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Summer Dinner Program!!

August 11, 6 pm

Nicholas Burns

Colby College

Mid-Maine Global Forum – Annual Dinner Invitation

 Why America Matters: Foreign Policy Advice for the Next President

The Mid-Maine Global forum is pleased to present Nicholas Burns as our special guest speaker at our annual summer dinner program.  Dr. Burns brings his 27 years of experience in the U.S. foreign service, and his expertise as Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, to the Mid-Maine Global Forum for an insightful presentation regarding the significance of foreign policy for the next President of the United States.  Not only is Professor Burns a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board, but he is Director of the Aspen Strategy Group, and Senior Counselor at the Cohen Group.  Nicholas Burns writes articles and opinion pieces for numerous publications including the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, Harvard International Review, and the New York Times.  The Aspen Strategy Group released its latest policy book, Blind Spot:  America’s Response to Radicalism in the Middle East, edited by Nicholas Burns and Jonathon Price, December 2015. 

Please join us as Professor Burns shares his perceptions on U.S. foreign policy in these turbulent times.   We look forward to sharing an enriching evening with you!

Place:  Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center, Colby College

(See campus map at http://www.colby.edu) Park at rear of building.

 Time:  6:15  Wine/Beer Reception

7:00  Dinner followed by Keynote Address and Q & A

Choice of Entree:

Prosciutto-wrapped Pork Tenderloin Medallions

w/chianti-sage risotto, crumbled gorgonzola, and natural jus

Pan-seared Wild Salmon

w/maple mustard glaze, french beans, and fork-mashed potatoes

Roasted Vegetable Napoleon

w/spiced carrot puree, crispy shallot, and chive oil

Wine will be served with the dinner.

Price: $35 per person

As seating is limited, please RSVP to midmaineglobalforum.org or call 859-4730 as soon as possible to let us know your choice of dinner entree, and if you have a seating preference.

Please send a check, payable to “Mid-Maine Global Forum,” by Monday, August 3rd to:

Teresa Van Deventer, Special Programs

4730 Mayflower Hill

Waterville, ME 04901

The Mid-Maine Global Forum Board:   Steve Ball, Mary Benziger, Jim Fleming, Michael Griffin, Elizabeth Helitzer, Sylvia Jadczak, Steve Knight, Bill Lee, Julie Letourneau, Tom Longstaff, David Richards, Bonnie Sammons, Joan Sanzenbacher, Crystal Shamas-Douglas, Nat Shed (chair), Sarah Sugden, Jerry Tipper

For more information on Nicholas Burns see:  www.hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/r.-nicholas-burns