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Former CIA Director John Brennan to Discuss Global Challenges in Damariscotta

July 29

July 29

Event time: 
7 PM

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We are very excited to welcome former CIA Director John Brennan to the Lincoln Theater on July 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

Mr. Brennan will address the challenges and opportunities facing the United States and will discuss topics including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Israel-HAMAS conflict, China’s rise, technology’s impact, disinformation, and climate change. Moderated by former Associated Press reporter Michael Putzel, the session will feature audience participation.

Alicia Witham, Executive Director of The Carpenter’s Boat Shop, expressed gratitude for Mr. Brennan’s support. “Unique partnerships like this enable The Carpenter’s Boat Shop to fulfill its mission of creating and sustaining a robust, engaged community where people can pursue personal growth through boat building, seamanship, and service to others. We strive to enhance educational opportunities, ensure accessibility, and promote both technical skill development and human connection.”

Event tickets are $75 and are available online at carpentersboatshop.org. All proceeds benefit The Carpenter’s Boat Shop, dedicated to fostering personal growth through boat building, seamanship, and community service. For more information and tickets, visit www.carpentersboatshop.org.

About John Brennan: 

Mr. Brennan, who served six presidents from Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama during his 34-year government career, is now a senior intelligence and national security analyst for NBC and MSNBC and advises various private sector companies. Recalling fond memories from Old Orchard Beach and his family’s vacations in Damariscotta, Brennan has a personal connection to the area.

“I was privileged to serve my country for over 30 years in a variety of national security and intelligence roles,” Brennan stated. “In retirement, I volunteer my time and share my experiences with university students, community groups, and others interested in our country’s history and future. When invited to participate in an event sponsored by The Carpenter’s Boat Shop, I learned about the Boat Shop’s history, its commitment to ‘nurturing and enriching lives,’ and its impressive apprenticeship program. Understanding their work and accomplishments, I readily agreed to support their admirable mission.”