The World Affairs Council of Maine collaborates with a number of organizations to bring programs to Maine. Recent collaborations have included the Nature Conservancy of Maine,
the Maine International Trade Center, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership and Quality Counts! If your organization is interested in collaborating on a program with the Council, please email us at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Examples of past programs:
April 28, 2010: The Nature Conservancy and The World Affairs Council of Maine
How Can Conservation Succeed with 9 Billion People?
April 28, 2010
Portland Museum of Art Auditorium
7 Congress Square, Portland, ME
Reception at 6PM with presentation to follow
You may know that the United Nations estimates that Earth's population will expand to 9 billion by 2050. But did you realize that most of that increase will be in cities of today's poor countries, while the world's rural population will level off and begin to decline? Given the complex interactions between human civilization and nature, what challenges and opportunities do these trends pose for conservation in the coming decades?
The Nature Conservancy and the World Affairs Council of Maine invite you to join Dr. Joel Cohen*, the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Professor of Populations at the Rockefeller University, and Mike Tetreault, Executive Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine, for an insightful exploration of human population and nature preservation. This presentation will generate debate about how population growth may impact our planet, resources and future. Despite demographic trends, humanity has the power to change course.
September 10, 2009: The World Affairs Council of Maine and the University of Maine Law School present:
Reflections from the State Department
Colonel F. William Smullen
The World Affairs Council of Maine is eager to start a new year of fascinating and educational programming.The Council’s first program of the fall takes place on September 10th and will feature Colonel F. William Smullen III in a presentation entitled “Reflections from the State Department: Unprecedented Times-Unparalleled Importance.” Colonel Smullen will draw from his real life experiences both working on the ground as a United States soldier and later as the executive assistant to General Colin Powell. In his presentation, Colonel Smullen will identify regional hot spots and issue-oriented flashpoints around the globe. He will then address how each example forecasts a shift in the balance of global power, international prestige, and wealth. Our 44th President is faced by numerous, highly volatile international relationships that could quickly transform into global crisis. Colonel Smullen’s discussion will suggest a grand strategy for preventing global anarchy, by identifying vital interests, available resources, achievable objectives and established policies that can advance America’s ideals.
November 4, 2009: A Research Experience in Egypt
Dr. Selma Botman
President, University of Southern Maine
The World Affairs Council of Maine and USM is delighted to host Dr. Selma Botman, President of the University of Southern Maine, for a discussion of her experiences as a researcher in Egypt.
Dr. Botman is a scholar of modern Middle Eastern politics and society who has taught and published extensively. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Brandeis University, a B.Phil in Middle Eastern studies from Oxford University, and an A.M. in Middle Eastern studies and a Ph.D. in history and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University.
Dr. Botman joined USM in July 2008, and served most recently as Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost for The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university.