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Public Schedule for September 2, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 2, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton hosts the re-launch of direct negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR SEATED OPENING REMARKS)
Watch live on www.state.gov. For more information, click here.
Pre-set time for cameras: 5:30 – 6:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.



DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG
:
1:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
1:30 p.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:30 p.m. 
Administrator Shah leads an interagency conference call on Haiti and food security.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with EU Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida, at the Department of State.  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a Net Freedom Task Force at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Under Secretary Otero, Assistant Secretary Jones and Coordinator Goldwyn, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:
Under Secretary McHale travels to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile through September 2 to participate in Council of the Americas Conferences and to engage in people-to-people outreach activities. For more information, click here.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero co-chairs a meeting of the Net Freedom Task Force at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Under Secretary Hormats, Assistant Secretary Jones and Coordinator Goldwyn, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER
:

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE SENATOR GEORGE MITCHELL:
10:00 a.m. 
Senator Mitchell participates in the re-launch of direct negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR SEATED OPENING REMARKS)
Watch live on www.state.gov.

In the afternoon, Senator Mitchell briefs the press on-camera on the progress of the direct negotiations, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Department of State. Further details on timing will be forthcoming by email.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
Assistant Secretary Blake travels to Dushanbe, Tajikistan and Moscow, Russia through September 3. For more information, click here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER:
Assistant Secretary Brimmer travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile through September 2.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN
:
10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Feltman participates in the re-launch of direct negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR SEATED OPENING REMARKS)
Watch live on www.state.gov.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES:
3:30 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Under Secretary Hormats, Under Secretary Otero and Coordinator Goldwyn, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner presents the 2009 Human Rights Award to Foreign Service Officer Anthony Deaton, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in negotiations within the framework of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) through September 2, in Geneva, Switzerland.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SUSAN SWART
:
11:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Swart participates in a Net Freedom Task Force at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER
:
10:00 a.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer hosts a briefing for the NGO community entitled “Empowering Women through Foreign Policy,” at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer meets with Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Doug Wilson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN
:
Special Envoy Stern and Deputy Special Envoy Jonathan Pershing represent the United States at the Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance, in Geneva, Switzerland through September 3.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER
:
2:00 p.m. 
Dr. Slaughter delivers remarks at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting, at the Palladian Ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN
:
3:30 p.m.
Coordinator Goldwyn meets with Under Secretary Otero, Under Secretary Hormats and Assistant Secretary Jones, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE
:
In the afternoon, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace Senator George Mitchell briefs the press on-camera on the progress of the direct negotiations, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Department of State. Further details on timing will be forthcoming by email.

THERE WILL NOT BE A DAILY PRESS BRIEFING

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