Update: The Google+ Hangout with Secretary Kerry scheduled for April 19 has been postponed. A new date and time will be announced.
Wanna hangout with the Secretary of State?
We are pleased to announce U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be participating in his first Google+ Hangout this Friday, April 19, 2013, at 1:15 p.m. EDT. The live online conversation,“The U.S. In the World: What's In It for Us?”, will be moderated by NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell and will give Americans from across the country the opportunity to discuss with Secretary Kerry the impact of U.S. involvement in the world, and why it's important to our national security and economic prosperity.
This Friday's Hangout will be the first for a U.S. Secretary of State and kicks off “Hangouts at State,” a new online series that will bring together people across national borders to discuss with U.S. government leaders pressing foreign policy issues, such as human rights, counterterrorism, economic development, and climate change. Secretary Kerry's inaugural dialogue will focus on what it means for Americans to invest in the U.S. Department of State and its embassies and consulates overseas. We're excited to use Google Hangouts to give the public an inside look at foreign affairs and the work of the State Department. Let us know if you have any suggestions for future events.
In the meantime, you can watch Secretary Kerry's Google+ Hangout live on the State Department's Google+ page or on our YouTube channel this Friday at 1:15 p.m. EDT. For more details about Secretary Kerry's first Google+ Hangout and upcoming “Hangouts at State” you can follow @StateDept on Twitter or visit us on Facebook. We hope you'll hangout with us this Friday!