Trump's Foreign Policy to Be Discussed at Oct 13 SECWAC Meeting

Michael Haltzel, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Presents Trump Foreign Policy

We hope you can join us for the second meeting of the season:
When: Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:30pm reception, 6:00pm presentation
Where: Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium
The Topic: The Trump Foreign Policy
Presenter: Michael Haltzel, PhD, Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Dinner: Following the presentation, join Michael, guests, and fellow members for a delicious meal at Old Lyme Country Club. $35/person.

A reservation is required by Tuesday, October 10 to attend the dinner; please call 860-912-5718 or email to make your reservation (vegetarian option available if reserved in advance). Checks payable to SECWAC (or credit card payment) are accepted before the meeting by Courtney Assad.

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Michael Haltzel is Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, the School of Advanced International Studes, Johns Hopkins University.  He capped a distinguished career in public service from 1994 to 2005 as senior foreign policy advisor to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and Staff Director of the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

As lead Democratic Senate staffer on NATO and Balkan policy, he co-led the bipartisan ratification of two rounds of NATO enlargement (1998; 2004) and was deeply involved in U.S. policy in the Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo campaigns.  In 2009-10, Haltzel was called back into temporary government service as Head of the U.S. Delegations to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) review conferences in Warsaw, Copenhagen, and Vienna, including heading the U.S. delegation to the OSCE’s 2009 Human Rights Conference in Warsaw.  He has also served as director of West European studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, deputy director of Aspen Institute Berlin, and Chief of the European Division of the Library of Congress.

Haltzel received a B.A. magna cum laude with honors in history from Yale, an M.A. in Soviet Studies and a Ph.D. in history, both from Harvard, and also studied in Berlin, Marburg, and Helsinki.  He speaks German and Russian, and is the author or editor of ten books on European history and international relations, and a frequent contributor to American and European newspapers, journals, and the electronic media.