Events

Middletown Green Community Center Meeting

From Jeff Hush ’84: We have our first Wesleyan/MGCC event at Wesleyan University next Friday April 27 from 6pm to 8pm.  It is at 301 High Street, at the rear of the Davison Art Center, in the Digital Design Studio.  Prof. Chris Chenier, one of MGCC’s Board members, is the creator of this digital studio, and he…

Middletown Area Transit (MAT) Budget Cuts Demonstration

From Jacob Beilenson ’19: Today I received news from a Middlesex College Student named Gary Lambert that there is going to be a demonstration against imminent budget cuts to Middletown Area Transit (MAT) this Wednesday, April 25th at the MAT bus terminal on 340 Main St. The demonstration is starting at 4:30 PM. At 5, demonstrators will…

Wesleyan Resource Center : Conversation with Cliff

From Jaylen Berry ’18: This event has been created for Wesleyan Black/brown students to meet man of color, and new Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Director Clifton Watson as well as, to create discussion about SOC experiences at Wesleyan. This event will serve as a way to get conversation going about community building within the…

Russia after the 2018 Presidential Election: Diplomacy and Coercion

Russia after the 2018 Presidential Election: Diplomacy and Coercion with Stanislav Tkachenko Stanislav Tkachenko is a Professor of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University, with PhDs in History and Economics. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Bologna, Italy and Liaoning University, China. He has published books on European monetary integration…

Judging Teachers: the Law and Teacher Evaluation Policy Reform Efforts

Judging Teachers: the Law and Teacher Evaluation Policy Reform Efforts with Mark Paige The talk will address legal issues and court responses associated with policy efforts intended to improve public education and teacher quality, including those attempting to link teacher evaluation and employment status with student achievement, such as “value added modeling.” Professor Mark Paige…

Talks with Education Studies

From Professor Steve Stemler, co-coordinator for Education Studies: This week we have two more education-related talks that you are all invited to attend. Details are listed below: Tuesday 4/3/18, 2:00-2:50pm, Usdan University Center, Room 108 Dr. David Nurenberg, Lesley University Inquiry and Irony: The impasse in American public education and how we got here   Thursday,…

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years

The Arab Spring: Looking Back After Seven Years with Ambassador Jake Welles ’79 The Arab Spring, which began with much hope in early 2011, failed to bring democracy and change to the region, with the lone exception of Tunisia.  Of the countries directly impacted by the Arab Spring, Egypt and Bahrain have reverted to an…

Haiti: Migration and Globalization

Haiti: Migration and Globalization Haitians in the U.S. vs. Trump   Tens of thousands of Haitians who currently reside in the United States on Temporary Protected Status face possible deportation by the Trump administration. This talk will focus on the domestic and global political and economic factors that transformed Haiti into an exporter of labor…

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela A Conversation with Professor Antonio Machado Allison Venezuela is in crisis.  President Nicolás Maduro has clashed with the constitutional democracy of Venezuela. The country is in financial collapse with hyper-inflation and critical shortages of basic food supplies.  The elected Legislative body has been overruled and made inconsequential by…

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia

The Proof is in the Pudding: Putin’s Pivot to Asia Dr. David Abramson, Senior Analyst in the Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. Department of State. will discuss the drivers of Russia’s outreach in Asia and its prospects for success. Putin initiated his pivot to Asia policy even before the West began imposing sanctions on Russia in response to its…