Program information for Summer Dinner August 11, 2021

Mid-Maine Global Forum – Inaugural Linda Cotter Speaker Event

What is the Biden administration facing in the Middle East? Will there be a deal with Iran? Can the next blow-up between Israel and Hamas in Gaza be prevented? Are there any positive developments in a region that seems to know only conflict?

Ambassador Dennis Ross will discuss these and other issues.

The Mid-Maine Global forum is pleased to host Ambassador Dennis Ross as the speaker for our inaugural Linda Cotter Lecture.  Ambassador Ross is a leading expert on the Middle East, former Middle East peace envoy, former senior U.S. diplomat, and currently counselor and distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.  The Mid-Maine Global Forum is thrilled to be able to host our distinguished guest this summer. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to follow Colby College protocols.  This will be a fully vaccinated event.  Registration will be handled by (CampDoc), a leading electronic health record system that is HIPPA approved.  Registrants will upload their vaccination card, indicate their meal choice, and make their payment all through this web service.

Please join us as Ambassador Ross shares his perceptions on the current situation in the Middle East.   

Date:  WEDNESDAY, August 11th, 2021

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

(See campus map at Park at rear of building.

Time:         6:15  Reception and Cash Bar

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

Choice of Entree:

Grilled Vegetable Milhojas:

grilled summer vegetable with a chiffonade of fresh basil and olive and balsamic drizzle (vegan, made without gluten-containing ingredients


Roasted Frenched Chicken:

free range frenched roasted chicken breast served with blistered green beans garnished with fried shallots, and a red lentil ratatouille pilaf (made without gluten-containing ingredients)  

Grilled Salmon:

grilled wild salmon with tamari sesame ginger glaze, pan-roasted bok choy, and lemongrass scented rice (made without gluten-containing ingredients) 
Wine will be served with dinner.

Price: $45 per person

As seating is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible and before the deadline of August 1st to: YOU MAY NEED TO COPY AND PASTE THE LINK INT YOUR BROWSER: 

You will create an account, find instructions to register for the event, make your credit card payment, indicate who you would like to sit with, choose your dinner, and upload your vaccination card.  If you need assistance, the SchoolDoc (CampDoc) Support Team can be reached Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm at 734-619-8300

We look forward to seeing you in person, honoring MMGF Founder Linda Cotter together, and gaining insight on the Middle East from our esteemed speaker, Ambassador Dennis Ross.  Thank you so much!



The Mid-Maine Global Forum organizes monthly lunch programs that are open to the public and require advanced registration for those ordering the lunch. It is helpful (but not required) for everyone to register so the event center can have enough chairs. Unless otherwise noted, the event details are as follows:

Place: Chace Center in the Colby building on Main Street in Waterville.
Cost: $12 (for lunch) Please note: You are welcome to bring your own lunch!

There is usually a fall event in collaboration with the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan and a spring event in Collaboration with the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at the University of Maine in Augusta and an event with the Colby College Art Museum. Each spring the Forum also sponsor a program at an area high school and usually offers a related film at the Railroad Square Theatre in Waterville.

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