Illini Country Club to host climate specialist


Dr. Mary Thompson-Jones is an expert in U.S. Arctic policy and former foreign service officer of the State Department.

The Illini Country Club will host career diplomat Mary Thompson-Jones Tuesday evening as she addresses recent developments in U.S. Arctic policy and explores how climate change is forcing the U.S. to seek new ways to define and articulate its many interests in this rapidly changing region.

Dr. Thompson-Jones is a professor of National Security at the U.S. Naval War College. The program is free and open to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. More information, including dinner reservations, can be found by calling 217-502-6956 or online at

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