SKOWHEGAN — Pamela White is scheduled to be the speaker for the 2021 Margaret Chase Smith Library Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, via Zoom.

The event is cosponsored by the Mid-Maine Global Forum.

White had a long career as a diplomat. Following graduation from the University of Maine in 1971, she served in Cameroon as a Peace Corps volunteer. In 1978 she joined the United States Agency for International Development. Over the next two decades, she worked on a variety of foreign aid projects, primarily in Africa.

In 2010 she was appointed U.S. ambassador to The Gambia and two years later became ambassador to Haiti.

Because of the lingering effects of COVID, this annual event will again have to be offered via Zoom. To register, visit

For more information, contact the library at 207-474-7133 or visit

All who register will receive the Zoom invitation close to the date of the program.

To read more about White, visit


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