foreign relations

  The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Diana Villiers Negroponte, entitled Beyond Hugo Chavez: Venezuela and Its Neighbors Confront New Challenges.

  The Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Pulitzer Prize winning author Fred Kaplan. His talk is titled Counterinsurgency, Iraq, and Afghanistan: Counterinsurgency, Iraq, and Afghanistan: One Strategy Doesn't Fit All. Kaplan says that counter-insurgency is inseparable from nation-building, and anyone not willing to undertake the second has no business with the first.

  The Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Ambassador Vicki Huddleston. Her talk covers events in Africa, AlQaida, Mali and Cuba.

  Recently Sen. Susan Collins addressed the annual meeting of the World Affairs Council of Maine. Her address was entitled: The Cybersecurity Challenge: Protecting Our Nation and Our Economy.

  The Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Dana Frank. Her talk was entitled The U.S. and Post-Coup Honduras: A Human Rights Disaster.

  Ray McGovern is a retired CIA officer. He spoke about Obama’s relationship with Israel in regards to Iran. His topic is "Obama in lockstep with Israel on Iran? Why?"

McGovern served under seven US presidents over the course of 27 years and is now a political activist, known for his views on issues such as oil, Israel and US intelligence efforts. In January 2003, Ray helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was being falsified to “justify” war on Iraq.

  The Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Gregory Johnsen. His talk was entitled “The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia”.

  The Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Michael Pilsbury. His talk was entitled "A China Policy for the United States.”

  Recently the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations hosted a talk by Ambassador Husain Haqqani. Husain Haqqani was Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011, and a trusted advisor of late Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto.

Ambassador Haqqani is known as a Professor at Boston University and Co-Chair of the Hudson Institute’s Project on the Future of the Muslim World as well as editor of the journal Current Trends in Islamist Thought published from Washington DC.

  Recently the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations hosted a talk by Richard Downes who spoke on Brazil's emergence as a global player and what it means for the US.

  Recently The University of New England hosted a talk by Anouar Majid who spoke on the Past and Future of American-Muslim Relations.

Anouar Majid is the founder and director of the University of New England's Center for Global Humanities. Majid discussed what unites and divides the United States and the Muslim world, and the relationship between the two in the future. He is the author of a number of books, most recently Islam and America: Building a Future Without Prejudice.

  Michael Klare's talk was entitled "The Race for What's Left:The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources", about the search for new deposits of vital raw materials

  The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Murhaf Jouejati, a Syrian-born specialist on Middle East affairs, particularly Syrian politics, for a speech entitled "Syria: A New Perspective."

  The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Stephen Walt, Professor of International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. His topic was Deja Vu All Over Again?: Iraq, Iran, and the Israel Lobby.

  The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oklahoma. His topic is the current situation in Syria.

Dr. Landis writes Syria Comment, a daily newsletter on Syrian politics, consults with the State Department and other government agencies, and appears on the PBS News Hour, Charlie Rose, CNN, Fox News, and is heard on NPR and the BBC.

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