Clash! Contested Terrain, Conflicting Interests – Edwin Dobb

November 13, 2013 – We are going to ever greater extremes to satisfy the world’s growing appetite for energy, metals, and other natural resources. What are the risks? Costs? Journalist Edwin Dobb explored these questions via stories he has written for National Geographic about a proposed copper mine in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska,...

Lovejoy Panel: From JFK to the Marathon Bombing: 50 Years of Crisis Reporting

October 27, 2013 – Panelists examined the ways crisis reporting has evolved into the new century with technological advances and the public’s ever-growing appetite for instantaneous information. Panelists include Eric Shawn, anchor and senior correspondent, FOX News Channel; Adam Goldman, reporter, Associated Press; Marcela Gaviria, documentarian, reporter, and producer of PBS’s Frontline; and Mike Pride,...

Lean In Colby: Women Leaders of Maine

October 10, 2013 – Women in leadership with connections to Maine shared their thoughts, insights, and experiences about leadership in today’s world. Inspired by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s popular new book, Lean In, our aim is to create a Colby “Lean In Circle.” Panelists include Maine Senator Emily Cain, Maine, MaineGeneral Health Vice President for...

The Architecture of the Gun Control Debate

“Gun control has proven to be one of the most enduringly contentious, even acrimonious issues in American politics. I set out to discover why.” Author and Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland Robert J. Spitzer explored the issue of gun control and politics in light of recent events. Leaving plenty of time...

Recognition Dinner Honoring Outgoing Goldfarb Center Director Sandy Maisel

The Colby community gathered to honor Sandy Maisel as he stepped down as founding director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. President William Adams, Vice President for Academic Affairs Lori Kletzer, trustee and founding donor William Goldfarb ’68, P’00, and student advisory board executive Stanley Abrams ’12, offered remarks before Sandy...

Selecting Our Nation’s Judges: Are Judicial Elections Conducive to a System of Fair Justice?

In combination with the Brody Award Convocation, a distinguished panel moderated by Hon. John Woodcock (U.S. District Court, Maine) discussed questions focused on electing, as opposed to appointing, judges. Panelists included: Hon. Barbara Lynn (U.S. District Court, North District of Texas), Prof. Dmitry Bam (Maine Law), Prof. James Sample (Hofstra Law), and Prof. Jed Shugerman...