Sept. 22 JMSC of HKU Shanghai Lecture: Three Reasons Why You Should Care About Financial Journalism by Jeffrey Timmermans
13 September 2012
Diplomat Calls for Religious Tolerance
17 September 2012

Sept 14: Talk – 21st Century Statecraft: A Conversation With U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

Mike Hammer, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs will deliver a talk about the way that the modern media is used in diplomacy at the JMSC on Friday, September 14, 2012.

Hammer will discuss issues such as internet freedom, the use of social media as a tool for public diplomacy and other subjects.

Mike Hammer

About the speaker:
Mike Hammer was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs on March 30, 2012. Previously, Hammer served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and, before that, as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. He has received several awards during the course of his career, including the Department’s Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy.

Hammer earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and master’s degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and from the National War College at the National Defense University. He grew up in Latin America, living in Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil.

Date: Friday, September 14, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Lecture with Q & A)
Venue: T4, Meng Wah Complex
Registration not required.