Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 3, 2014


On Wednesday, June 4, Harvard-based historian Rowena He will speak on the events of the 1989 Tiananmen Movement and her new book Tiananmen Exiles: Voices of the Struggle for Democracy in China. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will deliver opening remarks.

The event will begin at 1:45 p.m. and will be held in Room 1107 at the Department of State. The event will be open to the press.

Pre-set for video cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

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 Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Office of Public Affairs at (202) 647-2538.