Telephonic Press Briefing with Robert Destro

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Please join us on Wednesday, December 11, for a telephonic press briefing with Robert Destro, Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Assistant Secretary Destro will discuss his ongoing travel to Europe from December 3-12 to the Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Assistant Secretary Destro is meeting various government representatives, organizations such as the United Nations, and civil society groups to show U.S. support for human rights, the democratic principles of government, the U.S. effort to combat forced labor, and increased restrictions on civil society in many nations. He will take questions from participating journalists.

The briefing is on-the-record and will be conducted in English. Dial-in info will be provided upon rsvp


Robert Destro serves as Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. He has a long history as a human rights advocate and civil rights attorney with expertise in elections, employment, and constitutional law. Assistant Secretary Destro has been on the faculty at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law since 1982 and served as its Interim Dean from 1999 to 2001, as well as founding director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies.

His full bio can be found here.


• Participants should join the conference 10 minutes early.

• The operator will ask for your name, press affiliation, and location.

• Assistant Secretary Destro will give brief opening remarks, and then the moderator will open the floor to questions.

• Participants will be instructed to push the “1” and “0” buttons on their phones to enter the question queue. You may also submit questions in advance via email to

• If you experience technical difficulties during the call, you may email to alert the moderator to any issues.

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