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Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Northport for a recent meeting of the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations.

The guest speaker is Dr. Andrew Bacevich, author and Boston University professor emeritus of history and international relations, speaking on “America’s War for the Greater Middle East.”

For more on Bacevich and the Midcoast Forum, click here.

With North Korea announcing it conducted a nuclear test of a hydrogen bomb, China, India, Russia and other nations are condemning the move. The U.S. says it has yet to verify the claim, but it also reiterated its stance that North Korea can't be allowed to become a nuclear state.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next the Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations for a talk by U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine.

In "A Policy for the Arctic Region," King reflects on various current issues, from expanded Arctic shipping to climate change politics and the U.S. Senate.

For more on King and the Midcoast Forum, click here.

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Speaking in Maine takes us next to USM for a panel discussion moderated by MPBN’s Jennifer Rooks on the role of religion in conflicts and how religion can be a positive or a negative force in the society.

The talk, titled "Beyond Nostra Aetate: Interreligious Dialogue in a Time of Conflict," featured a panel made up of religious leaders in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith.

For more information on the talk, click here.

Speaking in Maine takes us next to Orono and the University of Maine for this year's Cohen Lecture. 

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen; Gen. Joseph Ralston, former supreme allied commander in Europe; and Ambassador Nicholas Burns, former under secretary of state for political affairs discuss America’s response to global instability.

They talk about what happens behind the scenes at the White House, Pentagon and in Congress as decisions are made about war and peace.

For more on the lecture, click here.

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