Global and Regional Studies Calendar of Events

Wed Sep 18 2019

  • Lecture: Professor Caroline Beer, Political Science Department
    4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Memorial Lounge

    Full Professor Lecture Series. The first lecture in the series will be given by Caroline Beer, Professor of Political Science, on September 18, 2019, at 4:30 PM in the Waterman Memorial Lounge.

    Title: What Can We Learn from Mexico About Gender Equality? Comparative Politics and Global Gender Inequality

    Date: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM
    Location: Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building

    Information: 656-1297

    Mexico was at the forefront of progressive gender legislation in the early twentieth century after the triumph of its anti-clerical revolution. Again in the early twenty-first century, after its transition to democracy, Mexico enacted wide-ranging gender equality policies. Women in Mexico enjoy greater equality in many spheres of life than women in the United States. What can the study of Mexico and comparative political analysis more broadly teach us about gender inequality?

    Professor Beer studies and teaches about politics and gender in Latin America. She first travelled to Latin America as a sixteen-year-old foreign exchange student in Ecuador. Since then she has returned as often as possible. Her early research examined the local dimensions of Mexico’s transition to democracy. More recently, she has published articles about gender quotas, abortion policy, violence against women laws, and LGBT rights in Mexico.

    The College of Arts and Sciences Full Professor Lecture Series was designed to give newly promoted faculty an opportunity to share with the university community a single piece of research or overview of research trajectory meant to capture the spark of intellectual excitement that has resulted in their achieving full professor rank.

Thu Oct 03 2019

  • Is Russia still an 'energy superpower'?
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Memorial Lounge, Waterman Rm 338

    Dr. Peter Rutland
    Professor of Political Science
    Wesleyan University
    Russia’s grip on European oil and gas markets raises important geopolitical issues of global importance. Peter Rutland plans to discuss forces at play that may challenge Russia’s status as an energy superpower and how that might impact Europe. We encourage undergraduate students interested in global studies, Russian and European politics and history, and environmental science to attend.

Fri Oct 04 2019

  • Rebecca Janzen, Immigration to Mexico: Who Gets In?
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    John Dewey Lounge - Old Mill 325

    A Talk by Prof. Rebecca Janzen (University of South Carolina)

    Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages, the Department of Geography, The Global Studies Program, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and the UVM Humanities Center

    Questions? Contact Prof. John Waldron at

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Wed Nov 06 2019

  • Reflections on Peace Corps Service and Experiences
    5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Lafayette Hall L207

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reflections on Peace Corps Service and Experiences (Confirmed) Lafayette Hall L207 (William&Ellinor Hauke Lecture

    Reserved: 4:45 PM - 6:30 PM