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Foreign policy expert to speak in Baxter

BAXTER — Foreign policy expert Tom Hanson will provide an overview of what is happening in the world and explain implications for the U.S. from 1 to 3 p.m. March 25 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter. This event is free and open to the public.

Hanson has years of travel and experience in international affairs and has spoken in the area several times in the last five years, generating great interest. He is often a featured speaker at international events including the annual “State of the World” event at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota. He also works extensively with the Minnesota International Center.

Event organizers said Hanson offers a clear and concise view of what is happening in the world and how it affects U.S. foreign policy.

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.

He is also the diplomat in residence at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Lakes Area Great Decisions and the Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College are sponsoring this event.

Information about Lakes Area Great Decisions will be available at the event. Great Decisions is a national study/discussion program produced by the nonpartisan Foreign Policy Association and sponsored by the Minnesota International Center and locally by the Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College.

For more information, contact Bob Passi at or 218-825-0397.

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