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   Our Next Program:

 Annual Summer Program!!

Mid-Maine Global Forum – Annual Dinner Invitation

 “U.S. Role in the World: Challenges of the 21st Century”

 Senator George Mitchell

Born in Waterville, Maine; attended the public schools; B.A. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine; J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

 The Mid-Maine Global forum is pleased to present Waterville’s esteemed native son George Mitchell as our special guest speaker at our annual summer dinner program.  After earning his law degree Mitchell remained in Washington, working as an attorney for the Department of Justice’s antitrust division (1960–62) and as an assistant to U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie (1962–65). Mitchell left Washington to work for a law firm in Maine, but he maintained his political ties. He chaired the Maine Democratic Party (1966–68).  Senator Mitchell was US Senator from Maine from 1980 to 1995 and Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995.  He was instrumental in peace negotiations in Northern Ireland in the 90s and, more recently (2009-11) was special envoy to the Middle East.  His latest book is The Negotiator: A Memoir.  Copies of The Negotiator will be available for purchase and signing.

 Please join us as Senator Mitchell shares his insights on the role of the U.S. in the world and the challenges of the 21st century.  We look forward to sharing an enjoyable and enriching evening with you!

 Date:  Thursday, August 6th, 2015

 Place:  Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Colby College

Colby College Park at rear of building.

 Time:  6:15  Wine/Beer Reception

7:00  Dinner followed by Keynote Address and Q & A

Choice of Entree:

Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak with Rosemary Mushroom Sauce

Barbecued Shrimp with Bacon-Cheddar Grits

Spaghetti Squash with Sofrito and Vegan Pinto Beans

 Wine will be served with the dinner.

Price: $30 per person

                        As seating is limited, please RSVP to rsvp@midmaineglobalforum.org or call 859-4730 as soon as possible to let us know your choice of dinner entree, and if you have a seating preference.

Please send a check, payable to “Mid-Maine Global Forum,” by Monday, August 3rd to:

Teresa Van Deventer, Special Programs, 4730 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901

The Mid-Maine Global Forum Board:   Steve Ball, Mary Benziger, Jim Fleming, Michael Griffin, Sylvia Jadczak, Steve Knight, Bill Lee, Julie Letourneau, Tom Longstaff, David Richards, Bonnie Sammons, Joan Sanzenbacher (chair), Nat Shed, Sarah Sugden, Jerry Tipper

Other books by Mitchell: 

Making Peace. New York: Knopf, 1999

Not for America Alone: The Triumph of Democracy and the Fall of Communism. New York : Kodansha International, 1997

George J. Mitchell with William S. Cohen. Men of Zeal: A Candid Inside Story of the Iran-Contra Hearings. New York: Viking, 1988.

For more information on George J. Mitchell hit this link:

George Mitchell biography

Thursday, October 1

In partnership with the Margaret Chase Smith Library


Denise Vaillancourt

Denise is an expert on international health who has worked for the World Bank and other organizations.

Details will be published when available.

The Board is also working on programs for the entire fall, and details will be posted as soon as arrangements are final.