Camden Opera House sold out for Camden Conference 2015

The Camden Conference is pleased to announce that seats for the 28th Annual Conference, “Russia Resurgent,” at the Camden Opera House are sold out. Seats are still available at the Strand Theatre in Rockland and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, where the Conference will be live-streamed. Interest in this very timely topic has been strong and the Conference promises to offer participants insights for understanding Russia today.

In addition to our longtime moderator Nicholas Burns, the Conference will feature experts on a range of topics examining Russia’s role in the world. Our Friday night keynote speaker is Matthew Rojansky, who will look at the political culture in Russia. Saturday morning will focus on Russian history and Russian views of the world. Nina Tumarkin will look at Russian beliefs and attitudes; Nikolay Petrov will look at the political challenges and policies of the government of Vladimir Putin; and Daniel Treisman will look at economic factors driving Russian geostrategic goals.

On Saturday afternoon, speakers will address Russia’s relations with its neighbors. Former Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer will focus on Russian relations with former states of the Soviet Union; Constanze Stelzenmüller will look at the relationship with Germany and the rest of the European Union; and Lanxin Xiang will offer the view from China.

Sunday morning will begin with Thomas Graham, who will discuss U.S. policies toward Russia and their impacts, then Fyodor Lukyanov will offer insight into the current issues and challenges in Russia. Throughout the program, the speakers will participate in panel discussions taking questions from the audience.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit, email, or call 207-236-1034.

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