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2018 Camden Conference

 

The 31st Camden Conference

New World Disorder and America’s Future

February 16, 17, 18, 2018

The 2018 Camden Conference will explore shifts in global power and the ramifications for major players, particularly China, the US and the nations of Europe, in pursuing their national interests. Our speakers will address the impact of globalization, the rise of nationalism, transformations in global economies, and the management of a range of future threats such as climate change, population growth, and cyber insecurity.  How can the United States remain competitive economically, preserve national security, safeguard American values, and meet dangerous challenges from unstable countries?  What role in the world do Americans want for their country?

2018 CAMDEN CONFERENCE - VIDEOS

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SPEAKERS

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INDIRA LAKSHMANAN

Moderator

 

Stephen Walt

STEPHEN M. WALT

Keynote Speaker

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Chas W. Freeman, Jr.

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Matthew J. Goodwin

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Avril D. Haines

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Thea Mei Lee

 

Evan Medeiros

Evan S. Medeiros

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Natalie Nougayrède

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Cleo Paskal

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Gerald Seib

FRIDAY, February 16

8:00 PM

Welcome

BRUCE COLE

President, Camden Conference

Keynote Address

The Best of Times or Worst of Times?

STEPHEN M. WALT

Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University

SATURDAY, February 17

8:45 AM         

Opening Remarks

INDIRA LAKSHMANAN, Conference Moderator

Newmark Chair for Journalism Ethics, The Poynter Institute; Boston Globe columnist

9:00 AM         

Nationalism and Populism in the U.S.: Their Impact on Foreign Policy

GERALD F. SEIB

Wall Street Journal columnist and commentator; former Washington Bureau Chief

9:30 AM         

Open Versus Closed Europe?  – The New Cultural Divide within the European Union

MATTHEW GOODWIN

Professor of Politics, University of Kent, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House

10:00 AM       

Break

10:30 AM       

Politics, Nationalism and Their Impact on U.S.-China Relations and China’s Role

in World Affairs

EVAN S. MEDEIROS

Manager of the Asia Program at The Eurasia Group; former Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) 

11:00 AM       

Panel of Keynote and Morning Speakers

11:45 AM       

Lunch

1:30 PM         

Sovereignty, Solidarity, and New Rules for a Changing Global Economy

THEA MEI LEE

President, Economic Policy Institute; Former Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO

2:00 PM         

The Importance of Multilateral Frameworks and Mechanisms for Addressing Threats Against the United States

AVRIL D. HAINES

Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University World Projects; Former Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama; Former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency    

2:30 PM         

Break 

3:00 PM         

The “3 Geos” Reshaping Our World

CLEO PASKAL

Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House; member of the faculty, Manipal University (India)

3:30 PM         

Panel of Afternoon Speakers

 4:30 PM         

Adjourn for the Day

SUNDAY, February 18

9:00 AM 

Opening Remarks by Moderator

INDIRA LAKSHMANAN

9:20 AM

The Future of American Foreign Policy: Perspectives from America and Abroad       

Can Europe Hold the Fort?

NATALIE NOUGAYRÈDE

Columnist and commentator, The Guardian (London), and former editor of Le Monde (Paris)

9:45 AM

“This Too Shall Pass”

CHAS W. FREEMAN, JR. 

Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; former senior State Department and Defense Department official  

10:10 AM       

Panel of Morning Speakers

10:30 AM       

Break

11:00 AM       

Final Panel of All Speakers

12:30 PM       

Conference Adjourns

RESOURCES

SUGGESTED READINGS FOR THE 31st ANNUAL CAMDEN CONFERENCE

Books authored by Conference Speakers

1. Shifting Global Power and Relationships

Strategy-A-History-Freedman
A-World-In-Disarray
American-Amnesia
Despot-Accomlice
After Europe
The Chessboard & The Web

2. New Political Movements: Shift to Populism and Nationalism in the US and Europe

The-Road-to-Somewhere
Populism-book
American-Character

3. China’s Role in the World

4. Global Economics

5. Balance of Militarism and Diplomacy

6. Future Threats

Climate Change

Population Growth

Manipulation of Information and Cybersecurity

Other

SUGGESTED FICTION FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL CAMDEN CONFERENCE

SUGGESTED FILMS FOR THE 31st ANNUAL CAMDEN CONFERENCE

THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES

DIRTY WARS

JIHAD

WHY WE FIGHT

ALL GOVERNMENTS LIE

HOOLIGAN SPARROW

RISING TIDES

ZERO DAYS

Can Democracy Exist Without Trust? Ivan Krastev. YouTube. TedTalk. 8/13/2012. 7.3 min.

DOCUMENTARIES AND SHORT FILMS

These short films and documentaries follow the booklist categories.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 Community Events

 

Join us for our Community Events!

Each year the Camden Conference focuses on a topic of global importance and offers a series of free or low-cost Community Events related to this topic. These events are held in libraries and senior colleges throughout Midcoast Maine and Southern Maine.

Community Events are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day program. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.

 

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