Office of Public Liaison
Bureau of Public Affairs
June 14, 2010


Date: 12/09/2009 Description: Diplomacy Series Briefing Logo: Shadow map of North America encircled by a blue ring  with the words Diplomacy Briefing Series in white letters.  © State Dept Image

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Date: 2009-01-27 00:00:00.0 Description: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton State Dept Photo Date: 05/07/2009 Description: Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie Carson © State Dept Photo Date: 06/14/2010 Description: Ambassador James Michel, Counselor to the United States Agency for International Development. © USAID Image Date: 06/01/2009 Description: Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale © State Dept Photo Date: 04/06/2009 Description: Office of Global Women's Issues: Ambassador Melanne Verveer © State Dept Photo Date: 01/27/2010 Description: Jose W. Fernandez - State Dept Image

"We believe strongly that Africa can have and should have a very positive future for its people, and we want to be the partners who help to realize those dreams...."
-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, June 14, 2010


On June 14, 2010, the U.S. Department of State hosted a Diplomacy Conference on sub-Saharan Africa, the second in a series of public outreach conferences aimed at engaging key constituencies on foreign policy issues. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered closing keynote remarks. The agenda also featured Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs Ambassador Johnnie Carson and several other key Administration officials who will engage a cross section of the nongovernmental community on US policy and the most pressing issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Students from Florida A & M University (Tallahassee, FL), Texas Southern University (Houston, TX), and the University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL) joined the conference to engage Secretary Clinton via video conference.

The Department hosted the first in the series on Latin America on December 11, 2009 at which Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also delivered keynote remarks. That conference brought together over 250 members of the Hispanic community and civil society and featured Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela, and other senior State Department officials.

Conference Agenda | Secretary Clinton Remarks (Video)
C-Span Video: Full Conference | Fact Sheet: The U.S. and Africa – Partnering for Progress (PDF)

CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPTS

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SPEAKERS BIOGRAPHIES


SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON REMARKS

SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

HUMAN RIGHTS, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

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