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.

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Speaking in Maine takes us to the recent 2015 Camden Conference, focusing this year on "Russia Resurgent."

Today features Thomas Graham, from the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. His topic is "Rethinking U.S.-Russian Relations."

We'll be visiting the 2015 Camden Conference on Russia all this week at 1 p.m. To see all episodes in the series, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us to the recent 2015 Camden Conference, focusing this year on "Russia Resurgent."

Today features Constanze Stelzenmuller, Robert Bosch senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her topic is "Europe's Russia Challenge."

We’ll be visiting the 2015 Camden Conference on Russia all this week at 1 p.m. To see all episodes in the series, click here

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Speaking in Maine takes us to the recent 2015 Camden Conference, focusing this year on "Russia Resurgent."

Today features Steven Pifer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His topic is "Russia: Ukraine and the Broader Implications."

We’ll be visiting the 2015 Camden Conference on Russia all this week at 1 p.m. To see all episodes in the series, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us to the recent 2015 Camden Conference, focusing this year on "Russia Resurgent."

Today features Nina Tumarkin, professor of history and director of Russia area studies at Wellesley College. Her topic is "History Matters, Politics of the Past in Putin's Russia."

We’ll be visiting the 2015 Camden Conference on Russia all this week at 1 p.m. To see all episodes in the series, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next to the recent 2015 Camden Conference, focusing this year on "Russia Resurgent"

Today features the keynote speaker: Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. His topic is "The Riddle Inside the Enigma: Origins of Russian Conduct at Home and in the World."

We’ll be visiting the 2015 Camden Conference on Russia all this week at 1 p.m. To see all episodes in the series, click here.

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.

The speaker is World Bank Senior Officer Pamela Cox. Her topic was "Dealing with Stubborn Poverty."

Cox is a senior international finance, trade, economic development and policy leader with over 30 years' experience in the World Bank Group. She addresses poverty issues in Latin America, the Middle East and here in the United States.

For more on Cox and the talk, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next to Waterville, and Colby College for a forum debate: "Hydraulic Fracking — Economic Boom or Natural Disaster?"

Fracking, an unconventional method of extracting oil and gas, has generated immense controversy in recent years. Proponents see it as an economic boon that will generate jobs and improve energy security, while detractors point out the environmental risks posed by fracking.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and USM for a Maine Community Foundation Inspiring Philanthropy celebration, featuring poet Richard Blanco.

On Nov. 18, 2014, Blanco spoke about the power of community and read poems as guest speaker.

For more on the talk, click here. For more on the Maine Community Foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.

Ken Hillas, a senior Foreign Service officer and professor of strategy at the National War College, gives a talk entitled "Russian Intentions" at the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations in Northport.

For more on Hillas and the forum, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next to Brunswick and Bowdoin College for a talk on the future of the U.S. Supreme Court under John Roberts, by Zach Heiden, legal director for the ACLU of Maine.

The talk, hosted Nov. 12, is entitled "From Hamdan to Hobby Lobby: Nine Years of the Roberts Court."

For more on Heiden or the talk, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the Muskie School of Public Service at USM for a talk by PBS NewsHour commentator Mark Shields and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on the legacy of former Secretary of State, Maine Sen. and Maine Gov. Edmund Muskie.

For more on Shields, Albright and the centennial celebration, click here.

Peter Galbraith

Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith is the Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, where his work focuses on Iraq, the greater Middle East, and conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction, specifically in the Balkans, Indonesia, Iraq, India/Pakistan, and Southeast Asia.

For the Midcoast Forum on Public Relations, Galbraith presents "Iraq and Syria, What's Next?"

For more on Galbraith or the Midcoast Forum, click here.

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and nonresident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. In this Speaking in Maine, recorded Oct. 27 at the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, Telhami presents "The Middle East and (What's Left Of) Syria." For more on the presentation and on Telhami, click here.

On Oct. 20, 2014, James Tierney, Columbia Law School faculty and former Maine attorney general, delivered an address on the effect of immigrants on Maine’s economy.

Tierney served as attorney general of Maine from 1980 to 1990. He currently practices as a consultant to attorneys general and others regarding state regulatory structures and multistate initiatives. Tierney is a graduate of the University of Maine and its School of Law.

Speaking in Maine takes us to Orono and UMaine for the annual George J Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability. The speaker is Bill Clark, professor of international science, public policy and human development at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He speaks on “Sustainability Science” — linking knowledge with action in support of sustainable development.

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