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William S. Cohen at three years old Cohen's Hancock Street
Visit this online exhibit of photographs and information about a poem written by William S. Cohen titled "Hancock Street," published in Of Sons and Seasons in 1978.  The poem provides a vivid glimpse of a Bangor, Maine, neighborhood and the the urban renewal movement of the 1970s.

Traveling panels with Cohen information

Cohen, Congress and Controversy Exhibit
This exhibit was designed to travel to libraries and schools throughout the second congressional district of Maine.  Although we are no longer actively scheduling exhibit locations, this could be arranged for those interested.


Forum Series

Beginning in 2003, the Forums have served as a biennial conference where topics from the William S. Cohen Papers are discussed within the context of current events.

graphic that reads The Promise and Problems of Transparency 

2010 Transparency Forum
The Forum that took place on Friday, November 12 included discussions about the meaning and implications of transparency for governmental institutions, organizations, and individuals. 

Cohen and Woodward looking at archive files

2007 Cohen / Woodward Events
In 2007, The Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce joined with Fogler Library to host Bob Woodward of The Washington Post, combining the Lecture and Forum series events for the year.

Governor Baldacci speaking at 2005 Forum event

2005 Energy Forum
The 2005 Forum focused on The Promise of Energy Independence: Examining national policy and regional action.  Speakers offered both a national and statewide perspective on efficiency and the development of alternative sources of energy.

words "freedom of speech" scanned from the U.S. Constitution

2003 Reporter's Privilege Forum
In 2003, the Forum was titled The Media Threatened? Protecting the Free Flow of Information.  The topic extended from legislation proposed in 1973 by then Representative Bill Cohen to create a national shield law to provide partial protection for journalists subpoenaed to disclose their news sources.

In addition to the Forum series, the William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce organizes a Lecture Series.  More information about the Lecture Series is available through the UMaine School of Policy and International Affairs.

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