November 16, 2016:International Challenges Facing the New U.S. President

Regardless of who wins the November 8th election, the new President will face a daunting array of global issues. They include, but are not limited to, the ongoing conflict in Syria, the battle against international terrorism and the problems posed by an increasingly belligerent North Korea. 

At Leadership Asheville Forum’s November 16th luncheon event, Dr. Elizabeth (Liz)  Colton, a distinguished diplomat, journalist, educator and author, will offer her perspective on global issues confronting the next President.  We hope you will join us for this timely and important program.

   Dr. Elizabeth Overton Colton, who grew up in Asheville and is always proud to call it home, continues her global career bridging the fields of diplomacy, journalism, scholarship, politics and education. She has worked in more than 100 countries, including as a foreign service officer and journalist in many of the world’s hot spots, and as a speaker and adviser to universities on six continents.  Before joining the Foreign Service, she was an Emmy-winning journalist for ABC News and other media, working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Washington, D.C. A former Fulbright Scholar, a Knight International Journalism Fellow, and founder of Shenandoah University’s Mass Communications Program and Institute of International Journalism, she holds several degrees, including a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. Her consulting firm, EO Colton & Associates, based in Asheville and Washington, D.C., promotes global collaboration by providing advice on diplomacy, foreign policy, politics and the world news media.  Dr. Colton speaks and teaches worldwide, currently serving as a Moderator/Trainer for Diplomacy courses conducted globally by UNITA(United Nations Institute for Training and Research).