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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, November 9
Program starts at 12 noon: lunch available about 11:30
Colby’s Chace Center, downtown Waterville
Enter the door on Main Street across from Portland Pie
Professor Laura Seay
“Understanding Violence in Central Africa.”
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.
Details about lunch and registration will be published at a later date.