Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 9, 2012


On March 12 and 13, 2012, the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and Georgetown University, will sponsor a conference titled "Making Latin America and the Caribbean a More Equitable Society: Education, Economic Growth, and Corporate Social Responsibility" at Georgetown University.

The international conference will bring together leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere to share strategies and jointly design a road map to create prosperity in the region through education for workforce development. Speakers include high-level representatives from government, academia, business, civil society, and international organizations. The schedule of speakers and sessions open to the press can be found at http://www.trade.gov/educationconference.

Members of the media interested in attending must RSVP to Rob Mathis at (202) 687-4328 or rwm33@georgetown.edu to get details for coverage and access. Valid press credentials must be presented upon arrival at the event. Open press events will take place in Gaston Hall at Georgetown University, located at 37th & O Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. Please note that some sessions may be in Spanish with English translation.

For information about President Obama’s “100,000 Strong in the Americas” international student exchange initiative, see http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/184476.pdf. For more information about the U.S. Department of State’s engagement with U.S. businesses in the promotion of responsible and ethical business practices through corporate social responsibility, see http://www.state.gov/e/eb/eppd/csr/.

PRESS CONTACTS:

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

Rob Mathis
Georgetown University
(202) 687-4328
rwm33@georgetown.edu



PRN: 2012/360