Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 9, 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy Seventh Annual Forum. The Secretary’s remarks will occur at approximately 8:00 p.m. on December 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Haim Saban will introduce Secretary Clinton. Following her remarks, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak will deliver remarks. Secretary Clinton will then join Defense Minister Barak and Ambassador Martin Indyk for a moderated discussion including questions from the audience.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Former President William Jefferson Clinton, Quartet Representative Tony Blair and Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will also participate in the Saban Forum through December 12.

Secretary Clinton's remarks will be open to credentialed members of the media. Press will be escorted out immediately following her remarks. The moderated discussion will be closed to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:00 p.m.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 7:00 p.m.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel
1330 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.

The theme of the 2010 Saban Forum is “U.S.-Israeli Relations: Facing Hard Choices.” The Forum will focus on the critical decisions that American and Israeli leaders will confront in the coming year to move the Israeli-Palestinian peace process forward, as well as deal with Iran's nuclear challenge.

PRESS CONTACTS:
The Brookings Institution
Director of Communications for Foreign Policy
Gail Chalef
(202) 797-4396
gchalef@brookings.edu

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2010/1779