At Easter time in 1949, Margaret Chase Smith gave a radio speech over the Mutual Broadcasting System expressing regret “that so few women have been chosen to participate in the United Nations.” In the aftermath of two World Wars, Senator Smith went on to assert that: “Wars are man-made. Peace could be partially woman-made.”
Seventy years later, the 2020 Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs will examine the role of women in global issues. The speaker will be Lora Pitman, who holds a Ph.D. in International Security from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Pitman has interned at the Joint Forces Staff College and consulted with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Her presentation will explore theories about women in international security, their achievements in the field, the professional challenges they encounter, and their role in conflict zones.
Co-sponsored by the Mid-Maine Global Forum, the event will be held via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 22, beginning at noon.
To register, fill out the Google form at this link by Oct. 19. This will be used to send you the Zoom information a few days before the event.