Upcoming Events

 

MAY 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
4:30-6pm
Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston
Twelfth Annual Harward Center for Community Partnerships Awards Celebration

APRIL 2018

MARCH 2018

Wednesday, March 28
7:30pm
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

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Wednesday, March 14
7pm
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.

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

Tuesday, March 6
“Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why It Matters”
DR. SHAUNA SHAMES, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University – Camden, visited the Bates campus to meet with faculty and students to discuss the research in her book entitled, “Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why It Matters.”

Click here to listen to audio of the talk she delivered on March 5, 2018 at the Bangor Public Library on Maine Public Radio’s website.

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER
STAY TUNED FOR DATE!
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.

FEBRUARY 2018

Wednesday, February 28
7:30pm
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.