Press Release

Ambassador Rick Barton, featured speaker

FALMOUTH, Maine  – The World Affairs Council of Maine is pleased to announce that Ambassador Rick Barton will be the featured speaker at our annual meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road.

Ambassador Barton, a native of Maine, was recently sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. Barton will speak on Conflict Prevention: The Role of the US in the 21st Century. He will also be honored with the Council’s 2012 International Leadership Award.

A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required and must be received by Friday, June 8.

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