International Leadership Forum

Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013November 12, 2013
Time:  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:  University of St. Thomas, Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Event Contact:
Free and open to the public. Registration requested.

Online registration has closed for this event. Onsite registration will be available for anyone interested in attending tonight's program.


Advancing the Common Good through Public Services and International Affairs:
An Insider's Insight


The International Leadership Forum brings in local, national, and internationally renowned leaders to discuss the theme leadership on an international context. For the fall 2013 Forum, the International Leadership Program will host Thomas Hanson, a national expert in U.S. foreign policy.


Thomas Hanson, featured speaker for the fall 2013 International Leadership Forum on November 2, 2013.About the speaker


Thomas Hanson is a former career Foreign Service Officer. While with the U.S. Department of State his foreign postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden, and Georgia. He also assisted in opening new embassies in Mongolia and Estonia. Mr. Hanson has worked on the Foreign Relations Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently, he was Director for NATO and European Affairs at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C. Currently he serves as a lecturer/consultant for the Great Decisions program at the Minnesota International Center and works with the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights (U.S. Foundation). He is also Diplomat in Residence at the Alworth Institute for International Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.


Program Schedule


7:00 pm: Welcome and Introductions
7:15 pm: Keynote Address by Thomas Hanson
7:45 pm: Q&A Session
8:30 pm: Closing Remarks 


Questions for Mr. Hanson

We are welcoming guests to submit questions prior to the event for Mr. Hanson’s consideration. Select questions submitted online will be asked during the Q&A portion of the event. Audience members will also have the opportunity to ask live questions as well. Click here to submit your question online.


Parking Information

This event is being held in the Anderson Student Center. Guests for this event are to park in the Anderson Parking Facility (APF) located on the corner of Grand Ave. and Cretin Ave. South or Anderson Student Center (ASC) Parking Garage. The fee for parking is $1.00 per hour after 4:00. For more information, see 2013 Fall Parking APF and ASC Garage.

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