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Daily Appointments Schedule for May 18, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 18, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON:
10:00 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen appear before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)

2:15 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Special Representative for North Korea Policy Stephen Bosworth and Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks Ambassador Sung Kim, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JACK LEW:
9:45 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Lew delivers remarks to the joint Bureau of International Organization Affairs and Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs Deputy Chiefs of Mission Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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 DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
Under Secretary Otero travels to Indonesia to meet with government officials and members of civil society to address human rights, democracy, internet freedom, and interfaith issues through May 21.  She will also visit Pekanbaru to survey peat forest and environmental degradation in the area.  For more information, click here.


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL
:
PM
  Ambassador Marshall greets Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa and Mrs. Margarita Zavala upon their arrival in the U.S., at Andrews Air Force Base.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY AIR FORCE)
For more information, contact bazbazK@state.gov.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN
:
Assistant Secretary Feltman travels to Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan to meet with senior government officials to discuss a range of issues of mutual interest through May 21.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ
:

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is in Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend the Council of Americas' 2010 Sao Paulo Conference through May 18.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VERIFICATION, COMPLIANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION ROSE GOTTEMOELLER
:
10:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller attends the testimony of Secretary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 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 a delegate to the 63rd World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland through May 19.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS DAVID JOHNSON
:
10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Johnson appears before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law in a hearing on “Drug Enforcement and the Rule of Law: Mexico and Colombia,” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA
:
10:30 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.   Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with the head of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Dr. Eduardo Stein, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN:
9:15 a.m.  Special Envoy Stern delivers the keynote address at a Brookings Institution Foreign Policy and Energy Security Initiative Event on climate change, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.



PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:

2:00 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing

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