Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to the United Arab Emirates October 24-28. He will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and Special Representative to Muslim Communities Shaarik Zafar. They will engage with regional traditional and social media companies, discuss ongoing cultural programs, and explore potential new partnerships.

The discussions reflect Secretary Kerry’s commitment to U.S. cultural diplomacy.

While in the United Arab Emirates, Under Secretary Stengel also will co-chair a meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition Communications Working Group.