The U.S. Department of State is pleased to participate in Exchange 2.0, a summit organized by the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) with the partnership of Soliya, Partners for a New Beginning, and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. A cross-cutting audience of 200 people will participate in discussions regarding how connection technologies are affording us incredible opportunities to scale exchanges around the world to as many people -- youth in particular -- as possible. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith A. McHale will deliver keynote remarks at 9:30 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
The State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) promotes international mutual understanding through a wide range of academic, cultural, professional, youth, and sports exchange programs. ECA exchange programs engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes, and emerging leaders in many fields in more than 160 countries and the United States. We are using social media to dynamically expand the reach and impact of people-to-people exchanges, and exploring with partners how to develop the next generation of Exchange 2.0 initiatives.
Can't participate in person? We invite you to tune in for the livestream here, and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #Exchange20.