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Hendrickson Forum 2016

Global Leadership: Our Future with China

About Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Jon Huntsman, Jr. is the former Governor of Utah (2005–2009) and former United States Ambassador to China (2009–2011). 

Huntsman shares with his audiences his keen insights on today's headlines—from China and the economy to business abroad, cyber security, and intellectual property protection.

Former U.S. Ambassador and Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. began his career in public service as a staff assistant to President Ronald Reagan. He has since served four U.S. Presidents in critical roles around the world including Ambassador to Singapore, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia, U.S. Trade Ambassador, and most recently U.S. Ambassador to China. In addition to his federal and international service, he was twice elected Utah's Governor.

As the co-chair of the Intellectual Property Commission, Gov. Huntsman is at the forefront of developing robust and creative solutions to mitigate the damage of cyber attacks on proprietary networks, reduce the exponential theft of intellectual property in the U.S., and enforce policies to decrease future threats from China and infringing nations.  

He currently serves as the chairman of the Atlantic Council and co-founder and honorary co-chair of No Labels, while also hosting a weekly radio program on SiriusXM called No Labels Radio with Jon Huntsman. Additionally he serves on the boards of Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition he serves as a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institute, a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of the Reagan Presidential Foundation, and chairman of The Huntsman Cancer Foundation. 



Wednesday, April 20, 2016
11:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch, Program, Q&A

Saint Mary's University Center
2540 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

$50 General Admission
$25 Saint Mary's University Alumni and Employees
$10 Students

Questions? Contact: or 612-238-4545

Medal for Ethical Leadership
The Hendrickson Medal for Ethical Leadership honors an outstanding individual who, through his/her work, has demonstrated the principles of ethical leadership.

About the Hendrickson Institute

The Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership is a center for excellence at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for the formation of ethical leadership skills in our students and our community. By providing a forum for the exploration of ethical issues, the institute supports the university’s mission to "awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of service and leadership.” 

Through intense inquiry on issues of ethical leadership and by fostering personal relationships, the institute is a resource for our students and our communities to explore, examine, and discover the truths in the world around us and the character within each of us.

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