Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nov 30 lunch & talk on Turkey: After the Coup, in a Region in Flux


THE UPPER MIDWEST CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION (AFSA)
Invites you to a luncheon meeting with

Ambassador Ross L. Wilson
Turkey: After the Coup, in a Region in Flux

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
12 Noon – Luncheon, Town and Country Club
12:40–1:45 PM, Ambassador Wilson, and time for questions and comments

Ambassador Wilson was a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. His career focused on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and on international trade. In Washington, he was Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department of State, and Senior Negotiator of the Free Trade Agreement of The Americas. He served as Ambassador to Azerbaijan 2000-2003, and Ambassador to Turkey 2005-2008. He later served there as charge d’affaires. A native Minnesotan and graduate of the University of Minnesota, he now lives in the region along with his wife, Margo Squire, also a retired Foreign Service Officer, and a Russia specialist.

Town and Country Club, 300 Mississippi River Blvd. North, St. Paul, located immediately on the St. Paul side of the Marshall-Lake Avenue Bridge
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Our luncheon charge is $30 to cover food and our modest organizational expenses. Students are welcome at a reduced price of $15. Preferred method of registration is to mail your check made out to AFSA to Molly Harris, 4 Cardinal Lane, North Oaks. MN 55127. You may also e-mail your registration to pogopen@usfamily.net or call 651-483-4692.

Please register by Monday, Nov. 28.
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This program continues our series of Frank B. Kellogg lectures honoring the only Minnesotan to have risen to the position of Secretary of State. It is also co-sponsored by Global Minnesota, the St. Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations, and the United Nations Association of Minnesota.
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