Archives for Camden Conference

WERU Special: Camden Conference 3/29/18

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Camden Conference Special Presentation: “Best of Times or Worst of Times”

-Recent history of Presidential efforts to affect US foreign policy
-Current state of US foreign policy and weakening US standing in the world
-Possible steps that can be taken to pursue a more realistic and effective foreign policy

Speakers:
Stephen M. Walt, Harvard University
Gordon Adams, former Senior White House official on foreign policy

WERU Special: Camden Conference 3/1/18

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Camden Conference 2018: “This Too Shall Pass”

Key Discussion Points:
a) American diplomacy and lack of it currently
b) Changing world order
c) Role of US in the 21st Century

Featuring:
Chas Freeman, Brown University
Indira Lackshmanan, Poynter Institute
Natalie Nougayrede, The Guardian Newspaper

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,

UCLA

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