Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Royce Travels to the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago


Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC
April 23, 2019

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will travel April 23-29 to the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago to promote and strengthen the State Department’s cultural and educational diplomacy efforts in the Western Hemisphere.

While in the Dominican Republic, Assistant Secretary Royce will meet with government officials, ECA program alumni, Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) partners, and disaster risk management experts, as well as tour an ECA-funded cultural restoration project. She will also launch the American English teacher’s guide for Dominican teachers, and visit the first-in-the-world American English Lounge at our binational center in Santo Domingo.

In Trinidad and Tobago, Assistant Secretary Royce will highlight achievements by women leaders in Trinidad and Tobago during the Embassy’s Women of Courage Award ceremony, and participate in a workshop addressing solutions to countering crime and violent extremism. She will also meet with government officials, and with ECA program alumni.

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