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, In partnership with many civic minding organizations and education institutions from all around the state, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers addressing many of the important issues of our day. The program is produced by Lucy Soucek. The Executive Producer for Speaking in Maine is Charles Beck.

F. Gregory Gause, III
www.midcoastforum.org

Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations.  Professor F. Gregory Gause, III, John H. Lindsey ’44 chair of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, speaks about the internal political situation in Saudi Arabia and how it has influenced its external policies and more aggressive international actions.

Maria Luisa Aguilar Rodriguez
mainelaw.maine.edu

Wednesday, May 15 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to the eighth annual Justice for Women Lecture at the Abromson Community Education Center in Portland.  The speaker is Ms. Maria Luisa Aguilar Rodriguez, the International Advocacy Officer at Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez Human Rights Center in Mexico City. She will be focusing on the immigration taking place through Mexico and access to justice and reparations for victims of human rights violations.

Robert Koopman
www.wacmaine.org

Thursday, April 25 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland, and the World Affairs Council of Maine.  The speaker is the World Trade Organization Chief Economist Robert Koopman.  He speaks about “The Future of Trade: Technology, Geography and Economic Adjustment.”

Matthew Goodwin
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, April 23 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk about BREXIT.   The speaker is Matthew J. Goodwin, an academic, writer and speaker known mainly for his work on British and European politics, populism, Brexit and elections. He is Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.

Alan Makovsky
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, March 26 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk about US relations with Turkey, by Alan Makovsky, a senior fellow for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress. From 2001 to 2013, he served as a senior professional staff member on the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he covered the Middle East, Turkey, and other related issues.

Kirsten Hillman
www.wacmaine.org

Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the World Affairs Council of Maine for a talk by Canada’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States and  former Senior International Trade Negotiator for Canada, Kirsten Hillman.  Hillman led Canada’s recent trade negotiations with the US and Mexico.  She talks about those negotiations and the importance of maintaining strong economic relations between Maine and Canada.  

Robert Daly and Elizabeth Economy
www.camdenconference.org

Thursday, March 7 at 2:00 pm

Speaking In Maine takes us once again to the recent Camden Conference focusing this year on “Is This China’s Century?”  Today we hear two talks: “The Xi Vision” and “US-China Relations: A New Era in Need of New Ideas.”

Yuen Yuen Ang and Yasheng Huang
www.camdenconference.org

Wednesday, March 6 at 2:00 pm  

Speaking In Maine takes us back to the recent Camden Conference focusing this year on “Is This China’s Century?”   Today we hear two talks: “How the West - and Beijing- Got China Wrong” and “Is the China Model Sustainable?”

Martin Jacques
www.camdenconference.org

Tuesday, March 5 at 2:00 pm

Speaking In Maine takes us next to the recent Camden Conference focusing this year on “Is This China’s Century?” Today we hear the keynote address by Martin Jacques, Senior Fellow, Cambridge University and Visiting Fellow, Tsinghua and Fudan Universities.  

Charles Sennott
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, February 19 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by journalist Charles Sennott, the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Editor of The GroundTruth Project, which is dedicated to training the next generation of reporters to tell the most important stories of our time.

Stephen R. Platt
www.midcoastforum.org

Tuesday, January 29 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk about “How China's Nineteenth Century Shapes its Present and Future” by Stephen R. Platt.  

Kyle Parker
www.midcoastforum.org

  

Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. The speaker is Kyle Parker, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, speaking on Human Rights and the Magnitsky Act in particular.

Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson
www.midcoastforum.org/

  

Thursday, January 3 at 2:00 pm

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson, Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College in Washington DC, for a talk on Combating Human Trafficking.

Dr. James Miller
www.midcoastforum.org

  

Wednesday, October 24 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by Dr. James N. Miller, a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he leads a project on preventing war among great powers. His talk is on “Managing US Relations with China and Russia in Unsettled – and Unsettling – Times.”

Senator George Mitchell
umaine.edu/mitchellcenter

  

Monday, October 22 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine next takes us to the University of Maine in Orono for the 2018 George Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability. Senator George Mitchell delivers the lecture titled, "Healing Our Democracy," in which he advocates consensus and deliberation to avoid increased tribalism in politics. 

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