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Public Schedule for September 8, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 8, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

8:00 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Vice President Biden, at the Vice President’s residence.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

9:10 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton delivers a foreign policy speech, at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE/POOLED VIDEO COVERAGE)
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m.
For more information, click here or contact DCPressRSVP@cfr.org.


11:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton officiates at the Swearing-In Ceremony for Ambassador to Peru Rose Likins, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton officiates at the Swearing-In Ceremony for Ambassador to Malaysia Paul Jones, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

10:00 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Steinberg accepts the credentials of Cypriot Ambassador-designate Pavlos Anastasiades, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with non-governmental organizations to discuss NGO certification in Colombia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JACOB LEW

12:30 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Lew attends an interagency meeting on the Global Health Initiative and PEPFAR with Administrator Shah, CDC Director Thomas Frieden and Ambassador Goosby, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

11:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:30 p.m.
 Administrator Shah attends an interagency meeting on the Global Health Initiative and PEPFAR with Deputy Secretary Lew, CDC Director Thomas Frieden and Ambassador Goosby, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the Food Security Initiative, at the Department of Agriculture.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS

Under Secretary Burns travels to Russia and Ukraine through September 10. In Russia, he will review key issues on our bilateral and international agenda, discuss future projects under the Obama-Medvedev Bilateral Presidential Commission and meet with key government ministers as well as civil society and human rights leaders.  In Ukraine, he will follow up on Secretary Clinton’s July visit with meetings involving governmental and non-governmental figures and discussions on how to enhance our bilateral strategic partnership. For more information, click
here.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

Under Secretary Hormats travels to China to attend the UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Xiamen, China through September 8. 

9:00 a.m. LOCAL  Under Secretary Hormats attends the opening ceremony of the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen, China.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOSTS)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL  
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a CIFIT roundtable on “Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Cooperation,” in Xiamen, China.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOSTS)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

9:30 a.m.  Under Secretary McHale attends Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy speech, at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:45 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary McHale officiates at the Swearing-In Ceremony of Ambassador to Central African Republic Larry Wohlers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero hosts an off-site strategy retreat, in Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

9:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher attends Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy speech, at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

10:45 a.m. 
Counselor Mills meets with Ambassador to Haiti Ken Merten, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

11:30 a.m.  Ambassador Marshall serves as the Master of Ceremonies at the Swearing-In Ceremony for Ambassador to Peru Rose Likins, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Ambassador Marshall serves as the Master of Ceremonies at the Swearing-In Ceremony for Ambassador to Malaysia Paul Jones, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


3:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Amir Attaran, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner joins Deputy Secretary Steinberg’s meeting with non-governmental organizations to discuss NGO certification in Colombia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Iraqi Minister for Human Rights Wijdan Salim, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

Assistant Secretary Schwartz travels to Portland, Oregon, accompanied by Senator Jeff Merkley, to meet with resettled refugees, NGO representatives and state and local agencies that support refugee integration into local communities.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

6:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception hosted by Panamanian Ambassador Jaime Aleman in honor of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, at the ambassador’s residence.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOSTS)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

9:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy speech, at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Heraldo Muñoz, the UN Development Program’s Regional Bureau Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela delivers remarks at the annual Conference on the Americas (CAF), at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.

7:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a reception for the annual Conference on the Americas (CAF), at the Organization of American States.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a dinner hosted by Panamanian Ambassador Jaime Aleman in honor of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, at the ambassador’s residence.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOSTS)


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR DANIEL BENJAMIN

11:00 a.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin participates in an event on the U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy in Yemen, at the United States Institute of Peace.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin meets with UK Defence and Strategic Threats Director Simon Manley, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

9:30 a.m. 
Ambassador CdeBaca attends Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy speech, at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


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

9:30 a.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:30 p.m.  Ambassador Melanne Verveer and Ambassador Bill Todd co-chair the first Gender Task Force meeting on Afghanistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Ambassador Melanne Verveer meets with Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.  Ambassador Melanne Verveer attends a reception in honor of the 19th Anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine, at the Embassy of Ukraine.  
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOSTS)


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

9:30 a.m. 
Dr. Slaughter attends Secretary Clinton’s foreign policy speech, at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. 
Dr. Slaughter delivers remarks to the National Security Executive Leadership Seminar, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE


1:15 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing. 

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