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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. To become a member or be put on our mailing list, email Global Forum  

Unless otherwise announced, our programs will downtown in the Chace Center in Colby’s  building on Maine Street.

The next Forum programs:

June 11, 2019

12 noon; lunch available at 11:30

Prof. Dan LaFave

Economic Development in Africa and China’s Role

Chace Center, Colby College, Main Street, Waterville

   Dan LaFave is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Faculty Affiliate of the East Asian Studies and Global Studies programs at Colby College. His research focuses on the interplay of health, human capital, and labor markets in developing settings. Dan works closely with undergraduate researchers and teaches courses in econometrics, development economics, health economics, and microeconomics. He holds a B.A. in International Studies from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Duke
University.

Optional lunch: Choose roast beef sandwich, chicken pesto wrap, or vegetarian wrap with a vegan option, served with Hungarian soup, cookie, coffee or tea, $12, pay at the door.  To register and request the lunch email Margy or call 207-377-2031 or you can reply to this email. You are of course welcome to bring your own food.

 

Summer Dinner Program

Colby College

August 7th

Professor Stephen Walt

Harvard Kennedy School

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

Stephen Walt

   Stephen M. Walt is the 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.  He previously taught at Princeton and at the University of Chicago, where he was Master of the Social Sciences Collegiate Division and Deputy Dean of Social Sciences.  He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, co-chair of the editorial board of International Security, and co-editor of the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs book series. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2005 and received the International Studies Association’s Distinguished Senior Scholar award in 2014.  His books include The Origins of Alliances, which received the 1988 Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award, and Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy, which was a finalist for the Lionel Gelber International Affairs Book Award and the Arthur Ross Book Prize.  His most recent book, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (co-authored with John J. Mearsheimer) was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into more than twenty foreign languages.

Information about registration for this dinner event will be posted as soon as it is available.

    

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