LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pacific Council on International Policy will host a major foreign policy address by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on April 12, 2016, at an event in downtown Los Angeles.
Secretary Kerry will discuss the national security opportunities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
"Those of us in Los Angeles and on the west coast are key brokers of the U.S. relationships in the world, and we believe deeply in the importance of U.S. global engagement," said Council President and CEO Jerrold D. Green. "We are honored to host Secretary Kerry for this special event to address one of the top issues on the current global agenda."
Mr. Marc B. Nathanson, Chair of Mapleton Investments, LLC; Ambassador Robert H. Tuttle, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom (2005-2009); and Ambassador Mickey Kantor, former U.S. Trade Representative (1993-1996) and U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1996-1997), will welcome Secretary Kerry. Mr. Nathanson and Ambassador Tuttle are the co-chairs of the Pacific Council Board of Directors. Ambassador Kantor is also a director.
They will be joined at the event by Los Angeles leaders in finance, law, entertainment, non-profit, and academia.
Secretary Kerry was sworn in as the 68th U.S. Secretary of State in February 2013. He joined the State Department after 28 years in the U.S. Senate, the last four as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The April 12 event is open to press with advance registration only. News organizations must contact Melissa Lockhart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-221-2016. Electronic media – including television and radio reporters – will need to arrive by 7:30AM on Tuesday morning and consent to have equipment screened. Journalists without electronic devices must arrive by 8:30AM.
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The Los Angeles-based Pacific Council is an independent, nonpartisan organization focused on international affairs. Since 1995, the Pacific Council has hosted discussion events on issues of global importance, convened task forces and working groups to address pressing policy challenges, and built a network of globally-minded members across the West Coast and the world. Learn more at www.pacificcouncil.org.
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