The Franco-American Collection will be hosting a lecture by Prof. Christian Potholm on the topic of Franco-Americans and Maine politics, Thursday February 27th at 3:30 pm in room 170 at USM LAC
Potholm is DeSilva Alexander Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College. He’ is also the founder of the Potholm Group, a political research and consulting firm. Potholm was a consultant for the State Taskforce on Franco-Americans in 2012, and has been an expert observer of Maine’s politics for decades. His books on Maine politics include: This Splendid Game, The Delights of Democracy, An Insider’s Guide to Maine Politics and most recently, Maine: An Annotated Bibliography. All are available from Amazon.com
This is an unprecedented year for Franco-Americans in terms of Maine's political scene. For the first time in Maine, and perhaps anywhere in the United States, there are two Franco-American candidates vying for the governorship. We're pleased to welcome Professor Potholm to share his insights on both the political history of Maine's Franco-Americans and what the upcoming year has in store.
The event is part of the Franco-American Collection’s Spring Lecture series, organized in partnership with USM LAC faculty and made possible by support from the University of Maine System’s Diversity Committee.