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1/16: American University’s Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman delivered a preview briefing of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. Professor Lichtman gave an overview of the history and significance of the State of the Union and made a few predictions as to what President Obama might address in his January 20 speech. Full Text» Video»

1/15: U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf previews U.S. foreign policy priorities for 2015 at the Washington Foreign Press Center. Full Text» Video»

1/13: SelectUSA Executive Director Vinai Thummalapally and U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Suzan LeVine update foreign media on 2015 SelectUSA preparations and the White House Executive Investment Roundtable with Swiss Business Leaders. Full Text» Video»

Date: 12/19/2014 Location: Washington, DC Description: Stefan M. Selig, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, gives a readout of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade. - State Dept Image

12/19: Stefan M. Selig, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, briefs on the U.S.-China Commission on Commerce and Trade. Full Text»

12/1:  Washington Foreign Press Center screening of VOA documentary "AIDS: Living in the Shadows" and panel discussion with Gustavo Win, VOA; Dr. Massimo N. Ghidinelli, PAHO/WHO; Dr. Manya Magnus, George Washington University; Dr. Natella Rakhmanina, The Children's Hospital, Washington, DC; and Dr. Lisa Butler, Harvard Medical School. Full Text» Video»


The United States Department of State has Foreign Press Centers in Washington, D.C. and New York. The Foreign Press Centers support U.S. policies by helping foreign media cover the U.S. Their goal is to promote the depth, accuracy, and balance of foreign reporting from the U.S., by providing direct access to authoritative American information sources.

Washington Foreign Press Center - National Press Bldg., Suite 800
New York Foreign Press Center -799 UN Plaza, 10th Floor