Please join us on Thursday, September 8, 2016 to welcome our guest speaker Lynne Platt, U.S. Consul General in Vancouver. She will address our Society on The American Election. Although she will not be commenting on the current election, she will explain to us the election process from caucuses to primaries, to brokered elections to the operation of the Electoral College. She will also describe some of the background leading to very close presidential elections of the past. Lynne Platt, a senior Foreign Service Officer, began her duties as U.S. Consul General Vancouver in September 2014.
Within the State Department, she specialized in public affairs, and served as the Embassy Spokesperson at U.S. Embassies in London and Paris, and at the U.S. Mission to NATO. She has also overseen large foreign assistance programs — as head of the Law Enforcement and Narcotics Affairs section at U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, and as Deputy Director of the Provincial Reconstruction Team program at U.S. Embassy Baghdad. Her other Foreign Service assignments were in Cairo, Casablanca, and Washington, DC.
Lynne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington and subsequently received a Master’s Degree from there. She is married to C. Judson Hamblett, a fellow Foreign Service Officer, and is stepmother to his three children.
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Location: Bar Three, The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.
Time: Wine & Cheese starts at 5:00 pm, Program from 5:50 – 7:00 pm
Cost: $25 each for a Member of the Society, $35 each for a non-Member
$40 for a Member accompanied by either a spouse, partner or an immediate family member
(The ticket cost includes one beverage ticket per attendee for 1 glass of wine or beer, or for 2 soft drinks. Additional drinks can be purchased from the bar)