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 and Roddy Nikpour. The Executive Producer for Speaking in Maine is Charles Beck.

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. 

Eliot Cutler
www.wacmaine.org

Thursday, October 18 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine next takes us to the University of Southern Maine in Portland and the World Affairs Council of Maine (in collaboration with Camden Conference and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations) for a town hall discussion about China by former independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler who discusses China’s status as a rising global force. 

Gina McCarthy
www.hsph.harvard.edu

Tuesday, October 16 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine next takes us to Thompson’s Point in Portland and the “2018 Evening for the Environment” organized by Maine Conservation Voters and Maine Conservation Alliance. Former Obama Administration EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, who achieved landmark progress for the agency's health and environmental protection goals during her tenure, delivers the keynote address concerning preservation of the natural world for future generations.

profiles.murdoch.edu.au
profiles.murdoch.edu.au

Wednesday, October 3 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to the Bangor Public Library and a meeting of the League of Women Voters for a talk about Ranked Choice Voting by political scientist Dr. Ben Reilly of Murdoch University in Australia, where Ranked Choice Voting is firmly established. Reilly will discuss 100 years of Ranked Choice Voting in Australia and how lessons learned may be applicable to Maine.

Thursday, September 20 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Southwest Harbor and the Claremont Hotel, for a talk by Stephen J Rapp, the Chairman of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, The Hague, The Netherlands. The topic is, "Fulfilling the Promise of Never Again: Arresting & Trying Perpetrators of Mass Atrocities"

www.midcoastforum.org/
www.midcoastforum.org

  

Monday, September 17 at 2:00 pm

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations. The topic is Russia, and the speaker is Ambassador Michael McFaul, who served in that capacity to Russia in from 2009 to 2012.  

Thursday, September 13 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk on North Korea by two representatives from the Hudson Institute in Washington DC - Senior Fellows Melanie Kirkpatrick and Jack David who formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction and Negotiations Policy. They address the topic, "North Korea—Perils and Unhappy Options."

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Tuesday, September 11 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine next takes us to the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor for a talk by James Warhola, professor of political science at the University of Maine. He discusses the core ideas driving Russian foreign policy in a talk titled, "What in the World is Russia Doing—and Why?"

www.coa.edu
www.coa.edu

Tuesday, August 14 at 2:00 pm

Speaking in Maine takes us one more time to the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor for our final talk from the recent 2018 Champlain Institute: International Affairs.

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