Middlebury Institute for International Studies presents the WorldViews Speaker Series online on 10/14, 10/28, and 11/11, discussing today's vexing world problems. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this series will be held entirely on Zoom. All are welcome. Please register in advance here - log in details will be provided after you register.
Wednesday, October 14, 4:30pm
Delving Into the Extremism of White Supremacy: Who Are They, What Do They Want?
By nearly any objective measurement there has been a rise in extremism associated with the white supremacist movement. Learn why, and how the COVID pandemic is contributing to this evolving transnational challenge.
Speaker: Prof. Jason Blazakis (Director, Center on Terrorism, Extremism, & Counterterrorism)
Wednesday, October 28, 12pm
The Ocean Climate Action Plan: Turning Ideas Into Advocacy
Detailing the Ocean Climate Action Plan’s path from development into law.
Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Jason Scorse (Director, Center for the Blue Economy) and Elise Birkett (MA Candidate, '22)
Wednesday, November 11, 4:30pm-5:30pm
The US-Russian Nuclear Predicament: Are We Doomed to Cooperate or Simply Doomed?
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? We'll discuss insights into US-Russian nuclear dynamics and their implications for world stability.
Speakers: Prof. William Potter (Founding Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies) and Aubrey Means (MA Candidate ‘20)