Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte To Address “Enduring US Foreign Policy Priorities” at Aspen Institute

July 24, 2008  • Institute Contributor

Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte To Address “Enduring US Foreign Policy Priorities” at Aspen Institute

Aspen, CO, July 24, 2008 –– The 2008 Aspen Institute McCloskey Speaker Series will feature a Conversation with Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte and Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson.  The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, August 6, 2008 at the Doerr-Hosier Center on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, CO. The series is made possible by a gift from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation. Tickets for the McCloskey Speaker Series are $10 each and are now on sale through Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House. As a full-capacity audience is expected for this program, early ticket purchasing is encouraged. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the lecture, and unclaimed tickets will be on sale at the door.

John Negroponte is the Deputy Secretary of State, the Department of State’s second ranking official. As Deputy Secretary of State, he assists Secretary Condoleezza Rice in the conduct of US foreign policy and functions as the chief operating officer of the Department. He coordinates and supervises US Government activities overseas, represents the Department’s position before Congress, and manages key foreign policy issues on the Secretary’s behalf.

Prior to his current assignment, Ambassador Negroponte served as the first Director of National Intelligence (DNI). From June 2004 to April 2005, he had served as US Ambassador to Iraq. From September 2001, until his appointment to Iraq, Ambassador Negroponte served as the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. From 1997 to 2001, Ambassador Negroponte was employed in the private sector as Executive Vice President for Global Markets of The McGraw-Hill Companies in New York.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Aspen Show tickets at the Wheeler Opera House at 970-920-5770. For more information on the Aspen Institute McCloskey Speaker Series and other events open to the public, please contact Cristal Logan at 970-544-7929 or, call the information hotline at 970-544-7970, or visit the Institute’s website at

Other speakers to be featured in the McCloskey Speaker Series include:

August 12 Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health
“The AIDS Era: A Historical Perspective”
6:30 – 7:30 pm; Paepcke Auditorium

Other public events at the Aspen Institute include:

August 14 John McCain, presumptive Republican presidential nominee and Arizona Senator
3:00 pm; Greenwald Pavilion

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.

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