PORTLAND—U.S. Senator Angus King will speak at the University of Southern Maine on Thursday, October 17, at 4 p.m. in Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, on the USM Portland campus.
King was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and most recently served two terms, from 1995 to 2003, as Maine’s 71st governor. Early in his career, he worked as a staff attorney for Pine Tree Legal Assistance and was chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics in the office of former Senator William Hathaway. Prior to his tenure as governor, King practiced law, was appointed as vice president of Swift River Hafslund Company, and founded Northeast Energy Management, Inc. In his career, King has emphasized issues related to economic development, technology, and the environment and has regularly sought to frame bi-partisan solutions to policy problems.
King’s presentation is part of the eight-week speaker series “Politics Then and Now, in Maine and the Nation,” which brings Maine’s top political minds together to address the following questions: How was politics “played” in earlier times, in Maine and the nation? How has that changed, and why? What will it take to get back on course? And what does Maine have to teach the nation in this regard? The series runs on Thursday afternoons to November 7.
Upcoming speakers include Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank on Oct. 31 and a panel discussion with former State Senator Cynthia Dill, Maine House Republican Leader Ken Fredette, and University of Maine Professor Amy Fried on November 7.
The series is hosted by the Muskie School of Public Service and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM. There is no charge for admission, and seating cannot be reserved.
Series sponsors include the Bangor Daily News, Bernstein Shur, Cutler Family Fund, Dead River Company, Drummond Woodsum, F.L. Putnam Investment Management Company, the Sun Journal, Maine Community Foundation, Mainebiz, Peter Mills, and Portland Press Herald & Maine Sunday Telegram.
See the Muskie School of Public Service for series details and speaker locations.
Directions to Hannaford Lecture Hall inside the Abromson Community Education Center, USM Portland campus: http://www.usm.maine.edu/about/directions-portland-campus
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