U.S. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III to Host the Launch of the U.S. Diplomacy Center

Hillary Rodham ClintonWASHINGTON, D.C. /eNewsChannels/ — On Friday, January 25th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and guest of honor former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III will host the Launch of the United States Diplomacy Center at the U.S. Department of State.

The U.S. Diplomacy Center, a new state-of-the-art museum and education center, will dedicate 35,000 square feet to bringing the story of American diplomacy to life. It will be located at the Department of State’s headquarters, the historic Harry S Truman Building.

This space will invite audiences to explore the impact of diplomacy using the latest technologies, interactive exhibits, compelling artifacts, hands-on education programs, diplomatic simulations, and the expertise of on-hand foreign affairs specialists. Education will be at the core of the Center’s work, drawing on the experiences of our diplomats as case studies and as the basis for interactive simulations. The award-winning architectural firm, Beyer Blinder Belle, was selected for the project and the building is designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Silver standards.

Funding for the Center is made possible through major contributions from the private sector, including those made by Alcoa, The Annenberg Foundation, The Honorable and Mrs. James A. Baker, III, Bank of America Corporation, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, The Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Citigroup Inc., Una Chapman Cox Foundation, Nelson B. Delavan Foundation, eBay Inc., FedEx Express, Intel Corporation, PepsiCo Foundation, Mr. David Rockefeller, Sr, Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc., Mr. Bernard Schwartz, SNF USA Inc. and Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Starr Foundation, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Foundation, Walmart Foundation and The Honorable John C. Whitehead.

For more information on the U.S. Diplomacy Center, please visit diplomacy.state.gov.

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