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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 .

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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

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Rank #4: 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

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Rank #5: 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

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Rank #6: 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

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Rank #7: 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

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Rank #8: 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

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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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