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Daily Appointments Schedule for May 13, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 13, 2010

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 SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON

9:15 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries of the Regional Bureaus, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton calls Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:10 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with a delegation of Yemeni diplomatic and military officials, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Afghan women ministers, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras:  12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers:  1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance. 


2:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton and Afghan President Hamid Karzai participate in a moderated conversation, at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here. To watch a live webcast, click here.


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG

11:30 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


USAID ADMINISRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is in Africa, to visit both Kenya and Sudan, through May 19. On his visit, Administrator Shah is monitoring the progress of President Obama’s Global Health Initiative and Food Security Initiative, and of U.S. investments in agriculture, health and democracy and governance. He is engaging with USAID and U.S. Country and Regional Team staff and discussing the context of Sudan humanitarian, development and peace building missions. This is Administrator Shah’s first visit to Africa as USAID Administrator.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS

11:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with Tunisian Defense Minister Ridha Grira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
  Under Secretary Burns meets with Mikail Fridman of Alfa Group, Peter Aven of Alfa Bank, and Ambassador Rick Burt, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

9:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the U.S.-China Investment Forum, at the Department of Treasury.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
12:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue luncheon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Communications and Computer Industry Association’s Annual Washington Caucus, at the Newseum's Knight Conference Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact Danielle Yates at dyates@ccianet.org or (202) 783.0700 x122.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero attends U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue meetings throughout the day.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m.  
Under Secretary Otero meets with Vietnamese Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact weckerja@state.gov.

4:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Otero meets with leaders from the science community to discuss science-based foreign policy with Counselor Mills and Assistant Secretary Jones, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact lindsayan@state.gov.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER


Under Secretary Tauscher is in Turkey for meetings with her counterparts through May 16.


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

4:00p.m.  
Counselor Mills meets with leaders from the science community to discuss science-based foreign policy with Under Secretary Otero and Assistant Secretary Jones, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact lindsayan@state.gov.


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

9:15 a.m.
  Dr. Slaughter attends Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Assistant Secretaries of the Regional Bureaus, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Dr. Slaughter delivers remarks to Yemeni diplomatic and military officials on the role of diplomacy in national security, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR AND CHIEF OF PROTOCOL CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall leads the Diplomatic Corps on an Experience America trip to Chicago, Illinois through May 14. Experience America brings the art of diplomacy to cities and neighborhoods across America to showcase life outside the Beltway to foreign ambassadors posted in Washington.
Media interested in covering the trip should contact BazbazK@state.gov

8:00 a.m.  
Ambassador Marshall hosts an Experience America Chicago breakfast and panel discussion with the foreign ambassadors and leaders of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, World Business Chicago and other prominent Chicago business leaders.
(OPEN TO PRINT PRESS)

9:30 a.m.
Ambassador Marshall and the foreign ambassadors take a tour of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Globex Trading System Command Center, in Chicago, Illinois.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. 
Ambassador Marshall and the foreign ambassadors take a tour of the Wrigley Global Innovation Center, in Chicago, Illinois.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m.  
Ambassador Marshall and the foreign ambassadors take a tour of the Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, Illinois.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

12:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Blake speaks to a class at the Marine Corps War College, in Quantico, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer is in Port au Prince, Haiti, meeting with Edmond Mulet, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH); Major General Simeon Trombitas, Commander of the Joint Task Force Haiti; Joel Jean-Pierre, Haitian Minister of Education; senior representatives from UNESCO and UNICEF; and senior representatives from the UN Human Settlements Program.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

11:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Carson meets with Kenyan Minister of Justice Mutula Kilonzo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Feltman speaks to a Yemeni delegation participating in a National Defense University security policy seminar, at the Department of State.  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is in Tokyo, Japan to meet with Japanese government representatives and American Chamber of Commerce members to discuss economic issues through May 14. For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON


Assistant Secretary Gordon travels the week of May 9 to Serbia, Macedonia, and Kosovo.  He is meeting with senior government officials to discuss a range of issues of mutual interest.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS DAVID JOHNSON

8:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Johnson participates in a candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact Karen Bassiri at (202) 737-8533.



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

12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones addresses the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Forum on Science and Technology Policy, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact Molly McElroy at mmcelroy@aaas.org or click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner leads the U.S. delegation for the China Human Rights Dialogue, at the Department of State through May 14.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

3:15 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Schwartz meets with Finnish Ambassador Pekka Lintu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

9:15 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Tunisian Defense Minister Ridha Grira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SUSAN SWART

10:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Swart participates in a panel discussion of the Federal Executives with the Human Capital Shared Interest Group’s (SIG) Government Advisory Panel (GAP) to discuss federal agency policies concerning the use of Social Media, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

11:30 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends Deputy Secretary Steinberg’s meeting with Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Congressman Xavier Becerra, in the Longworth House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Representative Gregory Meeks, in the Rayburn House office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Canadian Foreign Minister Elaine Feldman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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


12:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer co-chairs a U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council meeting, at Georgetown University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer attends Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Afghan Women Ministers, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY WITH REMARKS PRECEDING MEETING)
Additional details to be announced.

4:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer participates in an NGO roundtable titled “Women’s Participation in the Afghan Political and Reintegration Process,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS AMBASSADOR ELIZABETH BAGLEY

9:00 a.m.
  Ambassador Bagley attends the mid-year meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), in New York.  
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY CGI)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION POLICY AMBASSADOR PHILIP VERVEER


Ambassador Phil Verveer is leading an interagency delegation to the U.S.-Russia Information and Communication Technology Roundtable with the Russian Ministry of Communications in Moscow, Russia through May 14. The delegation includes representatives from the Department of State, the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications Information Administration. For more information, click here.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:00 Noon   Off-Camera, On-The-Record Daily Press Briefing in the Correspondents' Room, Room 2310

 

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