On Tuesday, January 15, at 7 p.m. at Camden Public Library, Professor Kristin Vekasi (pictured) of the University of Maine will present “Trouble in Chinese Waters? The Trump Administration and China’s Territorial Disputes.” Vekasi, an assistant professor in the department of political science and School of Policy and International Affairs, will speak on how Chinese domestic politics and American national interests have set a course for potential conflict over the South China Sea. Vekasi received her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has been a visiting fellow with the Japan Foundation at Tokyo University, a Fulbright Fellow at Tohoku University, and a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow at the Harbin Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on Japan-China relations and how multinational firms manage political risk in a globalized and politicized world. The talk, free and open to all, is presented in anticipation of the upcoming Camden Conference, “Is This China’s Century?,” February 22 to 24. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org or call 236-1034.