Date: Jun 06, 2013
John Bolton

A diplomat and lawyer, John Bolton has been praised and vilified over his long public service career.  Joe Biden once called him, “a bull in a china shop.” Others gave him a standing ovation for a speech he gave in Brussels. He has described North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il as a “tyrannical dictator,” and said President Obama’s early effort on international issues was nothing more than “dithering.” 

Outspoken and direct, he believes that “Individual liberty is the whole purpose of political life.” Bolton will be the featured speaker at the Major Lunch this year at the Western Growers 88th Annual Meeting, Nov. 10-13 in Waikiki, Hawaii.

He is best-known for his tenure as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush.  During his tenure The Economist called Bolton, “the most controversial ambassador ever sent by America to the United Nations.”  The New York Times, in an editorial “The Shame of the United Nations,” praised Bolton’s stance on “reforming the disgraceful United Nations Human Rights Commission” saying Bolton was right and the commission at that time was composed of “some of the world’s most abusive regimes.”

Bolton is currently a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a frequent op-ed contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the National Review, a Fox News commentator and an attorney with the law firm Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C.

Never at a loss for words, Bolton shines on the speaking circuit and has more than 76,000 followers on Twitter.  Visit today for addition information, including registration and hotel information.

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