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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will participate in a virtual, moderated conversation on 21st century diplomacy and global challenges at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan will host Secretary Blinken.  The event comprises the Ford School’s fourth annual Vandenberg Lecture.

Secretary Blinken’s remarks will be live-streamed on and .

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