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Former prime minister to discuss Somalia

Thursday, January 2, 2003 2:37 pm

Ali Khalif Galaydh, who served as the prime minister of Somalia from 2000 to 2001, visits to discuss the past, present and future of his native country in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. Free and open to the public, the lecture continues a series of events offered in response to the anti-Somali rally scheduled in Lewiston Jan. 11 by a national hate group.

Bates panel to discuss U.S. invasion of Iraq

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:44 am

A group of journalists, professors and activists present a panel discussion titled "War, What Is It Good For? Should the United States Invade Iraq," to be followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Benjamin Mays Center, Bates College. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge.

Bates Democrats honor Muskie '36

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 9:14 am

In an appearance sponsored by the Bates Democrats, the memory of Edmund S. Muskie '36 -- Maine governor, U.S. senator and secretary of state -- will be honored in a talk by U.S. Rep. John Baldacci at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Campus Avenue. The talk is open to the public at no charge.

Congressman Baldacci to honor Sen. Edmund Muskie

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 3:24 pm

In an appearance sponsored by the Bates Democrats, U.S. Rep. John Baldacci pays tribute to the late Edmund S. Muskie, who served as Maine governor, U.S. senator and secretary of state, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue. Baldacci's talk is open to the public at no charge.

Panel to discuss U.S. invasion of Iraq

Wednesday, October 9, 2002 3:39 pm

A group of journalists, professors and activists present a panel discussion titled "War, What Is It Good For? Should the United States Invade Iraq," to be followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Benjamin Mays Center. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge.

Children of war featured in film to be screened

Tuesday, October 1, 2002 4:26 pm

An Academy Award-nominated documentary film that features Israeli and Palestinian children, will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Room 204 of Pettengill Hall.

Brookings Institution analyst says war might be necessary

Friday, September 20, 2002 4:09 pm

Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow in the foreign policy studies program at the Brookings Institution, told an audience at Bates College on Sept. 19 that war with Iraq might be the only way to forestall Saddam Hussein's employment of weapons of mass destruction. But O'Hanlon also said during a Great Falls Forum event that such a war would likely be bloodier than the 1991 Gulf War and could lead to a prolonged and costly U.S. occupation of Iraq.

Bates panel offers Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict

Thursday, September 19, 2002 2:28 pm

Three panelists will present a discussion titled "Perspectives on the Middle East Conflict," followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell Street. The public is invited to attend this event, sponsored by Bates Hillel and cosponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge.

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism

Thursday, September 19, 2002 9:55 am

Populist historian and activist Howard Zinn discusses "The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the Age of Terrorism" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend his talk, sponsored by the Bates Democrats, free of charge. Donations in the form of canned goods or clothing for the Good Shepherd Food Bank will be accepted, and a reception will follow in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue.

Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens to discuss 'Is Islam the Enemy?'

Monday, September 9, 2002 9:23 am

Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens, known for his trenchantly witty critiques of hypocrisy and entrenched political power, presents a lecture titled "Is Islam the Enemy?" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge the talk, sponsored by the psychology department as part of a series of events connected to the observance of the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11.

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