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Camden Conference Rising Asia Series in Blue Hill
Camden Conference Rising Asia Series in Blue Hill

Camden Conference - This four session discussion series is a component of the Camden Conference community events program, in anticipation of the 24th annual Camden Conference, “The Challenges of Asia,” 18-20 February 2011 in Camden. It is designed to prepare participants to achieve optimal benefit from participation in the February 2011 conference.

The Camden Conference is proud to announce its newest satellite venue – The Grand in Ellsworth!

It is widely accepted that Asia is on the rise, economically, politically and militarily, with China in the lead. The group will consider factors contributing to this phenomenon and its implications for the rest of the world, including the U.S.

The first session will be devoted to introductions and the selection of individual participants to lead the review of individual readings in subsequent sessions.

    • Facilitator: Bob Sargent
    • Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2011
    • Blue Hill Public Library, Howard Room
    • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
    • Free, but limited to 15 participants to enable frank and orderly exchange in discussion
    • Please register by December 31st, 2010 by contacting Brook Minner at the Blue Hill Library

    Suggested Reading includes: Stewart Gordon,When Asia Was The World; Nicholas Kristof/Sheryl Wudunn, Thunder From The East; Jim Rohwer, Asia Rising: Why America Will Prosper As Asia’s Economies Boom; Robert Temple, The Genius Of China; and Fareed Zakaria, The Post-American World

    About the speaker: 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.