Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs (GPA), Bill Russo, will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, and Los Angeles, California, from September 11th to 13th. During this visit, Assistant Secretary Russo will emphasize the vital role of the American public in shaping U.S. foreign policy and highlight the Administration’s commitment to crafting foreign policy that delivers for the American people.

In Phoenix, Assistant Secretary Russo will meet with local community leaders, elected officials, and both students and faculty at Arizona State University. In the afternoon, he will participate in a town hall hosted by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.

In Los Angeles, Assistant Secretary Russo will be joined by the State Department’s Special Envoy for Global Youth Issues, Abby Finkenauer. Together, they will meet with students and exchange participants to highlight the importance of involving young people in global affairs.

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