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Unless otherwise announced, our programs will downtown at Colby’s new building on Maine Street in the Chace Center.
The next Forum program:
Friday, December 14
Professor Linda Beck
Colby’s Chace Center, Main Street, Downtown Waterville
Les Sénégalais d”Amérique: The “Push Pull” of Senegalese Emigration
Professor of Political Science/Director of International and Global Studies has a MA and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin; 1991 MA University of Wisconsin. Her areas of expertise are Political Science: Comparative Politics (Africa, Muslim World), Environmental Politics, Political Philosophy. Since joining the faculty in 2006, Linda Beck has developed several new courses that reflect her research interests, such as Civic Engagement & Social Accountability in which students work on a service-learning project with one of Maine’s many non-profit organizations.
Linda has herself conducted research on social accountability in both Africa and Asia. She has also worked with Maine’s environmental community, serving as president of the Maine Conservation Alliance. Her work on environmental issues in the US and overseas informs her newly developed course, Environmental Politics in Comparative Perspective. Linda has published various articles, chapters in edited volumes and a book on ethno-politics and democratization in Senegal (W. Africa), and has conducted research for various development organizations such as the US Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Freedom House, and the International Budget Project.
Lunch choices: Roast beef sandwich, chicken pesto wrap, vegetarian (also available as a vegan option) wrap served with Hungarian soup, cookies coffee, tea etc
We hope to see you at what should be a great program as part of our series on Africa.
Remember that you are responsible for the cost of your lunch orders.
Wednesday, January 23rd
Chace Center, Colby College, Main Street Waterville
Professor Doreen Stabinsky
College of the Atlanta
Professor Stabinsky will be talking about how climate change is impacting migratgion in western Africa.
More details will be posted in early January.
Mid-Maine Global Forum
Remember you are responsible for meals you order if you do not show up.