The Middlebury Institute Center has announced their “WorldViews” Speaker Series for Fall, 2020. The Institute’s Directors will discuss today’s vexing world problems to include race relations, domestic/global terrorism, climate change, and nonproliferation.
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, the Speaker Series will take place online via Zoom for Fall, 2020. Attendance is free and includes a Q&A Session.
FALL 20202 SCHEDULE
September 9th -- 1:00pm - 2:00 pm (PDT) -- “Pandemic, Protests, and Politics: Prospects for Peace” featuring Pushpa Iyer, Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution; Director of the Center for Conflict Studies; Chief Diversity Officer / Center for Conflict Studies (CCS)
→ Professor Pushpa Iyer focuses on how individuals, communities, and institutions can use a peacebuilding framework to counter the social unrest caused by the current pandemic and calls for justice.
October 14th -- 4:30pm - 5:30pm (PDT) -- “Delving into the Extremism of White Supremacy: Who are They, What Do They Want?” featuring Jason Blazakis, Professor of Practice; Director of the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism / Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism (CTEC)
→ By nearly any objective measurement there has been a rise in extremism associated with the white supremacist movement. Join Professor Jason Blazakis to learn why, and how the COVID pandemic is contributing to this evolving transnational challenge.
October 28th, 12:00 noon - 1:00pm (PDT) -- “The Ocean Climate Action Plan: Turning Ideas into Advocacy” featuring Jason Scorse, Associate Professor; Program Chair, International Environmental Policy; Director, Center for the Blue Economy
→ Professor Jason Scorse details the Ocean Climate Action Plan’s path from development into law.
November 11th 4:30pm - 5:30pm (PST) -- “The US-Russian Nuclear Predicament: Are We Doomed to Cooperate or Simply Doomed?” featuring William Potter, Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar, Professor of Nonproliferation Studies; Founding Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
→ For more than a half century, Washington and Moscow have worked to manage their nuclear competition and to cooperate in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. But what’s the future of this often rocky relationship? Professor Bill Potter offers his insights into US-Russian nuclear dynamics and their implications for world stability. Aubrey Means, MA Candidate 2020, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, will join Dr. Potter in this discussion.
For registration, please visit: https://engage.middlebury.edu/pages/events/fy20/miis-worldviews-fall-2020
For more information, please visit: https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/middlebury-institute-giving-speaker-series