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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 18, 2007

Secretary Rice to Address Conference on U.S.-Soviet Relations in the Era of Détente, 1969-1976

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will give the keynote address to a scholarly conference on U.S. relations with the Soviet Union, 1967-1969 at 10:00 a.m. on October 22, in the East Auditorium of the George C. Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. The conference will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 22nd and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 23rd.

Featured panelists include Dr. Henry Kissinger, General Alexander Haig, and Dr. James Schlesinger. Additional sessions will provide scholarly analysis of U.S.-Soviet relations as a complement to the release of Soviet-American Relations: The Détente Years, 1969–1972, a joint documentary publication undertaken by the Office of the Historian of the Department of State and the History and Records Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A full program can be found at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/70893.htm.

This event is OPEN PRESS COVERAGE from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m on Monday, October 22.

Members of the press planning to cover Secretary Rice’s remarks at 10 a.m. will also need to plan to cover the subsequent panel featuring the three former Secretaries of State lasting until approximately 12:00 p.m.

Pre-set time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Final access time for writers and stills: 9:30 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this briefing 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).


Evan Dawley, Office of Historian, Department of State (202) 663-3272

Natalie Rutherford, Office of Media Affairs, Department of State (202) of 647-7001


Released on October 18, 2007

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