Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 9, 2013


On Thursday, September 12, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Dean Pittman will discuss U.S. goals and priorities for the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly.

This event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Georgetown University’s Intercultural Center Auditorium.

Hosted by Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service Program and the Mortara Center for International Studies, Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman’s remarks, entitled “The U.S., the United Nations, and a World of Shared Challenges” will discuss U.S. priorities at the General Assembly, the state of multilateral diplomacy, the expanding role for youth in international affairs, and the prospect for creative solutions to today’s challenges. An introduction will be delivered by Professor Anthony Clark Arend, Director, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University.

The event will be open to press. Media planning to attend are asked to RSVP by 4 p.m. on September 11 to Megan Mattson MattsonMM2@state.gov.

Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:15 a.m.

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).

Directions: The ICC Auditorium is located within the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center. After entering the main gates of Georgetown on 37th and O St NW, turn right and follow the pathway to Red Square. The ICC will be on your left hand side.

For updates, follow Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman on twitter @State_IO.



PRN: 2013/1099