U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will highlight climate change, innovation, and the global transition to a clean energy future during a speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at 10:30 a.m. on January 9, 2017.
Welcoming Secretary Kerry to the Institute will be MIT President L. Rafael Reif, Vice President for Research Maria T. Zuber, and Dean of the MIT School of Management David Schmittlein.
Following the speech, Secretary Kerry will be joined by Deputy Secretary Blinken to participate in a roundtable discussion with members of MIT, and policy experts on “The Future of Work. The discussion will focus on how rapid advances in technological innovation, including digitization and automation, are impacting the future of jobs and transforming economies across the world. The roundtable is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Innovation Forum, which convenes senior policymakers and industry experts for discussions on issues at the intersection of foreign policy and innovation.
Secretary Kerry’s Speech:
Secretary Kerry’s speech at 10:30 a.m. will be open to the press. Media are encouraged to RSVP by Sunday, January 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-set time for video cameras and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. at building E52: Morris and Sophie Chang Building Samberg Conference Center 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 02139.
Final access time for journalists: 8:30 a.m. at building E52: Morris and Sophie Chang Building Samberg Conference Center 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge 02139.
The speech will be streamed live on www.state.gov. Follow @StateDept and @MIT during the event.
The roundtable discussion at 11:30 a.m. will have a po?oled camera spray at the top. The duration of the discussion is closed press.
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).
For further information, please contact the Press Office at 202-647-2492.
Source: U.S. State Department.