Archives for Camden Conference

Special 3/31/17: Selections from the 2017 Camden Conference

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Program Topic: Migration and Refugees

Key Discussion Points:
a) Moral and practical reasons for refugee protection
b) Current scale of displaced people in different parts of the world and political effects
c) Distinction among refugees, asylum seekers, forcibly displace persons, immigrants

Guests:
Jeanne Bourgault, Camden Conference Moderator and President of Internews
Ray Jennings, Principal, Cultural Naviagtion Group

Special 3/30/17: Selections from the 2017 Camden Conference

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Program Topic: Migration and Refugees

Key Discussion Points:
a) Rise of far right movements in Europe tied to immigration
b) American immigration policy and history
c) Current American refugee acceptance policy

Guests:
Cas Mudde, Professor, Univesity of Georgia and Researcher, University of Oslo
Tim Kane, JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies, Hoover Institute, Stanford Univ

Special 3/29/17: Selections from the 2017 Camden Conference

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Program Topic: Migration and Refugees

Key Discussion Points:
a) Current crisis in forcibly displace people throughout the world
b) Work of the UNHCR
c) US policies on Mexico border to control immigration

Guests:
Kelly Clements, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees
Bruno Stegno, former UN Ambassador from Costa Rica and Deputy Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

Special: Camden Conference 3/17/15

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Issue: Foreign Relations

Program Topic: Politics of the Past in Putin’s Russia; and The Russian Economy and Its Influence on Politics

Key Discussion Points:
a) Why the recent upsurge of nationalism in Russia?
b) How do Russians view the war in Ukraine?
c) Why are Putin’s approval ratings so consistently high?

Guests: Nina Tumarkin, Prof. of History, Wellesley College; and Daniel Treisman, Prof. of Political Science,

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Special: Camden Conference 3/10/15

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Issue: Foreign Relations

Program Topic: Origins of Russian Conduct at Home and in the World

Key Discussion Points:
a) How are Russians and Americans alike
b) How do Russians view the war in Ukraine
c) What is Putin’s goal in Ukraine

Guest: Matthew Rojansky, Director, Keean Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Special: Camden Conference 3/12/14

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Topic: Two short Presentations from the 2014 Camden Conference; one by Kathleen Merrigen, one by Chellie Pingree

1. What are four ways in which agriculture can help reduce climate change?

2. What is the current status in the growth of farming in Maine?

3. What are two things that individuals can do to help ensure a more sustainable food system ?

Guests:

Kathleeen Merrigen, former Deputy Director of the US Department of Agriculture

Chellie Pingree, Congresswoman from Maine’s First Congressional District

Special: Camden Conference 3/6/14

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Presentation entitled “Two Pathways into the Future” from the 2014 Camden Conference, Fred Kirschenmann, Professor of Philosophy, Iowa State University, and organic farmer

1. Is the question “How will we increase agricultural output to feed 9 billion people “the right question to ask?
2. Why is a systems approach to food important?
3. Why is developing an “ecological conscience” a necessity for human survival ?

Special: Camden Conference 3/3/14

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Presentation entitled “Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change” from the 2014 Camden Conference, Andrew Guzman, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School

1. What is the current effect on access to fresh water of melting glaciers around the world?
2. How many people are dependent on water originating in glaciers?
3. What will the effect be on those people as the climate warms?