WAUSAU — John Bolton, former national security adviser to President Donald Trump and former ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush, will be the featured speaker for the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service’s Public Issues series at 7 p.m. April 6 at the UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau. Bolton will speak on “Populism, National Security, and U.S. Foreign Policy in Uncertain Times.”
Bolton has emerged as a key figure in the current impeachment trial of Trump. A long-time conservative Republican, Bolton has served as a political consultant, conservative media commentator and diplomat. The author of several books on American politics, he has been hawkish on American foreign policy and advocated for reform of the United Nations. WIPPS’ Public Issues Series openly addresses hot-button issues on a variety of topics. “Whether you appreciate John Bolton’s worldview or not, he has been a highly influential diplomat and representative of the United States,” said Eric Giordano, WIPPS executive director, in a news release. “We have a lot to learn from experienced leaders, especially in this time of great change and uncertainty surrounding U.S. foreign policy.” This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-261-6368.