Liz Colton to Speak at Leadership Asheville Forum


At Leadership Asheville Forum’s October 22nd luncheon, Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Colton, a distinguished diplomat, journalist, educator and author will offer her perspective on the situation. Many of you will remember her insightful presentation on the Middle East at our September 2012 luncheon. Her topic this time will be “Beyond the Headlines: Deciphering the News of Global Politics & Diplomacy.” We hope you will join us for this timely and important program.

WHAT: LAF’s October 22nd Critical Issues Luncheon

WHERE: The Country Club of Asheville, 170 Windsor Road

TIME: Food Service begins at 11:45am, the program at 12:15pm

COST: $18 for LAF members, $22 for nonmembers

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by Friday, October 17th. RSVP to Nancy Williams at or 250-2353 (email preferred).

Dr. Elizabeth Overton Colton is an Asheville native whose career bridges the fields of diplomacy, journalism, scholarship, politics and education. She has worked in more than 100 countries on six continents, including as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Before joining the Foreign Service, she was an Emmy-winning journalist for ABC News and other media, working in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. She has been a Fulbright Scholar, a university professor and executive editor of 10 newspapers. She holds several degrees, including a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics. Her consulting firm, EO Colton and Associates, based in Asheville and Washington, D.C., promotes global collaboration by providing advice on politics, diplomacy and the world news media.

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