ROCKPORT — The Camden Conference, in partnership with the Rockport Public Library, will host James Wilfong for a presentation discussing international economic restructuring in a time of pandemic, war, and climate change Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The event is in person in the Rockport Room. No registration is required.

The last 75 years of liberalized trade policy was founded on the American model and the superpower status of the United States. A new order is emerging in the 21st century that will challenge American geopolitical and economic dominance. Wilfong will discuss how these factors will affect the future of American small and medium-sized enterprises.

James Wilfong has been an international entrepreneur, legislator, educator, and trade and entrepreneurship advisor to the Clinton, Bush, and Obama Administrations, and has also served as a U.S. Marine. He and his wife own an American Tree Farm in Stow, where they have raised two children.

Camden Conference Community Events are free to all and presented in anticipation of the 36th annual Camden Conference, “Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence,” presented Feb. 17 to 19, live on the stage of the Camden Opera House and live streamed to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, the Strand Theater in Rockland, and Hannaford Hall at USM, Portland. For more information, to purchase tickets, or become a Camden Conference member, visit camdenconference.org.