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Daily Appointments Schedule for April 20, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 20, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON:
Secretary Clinton has no public appointments.



DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
Deputy Secretary Steinberg travels to India and Bangladesh April 20-22. He is meeting with Government Officials and Business, Civil Society and Opinion Leaders in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Dhaka. For more information, click here.


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH
:
10:30 a.m. 
USAID Administrator Shah appears before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN RICHARD HOLBROOKE:
1:00 p.m.
 Special Representative Holbrooke delivers Remarks to the 2010 National War College Classes, at Fort McNair.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


5:45 p.m.
  Special Representative Holbrooke meets with Afghan Minister of Finance Zakhilwal, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
Under Secretary Burns travels to Senegal, Liberia, Angola, South Arica, Namibia, Nigeria and Cape Verde through April 25.  He is meeting with senior government officials, business executives and civil society representatives to expand relations with key African partners in the areas of democracy, sustainable economic development, health and education, and peace and security. For more information, click here.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PAT KENNEDY
:

Under Secretary K
ennedy travels to Beijing April 19-22, Seoul April 22-25 and Hanoi April 25-26.  In Beijing, Under Secretary Kennedy is addressing the Bureau of East Asian Policy’s Management Officers’ Conference and is meeting with Chinese Officials to discuss Bilateral Property Issues.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS
:

10:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers Opening Remarks at the U.S.-Jordan Economic Policy Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
Under Secretary Otero travels to Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank through April 21.  Her trip focuses on discussing water issues with interlocutors from the region.  She is meeting with Government Officials, NGOs, and Youth Leaders.  For more information, click here.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER
:
3:00 p.m.
  Under Secretary Tauscher briefs the Washington and New York Foreign Press Centers on an "Overview of the Obama Administration’s Nonproliferation Agenda."  For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ
:
9:30 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in the U.S.-Jordan Economic Policy Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO
:
Assistant Secretary Shapiro leads the U.S. Delegation to the U.S.-Chile Bilateral Political-Military Dialogue with Chile through April 20, in Santiago, Chile. For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES:

Assistant Secretary Jones is traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam to co-lead the U.S. delegation to the International Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza.  Assistant Secretary Jones serves as U.S. Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza through April 23.  For more information, click here.


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN:
12:00 p.m.
  Coordinator Goldwyn participates in the U.S.-Jordan Economic Policy Dialogue, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:

Ambassador Verveer travels to Lithuania, Russia and Egypt through April 23. She is meeting with senior government officials and NGO leaders to discuss progress towards achieving women’s empowerment in the political, social and economic arenas, combating gender-based violence and improving maternal health. For more information, click here.


SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL
:

Special Envoy Rosenthal travels to Ukraine, Lithuania, and Tunisia through May 2. She is meeting with interfaith and inter-ethnic groups in all three countries, paying respects at the massacre site of Babi Yar in Kiev and attending the Lag B'Omer Festival to present the film Among the Righteous which tells the story of Tunisian Muslims sheltering Jews during World War II.



PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE
:

1:00 p.m. 
Daily Press Briefing.

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