Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Taps Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. for Keynote Address at 2016 Hendrickson Forum

Share Article

“Global Leadership: Our Future With China", will be presented by Saint Mary’s Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership on April 20, 2016.

Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr.

This subject is of vital interest to organizations that have trade relationships to China, and also to our students who will live and compete in a global economy.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (http://www.smumn.edu) announced today that its 2016 Hendrickson Forum will feature former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, Jr. The April 20, 2016 event, “Global Leadership: Our Future With China” is presented by Saint Mary’s Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership.

“We’re delighted to have someone of Ambassador Huntsman’s caliber to share an insider’s perspective on global events and America’s relationship with China and its economic impact,” said Scott McMahon, executive director, Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership. “This subject is of vital interest to organizations that have trade relationships to China, and also to our students who will live and compete in a global economy.”

Huntsman has ground experience working in China as U.S. Ambassador from 2009 to 2011 and is currently chairman of the Atlantic Council. He began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has since served presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama in positions including ambassador to Singapore and deputy assistant secretary of commerce for Asia. As the youngest American diplomatic mission leader in a century, he launched global trade negotiations and assisted with the accession of China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization.

Twice elected as Utah’s governor, Huntsman brought about strong economic reforms, tripled the state’s rainy day fund, and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. During his tenure, Utah was named the best-managed state in America and best state in which to do business.
In addition to chairing the Atlantic Council, Huntsman is co-founder and honorary co-chair of No Labels (http://www.nolabels.org) and serves on the boards of Ford Motor Co., Caterpillar Corp., Chevron Corp., Huntsman Corp., the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania. Huntsman will share his experiences working with China’s government and business leaders and his views on key political and economic concerns.

This luncheon event will be held Wednesday, April 20, 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m., with check-in and networking beginning at 11 a.m., at the Saint Mary’s University Center on the Saint Mary’s University Twin Cities Campus on Park Avenue in Minneapolis. The event is open to the public and general admission tickets are $50 per person, which includes lunch. Advance registration is required. More information and online registration is available at: http://www.smumn.edu/HendricksonForum.

“Students will have an opportunity outside of the luncheon to exchange ideas with Huntsman,” said McMahon. “Our academic programs—undergraduate and graduate— present students with a global view on key business and social issues; we see this day as an extension of that curriculum.”

The program also includes a presentation of the Hendrickson Medal for Ethical Leadership. The recipient of that award, given by the Hendrickson Institute, will be announced at a later date.

About the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership
The Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership is an educational enterprise of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and serves as an educational and transformational resource to the community. Founded in 1994 and located in Minneapolis on the Twin Cities Campus of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, the institute serves both current and emerging leaders. It is an academic resource for Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and the community, and a forum for exploration of ethical issues. As part of its mission, the institute strives to provide programs that encourage and develop ethical, globally oriented leaders, offer integrative leadership models, promote ethical principles that are practical, and infuse leaders with an appreciation of spirituality and free enterprise. For additional information, visit http://www.smumn.edu/HendricksonInstitute or call 612-238-4545.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom—whether in person or online—a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at http://www.smumn.edu.

For sponsorship information, contact Dominic T. Lawrence at dlawrenc(at)smumn(dot)edu or 612-728-5199.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Christine Lekatz
Neuger Communications Group
+1 507-664-0700
Email >
Visit website