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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:

Save the date!!

Our summer dinner program at Colby returns!!

Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Colby College

August 7th, 6:15 wine/beer reception

7 pm Dinner followed by keynote address and Q & A

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.

Place:  Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Colby College(See campus map at http://www.colby.edu) Park at rear of building.

 Choice of Entree:

Roasted Vegetable Napoleon (vegan), w/spiced carrot puree, crispy shallot, and chive oil

Pan-roasted Statler Chicken Breastw/ crisp potato cake, wilted greens and lemon-herb compound butter

or
Wild Salmon w/maple mustard glaze, french beans, and fork-mashed potatoes

Wine will be served with the dinner.

Price: $42 per person

As seating is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible to:

Mid-Maine Global Forum

or call (207) 214-2805

and 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 Wednesday, July 31st to:

Steve Ball

Mid-Maine Global Forum

PO Box 2636

Waterville, ME 04903

The Mid-Maine Global Forum Board:   Steve Ball (President), Mary Benziger, Jim Fleming, David Greenham, Michael Griffin (Treasurer), Sylvia Jadczak, Margy Knight (Vice-President), Steve Knight (Secretary), Bill Lee, David Leigh, David Richards, Tammy Rabideau, Joan Sanzenbacher, Crystal Shamas-Douglas, Jerry Tipper

Stephen M. Walt:   University of California Berkeley M.A., Ph.D. in Political Science; Stanford University B.A. in International Relations.

For more information on Professor Walt go to:

https://www.belfercenter.org/person/stephen-m-walt

His weekly FP column is at:  http://www.foreignpolicy.com/voices/walt

    The Forum is also working at setting up our programs for next year. The major theme will be Latin America, although some programs may have different topics. Stay tuned!!

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