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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Germany in the New World Disorder-Prof. Paul Holman
January 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference presents Paul Holman at the Rockland Public Library on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm. His talk is titled “Germany in the New World Disorder.” This event is free and open to all.
Over the past 100 years, few countries have changed their policies as sharply as the Germans. Rising from defeat in two world wars and the ashes of Hitler’s Holocaust, they now symbolize tolerance, moderation, and stability. Angela Merkel has just won a fourth term as Chancellor, causing many Americans to call her “the real leader of the Free World.”
Even so, many Germans strongly oppose her open-door policy toward refugees, and they have elected the first extreme nationalists to Germany’s parliament in many decades. What is their real importance? Is German democracy in trouble? Should Americans support Merkel’s foreign policy agenda or oppose it?
Dr. Paul Holman is a Visiting Professor of International Relations for the University of Maine, Orono, serving concurrently as an Adjunct Professor at the Naval War College. He co-edited a number of books including the multi-volume series Fundamentals of Force Planning, and Ethnic Nationalism and Regional Conflict.
This presentation is hosted by the Rockland Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 31st Annual Camden Conference –New World Disorder and America’s Future, February 16-18, 2018.