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2017 Annual Meeting and Dinner with David Pearce June 6, 2017

Summer Member Reception and Special Briefing on Brazil with Daniel P. Erikson, Aug. 17, 2016

Annual Meeting and Dinner with Ian Brzezinski, June 15, 2016

Ribal Al-Assad, "Syria, the Middle East, and the New Cold War," April 11, 2016

Click here to listen to the recording on Maine Public Radio's "Speaking in Maine" program.

Karima Bennoune, "Your Fatwa Does Not Belong Here," Oct. 2, 2015

Watch the recording of the panel discussion on the Iran nuclear agreement with Senator Angus King, Senator George Mitchell, and Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Aug. 17, 2015:

Ambassador Reception with Rudolf Bekink of the NetherlandsSeptember 9, 2014

Ambassador Rudolf Bekink, Harold Pachios, and Tim Honey at Preti Flaherty

Annual Meeting and Dinner, June 18, 2014
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns speaks to the Council on Today's Foreign Policy Challenges;
Newly elected President of the Board of Directors Tim Honey thanked Mr. Burns for his excellent talk

Lake Region High School students with Ambassador Burns

Amy Holland, Executive Director, Ambassador Burns,
Incoming President Tim Honey, Past President Clifford Gilpin

Clifford Gilpin was presented with the Bea Chapman Minott Award
in honor of his many years of service to the World Affairs Council

World Cup Viewing Party, June 12, 2014

A crowd of international soccer fans watched Brazil defeat Croatia at the kick-off World Cup viewing party at USM
  HotSpot: a Conversation about Changes in the Gulf of Maine and Around the World, and the future of the Marine Economy, June 3, 2014

John Spritz moderated a discussion with Andy Pershing of GMRI, Nick Battista of Island Institute,
and Bil Needelman, City of Portland Waterfront Coordinator

WorldQuest 2014, February 26th, 2014
    The Champion Team from              The Runner-up, Unum              The Intense Competition          Lake Region High School                                                                                          
Global Connections - U.S. Latin American Relations, 
October 28th, 2013

Speaker David Carey, Jr. is joined by students from Lake Region High School who came to hear his Global Connections talk on Latin America on October 28th at CIEE.
Global Insights After Hours - Dictators vs. Democracy, 
October 24th, 2013

Amy Holland, Will Dobson, Julie Fisher and Clifford Gilpin after the October 24th talk about
Dictators and Democracy, held at the University of Southern Maine.

International Breakfast Series - U.S. Foreign Service and the Military, October 8th, 2013

Board President Clifford Gilpin and Executive Director Amy Holland join Ambassador Lawrence Butler at his breakfast talk on the foreign service and the military on October 8th.

Global Connections Lunchtime Series - International Students in Maine, 
September 24th, 2013

Thornton Academy students
Annual Meeting and Dinner, June 14, 2013
Senator Susan Collins spoke about Cybersecurity
Click here for the video on CTN5

  Global Connections Lunchtime Series- Empowering Girls through Education: a Story from Tanzania, April 29th, 2013

Speaker Nano Chatfield during WAC event at CIEE

Challenges to Women's Empowerment in the Arab Awakening, April 26th, 2013
Click here to listen to a recording of Dr. Esfandiari's talk before the Council,
which aired on MPBN's Speaking in Maine program.
             Guest Speaker Dr. Haleh Esfandiari                   Dr. Esfandiari and Kathleen Sutherland                        
                   Dr. Esfandiari and Reza Jalali                           Dr. Esfandiari during Q&A
Human Rights in Iran, March 26th, 2013
            Guest Speaker Reza Jalali                                  Executive Director Amy Holland                                          
Reza speaking with attendees after the event

Coming Collapse of China, March 12th, 2013

Guest Speaker Gordon Chang
                Gordon Chang                                 Gordon Chang and Moderator Tony
                                                                   Kieffer during Q&A
Libya and American Foreign Policy, March 6th, 2013

Former U.S. ChargĂ© d’Affaires in Libya and retired Ambassador Laurence Pope

Mike Wygant, Ambassador Pope and Amy Holland

Hitting the Reset Button on the Korean Peninsula,  February 26th, 2013

Speaker Bradley Babson
  Map of the Korean Peninsula                 High School students attending program
World Quest 2013, February  6th, 2013

Lake Region High School: First Place HS Team and Overall Runner Up
               World Quest Judges                         Joseph Keaney CPA Champion Team
Turkey: Tales of Travel and Culture, December 6th, 2012

Guest Speaker Tom Brosnahan
                        Michael Bailey                         Kelly O'Brien and Karen Massey        
      Speaker Q &A                                    Turkish cuisine 

Globalization 2.0, November 27th, 2012

Perry B. Newman
Link to "Globalization 2.0" video:


Japan, October 18, 2012

Deputy Consul General Nobuyuki Watanabe and
Professor Henry Laurence discuss Japan's current challenges


Timor-Leste, September 25, 2012
Ambassador Judith Fergin                       A crowd listens at CIEE
SyriaSeptember 13, 2012

Dr. Murhaf Jouejati speaks on the current situation in Syria

Annual Meeting 2012 with Ambassador Rick Barton, June 14, 2012
 Kathleen Sutherland receives the Bea Chapman Minott Award  
 Board member Tim Honey introduces Ambassador Rick Barton
      Ambassador Barton accepts the 2012 International Leadership Award
To listen to Ambassador Barton's interview on WCSH's 207 news program, click here.

Europe and NATO Breakfast Program, May 17, 2012
                                Admiral Gregory Johnson             Professor Nicholas Toloudis
                                discusses NATO                talks about the European Union

World Quest 2012

     Over-All Runner Up Team     High School and Over-All Champions,      The Judges at work
       from Bernstein Shur             The Greely High School team

Brazil Breakfast Program January 10, 2012
                            Janine Cary, President of MITC,
                             moderates the panel

Spotlight on Turkey Teachers' Workshop 2012 
                                  Teacher Bruno Yomoah                   Prof. Filiz Otucu          
                 speaks about the study tour to Turkey
Global Connections Lunch Series
     Tanzania Health Care                 The Myth of Endless Growth           Mexican Drug Cartels
       Elizabeth McLellan                      William Strauss, Ph.D.                  Michael Wardrup

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