Political Scientist Palmer is Maine Heritage Lecturer Nov. 5

Contact: Kathryn Allan, (207) 581-1954

ORONO — In the second annual Maine Heritage Lecture, UMaine professor emeritus of political science Kenneth Palmer will speak on “Maine’s Paradoxical Politics,” Thursday, Nov. 5.

The lecture, at 4:30 p.m. in the university’s Wells Conference Center, is free and open to the public.

Palmer is a political scientist who began teaching at the University of Maine in 1969. He has written many articles and books on Maine politics and federalism, including a study of the effects of term limits on the operations of the Maine state legislature. Upon his transition to professor emeritus, Palmer was cited by the Maine legislature and governor for his contributions to the state.

A long-time coordinator of UMaine’s Congressional internship program in Washington, D.C., Palmer also established a similar program in Augusta, which has been named in his honor.

Reservations for the lecture are requested and can be made by calling Kathryn Allan in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 581-1954. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will follow the lecture.

Maine Heritage Lectures are sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.