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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 13, 2007


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Address the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Overseas Security Advisory Council

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will address the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Overseas Security Advisory Council on Wednesday, November 14 at 10:15 a.m. in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the U.S. Department of State.

Opening Remarks by Todd Brown, OSAC Executive Director and Secretary Rice's Address are open for press coverage.

7:30 a.m. Pre-set time for cameras from the 23rd Street Lobby

8:00 a.m. Access time for Writers and Still Photographers from 23rd Street Lobby

8:25 a.m. Final Access for all press.

8:30-8:45 a.m. Todd Brown, OSAC Executive Director, Moderator

9:00-9:30 a.m. Patrick D. Donovan, Acting Director of Diplomatic Security and
Mark Cheviron,Corporate Vice President for Security and Services,
Archer Daniels Midland Company
OSAC Co-Chairs

9:30-9:50 a.m. Dr. John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
"Promoting Security by Promoting Peace: The Role of the Global
University"

9:50-10:15 a.m. Ambassador John K. Veroneau, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative,
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
"Promoting Prosperity and Security Through Trade"

10:15 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Following the conclusion of Secretary Rice's remarks, the remainder of the OSAC Annual meeting is closed to press coverage.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver's license or passport).

Established by Secretary Shultz in 1985, the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) is a public/private partnership to foster cooperation and the exchange and the exchange of security information between the U.S. Government and the U.S. private sector operating overseas.

The 22nd meeting of OSAC will meet from November 14-15 at the U.S. Department of State. Over 800 representatives from American business, American educational institutions, and U.S. Government agencies that operate overseas will attend. This year's briefing will focus on the "Security Consequences of Globalization." Other speakers will include Mark Cheviron, Corporate Vice President for Security and Service, Archer Daniels Midland Company; Dr. John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University; and Ambassador John K. Veroneau, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Currently, more than 28,000 constituent organizations participate in OSAC including businesses, religious groups, universities and colleges, and other non-governmental organizations. OSAC and the private sector share information about crime, terrorism, and other factors - political, economic, and social - that affect the security environment for business globally and in individual countries around the world.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Darby Holladay, Office of Diplomatic Security, Department of State (571) 345-2507.

U.S. Department of State, Office of Press Relations, (202) 647-2492.

2007/1002


Released on November 13, 2007

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