Post-Slavery Narratives and Conservation in Rural Jamaica:
How Local Culture Affects Global Environmental Governance

Tuesday, February 20  -  7:00 p.m. - HWCC Benes B

Kemi GeorgeKemi Fuentes-George (OWU '01) is an Assistant Professor at Middlebury College.  His recent book, Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries, published by MIT Press, explores how local justice claims affect states' abilities to implement their obligations under international environmental agreements.  He has also published research in Global Environmental Politics Journal, book chapters in Routledge, and written about environmental justice on  He is active in his community as a member of the Town of Middlebury Conservation Commission and as a volunteer for the Vermont chapter of Migrant Justice.


Defining Moment of Déjà Vu? The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship
Tuesday, February 27 - 7:00 p.m. - Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Rooms

29th John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics 
Julianne SmithJulianne (“Julie”) Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. She is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where she co-edits “Shadow Government.” Ms. Smith previously served as the Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President of the United States from 2012 to 2013, Acting National Security Advisor to the Vice President in 2013, and as the Principal Director for European and NATO Policy in the  Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Ms. Smith directed the CSIS Europe Program and the Initiative for a Renewed Transatlantic Partnership, where she led the Center’s research and program activities on U.S.-European political, security, and economic relations. Earlier, Ms. Smith served as deputy director and senior fellow in the CSIS International Security Program.


Climate Leadership Without the US Federal GovernmentJoshua Busby
Thursday, March 22  -  7:00 p.m.  -  HWCC Benes B

Joshua W. Busby is an Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin.  He is a Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a non-resident fellow with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Dr. Busby has published widely on transnational advocacy movements, climate change, global health, and other topics for various think tanks and academic journals including International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, and Perspectives on Politics.  His first book, Moral Movements and Foreign Policy, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010.  His second book AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations with Ethan Kapstein was published by Cambridge University Press in 2013 and won the 2014 Don K. Price Award (the APSA award for the best book on science, technology and environmental politics).


Past Speakers and Background on Eddy Lecture

 Lyman Lecture

Past Speakers and Background on Lyman Lecture