Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 14, 2010

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro will discuss the state of the U.S.-Israeli security relationship, and the Obama Administration’s ongoing efforts to further strengthen that relationship on July 16, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Assistant Secretary Shapiro will highlight recent efforts to expand defense consultations, security assistance programs, and partnerships in training, defense technology and related fields. Senior Fellow Kenneth Pollack, director of the Saban Center, will provide introductory remarks and Ambassador Martin Indyk will moderate the discussion and question and answer period.

This event is open to the public and the media.

Media representatives should check in at the Falk Auditorium reception desk. Pre-set time for cameras is 9:30 a.m. Final access time for writers and stills is 10:15 a.m.

Brookings Institution Media Contact:
Gail Chalef
Director of Communications, Foreign Policy, Brookings
(202) 797-4396, office
(202) 460-3212, cell

U.S. Department of State Media Contact:
David McKeeby
Office of Congressional & Public Affairs
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
(202) 647-8757

PRN: 2010/945