Camden Conference Series

calendar icon February 5, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Bob Sargent for a series of discussions around the 2018 Camden Conference theme, New World Disorder and America’s Future.
Registration for 3 sessions (Feb. 5, Feb. 12, and Feb. 26) required.

This three-session series is a component of the Camden Conference community events program, in connection with the 31st annual Camden Conference, “New World Disorder and America’s Future” taking place February 16-18, 2018, in Camden. It is intended to help participants to achieve optimal benefit from participation in the February 2018 conference.

In the first two sessions, participants will consider a list of questions on the topic the facilitator deems to be relevant and provocative.

In the third session, participants will review and discuss findings and recommendations surfaced during the February conference.

Preparation: The Camden Conference web site is thought provoking and includes a comprehensive list of suggested reading and information on anticipated conference presenters while the topic also is covered widely in the print and electronic media, including the internet. Materials recommended by the Camden Conference web site will be available in print and electronically via Kindles available from the library.

Facilitator’s favorites:
Haass, Richard, A World In Disarray (2017)
Kissinger, Henry, World Order (2014)

Facilitator/Moderator: Bob Sargent is a former U.S. diplomat whose overseas assignments included Belgium, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, and Vietnam. Born in China of missionary parents, he is curator of “China: Exploring the Interior, 1903-04” a traveling exhibit of photographs of late Qing dynasty China taken by Sedgwick native R. Harvey Sargent. Co-founder of a Maine-China network, Bob visited China most recently in November 2008. Bob is a former member of the Camden Conference Board of Directors and Advisory Board and a three-time conference program chair.

To enable full, frank, and orderly exchange in discussion, registration for this series will be limited to 15 participants.

Location: Howard Room
Event Type: Library-sponsored Adult Event
Registration: Yes
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