The Goldfarb Center organizes the William R. and Linda K. Cotter Debate Series, bringing to campus experts who debate pressing contemporary issues ranging from anti-terrorism tactics to immigration policy, protection of academic freedom to the legal drinking age.
Major Sergeant James Sheppard served his country as one of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Twenty years to the day from his first appearance at Colby, Major Sergeant Sheppard returned to share his remarkable story.
A special correspondent for Vanity Fair since 1993, Maureen Orth is known for her investigations on pop stars and political icons. She has interviewed a wide range of controversial celebrities and leaders including: Vladimir Putin, Margaret Thatcher, Gerry Adams, Madonna and Carla Bruni.
A panel discussion featuring returned Colby Peace Corps volunteers as well as past Colby participants from several other national service programs discussed the importance of the Peace Corps and other service programs.
The final lecture of the series featured panelists from around the community and state who will put this discussion into a more local context, providing insights into how the deficit has impacted and will continue to impact nonprofit organizations and social programs here in Maine.
Goldfarb Center director and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government, Sandy Maisel provided an introduction to the topic and the series, and offered insights on the deficit from a U.S. political perspective.