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?
The Best of Times or the Worst of Times?
Stephen M. Walt
Robert ad Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University
Nationalism, Populism in the US and Their Impact on American Foreign Policy
Gerald F. Seib
Wall Street Journal Columnist and Commentator, Former Washington Bureau Chief
Open Versus Closed Europe? The New Cultural Divide Within the European Union
Professor of Politics, University of Kent and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
China’s Rise, US-China Relations, and the Future of Stability in Asia
Evan S. Medeiros
Manager of the Asia Program at the Eurasia Group, Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council
Sovereignty, Solidarity, and New Rules for a Changing Global Economy
Thea Mei Lee
President, Economic Policy Institute
Former Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO
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 and Former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
The “3 Geos” Reshaping Our World
Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House; Member of the faculty, Manipal University (India)
The Future of American Foreign Policy: Perspectives from American and Abroad. Can Europe Hold the Fort?
Columnist and commentator, The Guardian (London); Former editor of Le Monde (Paris)
“This Too Shall Pass”
Chas W. Freeman, Jr.
Former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; former senior State Department and Defense Department official
Saturday Morning Panel
Saturday Afternoon Panel
Sunday Morning Panel