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UPDATED: National Defense University to Host "Clinton-Panetta Conversation"

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 12, 2011


On Tuesday, August 16, the National Defense University will host a conversation with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta moderated by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

The conversation will take place at the National Defense University's Abraham Lincoln Hall in Washington, DC at approximately 10:30 a.m.

The event will be open to credentialed members of the media and streamed live on and Media must RSVP to or 202-685-2344. Please provide: full name, affiliation, e-mail address, phone number, and vehicle year, color, make, license plate number.

Pre-set time for still photographers: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Final access time for journalists: 9:00 a.m.

Media in cars should enter the gate on 2nd Street, S.W. to allow time for a vehicle security search. Media on foot should enter at 4th and P Streets, S.W.

National Defense University
Abraham Lincoln Hall Auditorium
Fort McNair
4th Street and P Street, SW
Washington, DC

The National Defense University (NDU) is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and is under the direction of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The University's main campus is on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, DC. For more information on NDU, click


Department of State
Office of Press Relations

Department of Defense
Office of Public Affairs

National Defense University
Shelley Su

PRN: 2011/1318


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