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Jan. 13: Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer Tom Hanson

Presentation, free and open to the public, will be from 1-3 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 1-4-2018

Mankato, Minn. – Tom Hanson (pictured), who spent 25 years as a U.S. foreign service officer, will give a presentation titled “The U.S. Election and its Effect on U.S. Foreign Policy” Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1-3 p.m. at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Ostrander Auditorium, located on campus in Centennial Student Union.

The event is free and open to the community, and free parking is available in the Visitor’s Lot across the street from Centennial Student Union – one block north of Stadium Road and Ellis Avenue.

Hanson’s presentation at Minnesota State Mankato follows his speaking at foreign policy conferences in Europe in recent weeks. He has spoken in Mankato on foreign policy previously during the past three years.

The audience is encouraged to be involved in a question and answer session after his address.

Hanson is a worldwide speaker on the state of the world. He is a 25-year veteran of 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 currently a Diplomat in Residence at the Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for International Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

More information about Hanson’s presentation is available on the Mankato Area Lifelong Learners website. Those with questions may call 507-389-2011 or email

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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