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MEDIA ADVISORY: Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues David Satterfield

US Embassy and Consulates in Turkey

Please join us on Thursday, November 9 for a digital press conference via ZOOM with Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues David Satterfield. Special Envoy Satterfield will discuss U.S. efforts and cooperation with regional partners to provide the maximum amount of humanitarian assistance as possible to the residents of Gaza. After opening remarks, Special Envoy Satterfield will take questions from participating journalists.


Speaker: U.S. Special Envoy David Satterfield

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023

Time: 9:00 pm Dubai | 12:00 pm Washington, DC | 7:00 pm Jerusalem

Languages: English, Arabic (listening only)

Ground rules: ON THE RECORD

Login Info: ZOOM link to be provided upon RSVP

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U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Turkey

David Satterfield was appointed the Special Envoy for Middle East Humanitarian Issues on October 15, 2023. Previously, he was appointed the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa on January 10, 2022. Prior to his appointment, David Satterfield was U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. He also served from June until July 2019 as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs from September 2017 to June 2019, and from July 2009 until August 2017 as the Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula. Other senior assignments with the State Department include as Coordinator for Iraq, U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Chief of Mission in Cairo, and U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon. His Middle East experience spans almost forty years and also includes assignments in Syria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and two tours in Lebanon. Ambassador Satterfield served as Director of Arab and Arab-Israeli Affairs in the Department of State and as Director for Near Eastern Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from 1993 to 1996, where he worked primarily on the Arab-Israeli peace process. For more information on SE Satterfield, please find a more detailed bio here.


● Participants should log in to join the briefing 10 minutes early. 

● Participants will be asked to type in their name, press affiliation, and location. 

● The speaker will give brief opening remarks, and then the moderator will open the floor to questions. 

● Participants will be instructed to type their questions or indicate to the moderator in the chat that they wish to ask a live question. Journalists may also submit written questions in advance when registering on Eventbrite or via e-mail to [email protected]. 

● If you experience technical difficulties during the briefing, you may send an e-mail to [email protected]. To alert the moderator to any issues.