retired foreign service officer

Camden Conference with Matthew Ward ‘Europe: The New World Order and the Challenges of the 21st Century’

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The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library will present Matthew Ward, Thursday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m., on Zoom. His talk will be “Europe: The New World Order and the Challenges of the 21st Century.” This event is free and open to all.

Matt Ward is a retired foreign service officer. He is past-president of the World Affairs Council of Maine and has been an adjunct professor at USM. For several years he served as the Beemaster for the annual Maine State Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic. He served the United States as a career Foreign Service Officer from 1967 to 1996.

Specializing in economic, developmental and trade issues, Ward served in numerous embassies and consulates. During his service in Luxembourg, he dealt regularly with the various European Economic Community offices located there and participated in the U.S. investigation of European practices in the international steel trade. In both the Bush (41) and Clinton White Houses, Ward served as the U.S. Trade Representative’s director for European Economies in Transition and the European Free Trade Association. He finished his diplomatic career as a senior inspector for the Foreign Service.

Ward is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He is a past-president of the Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England (FARNE). He is a member of the American Foreign Service Association and Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired.

For a link to the Zoom event to watch from home, please email by 4 p.m. on December 2 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

This program will be recorded and archived to the library’s YouTube channel and the Camden Conference website.

For information on the 35th Annual Camden Conference: Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad, February 25-27, 2022 please visit the website

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues.


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Thu, 12/02/2021 - 6:30pm

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