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Arthur Hertzberg delivers the inaugural Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies, examining the historical context that continues to form the religious and political atmosphere of the Middle East. In particular, he presents the Jewish and the Arab response to the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Hertzberg argues that progress toward peace in the Middle East would come only through agreements reached by means of intervention by the superpowers.
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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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Given as the 1998 Hannah A. Quint Lectureship in Jewish Studies
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Discusses the multi-dimensional aspects of proportionality that are not often considered or understood in traditional 'just-war' theory. Jeff McMahan, an American philosopher, was educated at Oxford and Cambridge, and is currently professor of philosophy at Rutgers University. He has written extensively on normative and applied ethics. His publications include The Morality of Nationalism (co-edited with Robert McKim; Oxford, 1997) and The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life...
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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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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (59 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This symposium presents a panel of international speakers, including journalists, current and former faculty and students from the Middlebury College Language Schools, and political strategists. The speakers present various perspectives on issues surrounding terrorism and the role of mass media, from polarized messaging to the politics of terror, followed by a...
Topics: Terrorism, Mass media, Press, Journalism, Discourse and society, Lectures
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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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Through its innovative management of 29,000 acres of New York City land, the Parks Department has emerged as a national and international leader in urban sustainability. Parks Commissioner and Middlebury Alumnus Adrian Benepe '78.5 has overseen the largest expansion of the City parks system since the 1930s. Commissioner Benepe will discuss how the agency's initiatives related to sustainable design and construction, natural resources management and fuel and energy conservation are transforming...
Topics: Urban parks, Environmental studies, Sustainable development, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Tom Tietenberg discusses the effectiveness of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the first market-based regulatory program in the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. RGGI Inc. is a nonprofit corporation created to provide technical and administrative services to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative CO2 budget trading programs of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. Tom Tietenberg is the...
Topics: Greenhouse gasses, Environmental economics, Climate change, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (81 min.) Part of the Scott A. Margolin '99 Lecture in environmental affairs series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by Rich Wolfson. This lecture begins with a review of the now-solid evidence for a human influence on the climate of recent decades. Such evidence includes instrumental measurements available for the past two centuries, paleoclimate observations spanning more than a millennium, and comparisons of the predictions from computer models...
Topics: Climate change, Environmental ethics, Global warming, Environmentalism, Research, Lectures
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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.
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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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Aditya Mahendra Raval, from the Class of 1998, is the State Department producer for ABC News. On 9-11, he was sent to cover the attack at the Pentagon. He served as an associate producer for the Justice Department beat specializing in covering civil liberties in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. In the run-up to the war in Iraq, he was sent to Cairo, Egypt to report on the Arab viewpoint. During the actual war, he was stationed at US Central Command Headquarters in Doha, Qatar reporting...
Topics: International relations, Diplomacy, United States, Lectures, Middlebury College
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Mr. Soltan explains the purpose of linguistic theories by focusing on the theory of universal grammar. He explains how it is exhibited across different languages and also how it may be applied to the study of child language or the stage during which children are first learning their languages. Usama Soltan is assistant professor of Arabic at Middlebury College. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is interested in cross-linguistic diversity of languages....
Topics: Language acquisition, Nativism (Psychology), Typology (Linguistics), Lectures, Middlebury College
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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
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv Part of the Abernethy Lecture series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Dr. Moody's discussion focuses on how, given the absence of enslaved women's narratives from its media, the abolitionist enterprise itself seems ironically to have silenced slave and ex-slave women.
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The talk deals with the most important characteristics of Daoism and its relationship to Confucianism. It starts from the explanation of the Chinese phrase "Zi ran" and then discusses Daoism, Confucianism and Chinese thought.
Topics: Taoism, Confucianism, Philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Religion, Lectures
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Discussion of the role of the private sector enterprises in the economic development of poor countries, and of the need of more inclusive business models that recognize the poor not only as consumers, but also as drivers of growth. Thommessen highlights that in markets that include more poor people, we all win. Business models that include the poor require broad support and offer gains for all. Christian H. Thommessen has been a Director/Chair in Technology/Venture companies (private and...
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