Mon. Jul 15th, 2024
Secretary Blinken to Deliver Remarks at the Second Annual Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Conference

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will deliver opening remarks at the Department of State’s second annual Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Conference on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. The conference will be held in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the Department of State.   

Organized by the Bureau of Global Public Affairs (GPA) and the Bureau of Global Talent Management, this conference follows the success of the inaugural MSI conference in 2023, along with 13 previous conferences for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and three symposia for students of Hispanic-Serving Institutions hosted by GPA. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending higher education institutions that serve minority students.    

Secretary Blinken’s remarks will be open press and live streamed on and . Final access time for video cameras, writers, and still photographers is 2:50 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.   

Media representatives may attend the launch 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 the requester’s employer on letterhead verifying his/her employment status as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport). Those who do not have a State Department building pass should allow adequate time for visitor security processing at the 23rd Street entrance.  

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