Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
January 5, 2011


On Thursday, January 6, at 9:00 a.m., Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela will deliver opening remarks at the Brookings Institution event "Shifting the Balance: The Obama Administration and the Americas – A Midterm Assessment" in the Brookings Institution Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary Valenzuela will address the state of U.S.-Latin American relations. He will be joined by Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Abraham Lowenthal, Professor at the University of Southern California, and Senior Fellow Ted Piccone, Deputy Director of Foreign Policy at Brookings.

This event is open to the press. To RSVP, please call the Brookings Institution Office of Communications at (202)797-6105.

Livestream of the event: mms://webmedia.brookings.edu/LiveEventFeed1

Follow Assistant Secretary Valenzuela’s Twitter feed @WHAAsstSecty

PRESS CONTACT:

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



PRN: 2011/011