Scenes from a recent Camden Conference
Fostering informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference.
“Nuclear Issues and U.S.-Iran Relations” by Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Research Scholar at the Program on Science and Global Security, Iran’s former Ambassador to Germany, head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran’s National Security Council and spokesman for Iran-EU nuclear negotiations.
The Community Events Committee will again this year sponsor a four part discussion series that will help prepare you for this exciting conference. The four topics of the series will be Russia’s People, Russia’s Politics, Russia’s Economy and Russia’s Neighbors.
Event Date: Wednesday October 1, 2014
Russia’s People – October In October we begin our four part journey to understand more of Russia and the Russian people by discussing what is called the Russian Soul. The Russian Soul is the attempt to define national identity by a people who have lived in the mid-section of a vast and often bleak Euro-Asian [...]
Event Date: Thursday October 2, 2014
Belfast Senior College at the Hutchinson Center RESET “PО-RUSSKI” (RUSSIAN STYLE) RESTORATION, REFORMS AND REVANCHE (REVENGE) Dick Topping, Instructor Belfast Senior College ~ Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., September 18 until October 23, . For more information or to register, please contact Belfast Senior College at email@example.com or call (207) 338-8033. Today, fifteen years after [...]
Event Date: Tuesday October 14, 2014
Maine seasonal resident, Dr. Michael G. Roskin, will provide an overview of recent Russian history to today’s events and ways that the situation there might play out in the near future. He will address three important questions: Why did the Soviet Union collapse? Why did Russian democracy fail? And, does the Ukraine war portend Europe-wide [...]
Event Date: Thursday October 23, 2014
Professor Seth Singleton will speak on History and Myth in Russian Foreign Policy on Thursday, October 23 at the Camden Public Library. This event takes place from 7:00-8:30PM and is free and open to all. We will look at historical events, myths, and worldviews that shape the divergent strands of Russian thinking about Russia’s relation [...]
Fyodor Lukyanov, editor in chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs and Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, will speak at the next Camden Conference: “Russia Resurgent”.
Posted on Thursday September 18, 2014
The Camden Conference free Community Events Discussion Series returns this year with a four-part monthly series that will offer participants an opportunity to investigate Russia’s People, Politics, Economy and Neighbors — all in preparation for the 2015 Camden Conference, Russia Resurgent. The facilitated discussions will begin with October’s topic, Russia’s People, at the Belfast Free [...]
Posted on Monday September 8, 2014
Bill Taylor Award goes to Unity College Students The Camden Conference is pleased to announce the awarding of the Bill Taylor Award to a group of Unity College students. The award is the outcome of a challenge to Maine college and high school students to investigate the growing world-wide food and water crisis. Taylor, a [...]
Posted on Friday July 25, 2014
2014 Camden Conference Keynote, Fred Kirschenmann, returns to the Camden Opera House on Friday August 22, for a special appearance along with acclaimed filmmaker, Deborah Koons Garcia and Maine Farmland Trust’s John Piotti for a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Symphony of the Soil. Click here for more information.
Posted on Tuesday April 1, 2014
2014 Camden Conference Moderator, John Piotti, writes about us in Maine Farmland Trust‘s recent Newsletter. Food & Water: Notes on the Camden Conference Sometimes I’m amazed by what happens here in Maine. An event this past weekend made that point clearly—in two distinct ways. The event was the 27th Annual Camden Conference. The topic this [...]
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Over 200 high school, college, and graduate students and their faculty members attended the 2014 Camden Conference, coming from 15 high schools and 13 institutions of higher education. Click here to read stories about their experiences with global food and water issues: lunch dialogue sessions, Saturday night World Café, courses for credit, and the Bill Taylor Student Research Proposal Award.
In honor of our 25th year, we are pleased to present this series of short accounts of key moments from the history of the Camden Conference.