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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 27, 2008

Under Secretary of State James K. Glassman to Brief on "War of Ideas"

Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James K. Glassman will brief on aspects of the "War of Ideas" at 1 p.m. October 28 in the State Department Press Briefing Room (2109). The briefing will detail the background, structure, strategy, and programs used in the public diplomacy realm to combat violent extremism, reduce the threats to America, and to promote freedom across the world. It will be on-the-record and on-camera.

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).

Press Contact:

Glen Roberts
Office of the Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy
(202) 647-7442

Office of Press Relations
Department of State
(202) 647-2492


Released on October 27, 2008

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