Blue Hill Public Library will be holding a four session discussion series in connection with the 27th annual Camden Conference (February 21st to 23rd in Camden) “The Global Politics of Food and Water.” The sessions are free, and will take place on four Mondays, February 3rd, 10th, and 17th, and March 3rd, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Library. This series is designed to help participants achieve optimal benefit from participation in the Camden Conference.
The first three sessions will focus on the global politics of food, those of water, and other relevant concerns such as population growth and climate change, respectively. The last session will accommodate an evaluation of the Camden Conference.
The sessions will be moderated by Bob Sargent, a former U.S. diplomat whose overseas assignments included Belgium, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam. Mr. Sargent is a former member of the Camden Conference Board of Directors and Advisory Board and a three-time conference program chair.
The Camden Conference was founded in 1987 as a nonprofit, non-partisan educational organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world issues. In the years since, it has convened its annual Conference on the third weekend of February in the historic Camden Opera House, drawing some of the best minds on foreign policy to share their insights and expertise on a range of global issues with the community.
Space is limited for the Blue Hill Library series, so participants are asked to register using the Library’s interactive calendar found at www.bhpl.net or by calling the Library at 374-5515. For more information and suggested readings, check the event listing on the library’s calendar or call the Library at 374-5515. More information about the conference itself can be found at www.camdenconference.org.