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Camden Conference Community Event: Gold and Global Politics – How the Financial Power of Gold Impacts Politics Past and Present
Camden Conference, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, presents Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Senior College teacher and former Peace Corps director Mike Lynch for a presentation about gold and global politics on Sunday, December 18, at 2:00 pm.

Gold has been the lifeblood of global trade for centuries. It has sparked wars, helped shift regional powers, crushed empires, won battles changing the course of history, and laid the foundation of our global monetary system. Join Mike Lynch on Sunday for a journey into gold and its impact on global trade and politics from past to present.

After earning an MBA from the University of New Hampshire, Lynch worked for several high-tech firms as a product development director (he holds five patents) and managed multi-million-dollar businesses for these companies. He retired for the first time in 2009 when he and his wife joined the Peace Corps and spent two-and-a-half years working with the Roma in Bulgaria. He became a Peace Corps director in Ghana, formerly called the Gold Coast, and lived there for three years. Traveling in South Africa, which has one of the world’s richest gold deposits, he visited ghost towns and old mining operations, and became fascinated with gold’s impact on civilization. He developed a course focusing on the history of gold, and has taught several Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Senior College courses at USM Portland.

Live from the Camden Opera House, the 36th Camden Conference will highlight the importance of global commerce and how it impacts our everyday lives. Speakers will explore alternative ways in which the interdependence of commerce, global politics and national security could be successfully managed for both competition and cooperation. For more information visit camdenconference.org, and join us monthly for free Community Events leading up to the conference.

Dec 18, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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