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Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 19, 2004

Ambassador Carlos Pascual to Speak at The Center for Strategic and International Studies and Woodrow Wilson Center Joint Event

On Wednesday, October 20, 2004, Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, will deliver remarks at an event jointly hosted by the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The event is open to the press.

Ambassador Pascual, who was appointed Coordinator in July, will discuss the role and mandate of this new office as well as its planning for future U.S. responses to failed, failing and post-conflict countries. The office is charged with leading, coordinating, and institutionalizing U.S. Government civilian capacity to prevent or prepare for post-conflict situations. It will also direct assistance to stabilize and reconstruct societies in transition from conflict or civil strife so they can reach a sustainable path toward peace, democracy and a market economy.

This will be the office’s first public event. Introductory remarks will begin at 2:00 p.m. and be delivered by the Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, co-chair of the 9/11 Commission, and former U.S. Representative.

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: (CSIS)

B-1 Conference Room
1800 K Street, NW

Note: Press may begin setting up at 11:30 a.m. through the main entrance.

For more information, please contact the CSIS press office at 202-775-3242. For press inquiries about the Office of Reconstruction and Stabilization, please contact Melanie Anderton at 202-663-0301 or scrs_pa@state.gov. You can also visit the S/CRS website at: www.state.gov/s/crs.


Released on October 19, 2004

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