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Agenda for the Diplomacy Briefing on Latin America

Bureau of Public Affairs
December 11, 2009


Plenary Sessions: East Auditorium

8:15 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

9:20 a.m. Welcome and Foreign Policy Update
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

10:00 a.m. Cross-cutting Global Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy
María Otero
Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

10:30 a.m. U.S. Policy Priorities in the Western Hemisphere
Arturo Valenzuela
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

11:00 a.m. Break

Breakout Sessions

Windows of Opportunity in Afghanistan

East Auditorium

Paul Jones
Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Bureau of South Central Asian Affairs

Panel I: The Trade Agenda: Opportunities for Economic Growth

Conference Room 1482

Bill Craft on President Obama’s Trip to Asia
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs

Ambassador Charles Shapiro on Trade in Latin America
Senior Coordinator for Economic Initiatives
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Panel II: Promoting Citizen Safety

Conference Room 1499

Roberta Jacobson on Border Issues and H1N1
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

Ambassador Luis CdeBaca on U.S. Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
Senior Advisor, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Panel III: Hemispheric Connections: Citizen Engagement

Conference Room 1498

Nina Fedoroff on Innovation in Latin America
Special Advisor for Science and Technology

Alec Ross on Virtual Engagement
Senior Advisor for Innovation, Office of the Secretary of State

Marianne Craven on People-to-People Exchanges
Managing Director of Academic Programs
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

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