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China and the Arctic: A Camden Conference Zoom Presentation on Zoom via Lithgow Public Library
February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Interested in what is happening in the world? Join us on Tuesday, February 8th at 6PM, via Zoom, to learn about China and the Arctic.
In coordination with the Camden Conference 2021’s theme, “The Geopolitics of the Artic,” Matt Ward will discuss China’s specific interests in the Artic. Beginning with China’s ratification the Svaldard Treaty in 1925, up to the current in scientific research, trade, and shipping routes.
Matt Ward is a retired Foreign Service Officer. His thirty-year diplomatic career focused on East Asia, trade, and development issues. Matt served in China (including Taiwan), Cambodia, Haiti, Iran, Luxembourg, Myanmar, Sudan, Thailand, and Vietnam. He pioneered the refugee processing system for “boat people” arriving on the shores of Indonesia and Singapore.
Ward’s expertise earned him a position in both the Bush and Clinton White House, where he served as Director for European Economies in Transition. This office oversaw trade relations with the new nation-states that manifested after the dissolution of the former Soviet Union. In addition, Ward has served on numerous councils, boards, committees, and associations.
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As with all of Lithgow’s events, this event is free and open to the public.
Lithgow Library is located at 45 Winthrop Street in Augusta. For more information, please call the library at (207) 626-2415 or visit our website at www.lithgowlibrary.org.