U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will address the American Jewish Committee 2013 Global Forum on Sunday in Washington, D.C.
Kerry’s address to AJC, the premier global Jewish advocacy organization, will be his first to a Jewish group since the Senate approved his appointment by President Obama four months ago.
The AJC Global Forum will bring together 1,500 participants from across the United States and 60 Jewish communities around the world.
“Our annual Global Forum is a unique, energizing, highly informative experience, a must for engaged Jewish advocates,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris. “The opportunity to learn from and speak directly to world leaders and top policy experts about critically important policy issues, as well as to engage with one other from across the Jewish world, is not to be missed.”
Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and, via video, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will also address the conference.
Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, as well as Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski will similarly speak about regional and global political and security challenges, as each country
There event will also include a special tribute to outgoing AJC President Robert Elman, and a concluding segment to mark Israel's 65th anniversary.