Secretary Kerry Joins a Google+ Hangout to Discuss Syria

This is cross-posted from DipNote, the official blog of the U.S. Department of State. You can see the original post here.

Secretary Kerry Prepares for His Google+ Hangout

Secretary Kerry prepares for a Google+ Hangout. (by U.S. Department of State)

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in a Google+ Hangout hosted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Lara Setrakian, founder of the digital news site Syria Deeply.  The Hangout will also feature Andrew Beiter, a social studies teacher and a regional education coordinator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

This roundtable discussion will weigh the United States' response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Secretary Kerry's participation in this event represents our ongoing efforts to explain why taking action to hold the Assad regime accountable for its violation of international norms is important to our interests and our security.

As you prepare for the discussion, I encourage you to read Kristof’s “Pulling the Curtain Back on Syria” and visit the websites of Syria Deeply and the Holocaust Museum.  You can participate in this conversation by submitting questions on Nicholas Kristof’s Google+ page, or tweeting your questions to @NickKristof and @Lara using the hashtag #TalkSyria.  You will be able to watch the Hangout here.

Moira Whelan serves as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital Strategy in the Bureau of Public Affairs.


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