On January 24, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host an event to celebrate the launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation as an independent nongovernmental organization. Announced by President Barack Obama in 2009 as the 100,000 Strong Initiative and until now a part of the Department of State, the new 100,000 Strong Foundation will work to achieve the goal of having 100,000 American students study in China by 2014. Thursday’s event will underscore the importance of study abroad in China and the benefits to our strategic relationship with China as well as the personal benefits individuals receive through these exciting experiences.
The event will begin at 2:15 p.m. and will be open press coverage in the Ben Franklin Room at the Department of State.
There will be a panel discussion after the Secretary’s remarks.
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Department of State
Office of Press Relations