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Watergate and American Politics, Fifty Years On: A Conversation with John W. Dean and Timothy Naftali 05/04/23 at 4:30 am - 6:00 am

Watergate and American Politics, Fifty Years On: A Conversation with John W. Dean and Timothy Naftali

Fifty years ago  — on April 30, 1973 – the Watergate scandal took a dramatic turn. In one fell swoop, President Nixon fired his White House counsel, John Dean; forced the resignations of his two highest-ranking and most trusted aides, H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman; and replaced his attorney general, Richard Kleindienst. In a speech to the nation that night, Nixon said he had known nothing of the Watergate coverup until the previous month and now intended to return “his full attention… to the larger duties of this office.”

Five decades later, what lessons have we learned from the Watergate experience? What shadows does it still cast over American politics? This event brings John Dean together with Timothy Naftali, historian and former director of the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Moderated by Bowdoin professor Andrew Rudalevige, the conversation will explore both the history of Watergate and its current-day resonance, analyzing questions of presidential power and accountability, executive ethics and transparency, the media and political polarization.

Sponsored by the Department of Government and Legal Studies with support from the John C. Donovan Fund and the Office of the President.


Introduction to Mindfulness 05/04/23 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Introduction to Mindfulness

Are you feeling stressed, depleted or run down? Wishing you could find more peace or joy in your everyday life? Please join us for a 9-week mindfulness class based on the book “Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World” by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. Together, we will discuss its teachings, and learn mindfulness practices that can reconnect you to a greater sense of ease and enjoyment in your life.

This program is open to all adults. No prior experience with mindfulness is needed.
Program cost is $150 and includes the book. Please register by calling (207) 373-6585.


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