On April 20, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger participated in the first of a series called "Conversations on Diplomacy," moderated by Charlie Rose. You can read a complete transcript of the event here.
The Secretaries discussed the issues of the day and reflected on their experiences as America's top diplomat. Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose is the host of "Charlie Rose," the nightly PBS program that engages the world's best thinkers, writers, politicians, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers. “Charlie Rose” also airs on Bloomberg TV globally.
The event and the ensuing series of conversations is part of the 50th Anniversary Patrons of Diplomacy Initiative for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State. For 50 years, the art of diplomacy has thrived in the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms against a stunning backdrop of American art and architecture from the time of our country's founding and its formative years. The historic suite of forty-two rooms contains a museum-caliber collection of American fine and decorative art, including 5,000 objects from the period of 1750-1825. In these rooms, the United States has signed treaties and conducted summit negotiations, hosted peace talks and facilitated trade agreements. The Patrons of Diplomacy Initiative will ensure that the Rooms and collection continue to provide an extraordinary backdrop for American diplomacy.