Tickets Still Available for Cohen Lecture at UMaine Friday, Oct. 23

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — United States Attorney General Eric Holder will visit the University of Maine on Friday Oct. 23 to deliver a William S. Cohen Lecture.  The talk is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Collins Center for the Arts.

Free tickets to the event are still available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending should contact the Maine Center for the Arts Box Office at 581-1755 or 1-800-MCA-TIXX. Box office hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cohen, the Bangor native who represented Maine in Congress for 24 years and served as Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration, will also participate in the event, making introductory remarks before Holder’s lecture.

Cohen delivered the first lecture in the series in March of 1998; Madeleine Albright, then Secretary of State, followed in October of 1999; retired U.S. Senator and former astronaut John Glenn delivered the Cohen Lecture in May of 2001, followed two years later by former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Former CBS News correspondentg ave a Cohen lecture presentation in 2005; Washington Post journalist and author Bob Woodward gave the most recent talk in the series, in 2007.

A news release with more is online here.