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.

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.
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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."

Prof. Paul Pillar
explore.georgetown.edu

Tuesday, August 9 at 2:00 pm

This Speaking in Maine program features Professor Paul Pillar's address to the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.

    

Professor Paul Pillar retired in 2005 from a 28-year career in the U.S. intelligence community, in which his last position was National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia.

Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by New York Times journalist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith, “Reclaiming the American Dream.”

For more on Smith and the forum, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next to a recent presentation of the World Affairs Council of Maine. The speaker is Ribal al-Assad, founder and director of the Organization for Freedom and Democracy in Syria. His talk is titled “Syria, the Middle East, and the New Cold War: How Three Tiers of Conflict Created an Apocalypse.”

Introducing the speaker is Amy Holland, executive director of the World Affairs Council.

University of Maine School of Law

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the University of Maine School of Law for a talk by Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda of Zimbabwe on “Overcoming Food Insecurity: Ideas and Inspiration from Zimbabwe to Maine.”

For more on Sibanda and the talk, click here.

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland for a panel discussion on “Abortion Rights Today” in Maine presented by Maine Jewish Film Festival, the University of Maine School of Law and Justice for Women.

For more on the discussion and festival, click here.

Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations. The speaker is Andrew Cockburn, Washington Editor for Harper’s Magazine, speaking on how the U.S. came to adopt a strategy of assassination, and why it failed.

For more about Cockburn and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations, click here.

All this week Speaking in Maine features highlights of the 2016 Camden Conference. The Camden Conference was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world issues. The focus of the conference this year was “The New Africa.”

Today’s speaker is Mr. Kingsley Moghalu, professor of practice in international business and public policy and senior fellow in the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

For more on Moghalu or the 2016 Camden Conference, click here.


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