Acting Under Secretary Wharton Travels to G-7 Culture Ministerial in Italy

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 28, 2017


Ambassador Bruce Wharton, Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, will travel to Rome and Florence, Italy, March 29-31 to lead the U.S. delegation to the G-7 Culture Ministerial.

In Rome, Ambassador Wharton will meet with U.S. Embassy staff before traveling to Florence to participate in the first ever G-7 Culture Ministerial. He will be joined by officials from the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Justice, as well as the Smithsonian Institution, for the two-day ministerial, which is focused on issues of cultural heritage preservation and protection.

For updates on the trip, please follow Ambassador Wharton on Twitter at @UnderSecPD.