Mid-Maine Global Forum
America's Refocus on Asia:
Why, How, and Why it Matters
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 11:45 am
Ambassador Raymond F. Burghardt
Former Ambassador Raymond F. Burghardt, a career diplomat, has served as Ambassador in Vietnam, the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the American Consul General in Shanghai, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Manila and Seoul and as Political Counselor in Beijing.
Mr. Burghardt remains actively involved with the U.S. Government’s interests in Taiwan representing the current Administration in periodic visits to Taiwan and participating in U.S. policy decisions concerning Taiwan.
Mr. Burghardt began his Foreign Service career in Vietnam in 1970, where he first worked for the Agency for International Development (AID) as refugee affairs officer in Gia Dinh Province and then as a political officer at the American Embassy in Saigon. He later was responsible for Vietnamese refugee issues in Hong Kong during his assignment there from 1977-80. In March 1982, he represented the State Department in the first U.S. Government delegation to Hanoi to negotiate resolution of the issue of American servicemen missing in action (MIAs).
In addition, Mr. Burghardt has served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to President Reagan and Senior Director of Latin American Affairs. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia before joining the Foreign Service.
Mid-Maine Global Forum is pleased to offer
this program on Wednesday, June 5th at 11:45 AM
at the regular venue,
The REM Center: 93 Main Street, Waterville
Please register for this Wednesday lunch program no later than Monday June 3, 1:00pm (whether or not you are buying lunch). Lunch catered by Barrel's Market for $10 - Please pay at the door. Please indicate your lunch choice: vegetarian quiche, roast chicken sandwich,or hummus/veggie sandwich. Lunch includes your choice of sandwich, side salad, cookie, coffee and tea.
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