Talking 2012 U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities
Radio host Sabina Covo interviews Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer in Miami, Florida, January 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Mike Hammer serves as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.

Public outreach and engagement with the American people and media to present and explain U.S. foreign policy is one of the key missions of the Bureau of Public Affairs. Last week, I had the opportunity to spend two days in Miami, Florida, where I visited our Media Hub of the Americas — one of six State Department media hubs worldwide (Dubai, London, Brussels, Tokyo, Pretoria, and Miami). The hubs are strategically located throughout the world to serve as satellite offices of the Bureau of Public Affairs. The Media Hub of the Americas is the only one located stateside with a two-track goal of communicating America’s foreign policy to Spanish-speaking media within the United States and throughout the Americas.

I had a packed schedule principally focused on outlining U.S.… more »

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