Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2011


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the swearing-in for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State on Thursday, June 2 at approximately 4:00 p.m.

The ceremony will be open to credentialed members of the media.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:10 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

PRESS CONTACTS:
Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
Phone (202) 647-2492

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor
U.S. Department of State
Evan Owen
owene@state.gov
202-647-4747



PRN: 2011/876