Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 6, 2012


On April 10th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the Forrestal Lecture at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. In her address, Secretary Clinton will focus on U.S. strategy in the Asia-Pacific. The lecture will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The Forrestal Lecture Series was established at the Naval Academy in May 1970 in honor of the late James V. Forrestal who, as one of the foremost proponents of seapower of our era, was instrumental in the development of the modern Navy.

The purpose of this series is to enhance the education, awareness and appreciation of the members of the Brigade of Midshipmen in the social, political and cultural dimensions of the nation and the world. Featured are leading representatives from various walks of life – government, the arts, humor, literature, education, sports, politics, science and other major fields on the national and international scene.

The address will be open to the press.

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).

For further information, please contact the Department of State’s press office at (202) 647-2492.



PRN: 2012/529