Secretary Clinton to Host a Town Hall Meeting on the QDDR with State Department Employees on December 15

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 14, 2010

Tomorrow morning, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with Department of State employees. The town hall will begin at 11:15 a.m. on December 15 in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Department of State.

The QDDR will be available for download at as soon as possible.

Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy will introduce Secretary Clinton, who will deliver remarks and then open the session to questions from the audience. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg and Director of Policy Planning Anne-Marie Slaughter will also participate.

The event will be open to credentialed members of the media.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:15 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:00 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.

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) an original letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

Press Contacts:
Office of Press Relations
Department of State
(202) 647-2492

PRN: 2010/1813