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74 Lunt Road
Falmouth, 04105
http://www.oceanviewrc.com/

October 2019

Fake News: Its Rise and Challenges-Marty Gagnon at Ocean View in Falmouth

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ocean View, 74 Lunt Road
Falmouth, 04105
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The Camden Conference presents Marty Gagnon on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30pm at the Ocean View's Lunt Auditorium in Falmouth. This event is free and open to the public. This brief session will provide participants with tips to look critically and analyze both digital, television, and print media resources.  Through videos and slides, the session will examine the history of misinformation and the psychology of irrationality brought about by biases and social forces. This insightful presentation will also examine the role of technology in the creation and spread of “fake news” and suggest helpful resources to verify images and fact check news stories. Gagnon, prior to his work in the public library profession, was a journalist for newspapers in Maine and New Hampshire.  In October 2017, Gagnon and a small team from the Auburn Public Library along with Sun Journal Editor Judith Myers traveled to Chicago to participate in a…

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November 2019

The Role of Social media in the Arab Spring-Kathleen Howard Sutherland at Ocean View in Falmouth

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ocean View, 74 Lunt Road
Falmouth, 04105
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The Camden Conference presents Kathleen Howard Sutherland, PhD, at Ocean View's Lunt Auditorium in Falmouth on Wednesday, November 13 at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to all. World regimes’ use of social media in their reactions to popular uprisings reflects the new power of modern technology…and the varied users’ skill in employing it. In her presentation, The Role of Social media in the Arab Spring, Kathleen Howard Sutherland will discuss the various forms of media that were used to promote political action on the streets against authoritarian regimes across the Middle East – including the video posted by a young Egyptian woman that cut across classes and sectors of society to help spark a remarkable mass uprising. Kathleen Howard Sutherland, PhD, is Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Women’s Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio (BGSU) specializing in Middle East Studies. She taught at the American…

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December 2019

Media and Foreign Policy-Andrea Hester at Ocean View in Falmouth

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ocean View, 74 Lunt Road
Falmouth, 04105
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The Camden Conference presents Andrea Stanley Hester on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30pm at Ocean View's Lunt Auditorium in Falmouth. This event is free and open to all. Andrea serves as second Vice President of WACM and chair of Academic WorldQuest. She is an instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine as well as Vice President of the Harvard Club in Maine. In her former life, she was an editor/writer for the President of Harvard University and administrator of the International Visitors Program in the Office of the University Marshal at Harvard. She has a bachelor's degree in modern European history from Tufts University and a Master's degree in Government from the Harvard University Extension School. Andrea and her husband reside in North Yarmouth with their two daughters.

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