SOURCE: Center for U.S. Global Engagement

June 18, 2008 09:00 ET

U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel Will Headline Impact '08 in Ohio Launch

Foreign Policy Discussion Will Highlight Global Challenges Facing Next U.S. President

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - The Center for U.S. Global Engagement will officially launch its Impact '08 in Ohio effort, a partnership with The Ohio State University's John Glenn School of Public Affairs and the Columbus Council on World Affairs, on June 23, 2008 with a luncheon and foreign policy discussion featuring U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE). The Impact '08 in Ohio's Advisory Committee urges the 2008 presidential candidates to incorporate greater investments in global development and diplomacy as critical tools in America's engagement with the world. The committee has more than 130 members, including U.S. Representatives David Hobson and Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, the State Senate President and Minority Leader, the State House Speaker, Majority Leader and Minority Leader, the Chairmen of the Ohio Republican and Democratic Parties, Maj. Gen. Todd Stewart (USAF, Ret.), The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, and a wide range of business, community, and faith leaders. A full list of the committee membership is available at

WHAT    Impact '08 in Ohio Luncheon and Foreign Policy Discussion

WHO     Welcoming Remarks by:
        Dr. Charles Wise, Director, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
        The Honorable Ray Miller, Minority Leader, Ohio State Senate
        Liz Schrayer, Executive Director, Center for U.S. Global Engagement
        Keynote Address by The Honorable Chuck Hagel, U.S. Senator (R-NE)
        Discussion moderated by Dr. Richard Herrmann, Director, Mershon
        Center for International Security Studies

WHEN    Monday, June 23, 2008

WHERE   The Faculty Club At The Ohio State University
        181 South Oval Drive
        Columbus, OH

NOTE: Cameras must be pre-set no later than 11:30am. Press must arrive no later than 11:45am. To register, please contact Jeff Berkowitz at or 202-730-4163. Valid press credentials required.

For more information on Impact '08 in Ohio, please visit

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    Jeff Berkowitz