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U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

-- Democracy, Civil Society, Human Rights and Women's Issues

-07/18/14  Update on Afghanistan Elections;  Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Dan Feldman; Washington, DC
-05/22/14  The Community of Democracies Support for Eastern European Democracies in Transition;  Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies Tomicah S. Tillemann; Washington, DC
-05/13/14  Trafficking of Persons in Africa; Washington, DC
-05/01/14  World Press Freedom Day 2014: State of World Press Freedom;  Assistant Secretary Douglas Frantz, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/14/14  Update on the Human Rights Situation in North Korea;  Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues Robert R. King; Washington, DC
-02/27/14  Release of the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013; Acting Assistant Secretary Uzra Zeya, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-11/18/13  Preview of the 2013 U.S. - China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE); Washington, DC
-08/26/13  The Dream Lives On, The Work Continues: The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington; Washington, DC
-06/19/13  Economic Impact of Same-Sex Marriage; New York - Teleconference, NY
-06/07/13  Colombia and Ecuador: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons;  Assistant Secretary Anne C. Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC
-04/25/13  Pressing for Freedom: The State of Digital and Media Repression Worldwide 2013;  Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine; Washington, DC
-04/19/13  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012; Washington, DC
-03/20/13  Global Aging Trends: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities; New York, NY
-02/12/13  Major League Soccer's Growth in the United States and Role in Diplomacy; New York, NY
-02/11/13  Preview of the State of the Union Address; Washington, DC 

--Video


-10/01/12  Voting Rights in the United States; New York, NY
-09/06/12  The Women Vote; Charlotte, NC
-08/29/12  The Role of Women in the Republican Party; Tampa, Florida
-08/28/12  LGBT Issues; Tampa, Florida
-06/18/12  World Refugee Day: How the U.S. Manages the World's Largest Refugee Resettlement; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary David M. Robinson, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC
-05/24/12  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-04/23/12  State Department Engagement on Youth Issues; Special Adviser Ronan Farrow, Office of Global Youth Issues; New York, NY
-04/18/12  Free the Press Campaign; Washington, DC
-04/12/12  First High-Level Meeting of the Open Government Partnership Meeting;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero; Washington, DC
-02/15/12  Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C);  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Washington, DC
-10/27/11  A Preview of the Special Event on the Economy and Women at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD);  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Washington, DC
-09/20/11  The Launch of the Open Government Partnership;  Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero; New York, NY
-08/11/11  Global Social Change and New Engagement in the Muslim World: Where We Go from Here and the Role of Youth and Social Media;  Special Representative Farah Anwar Pandith; New York, NY
-07/11/11  Preview of the Launch of the Open Government Partnership;  Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero; Washington, DC
-06/27/11  2011 Trafficking in Persons Report;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
-05/11/11  2011 Hours Against Hate Campaign Readout; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal; Washington, DC
-05/03/11  U.S. Government's Policy Regarding Anti-Semitism; Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal; New York, NY
-05/01/11  World Press Freedom Day at the Newseum;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-04/08/11  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-02/16/11  Internet Freedom; Senior Advisor for Innovation Alec Ross; New York, NY
-01/28/11  Engagement with Muslim Communities around the World;  Special Representative Farah Anwar Pandith; Washington, DC
-01/20/11  Miss America 2011 and Women's Issues; New York, NY
-10/13/10  The Midterm Election Campaign: 20 Days Left - Hot House and Senate Races; Alexander Burns, POLITICO reporter and political analyst on major television and radio shows; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-10/12/10  A Retrospective on House Midterm Elections; Dr. Fred Beuttler, Deputy House Historian, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Historian; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-10/06/10  Midterm Election Scene Setter; Thomas Mann, Congressional Expert and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-06/18/10  Preview of the Upcoming Mid-Term Elections; Jerry Hagstrom, Senior Editor, National Journal; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/15/10  U.S. Participation at the World Urban Forum V, to be held in Brazil, March 22-26; Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-03/11/10  The 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices; Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC
-12/01/09  Assistant Secretary Eric Schwartz's Trip to Iraq, Jordan and Syria; Eric P. Schwartz, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-10/26/09  Annual Report on International Religious Freedom ; Michael H. Posner, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-06/16/09  "Heroes" in the Fight Against Trafficking ; Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons ; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video
-02/23/09  New Direction for the Civil Rights Movement; U.S. Congressman John Lewis, D-GA; Foreign Press Center; Washington, DC -- Video