On Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Belfast Free Library join Tim Wilson, Senior International Advisor and Director of Seeds of Peace, for a presentation on his work with this unique organization. The event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to all.

Since 1993, Seeds of Peace has set the standard in international peace-building by providing exceptional young people and educators from regions of conflict with an otherwise impossible opportunity to meet their historic enemies face-to-face at our International Camp in Maine.

Seeds of Peace builds on their extraordinary and critical relationships and understanding through year-round local programs that focus on the core leadership capacities needed to advance peace. There are now more than 5,000 Seeds and Educators from 27 countries who prove that solutions exist, peace is possible, and there is reason to have hope for a better future.

Wilson has more than 50 years of experience in education, public service and athletic coaching. He currently serves as Special Advisor to Seeds of Peace, an organization that he has been with since its founding in 1993, and Director of its Maine Seeds Program. Until 2006, he was the Director of both the Seeds of Peace International Camp in Maine and the Seeds of Peace Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem.

Co-sponsored by the Belfast Free Library, this presentation is offered as a free community event in anticipation of the 26th Annual Camden Conference: The Middle East: What Next?, Feb. 22 to 24, 2013, live from the Camden Opera House and streamed to satellite venues: The Hutchinson Center in Belfast, The Strand Theatre in Rockland, and The Grand in Ellsworth.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference. For more information visit the website at www.camdenconference.org, email info@camdenconference.org or call 207-236-1034.