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Launch of the Smart Partnership Dialogue: Global Engagement


April 20, 2010

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The inaugural meeting of the Global Engagement Series brought together Department of State officials and state and local elected leaders. The participants included governors, mayors, local elected officials, principal staff members, state and local association representatives, and university and think-tank partners. The discussion outlined current Department of State priorities while outlining how the Department can be more effectively utilized by state and local governments in their international travel and engagements. Local elected officials also detailed how they can be deployed to help the U.S. tackle today’s important issues. Discussion topics included the President’s National Export Initiative, Shanghai Expo, Millennium Challenge Corporation, Haiti Long-Term Reconstruction, AGOA, APEC, food security, and the Global Health Initiative.

List of Panelists:

  • Jacob J. Lew, Deputy Secretary - Management and Resources
  • Robert Hormats, Under Secretary - Economic, Energy, and Agricultural Affairs
  • Janice Jacobs, Assistant Secretary - Bureau of Consular Affairs
  • Craig Kelly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary - Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • William Fitzgerald, Deputy Assistant Secretary - Bureau of African Affairs
  • Daniel Kritenbrink, Director - Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs



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Deputy Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Management and Resources (center), discusses the role of his office with participants.
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Deputy Secretary Jacob J. Lew, Management and Resources (center), discusses the role of his office with participants.
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