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6:30 pm

“Sino-U.S. Relations: Global Competitors or the Inevitability of Armed Conflict” talk by John Doughty in Falmouth

December 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lunt Auditorium, Ocean View, 74 Lunt Rd.
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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  The Camden Conference presents John Doughty at the Lunt Auditorium, Ocean View, Falmouth, on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30pm. His talk is titled “Sino-U.S. Relations: Global Competitors or the Inevitability of Armed Conflict.” This event is free and open to all. Sino-U.S. relations are approaching a low point.  With tensions building on the trade front and the increased risk of a confrontation in the South China sea, will Thucydides’ trap be sprung?  Can the world’s two super powers move forward peacefully?  We will examine five key historical events in China’s past which may provide a guidepost for future economic and military relations between the two countries.  Further, we will discuss the ongoing trade war between China and the U.S. as well as Chinese military developments.  As America increasingly looks inward, the probability of Chinese efforts to cement their position as a global economic and military leader has risen.  Will...

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7:00 pm

The Eagle and the Dragon: A New Geopolitics of the 21st Century-talk by Matt Ward at the York Public Library

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd,
York, ME 03909 United States
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As China’s participation in global politics and culture increases, so does its power. But is the country ready to lead? This and other pertinent questions will be explored on Tuesday, December 4, at 7pm at York Public Library. Retired Foreign Service Officer and China expert Matt Ward will present “The Eagle and the Dragon: A New Geopolitics of the 21st Century.” The Library is collaborating with the Camden Conference 2019 to offer this timely program. “Is this China’s Century?” is the theme of this year’s conference, a 2-day symposium led by experts from China, East Asia, Europe, and the United States that will analyze a wide range of topics and issues regarding the emergence of China as a global power. The Conference will be held at the Camden Opera House, February 22-24 and satellite programs will be held in select public libraries in the months leading up to the Conference....

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