Tampa, Fla. – On Thursday, November 21, Ambassador Thomas Hubbard will visit Tampa for a luncheon with business leaders at the University Club, 201 N Franklin St #3800 at 12:15 pm.
The Korea Society Chairman and senior director for Asia at McLarty Associates, Ambassador Thomas Hubbard, addresses recent challenges on the Korean Peninsula and strategic risk implications for military and corporate leaders of Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. He discusses changes on the Korean Peninsula, recent challenges from North Korea, and the evolving investment climate for U.S. and international business. This special VIP roundtable lends insight into immediate security concerns, as well as mid and long-term opportunities and challenges.
A career foreign-service officer for nearly forty years, Hubbard served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2001 to 2004, and before that as Ambassador to the Philippines from 1996 to 2000. He served seven years in Japan and was Deputy Chief of Mission and Acting Ambassador in Malaysia. He held key Washington postings, including Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Ambassador Hubbard was a principal negotiator of the 1994 Agreed Framework aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and headed the first senior-level U.S. government delegation to North Korea. He was also President Clinton’s envoy to promote human rights and democracy in Burma. Ambassador Hubbard sits on numerous advisory boards. He received his BA in political science from the University of Alabama and has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Maryland and the University of Alabama.
For more information, please contact Deborah Wilkinson, Executive Director, Tampa Bay Trade and Protocol Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 276-9457.
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