WATERVILLE — University of Maine at Farmington Professor Scott Erb will give a talk about “The Crisis of the Syrian Civil War and Refugees in the EU” during a Mid-Maine Global Forum at noon Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Alfond Youth Center, 126 North St. Snow date is Jan. 13.

Erb, a Maine Humanities Council World in Your Library speaker, is a professor of political science at UMF, whose specialty is German politics and the European Union.

In this talk, Erb will discuss both the background of the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis, and the profound impact this has on Germany and the European Union. The crisis has challenged the core principles of the EU and brings to the forefront the dilemmas of modern politics in the age of globalization and terrorism.

Lunch will be catered by Jorgensen’s for $10; pay at the door.

For more information, visit Erb’s Maine Humanities Council “World in Your Library” page mainehumanities.org.

To register, email [email protected] or call 716-1022.