Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 1, 2010


Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela will host a digital town hall and recruitment event at The George Washington University (GW) on Wednesday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). Assistant Secretary Valenzuela will respond to questions submitted online as well as from the live audience and will engage directly on policy issues, youth programs, and career opportunities at the Department of State. Director of GW’s Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program Cynthia McClintock will provide introductory remarks.

This event is open to the press.*
Pre-set time for cameras is 10:00 a.m.
Final access time for writers and stills is 10:45 a.m.

*Media interested in attending should contact Nick Massella at (202) 994-8025 or massella@gwu.edu.

Video by Assistant Secretary Valenzuela inviting youth participation: http://www.youtube.com/user/whabureau

Youth from across the hemisphere can submit questions in advance through:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/State.WesternHemisphereAffairs
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/whabureau

English Livestream: http://blogs.state.gov
Spanish Livestream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tech-state
Portuguese Livestream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tech-state-portuguese
Twitter Hash Tag: @WHAAsstSecty

Following the digital town hall, members of the live audience will have the opportunity to continue their discussion with the Assistant Secretary and explore career opportunities at the Department of State at an informal meet-and-greet, sponsored by The George Washington University and co-hosted by the Department of State’s Student Programs and Career Office.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Darla Jordan
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
U.S. Department of State
(202) 531-5678
Wha-Press@State.Gov

Nick Massella
Elliott School of International Affairs
George Washington University
(202) 994-8025
massella@gwu.edu



PRN: 2010/1571