Our public affairs initiatives offer students unique opportunities to hear from some of the best minds, often in intimate settings. Modes of student learning are changing rapidly, and varied, interactive programs sometimes better tap student interest and convey complex ideas.  Our aim is to offer lively, pedagogically-enhanced programming for students and the broader Colby community.

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Lectures, Debates, and Series

The center brings an array of important and influential speakers to campus each year to address global issues and current events as they unfold.Journalism Conference016




 Annual Journalism Conference

Journalism Conference008Each year, the Goldfarb Center hosts a one-day conference for student journalists. Held in conjunction with the annual Lovejoy Convocation, students representing institutions from across New England come together for a series of lectures and interactive workshops led by some of the nation’s most prestigious journalists. Please click here for more information.



The center coordinates two prestigious award programs that honor contributions to judicial service and journalism. These programs give students opportunities to interact with recipients and national leaders who come to campus to honor the winners.

Teaching about the Maine Judiciary: Conversations with Maine Judges

The Goldfarb Center and the Maine Federal-State Judicial Council jointly produced a video to help Maine teachers introduce students to the ways in which courts work.
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