#AskJen Psaki: @StateDeptSpox Answers Your Questions on Twitter

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
February 13, 2015
State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki Participates in Twitter Q&A

Thanks to all who joined yesterday's Twitter Q & A with State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who answered a broad range of questions on U.S. foreign policy.

In light of recent developments in Ukraine, Spokesperson Psaki recieved numerous questions about the cease fire agreement and what's next.

The Spokesperson also answered questions about U.S.-China relations.

There was also interest in the United States's engagement with Cuba.

The Women's Public Service Project asked an important question about women's political participation in foreign affairs.

Climate Change is a popular topic on social media these days, and there was much interest in how the United States is responding to this issue.

The Spokesperson also answered a question about humanitarian assistance for those uprooted and imperiled by the conflict in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's 2016 elections, and the next round of Iran Talks.

The departure of Jon Stewart even made its way into the discussion.

You can view the full discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #AskJen. Thank you to all who participated in the chat, and we hope you will join our future online discussions.



donald b.
United States
February 17, 2015
I would like to sit in a state department press meeting
Eric J.
New Mexico, USA
February 20, 2015

"The United States government will not confirm or accept the departure of #JonStewart from @TheDailyShow — Jen Psaki

@ Jen Psaki,

(chuckle) ...when I read this i suddenly had the tune "Hotel California" running through my head...the implication being that if the US gov. "will not accept" Jon Stewart's departure from the Daily Show....He "can't never leave". And as such is a slave to satire.

Apparently the US gov. has confirmed and accepted your leaving the podium of the Daily Briefing for a job with the Whitehouse, and congrats are in order! See what happens when you become a slave to promoting sanity among the media?

Ask Jon, he'll probably tell you it's a tough job but someone else has to do it and carry on the effort.



P.S.  It would be nice if future Q&A could be done on Dipnote....write in questions answered on a weekly basis, would make for some interesting on the job training for interns and/or future spokespersons @ State.  Those who write blog posts here should answer the public commentary they recieve in order to facilitate public engagement and discussion.


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