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John C. Rensenbrink

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Bowdoin College

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Bowdoin College

6300 College Station

Brunswick, Maine,04011

United States

Company Description

Bowdoin is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick , Maine , a town of 21,000 on the Maine coast. Study at Bowdoin leads to a bachelor of arts degree in one of ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Professor of Political Science

Coe College


Professor of Political Science

Williams College


Developer

Highland Green Lifestyle


Principal Founder

Global Green Network


Affiliations

Green Horizon

Co-founder


U.S. Agency for International Development

Educational Advisor


Cathance River Education Alliance

Founder


US Green Party Intl Committee

Co-Founder


U.S. Senate

Co-Founder


Peace Action Maine

PAM Advisory Board Member


Topsham's Future

Member


American Association of Green Parties

Cofounder


GPU Inc.

Founding Member


International Committee of the USGP

Founder


Policy and Strategy Committee of the Maine Green Independent Party

Founder


Cobb/LaMarche

Senior Policy Advisor


CREA

Founder


Education

BA

Calvin College


MA

University of Michigan


Ph.D

political science

University of Chicago


Ph.D.

University of Amsterdam


Web References(194 Total References)


Board of Directors » Cathance River Education Alliance

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John Rensenbrink
John Rensenbrink, Professor Emeritus of Government, Bowdoin College (Topsham)


Board of Directors » Cathance River Education Alliance

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John Rensenbrink
john@rensenbrink.com Professor Emeritus of Government, Bowdoin College. Resident of Topsham since 1965. John Rensenbrink, Professor Emeritus of Government, Bowdoin College (Topsham)


Board of Directors | Cathance River Education Alliance

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Carla came to Topsham in 1965 with her husband, John, and their three children.
John Rensenbrink - john@rensenbrink.com Professor Emeritus of Government, Bowdoin College. Resident of Topsham since 1965. John Rensenbrink, Professor Emeritus of Government, Bowdoin College (Topsham)


Maine Greens News

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John Rensenbrink's Speech at the 30th Anniversary Dinner (video)
John Rensenbrink's Speech at the 30th Anniversary Dinner MGIP 30th Anniversary Speech by John Rensenbrink May 3, 2014 While as an organization we are very young, our membership, age-wise, is now very diverse, with the Father of the Maine Green Party, John Rensenbrink in his 80s, and myself, the Chair of the Party only just recently turned 31. At 85, former Bowdoin College professor, author and anti-nuclear activist John Rensenbrink (right) is considered the "father" of the Green Party in Maine. Speaking recently over coffee at his favorite deli in Brunswick, he says he co-founded it with friend and fellow activist Alan Philbrick after Rensenbrink traveled to Poland, where he was inspired by the "Solidarity" movement there, and Philbrick traveled to Canada for the first meeting of the Canadian Greens. "I had become pretty disenchanted with the leadership of the Democratic Party," Rensenbrink said. "I felt it was moving away from the people, that it was responding to calls for doing the same old thing and maintaining their power at the top." Rensenbrink, Philbrick and others had been looking to affect public policy in a way that would be more consistent with the new "greening" of the world that they saw was taking place, a new paradigm where ecology, grassroots democracy, diversity and social and economic justice would be front and center. The formation of the U.S. Green Party quickly followed, with Rensenbrink also involved in spearheading that. "It was harder than I thought it was going to be - a lot harder. Just extremely difficult," he says, "partly because there's a wellspring of disillusionment and anger in giving up on the political situation by most people." Most people, Rensenbrink says, really do believe you can't fight City Hall. And it's this state of disengagement, this pervasive sense of defeat, that Rensenbrink says has been a big obstacle for the Greens. "I think our biggest challenge is to persuade people that politics is a way, and the ballot box is a tremendously sacred institution, and we need to use it," he says. John Rensenbrink says that's partly because of stricter rules to qualify for seed money as a Clean Elections candidate. But he says it's also because the party is trying to affect change by winning races where it can. Black and white photo of John Rensenbrink: Wikimedia Commons


Maine Greens News

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5 Questions with Green Party founder John Rensenbrink
TOPSHAM -- Principal Maine Green Party founder and national Green Party co-founder John Rensenbrink of Topsham was born on his family's dairy farm on Aug. 20, 1928 in Pease, Minnesota, where he worked until he was 18. After college, he worked as a professor of Political Science at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Williams College and then for 35 years at Bowdoin College - except from 1962 to 1965 when he worked as Educational Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development to the governments of Kenya and Tanzania. Since 1998, he's been Professor Emeritus, department of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College.


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