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The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement brings Colby students and faculty together to make connections between work in the classroom and contemporary political, economic, social and environmental issues. Founded in 2003 with a generous gift from Colby Trustee William Goldfarb ’68, P ’00, the center aims to link the Colby community with local, state, national, and international leaders to explore creative, interdisciplinary approaches to complex challenges.


The Goldfarb Center strives to make a vital difference in the lives and educational experience of Colby students. Through hundreds of events featuring world leaders, innovative thinkers, influential politicians, and cutting-edge academics, the center has set a high standard for public affairs programming at a liberal arts institution. The establishment of significant programs for children and others in central Maine demonstrates the center’s commitment to meaningful community engagement, while at the same time offering students a means to harness their own passions for involvement. Through research grants, internship opportunities, and course development stipends, the center contributes to the intellectual life of the College in varied, significant ways.

Please click here to learn more about the Goldfarb Center as we enter our second decade.

Contact Information

The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College
5300 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8853
P: 207-859-5300