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  Media Gallery

   
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUpSlD1tQ6g

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. Chargé 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:
http://vimeo.com/user15262227/perrybnewman

  

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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