The Hon. Leigh I. Saufley is about to complete her tenth year as Chief Justice of Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court. The first female chief justice of Maine’s highest court — and only the second woman to serve on that body in its 190-year history, the Chief Justice discusses her rise to her current position through...
India’s caste system was officially “eradicated” in 1950, and yet it continues to undermine the economic well-being and human dignity of thousands of people — especially the Dalit or “untouchables.” This talk featuring the 2011 Oak Fellow Fatima Burnad focuses on the efforts being made by one organization in India to defend the human rights...
Sandy Maisel, Director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, addresses the incoming class of 2015 as a kickoff to their C2IT day of service during orientation. He shares his thoughts on the importance of service as part of the college experience and beyond.
Safe Passage is a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by Hanley Denning, a 1992 graduate of Bowdoin College, providing educational programs for the children of families living in the municipal garbage dump in Guatemala City.
The Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) and Colby College are hosting the third annual leadership institute, “Building Movements: Food as a Metaphor for Systems Change.” Ben Hewitt, the author of The Town That Food Saved, gave one of the keynote addresses.
David Kato was a Ugandan teacher and LGBT activist, considered a father of Uganda’s gay rights movement. The Oak Institute and the Bridge will hosted a week of events in Kato’s honor, including a culminating keynote address by David Kato’s close friend and fellow LGBT activist Val Kalende.
Mr. Olsen’s talk, Understanding the Origins of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and The Role of U.S. Process, discussed the roots of the conflict and those actions by the parties, and others, primarily the United States, that have kept it going without resolution.