Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale will travel to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and the Czech Republic November 5-12.
During her visit to Bahrain, Under Secretary McHale will meet with government officials, representatives from non-governmental organizations, and Bahraini youth. She will speak at a youth town hall at the University of Bahrain about continued cooperation on public diplomacy initiatives, the importance of civil society development, and entrepreneurship and academic opportunities for the country’s young people.
In the United Arab Emirates, Under Secretary McHale will speak at and participate in the Celebration of Entrepreneurship (http://abraaj.com/celebration/). During the event, she will be joined by Pradeep Ramamurthy, Senior Director for Global Engagement at the National Security Council, for a presentation. In addition, she will participate in a panel discussion, organized by the Dubai School of Government, on Women and Entrepreneurship. While in the UAE, she will also meet with government officials and media leaders.
In the Czech Republic, Under Secretary McHale will participate and speak at the final day of the week-long Young Leaders Dialogue with America (YLDA) Conference in Prague. YLDA offers influential young leaders from twelve Central European and Baltic countries a forum to foster transatlantic ties and identify common interests and shared themes with their U.S. peers, with a conference focus on security, environmental, and tolerance issues.