Dear Friends of the Forum,

Thank you for a great 2015-2016 season. We hope you've been able to attend at least some of this year's forums, and if so, that you found them informative. Over the summer, we'll be planning for next fall and beyond. Please contact us with any ideas for topics and speakers.

Hope to see you in September.


International Awareness Award

May 15, 2016: Gloucester High School student Cara Stockman received the 2016 International Awareness Award. Click on the “Scholarship Award” button above to read about her.

Future Forums

The next forum will be in September. Please check back.

Past Forums

May 15, 2016 at 7 pm
Why The U.S. Keeps Losing Wars (But Fights Them Anyway)
Andrew Bacevich
Author, scholar and commentator
April 3, 2016 at 7 pm
Can the United States “Manage” the Middle East? Should It Try?
Stephen Walt and Christopher Lydon

February 21, 2016 at 7 pm
Relief and Development in Haiti
Karen Keating Ansara
Essex philanthropist and human rights activist


Radio Open Source
Christopher Lydon
Stephen Walt’s blog
Foreign Policy
Eritrean Refugees at Risk
Dan Connell
Foreign Policy in Focus
Syria’s Drought and the Rise of a War Economy
Omar Dahi
Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)
Escaping Eritrea
Dan Connell
Middle East Report

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