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

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).

October 25, 2017: University of Maine School of Law: co-sponsorship of reception/talk by Ambassador Rick Barton, who spoke on "International Peacebuilding: America's Role in a Troubled World."

October 12, 2017: University of Maine at Augusta: showing of the film Were the House Still Standing at the Maine Holocaust and Human Rights Center; Fulbright Dinner and Lecture: Fulbright alum Professor Lisa Botshon,"Wham, Bang, Pow: Teaching Comics Collaboratively", with Professor Peter Precourt.

March 31, 2017: College of the Atlantic; Fulbright Dinner and Lecture; "Dangerous Intersections: Climate Change, Land, Food, and People." Doreen Stabinsky (College of the Atlantic).

November 3, 2016: University of Southern Maine; Fulbright Dinner; “Human Adaptation to Climate Change in the Sub-Arctic.” Matthew Bampton (USM); Gerald Bigelow (Bates).

April 15, 2016: University of New England. Fulbright Dinner; Lecture: “The Changing North Atlantic Seafood Ecosystem.” Barry Costa-Pierce (UNE).

March 10, 2016: Colby College; dinner and lecture; “Mexico’s Energy Revolution.” Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center.

October 29, 2015: Bowdoin College, “Changing Climate and Dynamic Cultures: Survival in the Arctic.” Genevieve LeMoine (Bowdoin); Susan Crate (George Mason U.); Susan Kaplan (Bowdoin); Laura Henry (Bowdoin).

July 10, 2015: Maine Maritime Academy; “Arctic Research”; Paul Wiodkowski (MMA); Paul Mayewski (UM); Ralph Pundt (MMA).sail on the schooner “Bowdoin.” Dinner.

January 23, 2015: University of Maine at Farmington, Senator Angus King, “US Foreign Policy: Success and Challenges”.

November 3, 2014: Bates College; Civic Forum: iRwanda Debate Team.

The iRwanda Debate Team spoke about the emergence of the younger Rwandan generation’s voice in creating their own sense of identity and leadership aims; and how they are using debate to overcome the consequences and legacy of genocide to provide a new path for their nation. Co-sponsored by Bates College and the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association.

October 24, 2014: Husson University, Lecture, Fulbright Fellow from Australia.

April 19, 2014: University of Maine; panel on “The Current Crisis in the Ukraine.” Jane Knox (Bowdoin); Michael Klimov (Bowdoin); Paul Josephson (Colby); Seth Singletn (UM); James Warhola (UM).

September 14, 2013: University of Maine. “Fulbright Stories”.

July 2013: Maine Maritime Academy; sail on the schooner “Bowdoin”.

April 19, 2013: Bowdoin College, “Fulbright Stories; Students and Faculty”.

October 26-27: “Slow Food: A Model for Sustainable & Healthy Living.” 9th Annual Conference of the International EcoPeace Community. Co-sponsored by the Maine Chapter-Fulbright Association. Held at UMaine, Orono.

October 12, 2012: Owl’s Head Transportation Museum Tour. Two Visiting UMO Fulbright graduate students attended.

July 2012: Fulbright attendance at Maine International Film Festival.

2012: University of Maine Farmington named as a Fulbright “top producer” by the U.S. State Department.

Summer 2012: Maine Maritime Academy, sail on the schooner “Bowdoin”.

July 2011: Maine Maritime Academy; sail on the schooner “Bowdoin”.

October 23, 2010: Fall Theatre Weekend in Portland: Portland Stage Company Hitchcock’s 39 Steps; wine-tasting and dinner; Linda Britt, UMF professor and award-winning Maine playwright and theatrical director, “Through a Theatrical Lens”.

June 19, 2009, Annual Chapter Meeting, Colby College; Rob Lively spoke on his research for his book THE MORMON MISSIONARY: Who IS That Knocking at My Door? An agenda item was the need to rejuvenate/reinvigorate the board.

September 27, 2008: “UMaine Initiatives for Facing Environmental Challenges: A Day of Cultural and Environmental Awareness.” A collaboration between UMaine and the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Included original music, poetry, and dance. Also talks on environmental issues.

May 2008: The College of the Atlantic: “The Diversity of Maine’s Legacy”.

April 2008: University of Southern Maine. “The Role of Sports in Higher Education.” Portland Seadogs Baseball game.

February 2008: Fulbright event at the University of Maine Farmington. Visit to the new LEED “green” Education Center; Lecture: “The Role of Alternative Energy”.

November 14, 2007: Maine Chapter Fall Event. The Cumberland Club, Portland. Music by the USM Jazz Essentials. Speakers Mark Beaudoin (USM) and Emmanuelle Chaulet, (USM).

September 2007: Fulbright event at Southern Maine Community College; visit to The Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

June 12, 2007: Dinner Social at Pepperclub, Portland.

June 12, 2007: Legislative visit with Sen. Snow’s Office, Portland, and Rep. Allen’s office, Portland.

June 11, 2007: Lunch and Reception celebrating the creation of the new Maine Chapter, hosted by the President of Colby College, William D. Adams.

June 2007: Founding Board Members, Maine Chapter:

Karen Boucias—University of Maine
Ann Cohen – St. Joseph’s College (Secretary)
Suzanne Crawford – Bowling Green State University (Treas)
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas—University of Maine
Cindy Lahar-York County Community College
Rob Lively – University of Maine at Farmington
Peter L. Murray—Harvard Law School
Beth Richardson--St. Joseph’s College (President)
Esther Taylor—Orono High School
Erika Waters – University of Southern Maine

Victoria Murphy, former member of the Fulbright Commission in Washington DC, functioned as an external advisor.

June 16, 2007: The Maine Chapter is officially affiliated at the national Fulbright Association’s Board of Directors meeting.

September 21, 2006: Celebrating the Fulbright Program in Maine, Launching the Maine Chapter. Hosted by the Fulbright Association and Robert Kennedy, President, University of Maine, and Richard Pattenaude, President, University of Southern Maine.