Remarks at the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Passing the Baton 2017: America’s Role in the World


John Kerry
Secretary of State
U.S. Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
January 10, 2017

MS WOODRUFF: Thank you, Nancy. I’m delighted to be here and, Mr. Secretary, I understand you sprinted across the street. Is that right?

SECRETARY KERRY: My sprinting days are reduced, but I came. I got here. (Laughter.)

MS WOODRUFF: Well, there – you were spied hurrying, I’ll put it that way.

SECRETARY KERRY: “Spied,” right. (Laughter.)

MS WOODRUFF: So the format is that I’m going to engage, ask some questions of the Secretary for about 15 or 20 minutes, and then we’re going to open it up to you in the audience. So be thinking about what you might want to ask him as well. And let’s start. … FULL TEXT