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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Hosts: John Zavodny and Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: The Arab Spring, What Next? The Camden Conference

    Key Discussion Points:
    1 What is the Camden Conference?
    2 What was the “Arab Spring”?
    3 What conditions led to the Arab Spring?

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    a James Matlack is Program Chair of the Camden Conference. He has studied at Princeton, Oxford, and Yale, been a professor and college administrator, and has been a director at the leading Quaker service organization in the United States, American Friends Service Committee. In this role James traveled extensively, especially to the Middle East.
    b Bob Rackmales is a former board member and current advisory board member for the Camden Conference. Bob spent over 30 years serving in various overseas leadership roles at the Department of State. He has received the Department’s highest award for excellence and was honored by the Italian government for his efforts following a disastrous earthquake.

    For More Information:
    www.camdenconference.org/

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Topic: Keynote Presentation from the 2011 Camden Conference on “Asia and the American Future” by Ambassador Chas Freeman, Jr

    Is there such a thing as “Asia”? What are current connections between East Asia and West Asia? What is likely to be the most productive approach to Asia in the future for the U.S.?

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Topic: Camden Conference Speaker

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell
    Topic: Paul Pillar Speaking at the 2010 Camden Conference
    What is the U.S. policy in Afghanistan and how does it affect the region? In the opinion of the speaker, is our policy there succeeding?  What is the best course of action in Afghanistan given the situation there today?
    Guest: Paul Pillar, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University. Former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia.  Q&A included Paul Pillar, Ronald Neumann, Ahmed Rashid, Larry Goodson, Nicholas Burns

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  • Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

    Topic: Camden Conference Presentation by Larry Goodson, Professor of Middle East Studies, Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College.

    What are the current U.S. objectives in Afghanistan?  What is the current U.S. strategy to achieve those objectives?   How likely is that strategy to be successful?

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