Upcoming Events


MAY 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston
Twelfth Annual Harward Center for Community Partnerships Awards Celebration

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships is currently seeking nominations from Bates students, employees, and community partners for the twelfth annual Harward Center for Community Partnerships Awards Celebration.

We are seeking nominations for the following awards:

Nomination sheets can be downloaded by clicking on the links above.  Please contact Kristen Cloutier (kcloutie@bates.edu) with any questions.


APRIL 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Commons 221-222 , 136 Central Avenue, Lewiston
“Experiences in the Policy Process: Community-Engaged Public Policy Studies”
Enjoy student presentations on diverse capstone projects:

  • stigma, public policy, and the opioid crisis
  • immigrant access to healthcare
  • referenda and Medicaid expansion
  • issue attention and gun control
  • local responses to DACA

Faculty, staff, and off-campus guests are welcome to charge their Commons lunch to the Harward Center and then bring it upstairs for the program. This is a Public Works in Progress program hosted by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships with support from the Bates Politics Department.

MARCH 2018

Wednesday, March 28
Room 221, Commons, 136 Central Avenue
“The Struggle for Human Rights from Syria to Maine”
MARIAM JALABI, Representative of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces at the UN
Born in Damascus, Syria and raised in the Golan Heights, Mariam Jalabi ran a fashion company until the Syrian Civil War began in 2011. She has been actively involved in democratic advocacy since the war began and is a passionate advocate for women’s inclusion in the Syrian peace process. She was recently promoted to Representative of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces’ New York Office at the United Nations. She had served as Director since 2013. She is also a founding member of the Syrian Non-Violence Movement, a founding member of the Syrian National Council, a member of the Syrian Opposition High Negotiation Committee’s Women’s Advisory Committee, and works with the Syrian Women’s Network and the Syrian Feminist Lobby. She holds degrees from McGill University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Cosponsored by the University of Maine School of Law’s “Justice for Women” Lecture Series and the President’s Office at Bates College

Click here to watch video of this talk.

Wednesday, March 14
Olin Arts Center Concert Hall
“The Trump Administration’s War on Climate Policy: A View from a Whistleblower Who is Speaking Out”
JOEL CLEMENT, former director of the Office of Policy Analysis and top climate change policy official at the U.S. Department of the Interior,  was recently demoted along with other climate policy experts.  Clement was also a whistleblower on the Trump administration’s policy of reassigning employees to encourage them to leave government.
Cosponsored by the Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Maine Conservation Voters, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and the Conservation Law Foundation.

Click here to watch video of this talk.

Click here to listen to audio of this talk on Maine Public Radio’s website.

Theory into Practice Policy Forum: CHARTER SCHOOLS with John Kosinski, Government Relations Officer, Maine Education Association (MEA)
Want to learn more about the major policy issues taking place in the Lewiston community, the Maine State House, and the US Congress on issues that are important to you?  Want to learn how you can have a voice on these issues?  Join the Harward Center as it presents a series of evening programs on major policy challenges and opportunities.


Wednesday, February 28
Muskie Archives
MATTHEW DUNLAP, Maine Secretary of State, speaks on his work as a member of President Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission, which the President disbanded after Dunlap sued the Commission for allegedly violating the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Click here to watch video of this talk.