Speaking in Maine

Speaking in Maine

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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 »

Most Recent Episodes

'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.

'Reclaiming the American Dream'

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.

'Syria, the Middle East, and the New Cold War: How Three Tiers of Conflict Created an Apocalypse'

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.

'Syria, the Middle East, and the New Cold War: How Three Tiers of Conflict Created an Apocalypse'

'Overcoming Food Insecurity: Ideas and Inspiration from Zimbabwe to Maine'

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.

'Overcoming Food Insecurity: Ideas and Inspiration from Zimbabwe to Maine'

'Abortion Rights Today'

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.

'How the US Came to Adopt a Strategy of Assassination, and Why It Has Failed'

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.

'How the US Came to Adopt a Strategy of Assassination, and Why It Has Failed'

'The New Africa' Camden Conference: Kingsley Moghalu

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.

'The New Africa' Camden Conference: Jennifer Cooke

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, Ms. Jennifer Cooke, is director of the CSIS Africa Program, which she joined in 2000. The program provides balanced and forward-looking analysis of political and economic dynamics within African states to better inform U.S. policy choices. For more on Cooke or the 2016 Camden Conference, click here.

'The New Africa' Camden Conference: Kah Walla

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 Ms. Kah Walla. She's one of a new generation of African leaders: an entrepreneur, and a grassroots activist in Cameroon. In 2011 she was a candidate for president of Cameroon, challenging a political structure that has seen only two presidents in the last 50 years. For more on Walla or the 2016 Camden Conference, click here.

'The New Africa' Camden Conference: Sangu Delle

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. Sangu Delle. Born in Ghana, where his childhood home was a refuge for victims of torture and violence from neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. Delle graduated from Harvard in African Studies and Economics. For more on Delle or the 2016 Camden Conference, click here.

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