Thursday, March 17, 2022 | 7:00pm to 8:15pm CDT

Presented by Citizens for Global Solutions MN

Human Rights forum: The war in Ukraine - March 2022

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Time: 7 pm - 8:15 pm Central Time | GMT -6:00
Where: Zoom
Cost: FREE and open to the public

Guest Speaker:  THOMAS HANSON

THOMAS HANSON is a retired US foreign service officer and currently serves as the Alworth Institute Diplomat in residence. He meets each semester with UMD students interested in internships and careers with the US State Department. In his career with the State Department, Hanson’s foreign postings included East Germany, France, Norway, the Soviet Union, Sweden, and Georgia. He also assisted in opening new embassies in Mongolia and Estonia. Hanson has also worked on the Foreign Relations Committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He was Director for NATO and European Affairs at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C. He serves on the St. Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations and as a lecturer/consultant for the Minnesota International Center. He is an occasional foreign affairs commentator on Minnesota Public Radio and instructor at many area colleges. Hanson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in International Relations. He holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; the Geneva Institute of Advanced International Studies in Switzerland; and the National School of Administration (ENA) in Paris, France. 

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