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Because of construction at the Alfond Youth Center, programs may be held at different venues.
The next Forum program:
Wednesday, September 19
Climate Change, Conflict and Migration-An Example From Africa
Waterville Public Library
Mr. Stancioff is a geologist, natural resource planner, analyst, and manager with 35 years of experience in geology, hydrology, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, climatology, and oceanography. He has 40 years of experience in developing countries and 24 years in Africa. During the last ten years, Mr. Stancioff has worked to develop methods and models to monitor and evaluate poverty and conflict in areas under stress from overpopulation and overuse of natural resources and other forms of degradation. He has been involved in modeling, demographic health and environmental data in support of early warning systems. For six years, he mapped the geologic, mineral, hydraulic and natural resources of Zaire, Guinea, Central Africa, and Mauritania. From 1991‑96, he was the USAID “team leader” at the AGRHYMET Center in Niamey, Niger where he developed maps for agricultural and health development projects for 13 African countries. In recent years, Mr. Stancioff has focused climate change and its effects on water resources and on reducing atmospheric Carbon Dioxide by reforesting areas in north Africa. He is presently seeking support for an effort to reforest some of the most appropriate areas in the Sahel of Africa to sequester Carbon and to provide improved living conditions to people in that region.
Details about registering and the lunch choices will be posted closer this event.
Friday, October 19
University of Maine Professor Seth Singleton
Does Trump + Putin = The End of The West?
Margaret Chase Smith Library, Skowhegan
This program is part of the Forum’s collaboration with the MC Smith Library
Seth Singleton is Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Libra Professor of International Relations at the University of Maine. He won the American Political Science Association prize for best dissertation in International Relations while at Yale University and has held grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Council on Soviet and East European Research, the Fulbright program, and the Open Society Institute. He has lived and worked at universities in Russia, Tanzania, Ecuador, and Vietnam, and consulted in China, Mongolia, and Bolivia. Along with teaching, he has been faculty research associate at Harvard and academic dean in universities in the US and overseas, most recently Associate Provost in charge of curriculum and faculty at the new Tan Tao University in Vietnam. Seth and Charlotte Singleton live in Mount Desert.
Details about lunch and registration will be posted closer to the event.
Programs centered on Africa are being arranged and will be posted in September when firm dates and topics are available. There will be three programs, in November, December and January.