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2023 CONFERENCE

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UPCOMING 36TH ANNUAL CAMDEN CONFERENCE

Global Trade and Politics:
Managing Turbulence

February 17-19, 2023

Live from the Camden Opera House, the 36th Camden Conference will highlight the importance of global commerce and how it impacts our everyday lives. Speakers will explore alternative ways in which the interdependence of commerce, global politics and national security could be successfully managed for both competition and cooperation.  

Camden Conference Member Online Registration to begin soon for all venues! Public Registration will begin in December 2022.

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Suggested Readings

Baldwin, Richard. The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization. Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2019. (344 pages)

The new globalization is driven by knowledge crossing borders, not just goods, and its impact is more sudden, more individual, more unpredictable and less controllable; presents challenges to nations as they struggle to maintain reliable growth and social cohesion.

 

Bernanke, Ben S. 21st Century Monetary Policy: The Federal Reserve from the Great Inflation to COVID-19. W. W. Norton & Company, 2022. (512 pages)

An explanation of the Federal Reserve’s evolution and speculation about its future.

Bernstein, William J. A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World. Grove Press, 2009. (496 Pages)

A sweeping narrative of world trade, from 3000 BC to globalization.

Bigelow, Bill and Bob Peterson. Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World. Rethinking Schools Press, 2002. (402 pages).

Globalization and the social justice issues that are embedded in it, such as child labor, sweatshops, global warming, etc.

Blas, Javier and Jack Farchy. The World for Sale: Money, Power, and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources. Random House Business, 2020. (302 pages)

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One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is to prepare the next generation of citizens and policy leaders to face the complex challenges of the global community. 
 
Education programs of the Camden Conference are designed to promote knowledge, perspectives, and dialogue opportunities on world affairs with high school and college educators and their students. Academic courses are now offered in Maine high schools and colleges on the Camden Conference, which are linked to the rich resources from current and past Conference presentations.

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