Archives for Camden Conference

WERU Special 5/7/19: Climate crisis and conversion of BIW from building warships

Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

On April 27, 2019, 25 people were arrested while blocking roads near the North Gate of Bath Iron Works on the morning of the christening ceremony for the warship the Zumwalt Destroyer Lyndon B. Johnson. Bringing attention to the urgency of the moment given the climate crisis and the harm caused by the US military worldwide, activists share why they protested the ceremony and share their calls for the conversion of the shipyard to the building of green technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels, and plastic collectors for polluted oceans.

Guests: Ellen Barfield, Russell Wray, Rob Shetterly, Dud Hendrick, Rev. Mair Honan, Meredith Bruskin, Ginny Schneider, Ethan Hughes, Jim Freeman, Jason Rawn, George Ostensen, Deb Marshall, Connie Jenkins

The above individuals represent many groups including Veterans for Peace, Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats, Americans Who Tell the Truth, Maine Veterans for Peace, Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County, Maine War Tax Resisters, Island Peace and Justice, Peninsula Peace and Justice, Pax Christi Maine, and Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm.

Veterans for Peace event announcement and flyer

WERU Special: Camden Conference 3/27/19

Special Presentation from the 2019 Camden Conference: China’s Rise as a World Power, Program 3

“Is This China’s Century?”

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Key Discussion Points:
a) Surveillance in China
b) Surveillance in the US by companies and by government
c) Education in China vs education in the US.

Guests:
Final Q&A Session
Martin Jacques, Senior Fellow, Cambridge Universtiy
Elizabeth Economy, Director of Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
Professor Yuen Yuen Ang, University of Michigan
Professor Yashen Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Indira Lakshmanan, Executive Editor, Pulitzer Institute on Crisis Reporting
Prof. George S. Yip, Imperial College Business School, London
Kaiser Kuo, Editor at Large, SupChina.com
Professor Wu Xinbo, Fudan University (Shanghai)
Yuki Tatsumi, Director, Japan Program, The Stimson Center
Susan Thornton, Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale
Ma Jun, Director, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (Beijing)

WERU Special: Camden Conference 3/20/19

Special Presentation from the 2019 Camden Conference: China’s Rise as a World Power, Program 2

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Program Topic: “Is This China’s Century?

Key Discussion Points:
Changes in Chinese government since 2012
Where the US should cooperate with China and where the US should compete
Both China and the US need to accommodate themselves to a world of shared political and economic dominance.

Guests:
Elizabeth Economy, Director of Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

WERU Special: Camden Conference 3/13/19

Special Presentation from the 2019 Camden Conference: China’s Rise as a World Power, Program 1

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

“Is This China’s Century?

Key Discussion Points:
Some democratic principles in the Chinese bureaucracy
Sustainability of the current Chinese model
How the US “gets China wrong”.

Guests:
Professor Yuen Yuen Ang, University of Michigan
Professor Yashen Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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