‘Local Knowledge is Key’: Former Government Professor on Helping Refugees in the Middle East

Shelley Deane

Former Assistant Professor of Government Shelley Deane left academe with an expert knowledge of the Middle East to work in the hands-on world of conflict resolution and risk assessment. In effect, she swapped the classroom for the frontline, even coming under fire on at least one occasion.

Deane returned to campus recently to deliver a lecture and take part in a discussion with students about her experiences as director of the Brehon Advisory, a London-based NGO she set up four years ago, which specializes in conflict mediation. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Stanley Druckenmiller ’75, H’07 on the Economy, Politics and Education

Stanley Druckenmiller ’75, H’07

Legendary investor and philanthropist Stanley Druckenmiller ’75, H’07 presented An Investor’s Perspective on Trump, Trade, and Global Populism, a Q&A event facilitated by President Clayton Rose February 8, 2017, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. Read more in Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin’s Welsch Celebrates Longfellow Through Film

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The annual Longfellow Days celebration is underway in honor of one of America’s most celebrated poets. Among the College’s most illustrious alumni, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow graduated in 1825.

A series of events, including poetry readings, lectures, and a chapel service, will be held in the Brunswick area throughout February—all free and open to the public.

Among the treats this weekend is a cinematic offering: A screening on campus of John Ford’s 1939 classic Young Mr. Lincoln, hosted by  Cinema studies professor Tricia Welsch. “Since Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Abraham Lincoln were contemporaries, born just two years apart,” she said,  “a film about Lincoln’s early manhood brings us closer to Longfellow’s America.” Read more in Bowdoin News.

Bowdoin Students Join Tech Startup ‘Boot Camp’

The workshop was held in Portland and run by tech startup guru Henrik Scheel

Sixteen Bowdoin students recently took part in an intensive, entrepreneurial workshop run by a renowned Silicon Valley startup professional. The workshop aimed to teach students how to turn ideas into successful business ventures. Read more in Bowdoin News.