Mehr Sher Submitted photo

The Margaret Chase Smith Library’s presentation about the Afghan refugee resettlement program is set for noon Friday, Jan. 20, via Zoom.

Mehr Sher, the speaker, is the new statewide environmental reporter on the investigative desk for the Bangor Daily News, as well as a Report for America corps member. She brings a global perspective to the topic, having served as a journalist in Pakistan for six years, according to a news release from the Mid-Maine Global Forum.

Sher received her bachelor’s degree in international relations at North Carolina State University and earned a master’s in investigative reporting from the Columbia School of Journalism.

Because of Sher’s work schedule and the uncertainty of winter weather in Maine, the event will be held via Zoom. To register for the Zoom link, visit A link will be emailed before the lecture.

This program is being offered in conjunction with the Mid-Maine Global Forum. The forum’s theme for the 2022-23 academic year is migrations. To learn about presentations on other migrations besides those of Afghanis, visit the forum’s website.

For more information on the Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs, contact the Skowhegan library at or 207-474-7133.



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