The Center for Global Humanities at the University of New England is dedicated to exploring the human condition in the 21st century.



The Center for Global Humanities hosts speakers and films from around the globe and across the spectrum of the humanities. We invite all members of the community to read, watch, and discuss.

All events are held on the UNE Portland Campus unless otherwise specified. Lectures are free and open to the public. Films are free and open to the public with reserved tickets.




Revisit some of our past lectures.

W. Ian Lipkin, MD - The Lessons of Covid-19

Amy G. Remensnyder - The Struggle Between Muslims and Christians for the Mediterranean


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UNE Center for Global Humanities presents ‘Patriotism, Our Most Contested Virtue’
Icelandic Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir and UNE President James D. Herbert
UNE welcomes Icelandic Ambassador Bergdís Ellertsdóttir to campus
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UNE Center for Global Humanities presents “From Bernie Madoff to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: The 'Worst of the Worst' and U.S. Criminal Justice Policy”

Tangier Global Forum

Explore our sister lecture series on our campus in Tangier, Morocco — designed to encourage discussion and critical examination of the burning issues facing the global community.

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Make a Gift to Support the Center for Global Humanities

Your philanthropic support of this lecture series helps UNE sustain the exploration of the human condition in the 21st century through the exchange of ideas. A donor listing of gifts of $100 or more will be featured in next year’s program.


Contact the Center for Global Humanities

Email: | Phone: (207) 221-4435

University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
United States of America

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