Ambassador Steven Pifer, Director of the Brookings Institution's Arms Control Initiative, held a conversation with Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher, on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). The discussion was moderated by Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Public Affairs. The event was streamed live on DipNote, the Department of State's official blog. Members of the Public had the opportunity to participate through the submission of questions, some of which were selected for response during the live broadcast.
This was the fourth in the new Conversations With America video series recently launched by the Bureau of Public Affairs, in which the State Department's senior leadership will hold monthly conversations live, online, with leaders of prominent non-governmental organizations. Discussion topics include foreign policy and global issues. These forums provide a view of how leaders from the foreign affairs community engage the Department on pressing foreign policy issues and how both the U.S. government and civil society are working across the globe on issues that concern Americans most. Video» DipNote Blog: Submitted Questions»