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Public Schedule for October 13, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 13, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel. Watch Secretary Clinton’s Pristina Townterview live at 9:45 a.m. EDT on www.state.gov. For more information on the trip, click here.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL
(EDT + 6 hours)  Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Belgrade, in Belgrade, Serbia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:55 a.m. LOCAL
(EDT + 6 hours)  Secretary Clinton meets with Senior Government of Kosovo Officials, including Acting President and Assembly Speaker Jakup Krasniqi, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci  and Foreign Minister Skender Hyseni, in Pristina, Kosovo.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

12:25 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, in Pristina, Kosovo.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY AT APPROXIMATELY 1:00 P.M. LOCAL)

2:15 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton meets with Kosovar Serb Mayors, in Pristina, Kosovo.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:15 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton meets with local women leaders, in Pristina, Kosovo.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

3:45 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton holds a Townterview with Young Europeans and media partner RTK, at the National and University Library in Pristina, Kosovo.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live at 9:45 a.m. EDT on www.state.gov.

5:00 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Pristina, in Pristina, Kosovo.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

12:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers remarks at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CARNEGIE)

2:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JACOB LEW

4:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Lew participates in a meeting on the QDDR, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINSTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

11:45 a.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)
 

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS


11:00 a.m.
  Under Secretary Burns meets with AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
 Under Secretary Burns meets with U.S.-Ukraine Foundation Task Force Chairmen Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, Ambassador William Miller, Ambassador Steven Pifer, Ed Chow, Nadia Diuk, and Nadia McConnell, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Australian Foreign Secretary Dennis Richardson, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PATRICK KENNEDY

2:00 p.m.
  Under Secretary Kennedy attends a meeting, at the Old Executive Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS


10:00 a.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Italian Ambassador Giulimaria Terzi Di Sant’agata, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with CEO Andy Spindler, Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC).
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m
.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Kenichiro Sasae and Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Victoria Espinel, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, at the New Executive Office Building. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

Under Secretary McHale leads the 2010 Global Public Affairs Conference, at the Department of State. 


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

8:45 a.m.
  Under Secretary Otero meets with Assistant Secretaries Michael Posner and Kerri-Ann Jones at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS)

10:30 a.m.
 Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at “Raising Clean Hands: How WASH (drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene) is Essential for Achieving Universal Education) in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.


12:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at an event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Otero meets with Administrator Shah, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

4:30 p.m. 
Counselor Mills participates in a meeting on the QDDR, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


Ambassador Marshall leads an Experience America trip to Atlanta, Georgia with members of the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses from October 12 -15. Click here for more information.

8:00 a.m.  Ambassador Marshall and traveling Ambassadors attend  a breakfast at the Metro Atlanta Chamber with Chamber President Sam A. Williams, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and top Atlanta business leaders to discuss Atlanta’s business community and the benefits of doing business in Atlanta. Media Availability with Mayor Reed, President Williams, Ambassador Marshall and Visiting Ambassadors will directly follow conclusion of the event.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Metro Atlanta Chamber Board Room, 235 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA

10:00 a.m.
 Ambassador Marshall and traveling Ambassadors meet with former President Jimmy Carter, tour the Carter Library and receive a briefing on Carter Center initiatives.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.  Ambassador Marshall and traveling Ambassadors participate in a tour and discussion of Morehouse College and its Martin Luther King Jr. Collection with Ambassador Andrew Young, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Weldon Jackson, Morehouse faculty and students.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.  Ambassador Marshall, Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and traveling Ambassadors tour the Martin Luther King Jr. King Visitors Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA

3:15 p.m.  Ambassador Marshall, Congressman John Lewis, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and traveling Ambassadors participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr. Media Availability with participants will directly follow conclusion of the event.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta GA


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake hosts the South and Central Asian Affairs Chiefs of Mission Conference, at the Department of State.

6:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks at the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs, in Baltimore, Maryland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Carol Fulp and Gregory Nickels, the U.S. Public Delegates to the 65th UN General Assembly, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL


Assistant Secretary Campbell hosts the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Chiefs of Mission Conference.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

Assistant Secretary Carson attends the Maritime Safety and Security Towards Economic Prosperity Conference in Stuttgart, Germany through October 14.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

Assistant Secretary Feltman travels to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and France through October 22. At each stop, Assistant Secretary Feltman will be consulting with government officials and discussing a range of regional and bilateral issues.  For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Jose Fernandez travels to Des Moines, Iowa to attend the awards ceremony for the World Food Prize and participate as a panelist in the Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium. For more information, click here.

In Des Moines, Assistant Secretary Fernandez is also meeting with the World Economic Forum Agriculture Working Group, touring the facilities of Pioneer and consulting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. For more information, click here.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

8:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller speaks to the Class of 2011 at the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces, in Washington, D.C.   
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

Assistant Secretary Schwartz is traveling in Afghanistan to meet with Afghan officials, international agencies and non-governmental organizations to discuss how the international community can better support the return of Afghan refugees.


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN


Ambassador Benjamin travels to Paris, Brussels, Berlin, and London through October 16 for meetings with senior government officials to discuss counterterrorism cooperation.


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

8:00 a.m.
  Ambassador Verveer meets with Lithuanian Ambassador  Zygimantas Pavilionis, Vice Foreign Minister Evaldas Ignatavicius and Ambassador-at-Large Ina Marciulionyte, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m.
  Ambassador Verveer chairs the selection committee for the 2010 Swanee Hunt Award for Advancing Women’s Role in Policy Formulation, at the State Department.  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM
  Ambassador  Verveer departs for Deauville, France through October 16 to attend the Women’s Forum in the Economy and Society, and to speak at an OECD Council meeting. 


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN

Special Envoy Goldwyn participates in the International Energy Agency’s Annual Partnership Meeting on Energy and Sustainability, in Paris, France through October 15.


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER


8:45 a.m.
  Dr. Slaughter delivers remarks at the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Chiefs of Mission Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. 
Dr. Slaughter participates in a meeting on the QDDR, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:15 p.m.
 Daily Press Briefing.


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