Lincoln Academy History teacher Robert Breckenridge took four Lincoln Academy students to the Rockland venue of the 2017 Camden Conference, which was held at the Strand theater. 2017 was the 30th annual Camden Conference’s, and this year’s theme was on “Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis.”
The conference took place February the 17 – 19 and was sold out. More than a thousand peopled attended, including many Maine university and high school students. Lincoln Academy student participants were sophomore Lily Goltz, freshman Patrick Preston, sophomore Minjun Kim, and sophomore Ryan Kohnert.
“It was a gripping presentation of the realities of worldwide migration, including attention to both internally displaced persons and international refugee issues,” said Breckenridge. “Experts from the UN High Commission for Refugees, Australia, Berlin, Beirut, Oslo, Geneva, and Stanford and other universities delivered remarks and led discussions about how to confront and resolve problems associated with these worldwide population experiences.”
“It was a great opportunity for our students,” Breckenridge concluded. “We thank all school donors who made our attendance possible. Most of the presentations are archived and will soon be available on the Camden Conference website for interested persons who were unable to be present at the conference.”