Wednesday, September 27 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Room 207 3502 Watt Way
In today’s hyper media environment, spokespersons need to know how to rapidly craft, deliver, and evaluate messages. With information flowing across channels, platforms, and through numerous actors we turn to Ambassador Mike Hammer, former White House National Security Council Spokesperson and State Department Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, to hear his best practices of strategic communication and how the current complex and accelerated information environment is impacting national security decision making.
Join us for a candid conversation on the role of USG spokespersons and how to most effectively communicate with domestic and international audiences.
About Ambassador Mike Hammer
Mike Hammer is currently serving as Deputy Commandant and International Affairs Advisor at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University.
Ambassador Hammer is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service class of Minister-Counselor. He most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to Chile from 2014-2016. He began his diplomatic career in 1988. Prior to his appointment in Chile, Ambassador Hammer served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs from March 2012 to August 2013. He also served as Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.
Before joining the Bureau of Public Affairs, Ambassador Hammer served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Press and Communications, and National Security Council Spokesman from January 2009 to January 2011. He previously served at the National Security Council as Deputy Spokesman from 1999 to 2000 and as the Director of Andean Affairs from 2000 to 2001.