Speaking in Maine

Occasional weekdays at 1:00 pm

One of the many public affairs lecture series MPBN Radio presents weekdays at 1:00 pm, Speaking in Maine features diverse speakers recorded in towns and cities throughout the state of Maine. The program is produced by Ed Morin, Gordon Fellis and Jonathan Woodward. The Executive Producer for Speaking in Maine is Charles Beck.

Ken Hillas, a senior Foreign Service officer and professor of strategy at the National War College, gives a talk entitled "Russian Intentions" at the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations in Northport.

For more on Hillas and the forum, click here.

ACLU of Maine

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Brunswick and Bowdoin College for a talk on the future of the U.S. Supreme Court under John Roberts, by Zach Heiden, legal director for the ACLU of Maine.

The talk, hosted Nov. 12, is entitled "From Hamdan to Hobby Lobby: Nine Years of the Roberts Court."

For more on Heiden or the talk, click here.


Speaking in Maine takes us next to Portland and the Muskie School of Public Service at USM for a talk by PBS NewsHour commentator Mark Shields and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on the legacy of former Secretary of State, Maine Sen. and Maine Gov. Edmund Muskie.

For more on Shields, Albright and the centennial celebration, click here.

Peter Galbraith

Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith is the Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, where his work focuses on Iraq, the greater Middle East, and conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction, specifically in the Balkans, Indonesia, Iraq, India/Pakistan, and Southeast Asia.

For the Midcoast Forum on Public Relations, Galbraith presents "Iraq and Syria, What's Next?"

For more on Galbraith or the Midcoast Forum, click here.

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and nonresident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. In this Speaking in Maine, recorded Oct. 27 at the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations, Telhami presents "The Middle East and (What's Left Of) Syria." For more on the presentation and on Telhami, click here.