On Monday, June 20, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) conference themed “Democracy, Human Rights and Governance: Today’s Challenges and Effective Responses.” Senator Cardin will discuss the United States’ role promoting democracy and human rights from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests taking place in the Middle East today, known as the “Arab Spring.”
· WHO: Senator Ben Cardin to deliver keynote address at USAID conference, “Democracy, Human Rights and Governance: Today’s Challenges and Effective Responses”
· WHEN: Monday, June 20, 2011 – 2:30 PM.
· WHERE: Hilton Hotel
950 North Stafford Street
Media who wish to attend must RSVP for entrance, please RSVP to Gina Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon Friday, June 17.
Senator Cardin currently serves as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection. He is also Co-Chairman of the U.S Helsinki Commission, which contributes to formulation of U.S. foreign policy on human rights, economic development and democracy. He has served on the Commission since 1993.