Ellsworth Lectures: Past Lectures

The Annual Ellsworth Lecture is funded by the Robert A. Ellsworth Trust and brings visiting scholars to campus to speak publicly about their work.

Below is a list of Ellsworth Lecturers from years past.

 

DATE

SPEAKER

TOPIC

3/20/13

Scott McDowell, Vermont historian and 2010 graduate of Johnson State

Labor, Law and Power: The Vermont Marble Workers' Strike of 1935-1936
4/17/12

William McKone, Civil War Re-enactor

Vermont Enters the Civil War
3/29/11

Jonathan Hoffman, Teacher at the Center for Technology in Essex and founder and director of Direct Aid International

The Building of Schools in Afghanistan

5/3/10

Bill McKibben, Scholar in Residence, Middlebury College

Eaarth: The Making of a Tough, New Planet
3/26/09

Liselotte Ivry, Montreal Holocaust Center

Liselotte Ivry, Holocaust Survivor
3/27/08

Julia Alverez, Author in residence at Middlebury College

Dominican Republic - coffee farm/literacy center and stories
3/9/07

Dr. Martin Sherwin

Author and Professor,  Tufts University

Peace or War in the Nuclear Age - Oppenheimer's Shadow: His Nuclear World and Ours
9/18/05
Dr. Tudor Vlad, Cox Center for International Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
European Perspectives of the U.S. Media
1/20/05
Thomas Twetten, Retired CIA Deputy Director for Operations
Afghanistan and Iraq: American Intelligence on the Front Lines Against Terrorism
2/5/04
Cynthia Gates Fujikawa, Award-winning filmmaker of "Old Man River"
The Internment of Japanese Americans During World War II
1/29/03
Martin Prechtel, Author, teacher, and traditional Mayan medicine man
Coffee and Chocolate: the Tzutuhhil Mayan
4/24/01
Professor Chester H. Liebs,Professor Emeritus at UVM &  Visiting Professor at Tokyo National University
Conserving Natural and Cultural Heritage in Japan
10/19/99
Dr. Joshua Aizenman, Professor,  Dartmouth College
The Perils of Global Capital: Reflections on the Crisis in the Far East
4/15/99
Dr. Shannan Mattiace, Instructor,  University of Texas
Five Years After the Rebellion: The Chiapas Region of Mexico
4/14/98
Dr. Merry I. White, Professor of Sociology, Boston University                             
Japanese Women as a National Security Issue: Japan's Demographic Crisis
9/16/97
Professor Peter J. Seybolt, Professor,  University of Vermont                    
Portrait of Village Life in China: 1923-1995
3/6/96
Dr. Rochelle Ruthchild, Fellow, Russian Research Center of  Harvard University
Women in Russia Today: Progress or Regress?
3/21/95
Dr. Martin J. Sherwin, Author and Professor at Tufts University
Hiroshima's History, America's Memory: 1945 and 1995
4/19/94
Dr. Scott A. Mori,  Senior Curator, The New York Botanical Garden                       
The Rain Forests of Latin America: Is There Hope for the Future?
9/25/92
Dr. Lily Gardner Feldman, Research Director, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
The European Community: The New Super Power?
10/11/91
Dr. Olin Robison, Professor and President Emeritus, Middlebury College       
The Russians and the New World Order
4/22/91
Larry Birns, Director of Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA),which monitors political, economic and diplomatic issues affecting the Western Hemisphere.
The North American Economic Bloc
 
5/3/90
Dr. Robert E. Hunter, Vice President for Regional Programs & Director of European Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Earthquake in Europe: From European Community to Freedom in the East
5/4/89
Arthur Macy Cox, Secretary, American Committee on US-Soviet Relations
The U.S. and the USSR: Requirements for a Stable Coexistence
5/2/88
Ambassador Maynard W. Glitman, Chief U.S. Negotiator, Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces
Arms Control, Foreign Policy and National Security
12/3/87
Anthony Lewis, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist for the New York Time & New York Review of Books
Miranda Case
4/8/87
Howard J. Wiarda, University of Massachusetts    
The U.S. and Latin America: Historic Communities, New Directions
4/1/86
Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermont Senator to the United States Congress
International Terrorism: U.S. Perspectives and Options
4/22/85
Dr. Olin Robison, President, Middlebury College       
Reagan and the Russians: The Second Term