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Below are archived Speaking in Maine episodes, to listen to a program or to access additional resources click the title for a Speaking in Maine episode. For more current Speaking in Maine episode go to news.mpbn.net/programs/speaking-maine.

A Discussion on Money in Politics
Lawrence Lessig
March 19, 2014

Lawrence Lessig is the author of Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It and the founder of Rootstrikers, an organization dedicated to changing the influence of money in elections. He serves as the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He was recently listed by Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute as one of the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders and is a regularly featured TED Talk presenter.

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The Human Cost of Climate Change
Camden Conference logo
March 14, 2014

The recent Camden Conference on the Global Politics of Food and Water featured this talk by Berkeley law professor Andrew Guzman, which is based on his research for his book “Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change.”

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Two Pathways to the Future
Camden Conference logo
Friday, March 7 at 1:00 pm

The recent Camden Conference on the Global Politics of Food and Water featured this keynote address by Fred Kirscenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, President of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York and manager of his family’s 1,800-acre certified organic farm in south central North Dakota.

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Greg Thielmann
Greg Thielmann
Friday, February 7 at 1:00 pm

The Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Foreign Service Officer and Fellow of the Arms Control Association, Greg Thielmann. His topic was the likely outcome of our ongoing rapprochement with Iran, and his talk was entitled The Iran Nuclear Negotiations: What's a Realistic Outcome?

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast
William S Cohen
January 31, 2014

Former Secretary of Defense, U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator, William S. Cohen, was the keynote speaker at the NAACP's 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast in Portland.


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Breakfast with Charlie
Charlie Colgan
January 10, 2014

Charlie Colgan, Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, recently delivered his 2014 economic forecast for Maine.


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Making Sense of a Fast-Changing China
Jeffery Wasserstrom
December 13, 2013

The University of New England’s Center for Global Humanities recently hosted a seminar entitled Making Sense of a Fast-Changing China. The speaker was Jeffery Wasserstrom, a professor of history at the University of California Irvine and most recently the author of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know.


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Seeking the Truth in the Kennedy Assassination
Jeremy Gunn
December 11, 2013

The University of New England’s Center for Global Humanities recently hosted an address entitled Seeking the Truth in the Kennedy Assassination. The speaker is Jeremy Gunn.


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Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin
November 21, 2013

The University of Southern Maine hosted the annual WEX Inc. Leadership and Creativity Event Series. This year's event features Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her talk is entitled The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism.


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Trita Parsi
Trita Parsi
November 19, 2013

The Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted a talk by Trita Parsi. His talk is titled US-Iran: Is Peace Finally in the Offing?


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