Camden Conference Talk “Do Refugees Threaten Democracy?”



Some 65 million people are currently displaced, more than at any other time in history. Perhaps half of them are children. As they flee from civil wars and failed states, they are seeking refuge in safer countries. This lecture will examine their impact on the democratic countries of Europe and North America. What are the opportunities? What are the threats? As a country built by immigrants, how should the United States respond? Join us for Professor Paul Holman’s talk, “Do Immigrants Threaten Democracy?” on Jan 12 at 7pm. Dr. Paul Holman is a Visiting Professor of International Relations for the University of Maine, Orono, serving concurrently as an Adjunct Professor at the Naval War College. He co-edited a number of books including the multi-volume series Fundamentals of Force Planning, and Ethnic Nationalism and Regional Conflict. This presentation is hosted by Vose Library and is a free Community Partner event in connection with the 30th Annual Camden Conference , held February 17-19, 2017, which focuses on Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis. The 30th Anniversary Camden Conference Community Events Series is supported in part by the Maine Humanities Council. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit, email, or call 207-236-1034.