Speaking in Maine

Occasional weekdays at 2:00 pm

One of the many public affairs lecture series Maine Public Radio presents weekdays at 2:00 pm, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers recorded in towns and cities throughout the state of Maine. The program is produced by Ed Morin, Gordon Fellis and Jonathan Woodward. The Executive Producer for Speaking in Maine is Charles Beck.

David Brancacio
www.une.edu/news/2017

Tuesday, March 28 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to the University of New England, for a talk with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio, this year’s Paul. D. Merrill Business Ethics lecturer.

The University of New England is pleased to announce that David Brancaccio, host of American Public Media’s “Marketplace Morning Report,” will be the speaker at the university’s tenth annual Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture, to be held on Thursday, March 23 at 4 p.m. in the Eleanor DeWolfe Ludcke Auditorium on UNE’s Portland Campus.

Cas Mudde
www.camdenconference.org

  

Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 pm

Cas Mudde:  H​as the Refugee Crisis Created a Perfect Storm for the Far Right?
          &
Maha Yahya:  Refugees and the Remaking of an Arab Order

Has the Refugee Crisis Created a Perfect Storm for the Far Right?
Cas Mudde
Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, USA, Researcher, Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX), University of Oslo, Norway, Co-editor, European Journal of Political Research

Gerald Knaus
www.camdenconference.org

Wednesday, March 1 at 2:00 pm

Gerald Knaus: Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Refugee Protection 
          &
Bruno Stagno: 2016 -- The Year the World Stopped Caring about Refugees --Central America and Beyond

Paul James
www.camdenconference.org

Tuesday, February 28 at 2:00 pm 

Keynote Address:  Paul James:  The World Is on the Move, and We Have No Idea How to Respond. 

More than 65 million people are now on the move, seeking food, safety, and better lives for themselves and their families. They are fleeing for a variety of reasons: wars, ethnic and religious conflicts, corruption and crime, and the devastating consequences of climate change. The post–World War II international framework—created to meet what was then an unprecedented flow of humanity across borders—is now facing its severest crisis.

Julia Preston
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, February 14 at 2:00 pm

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and a recent meeting of the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.  The speaker is Julia Preston of the New York Times, speaking on “Immigrants, Executive Orders and the American Nation.”

Julia Preston was a member of The New York Times staff that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on international affairs for its series that profiled the corrosive effects of drug corruption in Mexico.

Donald Trump
wacmaine.wildapricot.org

Monday, February 13 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the World Affairs Council of Maine for a panel discussion on "What's Next for Foreign Policy under the Trump Administration." 

Panelists:

Charles Norchi, Professor of Law and University Trustee Professor, University of Maine School of Law, speaking on international law and the United Nations

Richard Barron Parker, Professor Emeritus, Hiroshima Shudo University, speaking on continuities and contrasts with Obama's foreign policy

Colin Woodard
www.midcoastforum.org/

Thursday, February 2 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.  The speaker is journalist and author Colin Woodard, State and National Affairs Writer for the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram, and contributing editor at Politico.  

Steven Koltai
www.midcoastforum.org

Wednesday, January 11 at 2:00 pm 

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Steven Koltai on “Peace Through Entrepreneurship.”

Maine Conservation Voters
Maine Conservation Voters

Thursday, December 15 at 2:00 pm

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Portland for a recent Maine Conservation Voters Luncheon Series, “A Post-Election Analysis on the Environment and Clean Energy,” a discussion of the 2016 elections and what the results mean for progress on conservation and clean energy policy in Maine.

The panel discusses:

Dr. Bill Thomas
www.watermans.org

Tuesday, November 29 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to North Haven Island, for a panel discussion on “Aging on Islands: How Aging Has Changed … and Should Change”

Maine's Five Living U.S. Senators
Maine State Chamber of Commerce

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Bangor for the recent Maine State Chamber’s 2016 Annual Dinner which featured a rare gathering of Maine’s five living senators — former Maine Sens. William Cohen, George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe, and current Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King.

Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell speaking about political civility during a Maine Council of Churches event in Waterville on October 20, 2016.
Mal Leary/maine public

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Tuesday, October 25 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Waterville and a recent Maine Council of Churches event with Senator George Mitchell.

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
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Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland for an address by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the Maine Conservation Alliance 2016 Evening for the Environment: Celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service and the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Paulo Sotero
midcoastforum.org

Wednesday, September 28 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for an address by Paulo Sotero. 

Ambassador Steven E. Steiner
midcoastforum.org

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by Ambassador Steven Steiner on "Building Peace Through the Empowerment of Women in Post-Conflict Countries."

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