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Daily Appointments Schedule for May 21, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 21, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Japan, China, and Korea through May 26. For more information, click here.

PM LOCAL (EDT + 13 hours)  Secretary Clinton arrives in Tokyo, Japan.

4:00 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada, in Tokyo, Japan.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

5:25 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Okada hold a joint press availability, in Tokyo, Japan.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton meets with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, in Tokyo, Japan.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

PM LOCAL (EDT + 12 hours)
  Secretary Clinton arrives in Shanghai, China.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS


9:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Burns meets with Karan Bhatia of General Electric and Benjamin Powell of Wilmer Hale, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1130 a.m.
 Under Secretary Burns delivers remarks to a group of 2010 Rangel Fellows, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

Under Secretary Hormats accompanies Secretary Clinton on her foreign travel to Asia through May 26. For more information, click here.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

9:30 a.m.
  Under Secretary McHale meets with Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero is in 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 is also visiting Pekanbaru to survey peat forest and environmental degradation in the area. 
For more information, click here.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabov, in Toronto, Canada.


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

Dr. Slaughter is in Moscow, Russia to conduct trilateral policy planning talks through May 21. She will then join Secretary Clinton for her foreign travel to Asia through May 26.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

10:15 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks at the Citizens for Global Solutions Annual Conference, at the Washington Plaza Hotel.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED by CGS)

For more information, click here.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell accompanies Secretary Clinton on her foreign travel to Asia through May 26. For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

Assistant Secretary Carson is traveling to Entebbe, Uganda and Istanbul, Turkey through May 22. He is meeting with President Museveni and other senior Ugandan officials on May 20 in Entebbe and attending a UN conference regarding Somalia on May 22 in Istanbul.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

Assistant Secretary Feltman is on travel to Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan to meet with senior government officials to discuss a range of issues through May 21.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VERIFICATION, COMPLIANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


8:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on the new START at a workshop hosted by the United States Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, in McLean, VA. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon meets with the G8 Political Directors in Toronto, Canada, in preparation for the G8 Leaders’ Summit in June.


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

Assistant Secretary Jones travels to Paris, France and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to meet with senior government officials to discuss a range of issues through May 25.  In Dar es Salaam, she will deliver the keynote address to the African Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officers Conference and meet with students at the Ubungo Islamic Secondary School.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is in Beijing, China to attend the second joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. He will join Secretary Clinton on her foreign travel to Asia when she arrives in Beijing.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

10:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Schwartz delivers remarks to graduates of the Certificate Program in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies, at Georgetown University.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY GEORGETOWN)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

5:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Tom Countryman meet with Serbian Secretary of State for Defense Policy Dusan Spasojevic, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SUSAN SWART

Assistant Secretary Swart consults with the staff of the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa on information technology, in Ottawa, Canada.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a meeting of the Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, in Atlanta, Georgia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS AMBASSADOR ELIZABETH BAGLEY

Ambassador Bagley accompanies Secretary Clinton on her foreign travel to Asia through May 26. For more information, click here.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

12:00 p.m.  Ambassador Benjamin delivers remarks at a Washington Institute’s Policy Forum Luncheon, at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY


Ambassador Goosby closes the 2010 PEPFAR Annual Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, at which nine U.S. Ambassadors to PEPFAR countries and over 300 U.S. Government personnel have convened.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

Ambassador Melanne Verveer is in Beijing, China to address the Global Summit for Women, and to meet with government officials, civil society leaders and Chinese women entrepreneurs.  Ambassador Verveer will join Secretary Clinton in Shanghai to accompany her on the rest of her foreign travel in Asia through May 26. For more information, click here.


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN

12:30 p.m. 
Coordinator Goldwyn attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN

Special Envoy Stern departs for Beijing, China to attend the second joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.


PRINCIPAL DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DEREK CHOLLET

Principal Deputy Director Chollet accompanies Secretary Clinton on her foreign travel to Asia through May 26. For more information, click here.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing

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