2018 Camden Conference

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New World Disorder and America’s Future

February 16-18, 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?

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Conference Highlights (PDF)

Conference Highlights

Conference Video Archives

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

Matthew Goodwin

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

Cleo Paskal

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?

Natalie Nougayrede

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


Final Panel


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