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The William S. Cohen Lecture Series

The William S. Cohen Lecture Series provides a setting for public discussion of current affairs and raises awareness about the diverse research material in the collection. The topic of the series changes each year, thus involving faculty, students, and community members from various disciplines.

Here is a list of the distinguished guests that we have had the pleasure of welcoming to the University of Maine since the inaugural lecture in 1998.

Please note: You can now watch past lectures in the Cohen series by clicking on the links below.


Senator Alan K. Simpson


National Security Advisor James L. Jones, General (Ret.), USMC


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr.


Journalist Bob Woodward


Journalist Dan Rather


Prime Minister Brian Mulroney


Senator John Glenn


 Secretary of State Madeleine Albright


Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen

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Contact Information

William S. Cohen Center
5754 North Stevens Hall, Room 255C
Orono, ME 04469-5782
Phone: (207) 581-1873E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System