The Camden Conference will present Robin Lloyd at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Covering the Casualties of War: Witnessing the Seeds of Revolt,” will focus on his exposure to some of the most unsettled and dangerous areas of the world. The event is free and open to all.

The talk will focus on what it was like to cover social upheaval and civil wars in the ’80s and ’90s. Lloyd will shed light on how news is covered in difficult situations by recounting his experiences around the world. In the 1980s and 1990s he was sent to many of the so-called hot spots of the world. Unlike a newspaper reporter, a television correspondent draws more attention and thus more scrutiny. In war situations, they are frequently fired on by both sides, while also being viewed as people who can help sway foreign opinion. Lloyd will talk about those dangers as he experienced them in different crisis spots. He will also talk about how social upheaval can be a precursor to change or lead to further repression.

A veteran correspondent for NBC News for nearly 15 years, Lloyd filed reports from more than 30 countries, mostly in Latin America and Africa. He covered numerous wars and conflicts, including the Iraq War, Palestinian intifada, the Falklands War, the guerrilla wars in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, the war in Northern Ireland, the Mozambican Civil War, and the struggle against the apartheid regime in South Africa.

Lloyd also covered the White House and the State Department during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Lloyd has been involved in television journalism for more than 40 years, working on camera as a news reporter on the local and national levels and as a producer and writer off camera. He has written two novels, “Rough Passage to London,” published in 2013, and “Harbor of Spies,” published in 2018. He has a home in Camden and has been coming to Maine with his family since the early ’80s.

The talk is presented in anticipation of the 33rd Annual Camden Conference — The Media Revolution: Changing the World, February 21 to 23, live at the Camden Opera House and livestreamed to the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland, and Hannaford Hall in Portland.