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The Mid-Maine Global Forum contributes to the local community’s understanding of issues of global significance by organizing and disseminating informed public presentations and discussion.

   Our Next Events:

Tuesday, October 28

11:30 lunch, 12 pm program

Professor George Markowsky

The Leeke-Shaw Lecture at the Margaret Chase Smith Library

Skowhegan, Maine

Professor George Markowsky is at the  University of Maine  and the “Bangor Forum.”

Cyber Warfare: Past, Present and Future

      Cyber warfare can be thought of as the latest embodiment of military intelligence. The ubiquity of computing devices has blurred the distinction between kinetic and non-kinetic forms of warfare. This talk will survey the precursors of cyberwarfare, the current state of cyberwarfare and some scenarios for how it might develop in the future. We will discuss how cyberwarfare relates to cybercrime, terrorism, hacktivism, and citizen action. We will also name the most active parties in the cyberwar space and what their strategies are. Cyber warfare is a real phenomenon and is a major force in the political landscape. Cyber warfare has the capability to engage the individual citizen and we will discuss how people can avoid being collateral damage in the constant cyber warfare that is taking place on the Internet.

Please contact Lynnette King to register for this program and to order lunch:  Lynnette King  

Lunch is available for $10.  Choices are:  Ham, Roast Beef or Turkey sandwich on Kaiser roll or Veggie Wrap.

 Registration and lunch orders must be completed by October 21.

Please send check for lunch orders, payable to Margaret Chase Smith Library

Address:  Margaret Chase Smith Library

56 Norridgewock Avenue

Skowhegan, ME  04976

MMGF is pleased to co -sponsor this program with The Margaret Chase Smith Library on Tuesday October 28 at MCSL, 56 Norridgewock Street, Skowhegan, Maine.

Please Contact the Library at 474-7133 if you have questions about the program.

  November 18

Waterville Public Library 12:00 pm

Clare Byarugaba, this year’s Oak Fellow at Colby College, will be speaking about her human rights work in her country. More details of her talk will be posted when the information is available.

December 8

In conjunction with Waterville Rotary, Alfond Center

12 noon

Dr. Dransfield, Physicians for Social Responsibility will speak at the Rotary meeting in the Alfond Center.

Details to be posted when available.