Hatch Center to host National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien

Washington, DC—The Hatch Center—the policy arm of the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation—has announced it will host US National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien for a symposium on global peace and stability to be held in Salt Lake City on October 8.

Ahead of Ambassador O’Brien’s visit, Hatch Foundation Chairman Emeritus Orrin Hatch and Executive Director Matt Sandgren issued the following statements:
“Whether it’s the Utah Test and Training Range or Hill Air Force Base, our state has long played a critical role in defending US interests,” said Hatch. “That’s why the Hatch Center is honored to host Ambassador O’Brien, who will share his thoughts on Utah’s future—both as a key player in national security and as a rising economy on the global stage. In addition to the Ambassador’s insights, we are eager to hear from Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman Jr., as well as a panel of foreign policy experts and business leaders who will engage in a wide-ranging discussion on opportunities to increase American influence abroad.”

“Ambassador O’Brien’s visit to Utah comes on the heels of a significant victory for peace in the Middle East with the signing of the Abraham Accords,” said Sandgren. “The Ambassador played an integral role in this effort and has helped shape the White House’s foreign policy since 2018. We are honored that he would join us for this special Hatch Center symposium. Ambassador O’Brien brings invaluable insights into the international economy, national security, and world affairs, and we are eager to learn from his perspective.”

In addition to a keynote address from Ambassador O’Brien, Jon M. Huntsman Jr.—the former US Ambassador to Russia, China, and Singapore—will share his thoughts on adapting US foreign policy to meet new challenges in Russia and the Asia Pacific.

David Stirling, the CEO of dōTERRA International, will also deliver remarks on the importance of global stability for the multinational business community. Afterwards, the Hatch Center will host a discussion on current challenges and future opportunities in international commerce and diplomacy.

The discussion will include insights into Iran from Iranian-American industrialist Khosrow B. Semnani; cybersecurity from tech CEO Carine Clark; and South America from former political prisoner in Venezuela Josh Holt.

The symposium will be held in the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To register to attend this event in-person or to watch this event online, register HERE.