Secretary Clinton to Deliver Human Rights Speech

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 11, 2009

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver a speech on human rights on Monday, December 14 at 12 p.m. at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall. The speech is sponsored by Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown, will introduce Secretary Clinton.

In her speech, Secretary Clinton will discuss the human rights agenda for the 21st century.

In commemoration of International Human Rights Day on December 10, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a statement. To read it, click here.

Georgetown University
Gaston Hall in Healy Hall, 3rd Floor
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

The event will be open press coverage. Media planning to attend must RSVP to Rob Mathis at 202-687-4328 or

Pre-set time for cameras: 9:30 a.m.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 11:30 a.m.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver's license or passport).

Press Contacts:
Rob Mathis
Georgetown University
(202) 687-4328

Office of Press Relations
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2009/1264