November 10, 2016 Telephonic Press Briefing U.S. Energy Diplomacy in Africa

November 10, 2016 Telephonic Press Briefing U.S. Energy Diplomacy in Africa

Please join us on Thursday, November 10 at 14:00 (GMT) for a telephonic press conference with U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Ambassador Mary Burce Warlick who will discuss U.S. Energy Diplomacy in Africa. The PDAS will also discuss how current global energy trends are affecting Africa and how the U.S. government is working in partnership with African countries to adapt to a changing market and develop their energy resources in a responsible way through mechanisms such as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). PDAS Warlick will be speaking from her office in Washington D.C.

PDAS Warlick has recently returned from a trip to South Africa where she presented at the Africa Oil and Gas Week as well as met with government officials and the private sector. 


Speaker: U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Affairs
Date: November 10, 2016
Time:  09:00 EST |14:00 GMT
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Language:  English
Ground rules:  On the record
Dial-in Info: To be provided once you RSVP
Please indicate if you will dial in or request that we dial out to you (provide the phone number).
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  • Callers should dial-in to the conference call 10-15 minutes early. 
  • When an individual journalist dials-in, the operator will collect the caller’s name, press affiliation, and location.  When an embassy dials in, the operator will ask the embassy’s name and location.
  • The moderator will facilitate the Q and A among the connected callers and the journalists in Washington D.C.  Journalists on the conference call will be instructed to press the “*” and “1” buttons on their phones in order to enter the question queue.  NOTE:  You can press “*1” at any time during the call to join the question queue, even before the moderator begins the Q and A portion.  We ask that journalists limit themselves to one question and indicate to which speaker the question is directed.  Journalists can also submit questions in English to prior to or during the call. 
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Mary Burce Warlick

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Term of Appointment: 08/18/2014 to present

Mary Warlick assumed the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources in August 2014. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ms. Warlick served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia from 2010 to 2012, where she facilitated regional reconciliation, reforms, and the process of European integration. She then served as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Melbourne, Australia.

Ms. Warlick has over ten years of experience working on Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, serving as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia at the National Security Council, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy, and Director of the State Department’s Offices of Russian Affairs, and Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus Affairs. She served abroad as Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Global Affairs Counselor in Bonn, and Economic Officer in Manila and Dhaka. She also served on the staff of the State Department’s Executive Secretariat.

Ms. Warlick holds a B.A. in Political Science and Humanities from Valparaiso University in Indiana, and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She served as a board member of the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and is the recipient of several State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards, as well as the Secretary of State’s Award for Public Outreach.

Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Department of State.

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