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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 .

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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 .

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Speaking in Maine

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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 .

Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

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Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Augusta and Governor Mill’s recent Opioid Response Summit. The speaker is Michael Botticelli, the former White House Director of National Drug Control Policy. We’ll hear his keynote address: “Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis.”

Sep 03 2019

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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Wednesday, September 18 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. Andrew Weber speaks on past and present-day efforts at controlling and eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

Sep 12 2019

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Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: The Rise of "Illiberal Democracies" in Europe and the US

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Tuesday, July 30 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by John Shattuck, Professor of Practice in Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Tufts University. His talk is on “Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: The Rise of ‘Illiberal Democracies’ in Europe and the US” and the threat they pose to basic democratic principles. He contrasts the situation in Europe, particularly in Hungary where until recently he was the head of the Central European University, with the situation in the United States.

Jul 25 2019

57mins

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The Human Rights Crisis in Mexico: Origins, Impacts, Opportunities

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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.

May 10 2019

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The Future of Trade: Technology, Geography, and Economic Adjustment

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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.”

Apr 17 2019

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Saudi Arabia: Reliable Ally?

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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.

May 16 2019

52mins

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National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

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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.

Apr 17 2019

56mins

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Whither Syria and where is it taking us?

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Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Anne Barnard, a New York Times journalist, who led coverage of the Syria war for six years, reporting from across the Middle East as Beirut bureau chief. Since 9/11, she has chronicled the human and strategic impact of U.S. war policies on front line areas from Iraq to Syria and Gaza.

Jun 12 2019

57mins

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Globalization, Inequality and Trade Policy

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Thursday, August 22 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by William Reinsch on “Globalization, Inequality and Trade Policy.”

Aug 21 2019

57mins

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Racing, Concussions and the Road to Recovery

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Thursday, December 12 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to the University of Southern Maine, for a talk with NASCAR race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, and his doctor, Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins, about Earnhardt’s experience with and recovery from concussions. Together they will share the story of Dale’s return to health after suffering multiple racing-related concussions and Micky’s unique treatment approach that put him on the road to recovery

Dec 05 2019

56mins

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Iraq after ISIS: Caught between the United States and Iran

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Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Rockland and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman, president of the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, spoke about the main factors he said we should all follow to see whether Iraq is on a positive or negative path to creating a stable democracy that represents all of its people. The session covered a wide range of issues involving the situation with the Kurds, the situation in Syria, and Ambassador Silliman's view of the current situation in the Department of State.

Nov 08 2019

48mins

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Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World

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Monday, November 11 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and U Maine for the 2019 William S. Cohen Lecture Series with Former Secretary of State John Kerry and Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen. Their talk was titled: “Defense and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World.” Topics ranged from climate change, Washington's ongoing impeachment inquiry, the race for 2020, and the Trump presidency.

Nov 08 2019

58mins

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Evening For The Environment

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Monday, November 4 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland for the annual Evening for the Environment gathering held by the Maine Conservation Voters with Governor Janet Mills and Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. The event celebrated the monumental policy victories of 2019 and inspired people to continue protecting Maine.

Oct 31 2019

58mins

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Universal Health Care: Is It possible in Maine?

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Thursday, October 31 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Belfast for a discussion and debate about Health Care options for Maine, from Universal Health Care to Free Market options, with Dr. Phil Caper of Maine AllCare and Matt Gagnon of the Maine Heritage Policy Center.

Oct 24 2019

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An Optimistic Vision for a Sustainable, Wild, and Socially Just World

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Thursday, October 24 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and the University of Maine for the 2019 Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability. The keynote speaker is E.J. Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, who speaks on “An Optimistic Vision for a Sustainable, Wild, and Socially Just World.” Senator George J. Mitchell provides remarks.

Oct 17 2019

57mins

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The Myth of Electability: What it Really Takes for Women to Win

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Monday, October 21 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and the University of Maine for a recent distinguished graduate lecture on “The Myth of Electability: What it Really Takes for Women to Win.” The speaker is former state legislator and congressional candidate Emily Cain, who is currently the Executive Director of EMILY’s List.

Oct 17 2019

58mins

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2019 Lovejoy Award: Honoring the Journalists Who Sacrificed Their Lives in 2018

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Thursday, October 17 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Waterville and Colby College, for the recent Lovejoy Award event which in 2019 honored journalists and media workers who lost their lives last year and considered the dangers journalists face in pursuit of stories that inform our global understanding.

Oct 11 2019

58mins

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Migration from Guatemala to the US

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Thursday, October 3 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. David Stoll, a Professor of Anthropology at Middlebury College, speaks about Guatemala, immigration and the United States – and possible solutions to the current situation.

Sep 26 2019

57mins

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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Wednesday, September 18 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. Andrew Weber speaks on past and present-day efforts at controlling and eliminating weapons of mass destruction.

Sep 12 2019

58mins

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Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

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Thursday, September 5 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Augusta and Governor Mill’s recent Opioid Response Summit. The speaker is Michael Botticelli, the former White House Director of National Drug Control Policy. We’ll hear his keynote address: “Turning the Tide: Maine’s Path Forward in Addressing the Opioid Crisis.”

Sep 03 2019

55mins

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Globalization, Inequality and Trade Policy

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Thursday, August 22 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by William Reinsch on “Globalization, Inequality and Trade Policy.”

Aug 21 2019

57mins

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The Hell of Good Intentions: American Foreign Policy and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

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Wednesday, August 21 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Waterville, and Colby College, for a Mid-Maine Global Forum talk by Stephen Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he served as Academic Dean from 2002 to 2006. His talk is “The Hell of Good Intentions: American Foreign Policy and the Decline of U.S. Primacy.”

Aug 21 2019

59mins

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Regime Change in Venezuela?

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Monday, August 12 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. Susan Kaufman Purcell, an independent consultant on Latin America based in Miami, Florida, about the current situation in Venezuela.

Aug 07 2019

59mins

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Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: The Rise of "Illiberal Democracies" in Europe and the US

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Tuesday, July 30 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by John Shattuck, Professor of Practice in Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Tufts University. His talk is on “Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: The Rise of ‘Illiberal Democracies’ in Europe and the US” and the threat they pose to basic democratic principles. He contrasts the situation in Europe, particularly in Hungary where until recently he was the head of the Central European University, with the situation in the United States.

Jul 25 2019

57mins

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Whither Syria and where is it taking us?

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Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 pm Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport, and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, for a talk by Anne Barnard, a New York Times journalist, who led coverage of the Syria war for six years, reporting from across the Middle East as Beirut bureau chief. Since 9/11, she has chronicled the human and strategic impact of U.S. war policies on front line areas from Iraq to Syria and Gaza.

Jun 12 2019

57mins

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Saudi Arabia: Reliable Ally?

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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.

May 16 2019

52mins

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The Human Rights Crisis in Mexico: Origins, Impacts, Opportunities

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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.

May 10 2019

45mins

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The Future of Trade: Technology, Geography, and Economic Adjustment

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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.”

Apr 17 2019

56mins

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National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy

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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.

Apr 17 2019

56mins

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