Where the World Comes to Windham County

Coming in April 2017 to the WWAC/Marlboro College International Lecture Series*

Wednesday, April 5
Joan Rohlfing, President, Nuclear Threat Initiative
“Nuclear Dangers in the Trump Era

Joan Rolfing was part of the original team that created the mission and scope for Nuclear Threat Initiative in 2000. She became president and chief operating officer of the NTI in January 2010, after nine years as NTI’s senior vice president for programs and operations. She is responsible for managing all NTI programs and operations, overseeing an annual operating budget of $15-$20 million.

 Friday, April 7
Patrick Murphy, Deputy Asst Secretary, US Dept of State for Southeast Asia, 04/2016 to present (and BUHS Alumnus!)
“Promoting U.S. Interests in Asia During a Time of Change”

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, W. Patrick Murphy served previously as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires in Thailand (2013-2016) and Lesotho (2006-2008).  Mr. Murphy’s prior Washington service includes Special Representative for Burma, Director/Deputy Director of the Office for Mainland Southeast Asia, political advisor for the Haiti Working Group, and desk officer for Burma and Laos. Since joining the Department of State in 1992, he has also completed diplomatic assignments in Burma, China, Iraq, Guinea, and Mali.

Friday, April 28
Pisan Manawapat, Royal Thai Government, formerly Ambassador to the European Union, India, and Canada
“Diplomacy:  The View From Abroad”

Pisan Manawapat became the 44th ambassador of Thailand to the United States on Feb. 23, 2015, having most recently served as the Thai ambassador to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg, India and CanadaAll events to be held at the Marlboro College Graduate Center

*All events will begin at 7:00 pm at The Marlboro Colllege Graduate Center
28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro
Coffee/tea/conversation at 6:30pm
The 7:00 pm talk will be followed by a question & answer period


Read about all 6 speakers in the Marlboro/WWAC Lecture Series








  1. Can we show this film in Brooklyn?

  2. Kimberlee Johnson

    I’m so excited for the Occitania talk! My interest in France has only grown since discovering this culture existed. I’m looking forward to learning more about it. I’ve heard Rai speak (and sing) before, and she’s well worth the two-hour commute for me. I can’t wait for this presentation.

    • We are very glad to hear from you and learn of your interest in Rai’s talk. We are sure that it will be a great presentation and look forward to seeing you there!

      Rosalyn Shaoul for WWAC

  3. It seems the photographs alone will be worth seeing at this important talk.

  4. Looking forward to learning more.

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