Former Ambassador To The United Nations, Brooke D. Anderson

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time: 2 Pm To 4 Pm

Location: GranTree Inn, 1325 North 7th Ave., Bozeman

Cost: Wonderlust and MSU Alumni Association members and guests: $10/each (limit 1 guest per member).

Reservations open February 1, 2016 and can be made online at msuaf.org/WLlecture16 or by calling the MSU Alumni Foundation at 994-4191. Payment will be accepted by major credit cards.

Our next president will take office with a number of complicated foreign policy issues demanding immediate attention. This seminar will examine the role of foreign policy issues in the 2016 presidential election and how the candidates are navigating the major global challenges and opportunities.

andersonPresenter Info: Ambassador Brooke D. Anderson is an accomplished diplomat, negotiator and strategist. She has served as a U.S. ambassador at the United Nations and as a senior advisor to U.S. Presidents, Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, presidential candidates, philanthropists and business leaders. In her various roles, she has navigated high-stakes challenges, carried out sensitive diplomatic missions and worked on the most complex global and national issues. Ambassador Anderson lives in Bozeman and is a visiting professor at Montana State University.


Kathryn Earley 2When my husband and I were looking for our place to retire, one of the places we visited was Bozeman.  While we were here we went to the library, where I happened to pick up a Wonderlust brochure.  Here was university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects.  No homework, no exams, no papers, just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It was also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.  I was hooked! Over the past several years, I’ve come to feel strongly about supporting this valuable community resource for lifelong learning, and fortunately there’s a community of dedicated volunteers who feel the same way.

This past year was our first as Friends of MSU Wonderlust, whose mission is to support and promote MSU Wonderlust.  We’ve contributed funds to getting a new projector at Hope Lutheran Church, where many of our classes are held, and to Gallatin Community Radio, which broadcasts many of our Friday Forums.  We’re also sponsors of and taking part in Active Aging Week and the Prime Age 50+ Expo.

In September Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on September 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  Also in September we’ll be a sponsor of the Bozeman Public Library’s celebration of Yellowstone National Park, Our Yellowstone.  

On October 3rdand 4thMSU Wonderlust is hosting an interactive symposium for practitioners and lifelong learners, Lifelong Learning: New Opportunities for Aging Communities.  This symposium, sponsored by Friends of MSU Wonderlust and MSU’s Office of Research and Development, will provide an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, innovations, and strategies.

Save the dates: Wednesday, October 3, 5 pm – 7 pm, for the opening reception and presentation featuring Dr. Renee Reijo Pero of MSU and Dr. Rick Knopf of Arizona State, and Thursday, October 4, 9 am – 4 pm,for in-depth sessions on various topics, featuring speakers from across Montana and the U.S.  For details on the symposium and on all MSU Wonderlust program offerings, see www.montana.edu/wonderlust   

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust