YPL Joins Maine Libraries for Global Trade & Politics Program Series

Jan 3, 2023 | News

Five Southern Maine libraries – York Public Library, Scarborough Public Library, Prince Memorial Library, Patten Free Library, and Kennebunk Free Library – announced that they will join forces this winter to present a series of virtual programs on global trade and politics, all sponsored by the Camden Conference.

This collaboration, proposed by York Public Library Director Sophie Smith, is the first time Maine libraries have pooled their resources to broaden the scope of Camden Conference programming available to their communities, allowing for a more thorough exploration of the topic. It also provides the unique opportunity for people from communities that span Southern Maine to come together to discuss global issues that affect all citizens.

Speakers in the series include:

  • Thursday, January 5 at 2:00 p.m.: “How the Financial Power of Gold Impacts Politics Past and Present” with Mike Lynch, hosted by York Public Library, in-person and virtual. Learn more or register.
  • Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m.:  “Immigration to America During the Industrial Age, 1800 – 1924” with John Sutherland, hosted by Prince Memorial Library, virtual. Learn more or register.

  • Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m.:  “21st Century Global Migration and Global Trade” with Kathleen Sutherland, hosted by Prince Memorial Library, virtual. Learn more or register.
  • Monday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m.: “Bilateral Trade: The Canadian Perspective” with Rodger Cuzner, Canadian Consul General, hosted by Scarborough Public Library, virtual. Learn more or register. 
  • Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m.: “What’s in My Sandwich? The Failed EU-US Trade Negotiations and What They Say About the Future” with Francesco Duina hosted by Prince Memorial Library, virtual. Learn more or register.
  • Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30: “International Climate Policy & Trade” with Peter Dugas, hosted by Scarborough Public Library, virtual. Learn more or register.
  • Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.: Ula Polsky and Lindsey Jamison from the Roux Institute on Educating for the Future of Global Trade. Information coming soon. 
  • Wednesday, February 8 at 5:30 p.m.: “The Race for the Final Frontier” with John Doughty hosted by Patten Free Library, in-person and virtual. Learn more or register.

The Camden Conference, a nonprofit, non-partisan educational organization whose mission is to foster informed discourse on world issues, hosts a 2-day symposium on an important and relevant subject each year, while simultaneously sponsoring community events that coincide with the conference.

The 36th Camden Conference, Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence held February 17-19, 2023, will highlight the importance of global commerce and how it impacts our everyday lives. 

Registration is required for all programs.