USM hosts a variety of illustrious speakers each week. Here is a sample of some of them. This list is not exhaustive.

Featured Speakers

Charles Dunbar, former ambassador to Qatar, Yemen, and former charge d’affairs at the American Embassy in Kabul during the occupation of the former Soviet Union, will be giving a talk, the contents of which will depend on the results of the 2004 election.

Ambassador Dunbar’s speech is titled “The War on Terror 2005-2008: Possible coming attractions.”

The talk will be held on Tuesday, November 9. There will be a 7:00 a.m. coffee and a 7:30 a.m. breakfast, with the talk followed by a Q & A period from 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact Rob Triffin at 780-5383 or [email protected]

Dr. Mark A. Hicks will be presenting a free public lecture as part of

his visit as the 2004-2005 Libra Scholar for USM’s College of

Education and Human Development.

Dr. Hicks is an assistant professor of educational transformation at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. He has been recognized for his work in transformative thinking and teaching, most recently being honored as a finalist for a university Teaching Excellence award at George Mason University.

His talk is titled “Illuminating Shadows: Barriers to Effective Transformative Collaboration,” and will take place at 4:30 p.m. on the seventh floor of the Glickman Library. No RSVP is needed. Light refreshments will be served.

Other Upcoming speakers

Thursday, November 4

American and New England Studies Lecture Series, “Catholicism in 19th-Century America: Texts & Images,” featuring Nancy Schultz, Salem State College, talking on “Veil of Fear” Nineteenth-Century Convent Captivity Narratives,” and Patricia Johnston, Salem State College, speaking on “(Not) Seeing Catholicism in the Fine and Popular Arts,” 7 p.m., Moot Court Room, School of Law, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4920.

Friday, November 5

Law School Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Lecture, “Church and State: An Economic Analysis,” Keith N. Hylton, Boston University School of Law, 12:15 p.m., School of Law, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4344.

Friday, November 5

Lecture by Henci Goer, author of “A Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth,” 6-8:30 p.m., Luther Bonney Auditorium, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4289.

Monday, November 8

Lecture, “Women in WWII,” Nancy Gish, Christine Holden and Rita Kissen, 1:15-2:30 p.m., University Room for Special Events, Glickman Family Library, Portland, tea and pastries provided, free and open to the public, 780-4289.

Thursday, November 18

USM College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Scholars Forum, “Digital Mapping Technologies and GIS in the Geosciences: A Maine Coast Perspective”, Mark Swanson, 7 p.m., Glickman Family Library Special Events Room, Portland, free and open to the public, 780-4221.

To place a listing in Demosthenes Corner please e-mail Joseph R. Thompson at least two weeks in advanced with the word “Demosthenes” in the subject.

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