International Education Week 2013

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Education, International Education Week is an annual celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It was first held in 2000 and is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information please visit

On behalf of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs and International Student and Scholar Services, here’s a glimpse at some of the many events with an international focus taking place at Middlebury College during International Education Week, running from November 11 to 22:

Monday, November 11

• Wronged by Empire: Colonial Memories and Victimhood in India and China’s Foreign Policy Today, a lecture by Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Robert A Jones ’59 Conference Room, 12:15 p.m.

• Study Abroad Photo Contest
Davis Family Library Vestibule (Near Wilson Cafe)
Display available all week. Annual reception today at 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12

• Mahaney Center for the Arts, Museum of Art
Various exhibits, including Asian and European art. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13

• The Franco-Algerian War and the Dispute between Camus and Sartre, a lecture by Alek Toumi
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14

• Diwan Baladna: Two Jordanians’ Perspectives on the Middle East
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

• Brave Genius: A Scientist’s Journey from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, a lecture by Sean Carroll
Dana Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 15

• The Ethics of Self-Sacrifice: Russians Remember the War, an International and Global Studies Colloquium presentation by Nina Wieda
Lunch available to those who RSVP by 11/11 to
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 12:15 p.m.

• Korean Art Comes to Middlebury, presented by Sarah Laursen
Mahaney Center for the Arts, 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 16

• The Hirschfield International Film Series presents Searching for Sugar Man
Dana Auditorium, 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 17

• Middlebury College Choir “In Nature” with the Middlebury College Orchestra: featuring music of Nature, Bohemia and Bohemian nature.
Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 18

• Timely and Untimely Politics: Art, Protest and Everyday Life in Early 1960s Japan, a lecture by William Marotti
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 19

• Women’s Activism in Muslim and Jewish Religious-Political Movements, a lecture by Lihi Ben-Shitrit
Sunderland Language Center Room 110, 4:30 p.m.

• MAlt Dominican Republic Atwater Dinner, a themed dinner in support of the Middlebury Alternative Break Trip to the Dominican Republic
Suggested $5 donation for students – RSVP to by November 11
Atwater Dining Hall, 6 p.m.

• African Music and Dance Ensemble
Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20

• Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series: Transnational Justice and Politics of National Reconciliation in Post-communist Europe, a lecture by Michael Kraus
Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 21

• Pentecost, a play by David Edgar performed in twelve languages
Wright Memorial Theatre, 7:30 P.M. on November 21-23.
$6 tickets for Middlebury students.

Friday, November 22

• A Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family and War, an International Global Studies Colloquium presented by journalist and author Shahan Mufti ’03
A career conversation with the author will be held for students at the Center for Careers and Internships from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Lunch available to those who RSVP by 11/18 to
Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, 12:15 p.m.

Saturday, November 23

• ISO Cultural Show 2013: where dances and songs meet to showcase spectacular performances!
McCullough Social Space, 5:30 p.m. ($6 sampler show) and 8:00 p.m. ($7 full performance)
Purchases tickets now at the Box Office!