Foreign Policy Classroom FAQ
“… This is a complicated time in the world, and I’m glad you are taking part in [the] Foreign Policy Classroom which the State Department engages in, in an effort to really get you involved and to try to impress on you the realities of some of the choices that we make so you can become ambassadors, if you will, in your own communities, in your schools, in your homes, and explain what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.”
-- Secretary of State John Kerry
Foreign Policy Classroom
Question: WHAT IS THE FOREIGN POLICY CLASSROOM?
Answer: Foreign Policy Classroom is an on-going series of briefings intended for students, featuring State Department officials speaking on a variety of foreign policy topics. Each Classroom is one hour in length; broken down to approximately 20 minutes of remarks, followed by approximately 40 minutes of Q&A discussion.
Question: WHAT IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ATTEND?
Question: HOW OFTEN CAN I ATTEND?
Answer: A standing invitation is offered to all domestic student audiences and faculty to attend as many Classroom programs as they wish.
Question: WHO WILL BE SPEAKING?
Answer: The roster of speakers includes senior officials specializing in a diverse set of topics from the Middle East to China, and from trade to human rights. The level of speakers will range from Assistant Secretaries to country desk officers, who will all speak on their area of expertise.
Question: HOW CAN I RECEIVE SPEAKER AND TOPIC UPDATES?
Answer: Please email ForeignPolicyClassroom@state.gov, with the subject line containing the phrase “Speaker/Topic Updates.”
Question: HOW DO I FOLLOW UP WITH COMMENTS OR
Answer: We are always looking to improve the quality of Classroom programs. We welcome all comments and suggestions on that front, which should be emailed to ForeignPolicyClassroom@state.gov. In the subject line, please include the phrase “Classroom Comment/Suggestion.”
Question: HOW CAN I STAY INVOLVED WITH THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT?
Answer: Follow the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPE) via Twitter and Facebook.
To contact the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, e-mail the “PA OPE Group” at PA-OPE@state.gov
To stay engaged with broader activity happening across the Department, the following social media outlets are available: