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Diplomacy in Action

2009

December
-12/10/09  U.S. Policy in Latin America; Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-12/08/09  U.S. National Security Strategy Update; Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-12/04/09  The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan; Gen. James Jones, National Security Adviser ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-12/01/09  Assistant Secretary Eric Schwartz's Trip to Iraq, Jordan and Syria; Eric P. Schwartz, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video

November
-11/23/09  A New Beginning: President Obama's Entrepreneurship Summit; Dennis Hightower, Deputy Secretary of Commerce ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-11/24/09  Making Progress in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS ; Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-11/20/09  FPC Background Briefing on Honduras; Senior State Department Official; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-11/18/09  Indian Prime Minister Singh's State Visit and U.S. - India Relations; Robert Blake, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video 
-11/13/09  U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East; Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-11/12/09  Public Diplomacy and International Perceptions of America; Gordon Duguid, Director, Foreign Press Centers, U.S. Department of State; International Council for Central Florida; Orlando, Florida
-11/05/09  International Energy Security: An Overview; David Goldwyn, International Energy Security: An Overview; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-11/06/09  Current U.S. - European Relations; Dr. Philip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-11/04/09  Analysis of Off-Year Election Results; Jerry Hagstrom, Senior Editor, National Journal; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-11/03/09  Preview of the APEC meetings in Singapore; Kurt Tong, U.S. Senior Official for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video

October
-10/30/09  Guinea: A Situation Update; William Fitzgerald, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-10/27/09  Transatlantic Economic Council; Michael Froman, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-10/26/09  Annual Report on International Religious Freedom ; Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-10/22/09  United Nations Day; Dr. Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-10/22/09  Multi-National Forces - Iraq Update; Brigadier General Stephen R. Lanza, Multi-National Forces - Iraq Director for Strategic Effects; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-10/21/09  Modernizing Immigration; Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS); Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-10/07/09  Current Global Events and Issues; Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Public Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-10/01/09  2011 Diversity Visa Lottery Program & Registration; Doni Phillips, Diversity Visa Program Officer, Visa Office, State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC

September
-09/30/09  International Seapower Symposium/Maritime Security Update; Admiral Gary Roughhead, Chief of Naval Operations; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-09/29/09  A Discussion on U.S.-Russia Relations; Ian Kelly, Department of State Spokesman; Foreign Press Center; New York, NY
-09/24/09  Administration Policies and Goals on Nonproliferation and Disarmament; Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; Foreign Press Center; New York, NY
-09/23/09  Administration Policy and Priorities in Asia; Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York
-09/23/09  Peacekeeping; Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York
-09/22/09  The Administration's Policies and Priorities in Africa; Michelle Gavin, Senior Director for African Affairs; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York
-09/22/09  Climate Change and Energy Security; Michael Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York
-09/09/09  The Revitalization of Pittsburgh; Edward Rendell, Governor of Pennsylvania; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York

July
-07/28/09  Asia-Pacific U.S. Military Overview; Adm. Timothy Keating, PACOM Commander; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-07/23/09  8th U.S - Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation (AGOA) Forum; Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-07/23/09  Preview of the First Joint Meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Senior Administration Officials; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Background Briefing
-07/17/09  U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities and Sec. Clinton's Trip to Asia; Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-07/14/09  U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance; Gen. Walter Sharp, Commander, U.S. Forces Korea; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-07/09/09  Scene Setter Prior to Confirmation Hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor; Professor Melvin Urofsky, Professor of Law & Public Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University and Supreme Court Expert; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video

June
-08/24/09  An Update on NYSE Euronext in the U.S. and Global Marketplace; Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York
-06/26/09  A Conversation About Pakistan; Nicholas Schmidle, Author and Reporter; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Audio
-06/23/09  Energy Sector Issues in Eurasia and Review of Recent Travel to Sweden, Russia, and Ukraine; Ambassador Richard L. Morningstar, Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-06/16/09  "Heroes" in the Fight Against Trafficking ; Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-06/11/09  Social Media Tips & Tricks: Better Use of Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin; Sree Sreenivasan, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC --Video
-06/09/09  Inside Washington: Exploring the Senate Confirmation Process; Tom Korologos, Former U.S. Ambassador to Belgium and Strategic Advisor at DLA Piper; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Audio
-06/05/09  Global Response to President Obama's Speech in Cairo; Senior State Department Officials; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-06/04/09  A Regional Discussion on President Obama's Cairo Speech; Senior State Department Official; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-06/02/09  "The Taliban and the Crisis of Afghanistan" ; Dr. Amin Tarzi, Director of Middle East Studied, Marine Corps University; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Audio

May
-05/27/09  US-VISIT Biometric Exit Procedures for International Travelers: Test Program; Robert Mocny, Director, US VISIT Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-05/26/09  Treasury Secretary Holds a Round Table on His Upcoming Visit to China; Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Audio
-05/26/09  Cybercrime: International Partnerships to Combat Threats; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director, Cyber Division, FBI; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-05/19/09  Secretary Clinton Holds Global Press Conference; Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-05/12/09  Lessons Learned from a New Combatant Command - AFRICOM; Ambassador Mary C. Yates, Deputy to the Commander AFRICOM; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Audio
-05/01/09  2009 H1N1 Flu Also Known as the Swine Flu; Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson M.D., Acting Surgeon General of the United States ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video

April
-04/29/09  President Obama's Foreign Policy: The First 100 Days; Mike Hammer, National Security Council Spokesman; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-04/24/09  Briefing Following the Meeting of the Group of 7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors; Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-04/24/09  Preparatory Session for the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC --Video
-04/23/09  Think Tanks and the Obama Administration; James McGann, Director, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC --Video- James McGann; Video - Scott Bates and Matthew Duss
-04/22/09  Green Innovation: Can Patents Help Make the World a Better Place?; Dr. Isi Siddiqui, Vice President, Crop Life International; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Audio
-04/22/09  Understanding the Obama Budget; Dr. Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow at Brookings; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC --Video
-04/21/09  "Dispatches from the War Room - In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders"; Stanley Greenberg, Chairman and CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/14/09  "HARD LESSONS: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience"; Stuart Bowen, Jr., Special Inspector General for Iraq; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC --Video
-04/14/09  Money, Markets & Sovereignty; Dr. Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations; Foreign Press Center; New York, NY -- Audio
-04/13/09  The Return of Depression Economics?; Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton U.; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York
-04/08/09  Lebanon; David Hale, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/03/09  U.S. Policy Regarding North Korea; Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth, Special Representative for North Korea Policy, U.S. Department of State; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-04/01/09  Latest Developments in Global Autism Scientific Research and Advocacy and A Special Preview of the World Autism Awareness Day (April 2) Announcement; Bob and Suzanne Wright, Co-Founders, Autism Speaks; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York -- Audio

March
-03/27/09  President Obama's Afghanistan-Pakistan (AFPAK) Strategy; General James Jones, National Security Advisor; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-03/26/09  Africa Partnership Station and Maritime Capacity Building in Africa; Rear Admiral William Loeffler, Naval Forces Europe and Africa, Director for Policy, Resources and Strategy; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Audio
-03/25/09  Economic Instability and the Future of Global Democracy; Professor Sharyn O'Halloran; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York -- Audio
-03/20/09  U.S. Reengagement with the U.N.; James B. Warlick, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Organizations; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC --Audio
-03/17/09  Prospects for Healthcare Reform in the United States; Karen Davenport, Director of Health Policy, Center for American Progress; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC  --Video
-03/16/09  The Role of the National Security Advisor; Dr. I. M. Destler, Co-Author of "In the Shadow of the Oval Office: Profiles of the National Security Advisors ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-03/06/09  How to Cover the U.S. Military; Col. Rick Kiernan, Retired; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video

February
-02/26/09  Review of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's First Trip to Japan, Indonesia, Korea, and China; Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, D.C. -- Video
-02/23/09  New Direction for the Civil Rights Movement; U.S. Congressman John Lewis, D-GA; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-02/17/09  Ethics in the Obama Administration - Are the Rules Changing?; Fred Wertheimer, President and CEO, Democracy 21; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/11/09  The New Mideast Map: Israeli Election and the Arab Split; Dr. David Pollock, Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute For Near East Policy; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-02/10/09  FBI Update on Top Ten Fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger; Richard Teahan, FBI Supervisory Special Agent ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-02/04/09  A Preview: Challenges in the Middle East; Dr. James Zogby, President, The Arab American Institute; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-02/02/09  What Happened in the 2008 Election and What Is Ahead; Charlie Cook, Publisher of The Cook Political Report; Foreign Press Center ; Washington, DC -- Video

January
-01/29/09  Global Enforcement: DEA's Role in Dismantling Drug Trafficking Organizations Worldwide; John P. Gilbride, Special Agent-In-Charge of the U.S. DEA's New York Field Division; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York
-01/13/09  Overview of Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force and Its Mission; Leonard DePaul, Chief Inspector and Commanding Officer of the NY/NJ U.S. Marshals Service ; Foreign Press Center; New York, New York
-01/27/09  U.S. National Security Strategy Update; Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Foreign Press Center ; Washington, DC -- Video