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U.S. Department of State Hosts Teach Africa Summit


Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
June 2, 2010

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More than 300 high school student leaders will meet with ambassadors, policymakers, and professionals during the Teach Africa Leadership Summit at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, for a day-long Africa immersion leadership program in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the Department of State.

In the morning, students will converse with their counterparts in Liberia, South Africa, and Cameroon through interactive Digital Video Conferences. During afternoon workshops, experts will lead discussions on topics focused on Africa, including: leadership, conflict resolution, women, science and technology, media and U.S. foreign policy.

This event is open for press coverage.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. government-issued identification card (State Department, White House, Congress, Defense Department, Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identity card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Press Contacts:
Bill Strassberger
Bureau of African Affairs
(202) 663-0529/0500
or
strassbergerwr@state.gov



PRN: 2010/715

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