Conversations With America: Making Foreign Policy Less Foreign
Michael Hammer, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Public Affairs, will be interviewed by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, to discuss the Department of State’s communication efforts. The conversation will highlight the importance of engaging the American public to advance the Department’s work at home and abroad. The discussion will be available for on-demand viewing soon on YouTube and www.state.gov.
You are invited to participate by submitting questions, some of which will be selected for response during the taping… more »
Three years ago today — April 8, 2010 — President Obama and then-President Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START agreement to reduce American and Russian deployed strategic nuclear forces to their lowest levels since the days when Dwight Eisenhower was president and the Cold War defined our relationship with the Russians.
That December in the Senate, we clawed our way to ratification with 71 votes, a big bipartisan statement that the arms control and nonproliferation consensus could hold together even in a polarized political culture. That statement was reaffirmed by treaty supporters from Henry Kissinger and James Baker — and every other living secretary of state — to President George Herbert Walker Bush. MORE
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is welcomed to the University of Virginia by University President Teresa Sullivan in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 20, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first major public address on Wednesday, February 20 at 11 a.m., at the University of Virginia – founded by Thomas Jefferson, America’s first Secretary of State. You can watch the speech live on www.state.gov or www.youtube.com/statevideo.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a Global Townterview at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. A “Townterview” is a mix of a town hall and a television interview. The concept was first introduced by the Secretary when she entered office as a way to broaden people-to-people engagement.
This will be her 59th town hall and an opportunity to engage with young people around the world in advance of her last day as Secretary of State on Friday, February 1.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks at the Foreign Policy Group’s “Transformational Trends 2013” Forum at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on November 29, 2012. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/11/201235.htm.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Public Affairs Mike Hammers delivers remarks on “Current U.S. Foreign Policy Issues” at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]