Aesthetics (Japanese, Chinese, and Indian) at the Fifteenth International Congress of Aesthetics in Tokyo, Japan, in summer 2001.
International Theses Senior Thesis Forum 2000-01 The annual Center for International Affairs Senior Thesis Forum provides an opportunity for Middlebury and University of Vermont students to showcase their international research to an audience of faculty, staff, and students. Although seniors’ work must be on an international topic, the students may be majors in any department or program. The result is a rich array of internationally oriented honors theses. May 7 Zornitza Batchvarova (German and Economics): Das Bauhaus— Ein Kompromiss Zwischen Kunst und der Industrie (“The Bauhaus—
Rachel Rackow, Meghan Mitchell, Dauvin Peterson, and Zornitza Batchvarova
A Necessary Unity Between Art and the Industry”) Meghan Mitchell (Political Science): An Evaluation of Economic Sanctions in the 1990s: U.S. Policies Toward Iraq, Iran, Haiti, and Pakistan Dauvin Peterson (Chinese and Economics): The Stock Markets of Mainland China and Hong Kong: An Historical Analysis and Outlook Rachel Rackow (Biology and Psychology) Social Identity and Socialization: An Integrative Approach to the Study of Prejudice in German Fraternities May 8 Patrick Collins: Does Japan Suffer From a Soft Budget Constraint? (University of Vermont) Anne Elkins (International Studies): Dispelling the Legacy of Franco: Gender, Identity and Spain’s Transition to Democracy Kathrin Platt (International Politics and Economics): Independence versus Accountability: An Analysis of the French Decision to Accept a European Central Bank in the German Tradition
Patrick Collins, Andrew Urban, Kathrin Platt, and Anne Elkins
Andrew Urban (History): The Failure of Universalism: Racial and Sectarian Strife in Saint-Domingue and Ireland during the French Revolution May 10 Lydie Bennett Hudson (International Politics and Economics): Migration Policy: Its Rise and Importance on the European Agenda Adil Husain (Political Science):
James May III, Lydie Bennett Hudson, Adil Husain, and Dana Stringer
Blind Man’s Bluff: Nuclear Weapons in the India-Pakistan Rivalry James May III (Economics): Governance and Unofficial Economies Dana Stringer (Spanish): El lenguaje vanguardista e indagación en la alteridad: Carpentier, Asturias, y Arguedas (”Vanguardist Language and the Investigation of Alterity: Carpentier, Asturias, and Arguedas”) May 11 Alexandra Dumouchel (Russian): Vladimir Mayakovsky’s Love Poetry and Themes of Revolution Neviana Petkova (Economics and Math): Distributional Conflict and Inflation: An Application to the Bulgarian Experience
Neviana Petkova and Alexandra Dumouchel
International Theses International Thesis Awards The International Politics and Economics Thesis Prize was established by the Geonomics Institute and is awarded annually by the Center for International Affairs to the best senior honors thesis in International Politics and Economics. 2001 International Politics and Economics Thesis Prize Kathrin Platt (International Politics and Economics): Independence versus Accountability: An Analysis of the French Decision to Accept a European Central Bank in the German Tradition Rebecca Steinberger (International Political and Economics): Networks, Neighbors, and Negotiators: Social Capital in the Grassroots and Professional Development Organizations of Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador
Rebecca Steinberger, Allison Stanger, and Kathrin Platt
The International Studies Thesis Prize is awarded annually to the best senior honors thesis in international studies, broadly conceived. Candidates for the prize may come from any major at the College, so long as the thesis work is international in orientation. The thesis may be written in English or in a foreign language. 2001 International Studies Thesis Prize Dana Stringer (Spanish): El lenguaje vanguardista e indagación en la alteridad: Carpentier, Asturias,y Arguedas. (”Vanguardist Language and the Investigation of Alterity: Carpentier, Asturias, and Arguedas”) Allison Stanger and Dana Stringer
Internships Dillon Dunwalke Overseas Internships Sponsored by the Clarence and Anne Dillon Dunwalke Trust, the Office of Off-Campus Study in conjunction with CFIA offer creditbearing internships for Middlebury students at the C.V. Starr Middlebury Schools Abroad. In addition, noncredit-bearing internships are offered for Middlebury and non-Middlebury students on our programs abroad. Overseas internships provide a unique opportunity for students to deepen immersion and enhance their cultural and language learning. While abroad, Middlebury students pursue internships in fields as diverse as diplomacy, international finance, law, environmental policy, economic development, journalism, cinema, and fashion.
CFIA Intern Program Academic Year 2000-2001 Fredrick A. Brubaker, Jr. ’04; Vinay Jawahar ’03; Kevin Murungi,’01; Quynh Nguyen ‘03; Lorinc Redei ‘01
Samia Amin, James Meader, and Ellen Tompsett
2000-2001 Dillon Dunwalke Fellows FRANCE Eve-Anadel Coronado ’02 Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme Kristy Fullerton ’02 - Conseil Régional Ile de France Jennifer Luening ’02 - Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Ile de France Michael Malloy ’02 - La Fondation Robert Schumann Heidi Robinson ’02 - Maria Luisa, Paris Abigail Vacanti ’02 - Théâtre et Cinéma Ile de France Zachary Wyman ’02 - Association Républicaine des anciens Combattants at Victimes de Guerre
ITALY Sarah Bernstein ‘02 - Commercial Section, U.S. Consulate Kenneth Harley ‘02 - Commercial Section, U.S. Consulate
Summer 2001 Samia Amin ’03; Rada Gousseva, exchange student; James Meader ’01.5; Kartik Raj ‘02; Ellen Tompsett ‘02
SPAIN Meisan Lim ’02 - Bridge News Bryn Saxe ’02 - Commercial Section, U.S. Embassy Ajaya Shrestha ’02 - CODESPA, an NGO involved in development activities in the Third World
Frederick A. Brubaker, Jr.
Dillon Dunwalke Fellows 1999-2000
Vinay Jawahar and Lorinc Redei
Published on Nov 25, 2008