People to People International presents The Dwight D. Eisenhower International Speaker Series: A US Couples' Career in the Foreign Service from a Kansas City Area Perspective
Norman Burkart will discuss the thrilling lives of diplomats Bridget and Jim, who have served in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and, rarely, in Washington. As he will discuss, Bridget and Jim have experienced a premature departure from Damascus, spent a war in Beirut, evacuations of Americans from civil wars in Africa and Yemen, receiving sniper fire from across the border when driving with their children from a birthday party, the death of colleagues on assignment, managing the aftermath of terrorist bombings of American installations abroad, and accomplishments that, while important, are unlikely to be recorded in history books. They managed to have nine children during their time in service to the United States. Under their watch, imminent crises presenting themselves were averted: the true mission of diplomats.
This presentation will provide a behind-the-scenes look at what it is really like in the US Diplomatic Service. During the Q&A afterwards, the presenter will answer as candidly as possible and appropriate. Taking notes during the presentation is suggested.
Join People to People International and Renowned International Business Consultant Norm Burkart at the Historic Washington Chapel CME Church at 1137 West Street in Parkville, Missouri on March 31st, 2017 at 6:00pm for a keynote presentation followed by a discussion on the immediate and long term impact of globalization to the Kansas City area.
This event is open to PTPI Members and non – members.
About the Speaker
Mr. Burkart has C-level business experience in international trade and strategic planning at a Fortune 200 company, entrepreneurial business development, bank management, accounting management, computer software development, new product marketing, direct sales, financial analysis, and investment portfolio management. Mr. Burkart holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (Finance and Marketing) from the Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago; a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Languages; Economics) from the University of Notre Dame; a Diplôme Supérieur d'Études Françaises Modernes, Mention Honorable, from the Alliance Française (Paris); and a Matriculation Certificate from the National University of Ireland.