International business attorney John Parkerson will deliver opening remarks on Friday at an invitation-only reception and lunch discussion on global affairs with U.S. Senator David Perdue and General Richard Hawley, USAF (retired). Parkerson a representative on the Atlanta Advisory Council of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, which works in our nation’s capital and across the country to strengthen America’s civilian-led tools — development and diplomacy — alongside defense. By advocating for a strong International Affairs Budget, the USGLC is working to make America’s international affairs programs a keystone of U.S. foreign policy. Parkerson is a frequent speaker on international affairs topics.