2023 CONFERENCE

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An Evening with CBS’s Robert Costa

The Camden Conference celebrated its return to the Camden Opera House and its 35th year by hosting an evening with CBS News’s Chief Election &  Campaign Correspondent Robert Costa, on Saturday evening, July 23.

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Photo gallery – “An Evening with CBS’s Robert Costa” (July 23, 2022)

THE 36TH ANNUAL CAMDEN CONFERENCE

Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence

February 17-19, 2023

Live from the Camden Opera House, the 36th Camden Conference will highlight the importance of global commerce and how it impacts our everyday lives. Speakers will explore alternative ways in which the interdependence of commerce, global politics and national security could be successfully managed for both competition and cooperation.  

Camden Conference Member Online Registration to begin soon for all venues or contact info@camdenconference.org for more information. Public Registration will begin in December 2022. The venues will be the Camden Opera House (live), the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Hutchinson Center in Belfast, and Hannaford Hall at USM in Portland (all streaming). We will also have virtual registration available for at home viewing. 

 

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Suggested Readings

Baldwin, Richard. The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization. Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2019. (344 pages)

The new globalization is driven by knowledge crossing borders, not just goods, and its impact is more sudden, more individual, more unpredictable and less controllable; presents challenges to nations as they struggle to maintain reliable growth and social cohesion.

 

Bernanke, Ben S. 21st Century Monetary Policy: The Federal Reserve from the Great Inflation to COVID-19. W. W. Norton & Company, 2022. (512 pages)

An explanation of the Federal Reserve’s evolution and speculation about its future.

Bernstein, William J. A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World. Grove Press, 2009. (496 Pages)

A sweeping narrative of world trade, from 3000 BC to globalization.

Bigelow, Bill and Bob Peterson. Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World. Rethinking Schools Press, 2002. (402 pages)

Globalization and the social justice issues that are embedded in it, such as child labor, sweatshops, global warming, etc.

Dalio, Ray. Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail. Avid Reader Press/ Simon & Schuster, 2021. (576 pages)

Current political and economic conditions in the world; how to understand and deal with them.

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

One of the greatest challenges of the 21st century is to prepare the next generation of citizens and policy leaders to face the complex challenges of the global community. 
 
Education programs of the Camden Conference are designed to promote knowledge, perspectives, and dialogue opportunities on world affairs with high school and college educators and their students. Academic courses are now offered in Maine high schools and colleges on the Camden Conference, which are linked to the rich resources from current and past Conference presentations.



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ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS!

The Camden Conference Education Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Bill Taylor Award for essays related to the 2022 Conference, Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad.  

The winning essays are from Ruth Griffith of Piscataquis Community High School (First Prize), Thomas Lowell of Gould Academy (Second Prize), and Samantha Goodwin of Piscataquis Community High School and Burke MacLeay of Gould (co-winners of the Third Prize). Congratulations! 

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Ruth Griffith

Piscataquis Community
High School

1st Prize

Thomas Lowell

Gould
Academy

2nd Prize

Samantha Goodwin

Piscataquis Community
High School

3rd Price (Co-Winner)

Burke MacLeay

Gould
Academy

3rd Price (Co-Winner)

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