U.S. Department of State Policy Planning Staff and The Foreign Policy Group Host the Foreign Policy Strategic Forum

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 28, 2012

The Foreign Policy Group (publishers of Foreign Policy Magazine), in conjunction with the U.S. State Department's Policy Planning Staff will host the Foreign Policy Strategic Forum, “Transformational Trends 2013 and Beyond”, at the Newseum, in Washington D.C., on November 29, 2012.

The concluding keynote remarks will be delivered by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and will highlight transformational trends and issues for the U.S. in the year ahead. The Secretary will also take questions from Forum participants.

Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns will deliver opening remarks to frame the day of panel discussions with numerous distinguished individuals. Jake Sullivan, U.S. State Department Director of Policy Planning, and his predecessors David Gordon, Morton Halperin, Dennis Ross, and Jim Steinberg will discuss transformational trends from an historic perspective. U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will deliver the lunchtime keynote address, “U.S. National Security Priorities in a Transforming World”, to include emerging security threats to the United States and opportunities for strategic strengthening.

Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, Robert Hormats, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Carlos Pascual, and Under Secretary of Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary of Energy for Policy and International Affairs, David Sandalow, will also participate in panel discussions.

This one-day high-level forum will connect over 180 U.S. Government policy makers and global thought leaders of many disciplines to address the most important drivers reshaping global affairs. Topics of discussion will include Strategic Surprises, National Security Priorities in a Transforming World, Changing Global Resources, and New Economic Sources of Power.

The event will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. with Secretary Clinton’s remarks at 5:00 p.m. at the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20001, phone: 202-292-6100). Please note that the entrance to the Newseum is on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Newseum does not provide on-site visitor parking.

The forum will be open press. It will also be live streamed on 2009-2017.state.gov and live tweeted with hashtags #SecClinton and #TransformationalTrends.

Media should RSVP to Jessica Dillman, Vice President of Communication, Foreign Policy Group: jess.dillman@foreignpolicy.com, (202) 728-7341.

For additional media opportunities for Forum participants, please contact Martha Adams, Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State, (202) 735-4751.

PRN: 2012/1864