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Daily Appointments Schedule for April 21, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 21, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON:
AM  Secretary Clinton, accompanied by Assistant Secretary Phil Gordon, departs for Foreign Travel.



DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
Deputy Secretary Steinberg travels to India and Bangladesh through April 22. He is meeting with government officials and business, civil society and opinion leaders in New Delhi, Kolkata and Dhaka.
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DEPUTY SECRETARY JACK LEW
:
9:00 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Lew delivers Remarks at the First Annual U.S.-African Union High Level Bilateral Meetings, at the U.S. Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Final access time for all media: 8:15 a.m from the 23rd Street Lobby.
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2:00 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Lew meets with Afghan Minister of Finance Zakhilwal & Governor of the Afghan Central Bank, at the U.S. Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE) 

8:00 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Lew hosts a Dinner for the Washington Institute’s 25th Anniversary, at the U.S. Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
Under Secretary Burns travels to Senegal, Liberia, Angola, South Africa, 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.
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PAT KENNEDY
:
Under Secretary Kennedy travels to Beijing through April 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 ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER:
9:30 a.m.
  Under Secretary Tauscher participates in a Panel Discussion on “The Road from Prague: Next Steps for New START,” at the Atlantic Council.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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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. 
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CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA MARSHALL:
3:30 p.m. 
Ambassador Marshall hosts a Farewell Coffee for the Outgoing Zambian Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Inonge Mbikusita Lewanika, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON and COORDINATOR FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND STABILIZATION AMBASSADOR JOHN HERBST
:
Assistant Secretary Carson and Ambassador Herbst participate in the First Annual U.S.-African Union High Level Bilateral Meetings, at the Department of State.
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFF FELTMAN
:
1:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Feltman appears before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOUSE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS
:
10:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Jacobs appears before the Senate Homeland Security Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)


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 through April 23. 
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SUSAN SWART:
Assistant Secretary Swart travels to Chengdu, Beijing, and Shenyang, China through April 22.  She is meeting with Consulate and Embassy staffs on Information Technology.


PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS DANIEL CLUNE:
10:00 a.m.  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Clune speaks at the U.S. Department of State’s Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, at the U.S. Department of State. 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 9:00 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 9:40 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
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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.



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY
:
Ambassador Goosby participates in the First Annual U.S.-African Union High Level Bilateral Meetings, at the U.S. Department of State.
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PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE
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1:00 p.m. 
Daily Press Briefing

 


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