Secretary Clinton To Deliver Keynote Address at the National Democratic Institute's 2011 Democracy Awards Dinner

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 4, 2011

On November 7, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI’s) 2011 Democracy Awards Dinner. The event will be held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, located at 1301 Constitution Ave. Secretary Clinton will be joined by NDI Chairperson and event host former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.

The Institute will posthumously honor Geraldine Ferraro, Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke and Charles Manatt with the W. Averell Harriman Democracy Award. NDI will also present its Madeleine K. Albright Grant to Appropriate Communication Techniques for Development (ACT), a women’s rights organization in Egypt.

Preceding the dinner, NDI will sponsor a roundtable on the Arab Spring. Panelists from Bahrain, Libya, Egypt and Syria will join former Secretary of State Albright in a discussion that will be moderated by Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Steve Jobs, a new biography. The discussion will be held from 5:00pm-6:15pm at the nearby Pavilion Room at the International Trade Center in the Ronald Reagan Building.

More information about the dinner is available at

The roundtable discussion and subsequent address will be open to credentialed members of the media.

Pre-set time for the dinner: 5:30pm
Final access time for the dinner: 6:30pm


National Democratic Institute
Director of Public Affairs
Kathy Gest

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

PRN: 2011/1870