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Upcoming Events

Welcome to our events page.  Events are listed in order of occurrence. If you click on the 'Calendar view', you will see the events in a calendar format.

Upcoming events

    • Tue, October 28, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • CIEE, 300 Fore St., Portland, 2nd floor training room
    The World Affairs Council of Maine
    presents a Global Connections program
       
     
    Gaza

    with Norm Olsen


    Tuesday, October 28th
    12:00-1:00 PM


    Free to members,  $10 suggested donation for nonmembers to help support our programs
    Bring your lunch


    Thank you to our series sponsor, CIEE.



    • Sat, November 08, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Cape Elizabeth
    • 10

    Through the generosity of its members,
    the World Affairs Council of Maine provides opportunities for members to get together over a meal and discuss a Great Decisions topic. Please join us!

    Great Decisions Luncheon
    Turkey's Challenges

    Saturday, November 8, 2014
    Lunch and Discussion 12:00-3:00 PM

    Generously hosted by Tak Suppasettawat
    in Cape Elizabeth 
      

    Facilitated by Kathleen Sutherland

    Turkey: a nation at a crossroads, a bridge over an ever-growing chasm between the East and West. Turkey’s first Prime Minister Kemal Ataturk envisioned a modern, democratic nation-state built on the ashes of the Ottoman Empire with strong ties to Europe, not the Middle East. But as the clashes between secular and religious groups and the recent protests in Taksim Square show, the soul of Turkey is still very much up for grabs.


    This is a special event for members.
    Reservations are limited.
    $50 per person

    Please note that due to the nature of this event, hosts may not be able to accommodate special diets.  Thank you for your understanding.
    • Wed, November 12, 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • CIEE, 300 Fore St., Portland, 2nd floor training room
    The World Affairs Council of Maine
    presents a special noontime program
       
     
    Tourism Going Green:
    Growth and Importance of Global Ecotourism


    with Martha Honey, Ph.D.


    Wednesday, November 12th
    12:00-1:00 PM


    Free to members,  $10 suggested donation for nonmembers to help support our programs
    Bring your lunch
       

    Martha Honey, Ph.D.

    Martha Honey is co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), a non-profit research institute with offices in Washington, DC and at Stanford University. Founded in 2003, CREST's mission is to promote responsible tourism policies and practices globally so that local communities may thrive and steward their cultural resources and biodiversity.


    Over the last two decades, Martha has written and lectured widely on ecotourism, Travelers' Philanthropy, cruise and resort tourism, and certification issues. Her books include Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? (Island Press, 1999 and 2008) and Ecotourism and Certification: Setting Standards in Practice (Island Press, 2002). She is currently writing a book on coastal and cruise tourism (Selling Sunshine, Island Press, 2015).


    Previously, Martha worked for 20 years as a journalist based in East Africa and Central America. She holds a Ph.D. in African history from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


    Please note that this is a special program and not the November Global Connections, which will take place on November 18th.

    Thank you to our program host, CIEE.

Past events

Thu, October 16, 2014 Oyster Aquaculture: Local and Global Challenges and Opportunities
Wed, October 08, 2014 ISIS in Iraq and Syria
Thu, October 02, 2014 Scotland's Vote: A Referendum for Independence
Tue, September 23, 2014 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Iraq Now: an Iraqi Journalist's View
Thu, September 18, 2014 International and Multicultural Student Reception
Tue, September 09, 2014 Ambassador Reception with Rudolf Bekink of the Netherlands
Tue, September 09, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - Ukraine and Putin
Tue, August 12, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group
Tue, July 08, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - U.S. Foreign Policy
Wed, June 18, 2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner with R. Nicholas Burns - Today's Foreign Policy Challenges
Thu, June 12, 2014 The World Cup: Brazil v Croatia
Tue, June 10, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - India
Thu, June 05, 2014 Great Decisions Dinner: China's Foreign Policy
Tue, June 03, 2014 HotSpot: A Conversation about Changes in the Gulf of Maine and Around the World, and the Future of the Marine Economy
Tue, May 27, 2014 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - The World Comes to Maine: an Immigration Update - who, why, how, from where?
Tue, May 13, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - South Africa's Elections
Tue, April 29, 2014 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Protesting Putin in Russia
Wed, April 23, 2014 The Political Conflict in South Sudan
Fri, April 11, 2014 Maine Summit on Citizen Diplomacy through Global Education
Tue, April 08, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - China
Sat, April 05, 2014 Coffee, Cake and Conversation: Great Decisions - Food and Climate
Thu, April 03, 2014 Flying Paper Film Screening
Thu, March 20, 2014 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - A Decade of Change: Responding to Domestic Violence in Northeast Brazil
Tue, March 11, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - Ukraine
Wed, March 05, 2014 Great Decisions Dinner - Defense Technology
Wed, February 26, 2014 WorldQuest 2014: International Trivia Competition
Tue, February 25, 2014 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Germany and the United States
Tue, February 11, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - Turkish Politics
Thu, February 06, 2014 "What's the Truth About Genetically Modified Foods?"
Tue, January 28, 2014 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Inside North Korea
Wed, January 22, 2014 The Success of Excess: 1870s-1900 - A History of the Gilded Age in 100 Minutes
Sat, January 18, 2014 Coffee, Cake and Conversation: Great Decisions - Energy Independence
Tue, January 14, 2014 Redefining the Arctic Circle: Implications for Maine and the World
Tue, January 07, 2014 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - Russia
Thu, December 19, 2013 Maine's Penobscot Project and the Global Future of Dams and Hydropower
Wed, December 11, 2013 Crisis in the World's Oceans
Tue, December 10, 2013 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - Iran
Tue, November 19, 2013 Girl Rising
Tue, November 19, 2013 World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group
Mon, October 28, 2013 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Latin America and the U.S
Thu, October 24, 2013 Smart Dictators vs. Democratization
Tue, October 08, 2013 International Breakfast Series - The Roles of the US Foreign Service and Military in Security Objectives
Thu, October 03, 2013 Great Decisions Dinner: The Struggle over Regime Change in Egypt
Fri, September 27, 2013 Bangladesh: Community Health and Social Development
Tue, September 24, 2013 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - International Students in Maine
Tue, September 10, 2013 World Affairs Coffee and Discussion Group
Fri, June 14, 2013 Annual Meeting and Dinner with Senator Susan Collins
Thu, May 30, 2013 Beyond the Arab Spring: A Moroccan Perspective
Tue, May 28, 2013 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Democratization and the Recent Kenyan Elections
Tue, May 14, 2013 Great Decisions Dinner - Myanmar and Southeast Asia
Tue, April 30, 2013 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Empowering Girls through Education: A Story from Tanzania
Thu, April 25, 2013 Challenges to Women’s Empowerment in the Arab Awakening
Sat, April 13, 2013 Great Decisions Luncheon - China in Africa
Tue, April 09, 2013 Grassroots Healthcare in Developing Countries: Maine Goes Global
Tue, March 26, 2013 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Human Rights in Iran
Tue, March 12, 2013 International Breakfast Series - The Coming Collapse of China
Wed, March 06, 2013 Libya and American Foreign Policy
Tue, February 26, 2013 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Hitting the Reset Button on the Korean Peninsula
Wed, February 06, 2013 WorldQuest 2013: International Trivia Competition
Tue, January 29, 2013 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - United Nations Peace Operations
Wed, January 16, 2013 Member Dinner - Syria in 2013
Tue, December 11, 2012 Governor's International Breakfast - China: Opportunities for Maine
Thu, December 06, 2012 Turkey: Tales of Travel and Culture
Tue, November 27, 2012 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - Globalization 2.0
Mon, November 26, 2012 Conflict Resolution in Kosovo and Northern Ireland: Lessons for the United States
Tue, November 06, 2012 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - The Libyan Situation Now
Tue, October 23, 2012 Maritime Piracy
Thu, October 18, 2012 International Breakfast Series - Japan's Current Challenges
Tue, September 25, 2012 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Timor-Leste: A New Decade, A New Government, A New Beginning
Thu, September 13, 2012 Syria: Regime Change Imminent?
Thu, June 14, 2012 Annual Meeting and International Leadership Award Dinner with Ambassador Rick Barton
Tue, May 29, 2012 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Haiti, the United States, and Maine
Thu, May 17, 2012 International Breakfast Series - NATO and the EU in the 21st Century: Opportunities, Constraints and Challenges
Wed, May 02, 2012 Member Dinner - The Korean Peninsula 2012
Tue, May 01, 2012 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: The Myth of Endless Growth
Mon, April 30, 2012 Promoting Democracy Abroad: History and Current Roles in the Context of the Arab Spring
Wed, April 11, 2012 Great Decisions Dinner - Promoting Democracy: foreign policy imperative?
Fri, March 30, 2012 Spotlight on Turkey: Teachers' Workshop and Travel
Thu, March 29, 2012 Great Decisions Dinner - Middle East Realignment: the Arab Upheaval
Tue, March 27, 2012 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Tanzania - Health Care
Sat, March 24, 2012 Great Decisions Luncheon - Indonesia: Prospects for Prosperity
Fri, March 09, 2012 An evening with Wael Nawara, Egyptian activist, writer, and politician
Thu, March 01, 2012 The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire presents "Estonia's first year in the Eurozone: A European Union Success Story?"
Tue, February 28, 2012 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: South Africa's Political Future
Wed, February 01, 2012 Academic WorldQuest 2012-International Trivia Competition
Tue, January 31, 2012 Global Connections Lunchtime Series - The Role of Women in Development in India: Opportunities and Threats
Tue, January 10, 2012 International Breakfast Series - Brazil: Emerging Economic and Political Power
Mon, December 05, 2011 Turkey's Role as a Regional Power
Tue, November 29, 2011 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Azerbaijan, Land of Fire
Thu, November 17, 2011 International Breakfast Series - New England and Canada: Trade, Security and Looking Beyond the Border
Tue, November 01, 2011 Rio Grande do Norte: Economic Outlook in the Brazilian Context
Tue, October 25, 2011 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Global Microfinance - Handle with Care
Sat, October 22, 2011 Great Decisions Luncheon: Germany's Ascendancy
Tue, October 11, 2011 A Journey to Turkey: Turkish cuisine, live music and a portrait of Turkey from Three Maine Teachers
Mon, October 03, 2011 The Arab Spring: Origins and Future?
Tue, September 27, 2011 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: The Palestinian Plight
Mon, September 12, 2011 Ten Years After 9/11: Maine and the World
Thu, June 16, 2011 Private Reception with Admiral Dennis Blair
Thu, June 16, 2011 Annual Meeting with Admiral Dennis Blair speaking on Threats, Opportunities and Possibilities in Asia
Wed, June 01, 2011 Great Decisions Dinner:The Horn of Africa
Tue, May 31, 2011 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Importing Democracy: the Role of NGOs in Tajikistan
Thu, May 26, 2011 International Breakfast Series: Symposium on East Asia and Maine's Renewable Energy Future
Thu, May 05, 2011 Great Decisions Dinner: Banks, Governments and Debt Crises
Tue, April 26, 2011 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: The Sinaloa Mexican Drug Cartel
Wed, April 20, 2011 A Fresh(water) Start for the World's Rivers
Thu, April 14, 2011 International Breakfast Series: The Middle East, Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in a Year of Changes and Decisions with Speaker Qubad Talabani
Fri, April 01, 2011 Summit on Citizen Diplomacy: Mainers Engaged in Health Care Development Abroad with Keynote Speaker Mary Jean Eisenhower
Tue, March 29, 2011 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Biodiversity Conservation in Kenya
Mon, March 28, 2011 Egypt in Transition: What does it mean for the Arab world and for US Policy?
Thu, March 03, 2011 Great Decisions Dinner:US National Security
Tue, February 22, 2011 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Update on Post-Election Myanmar/Burma - What the Natives are Saying w/ Kitty Babson
Wed, February 09, 2011 International Breakfast Series: Engaging North Korea w/ Speaker Bradley Babson
Mon, January 31, 2011 Decompression Chamber Music -"Rush Hour" concert featuring Argentinian composers
Thu, January 27, 2011 WorldQuest 2011-International Trivia Competition
Tue, January 25, 2011 Global Connections Lunchtime Series: Israel and its Arab Citizens: Building the Civil Society in "Start-Up Nation"
Wed, December 01, 2010 15th Annual Governor's Breakfast - INVEST IN MAINE!
Tue, November 30, 2010 T.R. Reid Keynote Speaker-November 30, 2010
Tue, November 30, 2010 Global Connections Lunchtime Series:Renewable Energy in Europe-Possible Lessons for the US w/ John Gulliver
Sat, October 30, 2010 Camden Conference:October 30, 2010- Global Realities of Climate Change:Its Impact in Maine, Managing It In China
Tue, October 26, 2010 Global Connections:October 26- Francesco Duina on Understanding EU-China Relations
Fri, October 15, 2010 International & Multicultural Student Reception
Tue, September 28, 2010 Global Connections: Maine and the World
Thu, September 16, 2010 International Breakfast Series: General Gard

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