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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver a speech at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as part of the Brzezinski Lecture Series at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. In recognition of the legacy of Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski as a scholar, policy advisor, and statesman, the Brzezinski Lecture Series brings the world’s most preeminent thinkers to Johns Hopkins SAIS to address the growing international challenges of our time.

Secretary Blinken’s remarks will be streamed live on the Department homepage and YouTube channel .

This event is open to pre-registered writers and still photographers. Video cameras will be pooled. Media who would like to cover in person must RSVP to by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023. For more information on in-person media coverage, please contact

U.S. Department of State

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