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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 18, 2008

Jefferson Science Fellows Distinguished Lecture Series on Current Issues in Science and Technology

Dr. Bruce Averill, former Professor of Chemistry at the Universities of Virginia and Amsterdam and Senior Coordinator in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of State, will speak on “Geothermal Energy: A Vision for the Western Hemisphere” on Friday, December 19, 2008, from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the U.S. Department of State’s George C. Marshall Conference Center.

This is the third event in a new series of lectures at the Department of State showcasing the role of science and technology in promoting national security, protecting the global environment, and advancing economic growth.

Future speakers in this lecture series will be current and former Jefferson Fellows working at the U.S. Department of State. The Jefferson Fellows Program was established in October 2003 to engage scientists and engineers from American universities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.

This event is pool for cameras and open to writers.
Final access for writers is 10:45 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Media representatives planning to attend this event should present one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued media 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).

Additional information about the Jefferson Science Fellows program may be found at: http://www.state.gov/g/stas/fi/c13204.htm and http://www7.nationalacademies.org/Jefferson/.

Media Point of Contact:

Mathew Cassetta
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-6828


Released on December 18, 2008

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