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Secretary Clinton To Keynote the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Forward-Looking Symposium on Genocide Prevention


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 20, 2012

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On Tuesday, July 24, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the keynote address at “Imagine the Unimaginable: A Symposium on Ending Genocide in the 21st Century” presented by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations and CNN. The symposium will explore the challenges of preventing genocide in the 21st Century.

Symposium participants will include senior leaders from government, think tanks, business, academia, philanthropy, and the genocide prevention field, as well as the next generation of young leaders. Topics will include how emerging global trends such as economic uncertainty, political upheaval, resource scarcity, population migration, new technologies, and other factors could impact at-risk populations, and will explore innovative strategies for genocide prevention and response.

The Museum will also unveil the results of a large-scale public opinion poll that will provide new insight into Americans’ attitudes towards genocide and prevention, including their perspectives on whether and how the U.S. should engage in recent situations such as Syria and Sudan.

The event will be held between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with Secretary Clinton’s remarks at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. For more information see http://www.ushmm.org/genocide/endgenocide/.

Pre-set time for cameras: 7:15 a.m. from 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:45 a.m. Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.

The symposium will be streamed live at act.ushmm.org/endgenocide and www.state.gov.

For further information, please contact Jackie Berkowitz at 202-488-2637 or jberkowitz@ushmm.org or the Office of Press Relations, U.S. Department of State, (202) 647-2492.



PRN: 2012/1186



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