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2021 U.S. Foreign Policy Update

January 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm CST

/ $10 – $20

The planned inauguration of Joe Biden as U.S. president indicates a dramatic separation from the priorities, tone, and style of the Trump Administration, with possible implications for trade, national security, alliances, and multilateral cooperation on global issues such as climate challenges, immigration, and COVID-19.

Join us on January 13 for a timely and thought-provoking presentation by Tom Hanson, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and current Diplomat-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

The program will be presented virtually and will include a Q&A session with Tom, moderated by Molly Hayes Baril, advisor for global engagement at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

About Tom Hanson

Tom Hanson currently serves as Diplomat in Residence at the Alworth Institute for International Affairs at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. His U.S. Foreign Service 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. A member of Global Minnesota’s Great Decisions advisory committee, Tom speaks frequently on international issues and contributes to local and international media. He is also a board member of the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, the International Leadership Program at the University of St. Thomas, and the Cultural Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; the Institute of Advanced International Studies in Switzerland; and the National School of Administration in France.

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Presented in partnership with the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.


January 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$10 – $20


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