Free or low cost Community Events and college courses are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day format. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.
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Democracy for Russia? (Lecture @ Belfast Free Library)
October 14, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Tuesday, October 14 at the Belfast Free Library from 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, October 16, at the Rockland Public Library from 6:00-7:30PM
Maine seasonal resident, Dr. Michael G. Roskin, will provide an overview of recent Russian history to today’s events and ways that the situation there might play out in the near future. He will address three important questions: Why did the Soviet Union collapse? Why did Russian democracy fail? And, does the Ukraine war portend Europe-wide conflict? These topics are sure to make for a lively Q & A!
Michael G. Roskin retired in 2008 after 36 years teaching political science at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania. He earlier worked as a newsman and Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Information Agency before earning a Ph.D. at American University. In 1991-94 he was a visiting professor at the U.S. Army War College and in 2008-09 a Fulbright professor at the University of Macau, South China. He has authored five political science textbooks.
These presentations are offered as free community event in in anticipation of the 28th Annual Camden Conference: Russia Resurgent, February 20-22, 2015.
The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org, email [email protected], or call 207-236-1034.