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PUTIN’S WORLD WAR III (Camden Opera House)

Camden Opera House Camden, ME, United States

PUTIN’S WORLD WAR III: Is the war in Ukraine Is a War on the West? The Financial Times describes Sergei Medvedev as belonging "in the front rank of Russian-born critics of Putin." He will speak at the Camden Opera House 10/21/23.

South Asia’s Climate Challenges and Pathways to Positive Solutions (–ZOOM–)

Prince Memorial Library 266 Main St, Cumberland Center, ME, United States

What can we extrapolate from the specific case of climate change challenges in South Asia? In this examination of how climate change manifests itself globally and regionally, we'll explore South Asia's specific climate change challenges, an exercise that can inform the global climate change narrative.

India’s Architecture, Perspectives from Past and Present (Zoom)

Cushing Public Library 39 Cross Road, Cushing, ME, United States

Beginning with historic context and significant sites, and followed with a focus on living environments, architects Brooke Harrington and Judy Bing present their explorations of India’s vast, diverse, rich – and sometimes overwhelming – built culture.

From Maine to India:  Protecting Source Water Systems with Water Funds (Camden Public Library)

Camden Public Library 55 Main Street, Camden, ME, United States

Girija Godbole, director of the Ghod River Water Fund in southwest India, will speak directly from India on Zoom about the work of her team in Maharashtra, southeast of Mumbai. Introducing her and explaining water funds and Maine’s connection to the project will be Kate Dempsey, State Director of The Nature Conservancy in Maine.

–EVENT DELAYED– Brinkmanship and Balance in the India-Pakistan Relationship (An online Zoom event)

Portland Public Library 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME, United States

--THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED-- Dr. Asif Nawaz will explore the delicate and often precarious dynamics of nuclear diplomacy and strategy between India and Pakistan. The talk will examine how both nations, armed with nuclear capabilities, engage in a complex strategic dance of brinkmanship — a risky game of pushing each other to the brink of conflict without tipping over into full-scale war.

Caste: A Crash Course (Rockport Public Library)

Rockport Public Library 1 Limerock St., Rockport

Professor Sonja Thomas will deliver a presentation about the caste system in India on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:00 pm at the Rockport Public Library. This event is free and open to all.