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Thursday, April 5

The Global Assault on Africa’s Resources: How the world’s relentless demand for oil, minerals, timber, and other raw materials is producing war, poverty, and environmental devastation in Africa

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Robert A. Jones ’59 House

Michael T. Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, based at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts

Klare, author of fourteen books and most recently of  The Race to What is Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources (2012), serves on the boards of directors of Human Rights Watch and the Arms Control Association and is a regular contributor to The Nation, TomDispatch, Mother Jones, and Foreign Policy In Focus. His lecture, in conjunction with Object and Environment - Recent African Art, on view through April 22 at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, will address the dramatic environmental issues engaged by the artists whose works are included in the exhibition. He will focus on the impact of oil explorations on people and the environment in western Africa. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Friends of the Art Museum, the Department of Geography, Atwater Commons, and the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.

Friday, April 6

Off the Wall—Informal Discussions about Art: “Looking at Art with the Robert F. Reiff Intern”

Art & Lunch Discussion
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Middlebury College Museum of Art

Leann Li ’12, Robert F. Reiff Intern

Leann Xi Li ’12, the museum’s Reiff Intern, highlights her research on the recently acquired Idris Khan photograph Gratitude, based on a thirteenth-century text by the Persian poet Rumi. Enjoy further conversation over a light lunch in the lobby. Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Middlebury College Museum of Art, and the Committee on the Arts. Lunch is provided. Free to College ID card holders; community donations accepted.

Wednesday, April 11

Art and Peace: the Role of Diplomacy in the Ancient Yoruba Sculpture from Ife

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 12:15pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 125

Dr. Suzanne Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Dr. Blier will discuss the role of diplomacy in ancient Yoruba sculpture from life, in conjunction with the exhibition Environment and Object: Recent African Art. Sponsored by the Departments of Geography, History of Art and Architecture, Library and Information Services, the Director of the Arts, Atwater Commons, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art.