Myths and Realities: The United States in Latin America

On Monday, November 16 at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122 Bernard Aronson lectured on the relationship between the United States and Latin America. Bernard Aronson was the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs from 1989 to 1993. Bernard Aronson dealt with wars, revolutions, narco-traffickers and economic crises while serving as assistant secretary of state...

The Amethyst Initiative: A Cotter Debate on the Drinking Age

On Thursday, October 29th, 2009 David Rosenbloom, President & CEO of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and John McCardell, President Emeritus of Middlebury College and President of Choose Responsibility debated the legal drinking age. The debate was moderated by Professor Joe Reisert of the Government Department.

Covering the World with a Shrinking Newsroom

According to a report by Unity: Journalists of Color, broadcast and digital news media, including newspapers, have shed 35,885 jobs since Sept. 15, 2008. How can newsrooms with thinned budgets and skeletal staff continue to investigate and report news from around the world? Panelists included: Paul Salopek, 2009 Lovejoy Award winner for coverage of Darfur...

Elijah Parish Lovejoy Convocation: Paul Salopek

On Sunday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel, reporter Paul Salopek was honored with the Elijah Parish Lovejoy for courageous journalism. Reporting from Darfur in 2006, reporter Paul Salopek was imprisoned for five weeks. He endured beatings and brutal jail conditions but declined offers of freedom until he knew his Chadian driver and...

The Historical Strength of Maine’s Senatorial Delegation

The third of three panels presented on Friday, October 16, 2009 during the Goldfarb Center sponsored conference: “United States Senators from Maine: 50 Years of Influencing the Nation” The panelists included: L. Sandy Maisel, Colby College“Rating United States Senators: The Strength of Maine’s Delegation” Don Nicoll, former Muskie administrative assistant“Ed Muskie and the Art of...

Covering the Maine Senatorial Delegation

The second of three panels presented on Friday, October 16, 2009 during the Goldfarb Center sponsored conference: “United States Senators from Maine: 50 Years of Influencing the Nation” Chair: Irwin Gratz, Maine Public Broadcasting Network Pat Callaghan, WCSH-TV NewsJerry Harkavy, Associated Press (retired)Mal Leary, Capitol News Service

Political Campaigning by Maine’s Senators

The first of three panels presented on Friday, October 16, 2009 during the Goldfarb Center sponsored conference: “United States Senators from Maine: 50 Years of Influencing the Nation”