Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
July 23, 2010


Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale will travel to Colombia July 25-28. This is Under Secretary McHale’s first visit to Colombia.

Under Secretary McHale will first travel to Cali, Colombia, where she will deliver the keynote address to the Association of Binational Centers of Latin America (ABLA) Conference on July 26. She will also speak to a regional conference of the Department of State's Cultural Affairs Officers, and meet with a group of Martin Luther King Fellows to discuss their experiences as students in a U.S.-sponsored English teaching and leadership development program for Afro-Colombian university students. The Under Secretary will then travel to Bogota for meetings and activities related to public diplomacy programs that contribute to the U.S.-Colombia bilateral relationship.



PRN: 2010/999