Washington, DC - Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Rick Stengel will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from July 6 through July 8, 2015 to attend the launch of the Sawab Center.

The Sawab Center is an online engagement and messaging operation in support of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. The center, named after the Arabic word for “the right and spiritual path,” will use direct online engagement to counter the terrorist messaging that is used to recruit foreign fighters, fundraise, and terrorize local populations. While in the UAE, Under Secretary Stengel will also meet with UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Gargash, and give interviews to Pan-Arab media.