As the conference we are working on shapes up, TWN is giving early notice of who the featured speakers and participants will be.
I’m very proud to say that Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. will be joining us as a featured speaker in the pre-lunch session at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, the 6th of September.
General Wesley Clark will be speaking just after at 12:30 p.m. on September 6.
Jon Huntsman is an outstanding public servant whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for years — long ago when he served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore. When I moved to Washington, he helped me break into the scene here when he was Vice Chairman of Huntsman Corporation. He later became Deputy U.S. Trade Representative under Bob Zoellick during the current Bush administration — and we crossed paths frequently on questions related to Japan, Korea, China, and ASEAN.
He is the kind of leader in Republican circles who would have made an outstanding Ambassador to the United Nations. My guess is that he will be Senator of Utah in the not too distant future — and who knows what next.
He is going to talk about the view of terrorism from the heartland — and look at the balance between “high fear” and “high trust” that public officials need to work between.
For more information on the conference, check out www.AmericasPurpose.org.
— Steve Clemons