We're proud to present
Former U.S. Deputy
as he discusses
Opportunities and Challenges for the United States in the Western Pacific.
Richard Armitage, is a Distinguished Naval Academy graduate, class of 1967 and served three combat tours with the riverine forces in Vietnam. He was the 13th Deputy Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. An acknowledged expert in international affairs, he was recently awarded the Department of State Distinguished Service Award and he has been personally recognized by the governments of Thailand, Republic of Korea, Bahrain, Australia, New Zealand, Romania and Pakistan. He is active in the global marketplace assisting multinational companies in the areas of international business development, strategic planning, and problem-solving.
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2018
TIME: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota
ADDRESS: 200 Oak Street SE,
WHO: Open to the public
COST: Early Bird: $75 (Hurry! Ends 3/7/18!)
University of Minnesota
McNamara Alumni Center
Dress Business Casual. Veterans are welcome to come in uniform if they choose.
Parking Parking is available in the adjacent University
Avenue Ramp, connected by tunnel to the
The U.S. Navy plays a significant role in all we do as Americans. Our ships constantly sail the globe, preserve peace, ensure free trade by protecting shipping lanes, and project power when necessary. Working from the international waters of the world’s oceans, America’s global trading partners know and trust the U.S. Navy will be there to maintain stability. It is an honor for us to host such a distinguished national and military leader on such a timely topic.
Our Heartland Leadership Forum is named in honor of Minnesota’s own Donald W. McCarthy, a graduate with the Naval Academy’s Class of 1944. Don served in both World War II and the Korean War. He then climbed the corporate leadership ladder with Northern States Power (now Xcel Energy) to become Chairman and CEO. During his illustrious career, Don also led many community organizations that helped to shape the Twin Cities metro area to become the vibrant business and social community it is today.