U.S. Foreign Policy: The Outlook for 2010 – I attended this event last year, and found the information and perspectives presented to be invaluable. I would love to see even more, diverse attendance as there’s plenty of Q&A and networking time at the end.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

As U.S. President Barack Obama begins the second year of his administration, join MIC for an insightful presentation by former Career Foreign Service Officer Tom Hanson. In this annual “State of U.S. Foreign Policy” address, Mr. Hanson will explore and explain current foreign policy development, trends and challenges for the United States in the year ahead.

Tom Hanson is a Foreign Policy Consultant and a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer whose postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden, and the former Soviet republic of Georgia. He also participated in the opening of new U.S. Embassies in Mongolia and Estonia, worked on the foreign relations committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and served as Director for NATO and European Affairs at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C. Currently Mr. Hanson is Program Secretary of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations, active with the planning group of the Upper Midwest Association of Foreign Service (AFSA), a member of MIC’s Great Decisions advisory committee and frequent Great Decisions speaker, and called upon as a commentator by MPR. He is also a board member of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights (U.S. Foundation), a newly founded organization headquartered in Minneapolis