This popular program, now in its twelfth year, brings public figures from the worlds of foreign policy, business and finance, the visual and performing arts, journalism and media, government, and the humanities to present on a topic of their choice to audiences in a Saturday breakfast roundtable setting in the Mountain View Room of the Conference Center of Lake Placid
John B. Donovan, Reflections on the Cold War: The Legacy of James Britt Donovan. John Donovan is a foreign policy and communications consultant and son of James Britt Donovan, a co-founder of the CIA and the diplomat who conducted the historical exchange, in 1962, of the “strangers on a bridge,” between U.S. pilot Gary Francis Powers and Russian KGB agent Rudolf Abel. John Donovan is the author of articles and books about that dramatic event. The Donovans were longtime seasonal residents of Lake Placid, where James Britt Donovan served as President of the Lake Placid Education Foundation.
Adirondack Roundtables, which include a full breakfast, begin at 8:30 a.m., with the speaker presenting at 9, followed by Q & A. Cost of each Roundtable is $30 by reservation, $35 at the door, as seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended.