Jointly with PopTech, beginning Monday, October 19th through Saturday, October 24th, 2015, Camden Public Library will host a unique exhibit in the Reading Room, 3rd floor – Boldness and Opportunity: The N Square Exhibit. PopTech is honored to bring this dynamic exhibit to Maine, and in partnership with the Camden Public Library, welcomes the citizens of our state to take advantage of this very unique opportunity to explore the past history of nuclear weapon development, while at the same time participating in future thinking about ways to limit the risks these weapons pose to humanity. Click here for more information.

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The Camden Conference free Community Events Discussion Series returns this year with a four-part monthly series that will offer participants an opportunity to explore some key issues of this vast continent — all in preparation for the 2016 Camden Conference, The New Africa. The facilitated discussions will begin with October’s topic, “Who is Africa?” at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m., at the Belfast Free Library on Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m., to be followed at the Rockland Public Library on Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.. The series will run regularly on the first Tuesdays in Camden at 7:00 PM, first Wednesdays in Belfast at 6:30 PM, and second Tuesdays in Rockland at 6:00 PM. November’s topic is “Africa’s Resources: Who Wins, Who Loses?”; December’s focus is “War and Reconciliation – Africa’s Dilemma”; and in January, the subject will be “The New Africa:…

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College Essay Awards Given

Winners of the 2015 College Student Essay Contest on Russia were awarded their prizes at a meeting with the Camden Conference Education Committee – College team on August 13, 2015. Peter Imber, Camden Conference President, presented the awards: Brad O’Brien, first prize with a $500 award, and Stacie Gooldrup, second prize with a $300 award. Professor Peter Lodge from the University of Maine at Augusta congratulated his two award winning students. Our best wishes to Brad and Stacie as they pursue their future ambitions and dreams.

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February Conference generates over three-quarters of a million annually for Midcoast

For the past 28 years, the Camden Conference has held a three-day foreign policy conference in Midcoast Maine in February. The Conference is an established and widely respected event with approximately 1,000 participants attending each year. Leading experts from around the world are invited to speak on topics of global importance and interest. This year, the Camden Conference’s directors commissioned an economic impact study to determine how beneficial the Conference is for businesses and job creation in Midcoast Maine. The study was conducted by Dr. Harold Daniel, associate professor of marketing at the University of Maine Business School, and Dr. Todd Gabe, professor of economics at the University of Maine. Daniels has served as the director of the University of Maine’s System Center for Tourism Research and Outreach (CenTRO). He teaches advertising, marketing research and marketing management, and serves on the editorial board of Industrial Marketing, a leading scholarly journal…

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The Camden Conference Education Committee announces winners of the Russia Resurgent Student Essay Contest

Congratulations to our college & university student winners! First Place goes to Brad O’Brien from the University of Maine in Rockland. Second Place goes to Stacie Gooldrups from the University of Maine in Rockland. Click here for more information. Congratulations to our high school student winners! First Place goes to Pratt Olson from Gould Academy. Second Place goes to Will Kannegieser from Gould Academy. Third Place goes to Racquel Bozzelli from Foxcroft Academy. Click here for more information.

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Just 3 Openings Left!

Announcing Camden Conference in the Classroom: A Support System for Teachers   The Camden Conference invites you to become one of ten high school teachers in Maine to be selected for the 2015-2016 Program, Camden Conference in the Classroom (CCC). The heart of the program is a teacher offering a credit course for high school students on the 2016 Conference topic: The New AFRICA, and bringing four students to the complete Camden Conference, February 19-21, 2016. The Conference venue for High School Students is the Strand Theatre in Rockland, where the Conference is live streamed in HD from the Camden Opera House. The event begins on Friday evening and ends Sunday midday. For more information, please contact Dr. Karolyn Snyder at: Join us! Toward Students as Global Citizens

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Camden Conference Announces New President

The Camden Conference is pleased to announce that Peter Imber has been elected President. Peter moved to Maine in 2010 with his Rockland-born wife, Jo Dondis, after a 28-year career in network television news. For most of that time he was a producer for ABC News and covered national and international stories while based in Los Angeles. His work was nominated for National News Emmys four times, winning once. He has also received a DuPont-Columbia Award and a National Press Club Award. Peter graduated from Dartmouth College, and lived in Israel in the 1970s where he was a member of a kibbutz and served in the Israel Defense Forces. After returning to the US, he received an MFA from UCLA in Motion Picture/Television Production. He has taught several classes at Belfast Senior College. Peter and his wife have three children. Peter brings enthusiasm for the Conference and a can do…

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WERU to air Graham and Lukyanov talks

Thomas Graham of Yale University and Kissinger Associates gave a presentation at the 2015 Camden Conference entitled “Rethinking U.S.-Russian Relations.” His presentation, as well as a presentation on “Russia-Lost in Transition” by Fyodor Lukyanov from Moscow, editor of “Russia in Global Affairs,” will be broadcast on Tuesday March 24 at 4 p.m. on community radio station, WERU-FM – in Blue Hill at 89.9, in Bangor at 99.9, and all the way to Moscow and beyond at Photo: Mark Dawson

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The Camden Conference is hiring!

The Camden Conference is seeking an Administrative Assistant responsible for providing support for year-round operations and programming, including the execution of the Annual February Conference. This position is year-round with a part-time to full-time schedule. Candidates must be willing to commit to full-time work during December, January and February. General administrative duties include maintaining and managing the database, monetary receipts, post office box, office phone, info email account and social networking sites, online event calendars, executing large mailings, filing, maintaining inventory of, and ordering office supplies, and additional miscellaneous duties to support office needs. During pre-Conference months, duties expand to include attendee and member relations and additional production responsibilities leading up to the Conference weekend. Successful candidates will be highly organized and detail-oriented with outstanding oral and written communication skills, proficient with MS Office products, QuickBooks, social media and email marketing platforms. Previous experience with donor databases is essential. Interested…

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2015 World Cafe

Students gathered at the First Congregational Church in Camden on a very snowy Conference Saturday night for lively conversation. Student and faculty from Unity College facilitated a two hour World Café to engage everyone in dialogue about key questions that surfaced during the Conference – promoting greater insights into Russia now and its impact on the world community.

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