Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 7, 2009


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan E. Rice will deliver the Clarence Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Annual Lecture at the Howard University School of Law on Thursday, October 8, 2009, in the Moot Court Room.

Ambassador Rice’s lecture, titled “America and the UN in a New Era of Engagement” will discuss the approach the Obama Administration has taken to use the United Nations to advance the administration’s foreign policy goals and to keep America safe. The lecture is in honor of Mr. Ferguson, who was Dean of Howard Law School from 1963 to 1969. His legacy at Howard University School of Law is well-known. In addition, Ferguson was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and United States Ambassador to Uganda.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Howard University School of Law is celebrating 140 years of commitment to justice, leadership, and service.

Susan E. Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Clarence Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Lecture
Thursday, October 8, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
Howard University School of Law, 2900 Van Ness Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

Members of the press who are interested in covering this event should contact Patrick Ventrell by email at ventrellph@state.gov or by phone (212-415-4153) to obtain further information.



PRN: 2009/1008