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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 program:

Friday, December 13

Chace Forum, Colby College, Main Street, Waterville

12 noon, lunch available at 11:30

Colby College Professer Jennifer Yoder

The Afterlife of the Berlin Wall

 The lasting impact of walls – physical, mental and symbolic – in Germany and Europe including  Angela Merkel’s Legacy and National-Populism in Germany

Jennifer Yoder is the Robert E. Diamond Chair of Government and Global Studies at Colby College where she has taught since 1996. Yoder’s courses include European Politics, German Politics, Memory and Politics, the Transformation from Communism, and the European Union. She is the author of two books: From East Germans to Germans? The New Post-Communist Elite and Crafting Democracy: Regional Politics in Post-Communist Europe. Her latest book project analyzes the European Union’s efforts to foster a sense of common history, collective memory, and trans-European identity. Yoder’s articles have appeared in Aus Politik und ZeitgeschichteGerman Politics and SocietyGerman Politics, German Studies Review, East European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies and Regional and Federal Studies. She lives in Waterville, Maine with her husband and three children. 

Please register by Wednesday, December 12th  if you want lunch; Lunch includes soup, sandwich, cookie, tea and coffee, and costs $12. You are of course welcome to bring your own food.

Sandwich choices: roast beef, chicken pesto or vegetarian (with a vegan option, please specify). Soup will be hearty vegetarian. 

To register you can reply to this email or contact Margy or call 207-377-2031 (The email address if the link fails is midmaineglobalforum@gmail.com)

Wednesday, February 26

Chace Forum, Maine Street, Waterville

Dr Richard Hopper

President, Kennebec Valley Community College

                               Education in Columbia

More details about this program will be posted after the new year.