MAINE CHAPTER FULBRIGHT

Preserving and promoting the legacy of the Fulbright story in Maine and beyond

In the Spotlight

"In 2017, the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association celebrated its ten year anniversary — a decade of providing opportunities for life-long learning, networking, and service to Fulbrighters in the country’s northernmost state. Led by a driven board and bolstered by strong connection to local universities, the chapter has worked since its inception to preserve and promote the legacy of the Fulbright story in Maine and beyond." Read more here.

Upcoming Events

April 25, 2019: Bates College: Fulbright Pecha Kucha and Networking Dinner. We will begin with a late afternoon session featuring 8-10 recently returned young Fulbrighters (half from Bates, half from around the state) who will talk about their Fulbright experiences in a Pecha Kucha format. It will be open to the public.

May 18, 2019: Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine. The Abbe Museum of Bar Harbor, Maine, will host the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association for an all day event that highlights works of some 75 Native American visiting artists from Maine and North America who will be participating in the annual Indian Market. Special events for Fulbrighters will include the opportunity to personally meet some of the artists and to learn about and discuss native arts and culture.  Fulbrighters will also have a private tour of the museum, attend a film series, enjoy a box lunch, and have time to walk through and enjoy the Market Place wares.

June 8, 2019: Fulbright Lecture, Reading, and Book Signing by Richard Blanco, the 2012 inaugural poet in Belfast, Maine. (https://richard-blanco.com/).  Dinner at a local restaurant.

October 19, 2019 TBA

Past Events

March 28, 2019: Bangor Public Library Fulbright Lecture; “Reunification of the Korean Peninsula.” Speakers: Graduate Student working group from UMaine's School of Policy and International Affairs. Panelists: Peter Madigan and others TBA. People should arrive around 3:30pm for the event, which begins at 4pm.  A networking dinner at 6pm for Fulbrighters (covered) and guests (for pay) will follow.   (Location: Minsky Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Bangor Public Library. 145 Harlow St, Bangor, Maine).

October 31, 2018. University of Maine at Farmington. Luncheon and Annual Meeting.  Welcome by UMF Interim President and Fulbright alum, Eric Brown. Prior to the luncheon and meeting, we attended a talk by the American pianist and composer, Anthony Davis. The title of his lecture and performance was "Race, White Backlash, and the Spiritual Quest:  Jazz Responds to the Struggle for Civil Rights."  Mr. Davis and the faculty organizer of the program joined us for lunch.

July 26, 2018: Joint Maine and New Hampshire Chapters Event, Portsmouth NH: Tour of the Pease International Trade Port; Sail to the Isles of Shoals; Dinner and Lecture; "The Art of Diplomacy: Commerce and Material Culture Across the Indian Ocean, 1602-1800," Ali Akhtar, (Bates College and ME Fulbright board member); and "China's Third Way: Opening China's Coastal Economy in the 1980s," Lawrence Reardon, (University off New Hampshire.)

April 18, 2018: Kennebec Valley Community College; Fulbright Dinner and Lecture; "Higher Education in the Palestinian Authority," Richard Hopper, KVCC president and Fulbright alum.

April 8, 2018: Bangor Symphony Orchestra; Fulbright Reception with conductor Lucas Richman and hosted by the BSO Executive Director and Fulbright alum Brian Hinrichs

March 16, 2018: Unity College: Fulbright Dinner and Lecture; "Climate Change and Common Species: A Case Study of the Bananaquit," Brent Bibles (Unity); and "The Effects of Climate Change on the Distribution of the Important Northern Forest Ant," Fulbright alum Amy Arnett (Unity).