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Sep 05, 2019

The Value of an Arts and Sciences Education

2019 Key Connections Panel Discussion with Justice Leigh Saufley and Professor Jeanne Hey

You are invited to the Maine PBK Association's Key Connections evening panel discussing the relevance and value of an arts and sciences education. Sharing their insight will be The Honorable Leigh Saufley, Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and Jeanne Hey, Professor of Political Science and Dean Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New England. Don't miss your chance to hear from these wonderful speakers!

Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be time devoted to questions, networking, and getting to know area Phi Beta Kappa members.

When: Thursday, September 5, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: Perkins Thompson Library Conference Room, One Canal Plaza, 9th Floor, Portland

Cost: Free

Apr 02, 2018

7:00 p.m.

2018 Key Connections Lecture: Thomas W. Laqueur: "Animals in the History of Crimes Against Humanity"

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, Thomas Laqueur, Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley, "Animals in the History of Crimes Against Humanity."

Monday, April 2, 2018 -- 7:00pm, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, Pettengill Hall, G52, the Keck Room.  Reception to follow in the Pettengill Atrium.

These events are made possible thanks to the generous contributions of The
Bates Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, The Humanities Division, The Interdisciplinary Division, Classics and Medieval Studies, English, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, History, Politics, and Religious Studies.

Sep 27, 2017

3:00 p.m.

"What is the Work of the Dead?", A Lecture by Thomas Laqueur

Join the Bowdoin College Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa alongside the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Maine for a lecture by Visiting Scholar Thomas Laqueur, Distinguished Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. Professor Laqueur will speak on the subject: “What is the Work of the Dead?” in connection with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition: The Ivory Mirror: The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe. Maine Association members are invited to join a special tour of The Ivory Mirror with curator Stephen Perkinson, the Peter M. Small Associate Professor of Art History, at 3:00 p.m.. Laqueur's lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Association members are also invited to a Post Lecture Reception at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, as well as a dinner at Moulton Union at 7:00 p.m.. Please RSVP to the dinner by September 15th to Caroline Baljon and note "Thomas Laqueur Lecture" on the subject line. Dinner costs $40 per person.

May 03, 2017

Gulf of Maine Research Center Presentation

Don Perkins, President/CEO of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, gave an overview of the work of the Institute and shared his thoughts about the Gulf of Maine as a test bed for developing local solutions to the challenges facing worldwide marine communities in the 21st Century.

Nov 10, 2016

November 2016 Election Discussion

Daniel M. Shea, Director of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Professor of Government at Colby College, and author or editor of nearly 20 books on American politics, conducted  a lively discussion on elections in America.

Fall 2015 Meeting

During a dinner meeting, Chris Trout, founder of Strengths in Focus, gave a talk entitled "What is Leadership?"

May 2015 Annual Meeting

During a dinner meeting, Alison Beyea of Maine ACLU and Edward Googins, the South Portland Police Chief, gave a talk titled "Criminal Justice Reform in Maine."

May 2014 Annual Meeting

During a dinner meeting, Rob Montana, editor of the Brunswick Times Record, gave a talk about "The Future of Print Journalism."

October 2013 Meeting

During a dinner meeting, Evan Carroll, AIA gave a talk entitled "The Aging of Mainers and Their Buildings."

May 2013 Annual Meeting

During a dinner meeting, Daniel Landry, M.D., spoke on the topic "This Time It Really Is Different -- Why Healthcare Reform Matters."

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