Mid-Coast Currents 2/15/13

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.

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