Great Decisions: A Look Ahead at World Affairs in 2018

Event Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Event Time: 5:00 pm 

Tom Hanson, Guest Speaker

Concerns about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, President Trump’s announcement that the US would move its embassy to Jerusalem, conflicting opinions on whether or not Russia played a role in 2016 U.S. elections, China’s growing influence on international decision-making — these are just some of the many issues to consider when looking at U.S. foreign policy. We are pleased that Tom Hanson will give us his outlook on the year ahead in world affairs at the January Great Decisions meeting. He is an insightful and very knowledgeable speaker.

Tom Hanson is a foreign policy consultant and a former career U.S. Foreign Service Officer. He has served in East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. He participated in opening new U.S. Embassies in Mongolia and Estonia. He worked on foreign relations committees in both the U.S. House and Senate. Hanson is the Diplomat in Residence at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

5:00 pm Social Hour; 5:30 – 7:00 pm Program and Discussion. There is no charge for Great Decisions meetings but reservations are requested. Make a dinner reservation and continue the discussion informally following the program. For both program and dinner reservations, please contact the Front Desk: or 612-813-5300.

Questions? Contact Joan Higinbotham: or 651-208-4720.

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