About the Author: Suzanne Hall serves as New Media Advisor for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
The countdown has begun for our digital town hall with Assistant Secretary of State Arturo Valenzuela tomorrow, Wednesday, November 3! Assistant Secretary Valenzuela will address a crowd of about 150 students from around the Washington, D.C. area from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT tomorrow at George Washington University. He'll engage with the group on U.S. foreign policy in the Americas, and how it affects the upcoming generation of youth leaders. Engaging the youth of the Americas is vital to our diplomatic efforts. The numbers speak for themselves: 37 percent of the people living in Latin America and the Caribbean are younger than 20. We are excited to hear their ideas tomorrow on how we can build constructive partnerships in the region.
Our intent through this program is to break down barriers. While the auditorium at GWU only seats 150, audiences from around the hemisphere will participate live in the event via Spanish, Portuguese, and English-language livestreams. You can watch the English-language livestream here on DipNote. We encourage you to tune in as well, and send us your questions and comments.
Dr. Valenzuela will discuss the United States' dynamic engagement in the Americas, and focus on our four overarching priorities critical to people in every society, especially youth: promoting social and economic opportunity for everyone; securing a clean energy future; ensuring the safety and security of all of our citizens; and building effective institutions of democratic governance.
We look forward to your joining us tomorrow for this opportunity to explore your interest in U.S. involvement in the Western Hemisphere.