SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

World Affairs Council of Orange County

September 09, 2009 17:00 ET

Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Marc Grossman, Will Be Keynote Speaker at Orange County World Affairs Council Dinner

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - The event, hosted by the non-profit organization, the World Affairs Council of Orange County, is scheduled for Friday, September 18 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Blvd., Irvine, Ca. 92614. Ambassador Marc Grossman will speak on "An American Diplomacy for the 21st Century." Sir Eldon Griffiths will introduce our speaker. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner presentation at 7 p.m. and a Q&A after the speech. The public is invited to attend.

Prior to his retirement in 2005 after 29 years in the Foreign Service, Ambassador Grossman served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the third-ranking position in the Department. A Career Ambassador, his distinguished career included senior assignments as the Director General of the Foreign Service, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, as well as Special Assistant to the Secretary of State. In January 2009, he became Chairman of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Cost: Members - $55 per ticket, Guests - $70 per ticket and Table of 10 - $500. For information and reservations, call (949)253-5751 or visit

World Affairs Council of Orange County is a member-driven non-profit organization that hosts forums on international issues and presentations by some of the world's foremost leaders. Past speakers have included: Muhammad Mian Soomro, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan; John Bruton, European Union Ambassador and Former Prime Minister of Ireland; His Excellency Ronen Sen, India's Ambassador to the United States; H.R. McMaster, 71st Colonel, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment; Dr. Hans Blix, Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission; His Royal Highness Prince Andrew; Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico and many other well known people with expertise in various world affairs with respect to political, social and economic issues. The World Affairs Council of Orange County was founded in 1967 and today has more than 500 members.

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