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  • 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,

    UCLA

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 ?

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  • 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?

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Program Topic: Summary of the 2013 Camden Conference
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Militarization of US diplomacy
    b) Bunker mentality of current middle east embassies
    c) Setbacks to US diplomacy in Libya because of 9/11/12 attack on ambassador

    Speaker: Ambassador Lawrence Pope, retired from US State Department

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, presents “Reinventing Fire: A Business-led Clean Energy Solution for Security and Prosperity.” His presentation echoes the theme of his book by the same name: the US can be completely off fossil fuel by 2050 while simultaneously growing the economy by over 200%.

    What areas of the economy lend themselves to renewable energy?
    What are the economic benefits to reducing the use of fossil fuels?
    What are other benefits to reducing the use of fossil fuels?

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  • This program features a presentation on “U.S. Education in a Global Context by Robert Schwartz, Professor of Educational Policy and Administration at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prof Schwartz maintains that high performing countries in educational achievement such as Norway have educational systems and approaches that we can learn from.

    Where does the US stand educationally in relation to other OECD countries?
    What are key components to the Norwegian system of education?
    Do unions stand in the way of education reform in this country?

    HOST:
    Jim Campbell

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