Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to Seattle, Washington on May 3-4 to participate in an event marking World Press Freedom Day. The Under Secretary will be the featured guest for the Murrow Interview Series, hosted by Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

The event will be livestreamed at http://murrowinterview.wsu.edu/ and will be broadcast on regional PBS and NPR.


On May 4, Under Secretary Stengel will lead a conversation on messaging and countering violent extremism, hosted by the World Affairs Council of Seattle. Additionally, the Under Secretary will meet with business leaders and the Mayor of Seattle. These events are part of the Secretary’s #EngageAmerica initiative to discuss foreign policy priorities across the United States.


For updates on the trip, please follow Under Secretary Stengel on Twitter (@stengel), Instagram (@RichardStengel) and Snapchat (@StateDept). Under Secretary Stengel will take over the @statedept Instagram account during his trip. You can follow #WPFD2016 and the State Department’s annual #FreethePress campaign on Department social media accounts on May 3 for updates on World Press Freedom Day.