Africa: Media Advisory – May 6 Digital Media Briefing with Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman
Please join us on Friday, May 6, 2022 for a digital press briefing with Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman who will discuss her current visit to Africa with stops in South Africa, Angola and Gabon. Assistant Secretary Sherman’s meetings have focused on bilateral and regional issues, including strengthening health security, promoting trade and investment between Africa and the United States, strengthening global and regional security, and tackling the climate crisis. After a brief opening remarks, Deputy Secretary Sherman will take questions from participating journalists.
DETAILS:Speakers: United States Assistant Secretary of State Wendy ShermanDate: Friday, May 6, 2022 Time: 10:00 a.m. Washington, DC | 14:00 GMT | 3:00 pm Libreville | 16:00 JohannesburgLanguage: English. Simultaneous interpretation in Portuguese and French will be provided. Ground rules: The briefing will be recorded. Connection information: to be provided when responding. RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here.
Twitter: Follow the conversation on #AFHubPress for the call. Follow us on @AfricaMediaHub. More details: April 29, 2022 press release: Deputy Secretary Sherman’s trip to South Africa, Angola, Gabon, and France: https://www.state.gov/deputy-secretary-shermans-travel-to -south-africa-angola-gabon-and-france/
Wendy Sherman, U.S. Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman was confirmed by the Senate on April 13, 2021 and sworn in as the 21st and first female Under Secretary of State on April 14, 2021. Before assuming In that position, Undersecretary Sherman was Professor of Public Leadership Practice and Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. She was also a Senior Fellow at the school’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a Senior Counselor at the Albright Stonebridge Group. From 2011 to 2015, Assistant Secretary Sherman served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, where she traveled to 54 countries and led the U.S. negotiating team that reached agreement on a plan of joint global action between the P5+1, the European Union, and Iran for which, among other diplomatic achievements, she was awarded the National Security Medal by President Barack Obama.
She previously served in the State Department as an adviser under Secretary Madeleine Albright, as special adviser to President Clinton and policy coordinator on North Korea, and as assistant secretary for legislative affairs under Secretary Warren. Christopher. She also served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Council, served as chair of the board of directors of Oxfam America, and served on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Policy Board and the Congressional Committee on Prevention. weapons of mass destruction, proliferation and terrorism. Assistant Secretary Sherman attended Smith College and earned a BA cum laude from Boston University and a master’s degree in social work, Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of Maryland. She is married to Bruce Stokes and has one daughter, Sarah, and two grandsons.
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