Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 28, 2012

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon will deliver remarks at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC on “The United States and Europe: Meeting Global Challenges” March 1, 2012. He will provide the U.S. perspective on the state of the transatlantic relationship, underscoring that in dealing with the challenges of the day, the strategic alignment between the United States and Europe has never been greater.

Andrew Parasiliti, Executive Director, IISS-US, and Corresponding Director, IISS-Middle East, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion and question and answer period. Assistant Secretary Gordon’s remarks will be part of the IISS-US Policy Makers Series.

This event is open to the public and the media.

All media representatives and those that wish to attend the event should RSVP to or by phone (202) 659-1490. Media representatives should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.

IISS-US Media Contact:
Becca Wasser
Conference Officer and Project Coordinator
(202) 659-1490

U.S. Department of State Media Contact:
Athena Katsoulos
Office of Press and Policy Outreach
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
(202) 647- 9761

PRN: 2012/297