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Eastern Europe: Thirty Years After the Fall of the Soviet Union with William Hall

Tuesday, Feb 15 - Tuesday, February 15
7:00pm - 8:15pm

Location: Library Zoom - Please Register
Audience: Adults

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A look at this lesser known but fascinating region of Europe today, 30 years after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. It was a momentous time. The Berlin Wall had been torn down; the Soviet Union was dissolving. Democratic capitalism, under American leadership, seemed the global future. Germany moved toward reunification, and the former Soviet states and satellites in Europe were turned loose to make their way in a completely new international environment. What did American policymakers expect, what actually happened, and where are we now? 

William Hall is the President of the World Affairs Council of Maine. He was an intelligence officer in the U. S. Air Force and spent nearly 18 years overseas, in Asia and Europe. Bill graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in politics and from the University of Virginia with a master’s degree in foreign affairs. He lives with his wife, Nancy, on Peaks Island. 

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About the Series » PPL Camden Conference Community Events 2022

Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad

We partner each year with the Camden Conference to bring a series of original programs to our community in addition to the conference itself, held in mid-coast Maine.  This year, the conference celebrates it’s 35th  season.  The theme will be Europe: Challenged at Home and Abroad.  The Portland Public Library is offering three related Community Events in the first weeks of February, prior to the conference itself, which is scheduled for mid-coast Maine on the weekend of February 25-27.

Recommended Readings

To view the full list of books suggestions for this year’s theme, visit the Camden Conference Recommended Readings.

Click here to view the list of titles in the Portland Public Library Catalog.

PPL's recommended reading list