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

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.

For More Information:
www.camdenconference.org/

WERU Special: Camden Conference 2/28/11

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.?

Weekend Voices 3/27/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Topic: Camden Conference Speaker

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