What: The University of Texas at Austin, the Clements Center for National Security, and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law present “U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere.”
This event is co-sponsored by the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Presidential Library.
When: 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1
Where: Blanton Auditorium in the Edgar A. Smith Building, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
Press credential required to attend: There is limited press space, so we ask that TV photographers come without tripods. There will be an overflow room to watch the address across from the main venue.
Please reply to Kylie Fitzpatrick, with name/s of those attending and your media outlet no later than 4 pm Tuesday, Jan. 30 to ensure your access to the event.
On the day of the event, attending members of the press must check in at the dedicated press table to receive their event credentials. The event will start promptly at 1 p.m., so please plan accordingly.
The event will be livestreamed.
Note: Given time constraints, Tillerson will not be available for media interviews before or after his remarks.
Background: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico; Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica, on Feb. 1-7. He will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy-secure and democratic hemisphere. Throughout his travels, Secretary Tillerson will advocate for increased regional attention to the crisis in Venezuela.
At the start of his trip in Austin, Tillerson will outline the Trump administration’s Western Hemisphere policy priorities in an address at The University of Texas at Austin.