If we work together, the Western Hemisphere can become literally the most stable and prosperous region in the world.
Secretary Kerry at the Council of the Americas’ 44th Conference on the Americas, May 7, 2014

The Americas Chart a Path for Success in the 21st Century

About the Author: Daniel Erikson serves as Senior Advisor for the Bureau ofWestern Hemisphere Affairs.

As we enter 2013, we’d like to share with you how the United States worked with our partners in the Americas last year. The year 2012 brought dynamic new developments in the Western Hemisphere, highlighted by the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, where President Obama attended the first CEO Summit of the Americas and launched a series of ambitious new initiatives together with our hemispheric partners. Connecting the Americas 2022 is working to provide universal access to electricity in our hemisphere over the next decade. 100,000… more »

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks at the White House Conference on Connecting the Americas at the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]

Join a Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges in the Western Hemisphere

Conversations with America live broadcast [State Department image/ Public Domain]

On Thursday, July 14, 2011, Arturo Valenzuela , Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, will hold a conversation with Dr. Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin America Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, on “Opportunities and Challenges in the Western Hemisphere.” The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, and streamed live on www.state.gov and DipNote, the Department of State’s official blog, at 1:15 p.m. EDT. Members of the general public are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will… more »

DipNote: The Week in Review
Officials at meeting of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, May 9, 2011. [AP]

About the Author: Sarah Goldfarb serves as DipNote’s Associate Editor.

On May 9-10, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vice President Joseph Biden, and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner were joined by Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo for the third joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, DC. Secretary Clinton described the U.S.-China S&ED as the premier forum in our bilateral relationship.

The U.S.-China S&ED addressed a range of issues, including climate change and energy security, education, and the advancement of women. Secretary Clinton said,… more »

Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks at the 41st Conference on the Americas on May 11

Secretary Clinton to deliver remarks at 41st Conference on the Americas, May 11, 2011. [State Dept.]

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the 41st Washington Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State and Council of the Americas, at approximately 9:20 a.m. on May 11, 2011, at the U.S. Department of State. The Secretary’s remarks will be live-streamed on www.state.gov and DipNote.

This year’s conference, “Opportunities in a Changing Americas,” will also feature remarks by President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa of Mexico, President Mauricio Funes of El Salvador, Minister of Finance Juan Carlos Echeverry of Colombia, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Senator John McCain of Arizona and Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela.… more »