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Community Events

2015 Conference Discussion Series

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.

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History & Myth in Russian FP

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 [...]

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Russian Cuisine & Culture

Event Date: Friday October 24, 2014

            Penobscot School to host an evening of Russian Cuisine and Culture Penobscot School is pleased to bring Melody Wolfertz owner and chef of In Good Company, to the school to prepare an authentic Russian dinner Friday, October 24th. She will be followed by speaker Jane Costlow, PhD of Bates [...]

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Contemporary Russian Fiction

Event Date: Sunday November 2, 2014

Today’s Russia in Contemporary Russian Fiction: One Translator’s Experience Presented by Lisa Hayden Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm, at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, in Scarborough, Maine Literary translator, Lisa Hayden, will look at ways contemporary Russian fiction writers address aspects of Russian history in their work. Lisa will read brief [...]

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Discussion: Russia’s Politics

Event Date: Tuesday November 4, 2014

Russia’s Politics – November Russia is a new democracy with strong authoritarian elements. Our discussion will consider these two aspects of contemporary Russian politics. Sympathetic observers point out that Vladimir Putin remains immensely popular and that a strong leader was needed to bring order out of the chaos of the 1990s. Russian citizens currently enjoy [...]

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Recent Conference News

Discussion Series Returns for 2015

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 [...]

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Taylor Award to Unity College

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 [...]

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Kirschenmann returns to Camden

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.

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Piotti reflects on the CC

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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Education News

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.

Conference Heritage

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.