Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to Chicago, Illinois October 13-14. On October 13, Under Secretary Stengel will participate in a roundtable discussion with Syrian students at Illinois Institute of Technology. In the evening, the Under Secretary will be interviewed at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics for a conversation on countering violent extremism, including U.S. efforts to counter ISIL's propaganda online.

On October 14, the Under Secretary will speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

These events are part of the Secretary’s #EngageAmerica initiative to discuss foreign policy priorities across the United States.