BRUNSWICK — Jane Mayer, author of “ Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right” and a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1995, will be presented with the 2017 Frances Perkins Center Intelligence & Courage Award Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, on the campus of Bowdoin College. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

Following the award presentation, Mayer will be interviewed about her recent work by Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram columnist Bill Nemitz.

The Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum is an annual event hosted by the Frances Perkins Center to highlight the principles that guided the life and work of Frances Perkins and apply those principles to today’s economic and social problems.

This event is also sponsored by the Department of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College and the John C. Donovan Lecture Fund. Donovan, active in Maine Democratic politics, was an administrative assistant to Senator Edmund Muskie and executive assistant to Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz in the Kennedy Administration, and the first fulltime manpower administrator for the Dept. of Labor. He was Bowdoin’s DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government, teaching courses in American politics and Congress from 1965 to 1984 and the author of the classic work The Politics of Poverty.

Tickets may be obtained in person at the Frances Perkins Center, 170A Main St., Damariscotta, by calling (207) 563-3374, or e-mailing Chris Cash at [email protected]

Tickets may also be obtained in person at Bowdoin College at the Smith Union Information Desk.

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