The William S. Cohen Institute for Leadership & Public Service models, promotes and teaches leadership and public service through programs that reflect and honor the rich legacy of one of Maine’s most highly respected and influential leaders.

The Cohen Institute trains future leaders in a variety of disciplines to be ethical, visionary, innovative, civil, thoughtful and independent minded in the service of Maine, the United States, and the world. We emphasize bringing together academic experts and civic leaders from diverse political backgrounds to forge informed consensus on a wide range of contemporary challenges.

Our website provides an in-depth look at our academic offerings, Secretary William S. Cohen’s career, and our current programs and how you can participate in them.

Thank you again for your interest in the Cohen Institute. We hope you will explore our many offerings. Please be sure to contact us with any questions about our programs.

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The Cohen Lecture - 2022