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Daily Appointments Schedule for May 28, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 28, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON

9:30 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 10:35 A.M.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

11:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Congressmen Eliot Engel and Connie Mack, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton meets with Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with her Senior Development Team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JACK LEW

Deputy Secretary Lew attends the OECD Ministerial Conference in Paris, France through May 28. He is accompanied by Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

Under Secretary Hormats travels to Calgary, Canada for the G8 Sherpa meeting in preparation for the upcoming G-8 Leaders’ Summit in Muskoka, Canada.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

On May 27, Under Secretary McHale continues to travel in Mongolia. Her activities include:

11:00 a.m. LOCAL
  Under Secretary McHale meets with the Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m.
LOCAL  Under Secretary McHale meets with Mongolian Minister of Education Otgonbayar, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


12:55 p.m. LOCAL
 Under Secretary McHale has lunch with young local artists at the Arts Council of Mongolia, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:35 p.m. LOCAL
  Under Secretary McHale tours the Educational Advising Resource Center, which is part of the EducationUSA network, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: For more information, click here.
 (POOLED  PRESS COVERAGE)

On May 29, Under Secretary McHale returns to Beijing.

6:40 p.m. LOCAL
  Under Secretary McHale attends a concert by Ozomatli, who are on a State Department-sponsored tour, in Beijing, China. For more information, click here.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero leads the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Nigeria Binational Commission Working Group on Democracy, Transparency, and Integrity meetings in Abuja, Nigeria through May 28. She is also meeting with the Nigerian President Jonathan, senior government officials, and non-governmental organizations on other global affairs, including health and water issues.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

Under Secretary Tauscher attends meetings surrounding the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference, in New York.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Blake joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING)

1:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake briefs the press on the upcoming U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, leading the U.S. Delegation to the UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum: Rio 2010 through May 29. For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

3:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Feltman meets with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace sponsored Working Group on Egypt, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is in Madrid, Spain for the E.U.-U.S. Terror Finance Political Dialogue through May 28. He is also meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, hosting an innovation roundtable for Spanish entrepreneurs as a follow up to the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, and meeting with senior government officials to discuss financing of terrorism, economic sanctions, and the global economic crisis.  For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner travels to Moscow and Vladimir, Russia with Michael McFaul, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian Affairs, for the Administration’s second civil society dialogue through May 28. He is also meeting with senior government officials and civil society representatives to discuss a range of human rights issues.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

11:00 a.m
.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Executive Director of the World Bank Group Juan Jose Daboud, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Consulting Economist Dr. Norman A. Bailey, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


9:00 a.m.   Ambassador Benjamin co-chairs the 2010 session of the interagency U.S.-Russia Counterterrorism Working Group (CTWG) with Russian Special Counterterrorism Ambassador Anatoly Safonov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

Ambassador CdeBaca is in Vladimir, Russia to participate in the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Civil Society Working Group Meeting through May 28.


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN


9:00 a.m.  Coordinator Goldwyn delivers introductory remarks for Dr. Richard Newell, Administrator of the Energy Information  Administration, during a presentation of the EIA’s 2010 International Energy Outlook, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
  Coordinator Goldwyn meets with private sector energy and electricity companies active in Nigeria, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION POLICY AMBASSADOR PHILIP VERVEER

Ambassador Philip Verveer leads the U.S. Delegation to the fifth World Telecommunication Development Conference in Hyderabad, India through June 4.  For more information, click here.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis travels to Bonn to attend the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI) Resilient Cities 2010, 1st World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change Conference through May 28.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake briefs the press on the upcoming U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

 

The Daily Press Briefing immediately follows Assistant Secretary's Blake's briefing.

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