SOURCE: University of New England

University of New England

September 12, 2016 09:00 ET

UNE Tangier Global Forum Presents "The Enlightenment for Our Troubled World"

PORTLAND, ME--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - Two and a half years after opening a beautiful study-abroad campus in Tangier, Morocco, the University of New England is set to launch the Tangier Global Forum, a new lecture series designed to encourage discussion and critical examination of the burning issues facing the global community.

The inaugural season will begin with scholar Anthony Pagden presenting "The Enlightenment for Our Troubled World." Pagden will argue that the objective of the European Enlightenment was to create a plan for a universal cosmopolitan existence and that some modern version of this cosmopolitanism -- rather than the ideologies of nationalism or patriotism -- offers the best prospect for bringing peace to "our troubled world."

The lecture will take place Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m. local time (2 p.m. EDT) in the auditorium at UNE's Tangier Campus. It will be live-streamed to students and faculty on UNE's two Maine campuses and to viewers around the globe at

Pagden is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Previously he held positions at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, the Warburg Institute, London, Johns Hopkins University and the European University Institute. He has written numerous books, including Burdens of Empire, Why it Still Matters and Worlds at War, which have been translated into several European and Asian languages. He has also written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the New Republic and the National Interest.

About the Tangier Global Forum
Capitalizing on the millennial legacy of Tangier as a border city where ideas are in constant flux, the University of New England's Tangier Global Forum is designed to encourage discussion and critical examination of the burning issues facing the global community. American, Moroccan, European and other thinkers from around the world give lectures and conduct seminars to shed light on -- and provide new insights into -- histories and cultures that are critical to a better understanding of our human condition today. All events are free, open to the public and streamed live around the globe. Live translation into one or more languages is also available.

About the University of New England
The University of New England is Maine's largest private university, an innovative educational community with two distinctive coastal Maine campuses, a vibrant new campus in Tangier, Morocco, and a robust offering of degree and certificate programs online. UNE is home to Maine's only medical and dental schools -- part of a comprehensive health education mission built on a pioneering interprofessional approach that includes pharmacy, nursing and an array of allied health professions.

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