SPIA Events

October 12-13 – Russia, Ukraine, and Euro-Atlantic Security Conference

The University of Maine’s School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA) and Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service will co-host a conference on October 12-13 on Russia, Ukraine, and Euro-Atlantic Security. This conference will take place amidst an ongoing public debate about the Russia challenge and the evolution of what has been for nearly […]

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Author Suki Kim discusses her undercover reporting in North Korea

Suki Kim is the only writer to ever go undercover in North Korea. An award-winning novelist, the South Korean-born American writer has been travelling to North Korea since 2002, witnessing both Kim Jong-Il’s 60th Birthday Celebration and his death in 2011. For six months, she worked as an English teacher at a school for the […]

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SPIA students meet with former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen

The University of Maine welcomed former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen for the 2015 Cohen Lecture. Secretary Cohen was joined by two other distinguished national security officials – General Joseph Ralston, former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, and Ambassador Nicholas Burns, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs – to discuss “America’s Response […]

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