‘The Legacy of James Britt Donovan’

LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Institute for the Arts & Humanities features John Donovan, son of Cold War attorney and diplomatic negotiator James Britt Donovan, at the Adirondack Roundtable Saturday in the Mountain View Room of the Visitors Bureau and Conference Center on Main Street.

Donovan was a prominent attorney who negotiated two very important diplomatic exchanges at the height of the Cold War: one with the Soviet Union and another with Fidel Castro in Cuba.

HIs son John will speak about those exchanges, as well as his overall career, life, and legacy as it relates to present-day international relations, and his commitment to ethics, the law, education, arts, and the humanities.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. presentation.

Tickets are $30 in advance and can be obtained at info@lakeplacidinstitute.org, 518-523-1312, and will also be sold for $35 at the door.

All proceeds will benefit the institute’s programs, and contributions are partially tax-deductible.

It has been recently reported that James Donovan is to be portrayed by Tom Hanks in a film directed by Steven Spielberg, slated for release in October 2015.