John F. Kennedy: The Influence of Personality and Politics on the 1960s

Prior to the performance of JACK, an opera about the life of John F. Kennedy, at the Waterville Opera House on September 15, 2008, professors G. Calvin Mackenzie and Robert Weisbrot, authors of the recently released and highly acclaimed book The Liberal Hour, joined JACK co-lyricist, Tom Sawyer, for a discussion about JFK in Ostrove...

Cotter Debate: Health Care Reform in America

On Sunday, April 27, 2008 Michael F. Cannon and Dr. Hugh Waters debate on the topic of health care reform in the United States. Cannon is the Cato Institute’s director of health studies and a former adviser to the Repuliban’s in the U.S. Senate. His works include numerous articles published in newspapers a journals, and...

Building Social Capital in Maine’s Communities

On Thursday, April 17, 2008 Maine Community Foundation’s CEO and President Henry Schmelzer gives a lecture entitled “Building Social Capital in Maine’s Communities”. Henry has been recognized as Maine business leader of the year for his work with the foundation which has lead to an increase in both its endowment and visibility/ The Maine Community...

Grossman Lecture: “Emissions Trading”

On Tuesday April 15, 2008 retiring Professor Tom Tietenberg gives the Grossman Lecture on Emissions Trading: The Evolution of an Economic Idea from Concept to Global Implementation. Over the last thirty plus years the use of transferable permits to control pollution has evolved from little more than an academic curiosity to the centerpiece of the...

The Brody Award Ceremony

On Sunday, April sixth, 2008 the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema was presented with The Morton A. Brody Distinguished Judicial Service Award.Upon receiving the award Judge Brinkema spoke on the subject of the rights of citizens during a time of terrorism.

The War on Drugs: A War on the Poor

On Wednesday, March 8, 2008 the Goldfarb Center, in collaboration with Professor Leon Arredondo’s anthropology class, presents speakers Richard Van Wickler and Maria Clemencia Ramirez speak on U.S. drug policy at home and abroad. Richard Van Wickler is the superintendent of the department of corrections in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as well as a member...