Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 17, 2011

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, will hold a conversation with David Morrissey, Executive Director of the United States International Council on Disabilities, on U.S. efforts to promote disability rights around the globe. The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Public Affairs. The event will be streamed live on DipNote, the Department of State’s official blog, at 3:00 p.m. EST. Members of the general public are invited to participate by submitting questions via DipNote, some of which will be selected for response during the live broadcast.

This is the tenth in the Conversations With America video series coordinated by the Bureau of Public Affairs, in which the State Department’s senior leadership hosts conversations live, online, with leaders of prominent nongovernmental organizations. Discussion topics include foreign policy and global issues and provide a candid view of how leaders from civil society engage the Department on pressing foreign policy issues.

View the text and video from other Conversations With America by following the links below:

Conversations With America: U.S. Efforts To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (February 8, 2011)
Conversations With America: Haiti in 2011--The Way Forward (January 10, 2011)
Conversations With America: Leading Through Civilian Power--The First QDDR (January 6, 2011)
Conversations With America: The Millennium Development Goals (September 16, 2010)
Conversations With America: A Discussion on PEPFAR (August 10, 2010)
Conversations With America: A Discussion on the NEW START Treaty (July 29, 2010)
Conversations With America: U.S. Engagement With Muslim Communities (July 9, 2010)
Conversations With America: The U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue (June 8, 2010)
Conversations With America: A Discussion on Afghanistan and Pakistan (April 19, 2010)

U.S. Department of State
Office of Press Relations

PRN: 2011/228