SKOWHEGAN — The annual Leeke-Shaw Lecture on International Affairs is set for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Margaret Chase Smith Library, 56 Norridgewock Ave.

Prof. Daniel Sandweiss from the University of Maine will speak.

In keeping with the climate change theme of the library’s co-sponsor, the Mid-Maine Global Forum, Sandweiss’ talk — “El Nino, Disaster, and Resilience on the Coast of Peru” — will look at the societal effects of changing weather patterns over centuries in the Andes region, according to a news release from the library.

Those interested in attending can reserve a spot by contacting the library at or 207-474-7133. Lunch will be provided.


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