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Diplomacy in Action

2010

December
-12/17/10  Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) Telephone Briefing;  Director Anne-Marie Slaughter; Washington, DC
-12/15/10  Leveraging Networking Technologies to Impact Global Social Change; Foreign Press; New York, NY
-12/07/10  WikiLeaks and Other Global Issues;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Foreign Press; New York, NY
-12/06/10  Afghanistan: Regimental Combat Team-7 Operational Update; Washington, DC
-12/06/10  U.S. Government Efforts to Counter IEDs; Washington, DC
-12/03/10  Counter Piracy Update; Washington, DC
-12/01/10  WikiLeaks and Other Global Events;  Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC

November
-11/24/10  U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Command Europe Update; Admiral James Stavridis, Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/22/10  Preview of the Upcoming United Nations Climate Change Meeting, COP-16; Todd Stern, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/18/10  Current Global Issues and Events ; Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/17/10  U.S.-Europe Relations and Upcoming Summits; Philip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/17/10  Counterterrorism Update; Daniel Benjamin, Ambassador-at-Large, U.S. State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/16/10  U.S. Educational and Cultural Exchange with China; Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/15/10  Readout of President Obama's Trip to India; USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah and Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr.; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/12/10  Formation of the Iraqi Government; Michael Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/04/10  President's Upcoming Trip to Asia and U.S. Foreign Policy after the Mid-Term Elections; Mike Hammer, National Security Council Spokesman; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/04/10  A Point of View from the White House- How the Election Will Affect the Obama Administration's Agenda; Mike Allen, White House Reporter for POLITICO; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-11/04/10  Analysis of Election Results; David Lublin, Professor, American University; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/03/10  Review of the Midterm Elections by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly; R. Spencer Oliver, Secretary General, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/02/10  Latest Polling Results; John Zogby, Pollster; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/02/10  The New Congress and the Obama Administration; John Fortier, Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI); Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-11/02/10  Election Day Landscape - Forces at Play and Possible Outcomes; Jerry Hagstrom, Senior Editor with the National Journal; Foreign Press; Washington, DC

October
-10/26/10  The Midterm Gubernatorial Races; Raymond C. Scheppach, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Governors Association; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-10/22/10  The Tea Party and the 2010 Midterm Elections; Kate Zernike, New York Times reporter and author of "Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America" ; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-10/22/10  Wall Street Reform, Remittance Providers, and Protecting Consumers; Dan Restrepo, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs, NSC; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-10/22/10  Sudan Panel Discussion with NGO Experts and USG Officials; David Abramowitz, Humanity United; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-10/22/10  Sudan Panel Discussion with USG Officials and NGO Experts; Maj Gen (Ret) J. Scott Gration, U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-10/21/10  Pakistan Strategic Dialogue and Other Global Events and Issues; Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs ; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-10/21/10  Overview of the U.S.-Russian Bilateral Presidential Commission's Counternarcotics Working Group; Gil Kerlikowske, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-10/13/10  The Midterm Election Campaign: 20 Days Left - Hot House and Senate Races; Alexander Burns, POLITICO reporter and political analyst on major television and radio shows; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-10/12/10  A Retrospective on House Midterm Elections; Dr. Fred Beuttler, Deputy House Historian, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Historian; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-10/12/10  Preview of the Upcoming NATO Ministerial; Jim Townsend Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-10/06/10  Midterm Election Scene Setter; Thomas Mann, Congressional Expert and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-10/05/10  Global Agriculture and Food Security Program; Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC

September
-09/27/10  2012 Diversity Visa Lottery Program & Registration; John Wilcock, Diversity Visa Program Officer, Visa Office, Bureau of Consular Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-09/21/10  Overview of Upcoming NATO-Russia Council Meeting; Ambassador Ivo Daalder, Permanent Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-09/14/10  U.S. Naval Operations in Africa and the Mediterranean; Admiral Mark P. Fitzgerald, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-09/09/10  Current Global Events and Issues; Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-09/08/10  U.S. Iraq Transition; Michael Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-09/08/10  Readout on 2012 Nuclear Security Summit Preparations; Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-09/02/10  Implementation of Fee for Travelers from Visa Waiver Program Countries ; Maureen Dugan, Executive Director, Admissibility and Passenger Programs, Customs and Border Protection (CBP); Foreign Press; Washington, DC

August
-08/27/10  Update on U.S. Flood Relief Efforts and Assistance in Pakistan; Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-08/12/10  An Update on the U.S. Response to Pakistan's Flooding Disaster; Dan Feldman, Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Department of State; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC

July
-07/29/10  AGOA at 10: New Strategies for a Changing World; William Fitzgerald, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-07/22/10  The International Court of Justice's Advisory Opinion on Kosovo's Declaration of Independence; Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser of the Department of State ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-07/21/10  Afghan Provincial Council Members Briefing on Local Governance Issues; Najibullah Rahimi, Member of the Provincial Council of Kapisa Province; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-07/21/10  U.S. Forces in Iraq - Status Update; Major General Stephen Lanza , Director for Strategic Effects and Spokesperson ; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-07/19/10  Examining Relief Efforts in Haiti: Six Months After the Earthquake; Paul Weisenfeld, Haiti Task Team Coordinator, USAID; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-07/15/10  Upcoming Clean Energy Ministerial July 19-20th; David Sandalow , AssistantSecretary of Energy for Policy & International Affairs ; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-07/14/10  USG Assistance to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in Africa; Dr. Reuben Brigety, Deputy Assistant Secretary, ureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; Foreign Press; Washington, DC
-07/02/10  NNSA and the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance Agreement; William Kilmartin, Director of Megaports Initiative; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC

June
-06/25/10  U.S. Supreme Court: The Highest Court of the Land - Scene Setter Prior to Confirmation Hearings for Elena Kagan; Melvin I. Urofsky, Professor of Law and Public Policy; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-06/18/10  Preview of the Upcoming Mid-Term Elections; Jerry Hagstrom, Senior Editor, National Journal; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-06/09/10  UN Security Council Resolution 1929 on Iran; Bill Burns, Under Secretary of Political Affairs ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-06/07/10  A Read-out of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue; Robert Blake Jr. , Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-06/04/10  Preview of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Trip to Latin America; Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-06/03/10  Upcoming Public Health Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia and Qatar; Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for Trade; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-06/02/10  Launch of New York Forum; Richard Attias, Producer of the Davos World Economic Forum; Foreign Press Center; New York, NY

May
-05/27/10  The President's 2010 National Security Strategy; General James L. Jones, National Security Advisor ; Foreign Press Centers; Washington, DC
-05/27/10  International Whaling Commission's Proposal to Limit Commercial Whaling; Cristián Maquieira, Chair, International Whaling Commission; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-05/19/10  Analysis of the May 18th Primaries in Arkansas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania; David Lublin, Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-05/12/10  Upcoming Clean Energy Trade Mission to China and Indonesia; Gary Locke , Secretary of Commerce ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-05/11/10  Release of the Obama Administration's National Drug Control Strategy; Gil Kerlikowske, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-05/10/10  Preview of the Washington Visit of Afghanistan President Karzai; Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC ΓΏ

April
-04/30/10  Transatlantic Week; William E. Kennard, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/29/10  Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference; Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN; Washington, DC
-04/28/10  U.S. Southern Command Operational Update Briefing; Gen. Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM); Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/23/10  Forging a Dynamic Partnership Between Africa and the U.S.: Opportunities for Engagement and Development; Ambassador Michael Battle, U.S. Ambassador to the African Union; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/20/10  Overview of the Obama Administration's Nonproliferation Agenda; Ellen Tauscher, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/19/10  Upcoming Meeting of G-20 Labor and Employment Ministers; Hilda Solis , Secretary of Labor ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/13/10  The Nuclear Security Summit; Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/08/10  Advanced Social Media for Journalists; Sree Sreenivasan, Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/07/10  Inauguration of the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission: Perspectives on Mutual Cooperation; Robin Renee Sanders, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/07/10  DoD's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) Rollout Briefing; Dr. James N. Miller, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-04/01/10  Readout on Recent Travels to India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Belgium; Robert O. Blake, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC

March
-03/30/10  Global Events; Philip (P.J.) Crowley, Assistant Sec., Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State; Foreign Press Center; New York, NY
-03/30/10  International Donors' Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti; Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff to Secretary Clinton; Foreign Press Center; New York, NY
-03/29/10  The Deputy Secretary's Trip to the Balkans and Asia; James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/26/10  The 2010 Census: Why Do It, How Does It Work and How the Information Is Used; Daniel Weinberg, Assistant Director, Decennial Census Programs, U.S. Census Bureau; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/25/10  U.S. Military Overview of Asia-Pacific; Admiral Robert Willard, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command; Remarks to...; Washington, DC
-03/24/10  Current Threat Assessment; Dr. Mathew Burrows, Counselor to the National Intelligence Council; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/24/10  NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan: Operational Update; Colonel Gregory Breazile, USMC, Press Spokesperson for NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A); Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/19/10  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's Trip to Mexico on March 23, 2010; Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/19/10  Combating Piracy and U.S. Policy in Somalia; Thomas M. Countryman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/17/10  Understanding Health Care: An Overview of Senate Rules and History; Donald Ritchie, Chief Historian of the Senate Historical Office; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/16/10  60th Anniversary of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" List; David J. Johnson, Section Chief, Violent Crimes Section, Criminal Investigative Division, FBI; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/15/10  U.S. Participation at the World Urban Forum V, to be held in Brazil, March 22-26; Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/11/10  The 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC

February
-02/26/10  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's February 28 to March 5 Trip to Latin America; Arturo Valenzuela, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/26/10  The NATO Strategic Concept Seminar February 2010; Alexander Vershbow, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/24/10  Assistant Secretary Carson's Recent Two Week Tour of Africa; Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/24/10  Intercountry Adoptions by Americans; Michele Thoren Bond, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizen Services; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/19/10  An Asessment of Iraq Before the March 7th Elections ; Christopher Hill, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/18/10  U.S. Relations with India; Robert O. Blake, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs; Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Chicago, Illinois
-02/16/10  Secretary Clinton's Speech at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum; Tamara Wittes, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/12/10  Haiti Earthquake Relief - One Month Later; Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/04/10  Defense Department Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) Rollout Briefing; Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Forces; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/03/10  Readout on the January 28 London Conference on Afghanistan; Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-02/01/10  Secretary Clinton's Paris Speech on European Security; Philip H. Gordon, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC

January
-01/28/10  Analysis of Obama's First State of the Union Address; Allan Lichtman, Professor of American Political History, American University; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/27/10  Upcoming Visit to the Republic of Korea; Kurt M. Cambell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian & Pacific Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/22/10  The Obama Administration at One Year; Mike Hammer, National Security Council Spokesman ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/21/10  INL's Civilian police training programs in Mexico, Latin America, and Haiti; David T. Johnson, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs; Foreign Press Center; New York Foreign Press Center
-01/19/10  Cooperation Among Haiti, the United States, and the United Nations in Relief Efforts; Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/15/10  Haiti: Daily Update Brief; Virginia Staab, Deputy Public Affairs Spokesperson, WHA; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/15/10  U.S. Air Force Efforts to Provide Earthquake Relief in Haiti; U.S. Air Force Military Official; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/15/10  U.S. Coast Guard Efforts to Provide Earthquake Relief for Haiti; Rear Admiral Paul. F. Zukunft, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Response Policy; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/14/10  21st Century Statecraft - Diplomacy in the Age of Facebook and Twitter; Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation, U.S. Department of State; Foreign Press Center; New York, NY
-01/14/10  Haiti Update; Charles Luoma-Overstreet, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/13/10  Haiti: Situation Brief and Relief Efforts; Roberta Jacobson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/11/10  Sudan: The Fifth Anniversary of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement; Scott Gration, Special Envoy for Sudan; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/07/10  Role of the International Network of SRAPs; Daniel Feldman, Deputy to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP); Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-01/07/10  Secretary Clinton's Visit to the Pacific; Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary for East Asian & Pacific Affairs ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC