BANGOR, Maine — Professor Paul Holman, a national security expert and visiting professor at the University of Maine, will discuss “The Kremlin in Asia” as part of the 2011 Camden Conference Community Events Series on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Bangor Public Library.
The event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Holman’s lecture will address the following questions: What is happening in Russia? Is Moscow trying to build a new empire — along the lines of the defunct Soviet Union — or is it moving toward cooperation and interdependence with the West? What are Russia’s strengths and weaknesses in the three-way rivalry with the United States and China?
The lecture will explore and explain the strategic choices facing the Kremlin, stressing the implications for Asia, and look at how the world has changed since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Holman is a visiting professor of international relations at UM and serves as an adjunct professor at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.
His many articles on national security have appeared in Naval War College Review, Strategic Review, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Argentinian Naval War College Review, Air Force Magazine and U.S. Marine Corps Gazette. From 1996 to 2003 Holman served as a professor in the depart-ment of security studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Holman lives in Camden and serves on the Camden Conference board of directors.
His presentation in Bangor comes in advance of the 24th annual Camden Conference, to be held Feb. 18-20. The conference, whose topic is “The Challenges of Asia,” will take place at the Camden Opera House with satellite venues in Belfast, Rockland, and this year for the first time, The Grand in Ellsworth.
For more information, call 236-1034 or visit www.camdenconference.org.