The 2022 Camden Conference will focus on Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst will join nine other world experts to discuss a range of European challenges, from threats from Russia to the rise of populism, shifting economic forces, the effects of climate change, the U.S–European relationship and other related topics.

Herbst served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2003 to 2006 and worked to ensure the conduct of a fair Ukrainian presidential election and to prevent violence during the Orange Revolution. As Ambassador to Uzbekistan (2000-2003) he led efforts to encourage the Uzbek government to improve its human rights record.

The annual Camden Conference has attracted large audiences from Maine and more than 25 other states. In 2021, and again this year, the realities of the Covid pandemic have required a pivot to virtual-only conferences in a live-streaming format that allows audience interaction with speakers through question-and-answer sessions. Citizen participation is a hallmark of the Conference, and participants include an informed public as well as high school and college educators and students.

For more information on the 35th Anniversary Camden Conference: Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad, and to register, visit