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“China’s Interests in the Arctic”-talk by Matt Ward
November 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference and the Belfast Free Library will present Matt Ward on November 10 at 6:30pm for a discussion on China’s interests in the Arctic. This event will be open to all on Zoom. Please register HERE .
Matt Ward made a career of foreign diplomacy, having served the United States from 1967 to 1996 in several countries including Vietnam, Cambodia, Haiti, Iran, Thailand, and China. He pioneered the refugee processing system for “boat people” arriving on the shores of Indonesia and Singapore, and under his directorship in Taiwan, scores of U.S. diplomats were trained in Chinese language, culture, economics, history, and politics.
Ward’s expertise earned him a position in both the Bush and Clinton administrations, where he served as Director for European Economies in Transition. This office oversaw trade, developmental, and humanitarian policies for nation-states that manifested after the dissolution of the former Soviet Union. In addition, Ward has served on numerous councils, boards, committees, and associations.