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Ken Griffey, Jr. Is New Public Diplomacy Envoy
Date: 11/18/2008 Location: Washington, DC Description: Ken Griffey, Jr. is named American Public Diplomacy Envoy by Secretary Rice. © AP PhotoSecretary Rice: "Public diplomacy must be a dialogue. And this dialogue must extend to every citizen in every country, especially to young people. But the job of public diplomacy is not the job of the U.S. Government alone. It has to be shared by all Americans. And I am so very proud that Ken Griffey, Jr., has stepped up to that task of helping us to share the story of America, the culture of America, and the values of America."
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Abstract globe with red door and words US Department of State and Doors to Diplomacy encircling outer ring.Register Now! Doors to Diplomacy Student Web Contest
This award competition recognizes the student-created Web projects that best teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. Projects must be completed by March 15, 2009. Winning teams win scholarships!

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Anything you want to know about U.S. foreign policy? Send us a video question to be answered by State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack at:

Democracy Video Contest Logo: Conversation bubble with play video button superimposed on it and the words democracy - your voice, your video below.Global Video Contest: Democracy--Your Voice, Your Video
Create a video short that completes the phrase "Democracy is…" and you could win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC; New York City; and Hollywood, California to attend screenings of the winning videos, gain exposure to the U.S. film and television industry, and meet with creative talent, democracy advocates, and government leaders. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2009.

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thumbnail of future.state.gov home page.Youth are the world's future diplomats. Visit the State Department's student website at future.state.gov and get the who, what, when, where and why of foreign affairs!

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