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One of the many public affairs lecture series MPBN presents weekdays at 1:00 pm, "Speaking in Maine" features diverse speakers recorded in towns and cities throughout the state of Maine.More from Speaking in Maine »

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"Immigrants, Executive Orders, and the American Nation"

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. Ms. Preston became a national correspondent covering immigration for The Times in April 2006. She was a federal courts reporter from May 2004 to March 2006. Previously she was deputy investigations editor from March 2003 to April 2004. Prior to that, she had been United Nations bureau chief from October 2002 to February 2003, covering the Security Council deliberations on Iraq. From January to September 2002, Ms. Preston was an editor on the Foreign Desk in New York. From September 1995 to December 2001, she was a New York

"What's Next for Foreign Policy under the Trump Administration?"

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 Laura Henry, Professor of Government at Bowdoin College, speaking on U.S. relations with Russia James Richter, Professor of International Politics at Bates College, speaking on U.S. relations with Europe

"American Character"

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. Colin Woodard is an award-winning author and journalist. He is currently State and National Affairs Writer for the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram, where he was a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist and received a 2012 George Polk Award for his investigative reporting. He is also a contributing editor at Politico and writes for Washington Monthly and The Chronicle of Higher Education and reviews books for the Washington Post. A native of Maine, he has reported from more than fifty foreign countries and seven continents, and lived for more than four years in Eastern Europe. In 2014 he was named one of the "Best State Capitol Reporters in America" by the Washington Post and Journalist

"Peace Through Entrepreneurship"

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." Steven Koltai created and ran the Global Entrepreneurship Program for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a central element of President Obama's strategy for changing the relationship between the U.S. and Muslim communities around the world. He left the State Department to continue the work of global entrepreneurship ecosystem building via Koltai & Company. Steven is currently a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is the author, most recently, of Peace Through Entrepreneurship: Investing in a Startup Culture for Security and Development [Brookings Institute Press, 2016]. Steven has over 30 years of business experience with several successful startups under his belt, including SES, the world's largest commercial TV satellite system, and Event411, an online event management business which

'Aging on Islands: How Aging Has Changed ... and Should Change'

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"

'A Conversation with Maine's Five Living U.S. Senators'

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. The five discussed their years in office and the current political climate.

'From Mudslinging to Mutual Respect: How to Make Politics More Civil'

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.

Speaking In Maine - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

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. Sally Jewell's background: Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell leads an agency with more than 70,000 employees. Interior serves as steward for approximately 20 percent of the nation's lands, including national parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public lands; oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters; is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states; and upholds trust responsibilities to the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. Prior to her confirmation, Jewell served in the private sector, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of

'Building Peace Through the Empowerment of Women in Post-Conflict Countries'

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."

'Building Peace Through the Empowerment of Women in Post-Conflict Countries'

'Why America Misunderstands the World'

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.

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