Top US diplomat to discuss international groups

HONOLULU (AP) - A top U.S. diplomat is set to speak about the relationship between regional and global international organizations at the East-West Center.

Esther Brimmer, the assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, will participate in a free public round-table discussion on Friday, from noon to 1 p.m., in the center's John Burns Hall.

The center is located in Honolulu on East-West Road near the University of Hawaii.

Brimmer leads the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, which advances U.S. interests through international organizations in several areas, including human rights, peacekeeping, food security, humanitarian relief and climate change.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.