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Civil liberties expert Christopher Pyle discusses terrorism's impact on privacy

Friday, January 31, 2003 3:43 pm

hristopher Pyle, who researched the U.S. government's domestic spying abuses for Congress in the 1970s, comes to Bates College to discuss terrorism's impact on civil liberties in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue.

Bates Democrats plan tribute to the late Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota

Wednesday, January 29, 2003 3:35 pm

Inviting attendees to pen letters to their congressional representatives for or against invading Iraq, the Bates Democrats will host a tribute in words and song to the life and accomplishments of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota.

Bates panel considers a Republican-controlled government'

Thursday, January 16, 2003 1:36 pm

Four panelists, sounding off on a variety of issues, will present a discussion titled "The Implications of a Republican-Controlled Government," followed by a question-and-answer period, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St.

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.

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