On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Secretary of State John Kerry will participate in a Google+ Hangout hosted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Lara Setrakian, founder of the digital news site Syria Deeply. The Hangout will also feature Andrew Beiter, a social studies teacher and a regional education coordinator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
This roundtable discussion will weigh the United States' response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Secretary Kerry's participation in this event represents our ongoing efforts to explain why taking action to hold the Assad regime accountable for its violation of international norms is important to our interests and our security.
As you prepare for the discussion, I encourage you to read Kristof’s “Pulling the Curtain Back on Syria” and visit the websites of Syria Deeply and the Holocaust Museum. You can participate in this conversation by submitting questions on Nicholas Kristof’s Google+ page, or tweeting your questions to @NickKristof and @Lara using the hashtag #TalkSyria. You will be able to watch the Hangout here.
Moira Whelan serves as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital Strategy in the Bureau of Public Affairs.
- Visit WhiteHouse.gov/Syria to learn more about President Obama's response to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons in Syria and get the latest news from the White House about the situation.
- Watch: President Obama makes a statement on Syria from the Rose Garden