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April 16: State of U.S. Foreign Policy in 2016

Tom Hanson, a 25-year Foreign Service veteran, will present his analysis after a recent trip to the Middle East.

2016-04-18
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-8-2016

Mankato, Minn. – Tom Hanson (pictured), who spent 25 years as a U.S. foreign service officer, will discuss the state of U.S. foreign policy in 2016 in a presentation from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 16 at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Ostrander Auditorium, located on campus in Centennial Student Union (one block north of Stadium Road on the corner of Ellis Avenue and South Road).

The event is free and open to the public, and parking during the event is free on campus in the visitor’s pay lot (Lot 4) across from Centennial Student Union.

Just having returned from a trip to the Middle East, Hanson will present his analysis of the latest foreign policy developments, trends and challenges facing the United States in the year ahead.

Hanson is a worldwide speaker on foreign policy. He is a 25-year veteran of the Foreign Service, having served in East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden and Mongolia. He also served on Foreign Relations Committees in both the U.S. House and Senate and was director for NATO and European Affairs at the Atlantic Council of the United States. He is also a Diplomat in Residence at the Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for International Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The Mankato Area Lifelong Learners are sponsoring Hanson’s presentation along with Stifel and Andy and Heather Foster. For more information about Mankato Area Lifelong Learners, call 507-389-2011, email mall@mnsu.edu or visit the Lifelong Learners website.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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