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Public Schedule for October 19, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 19, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
10:30 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton holds a meeting on the cookstoves initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:20 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Irish Minister of State Peter Power, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton delivers opening remarks to the U.S.-Northern Ireland Economic Conference, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.


12:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.


2:15 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at a lunch for the U.S.-Northern Ireland Economic Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton meets with Northern Ireland First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuiness, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.


4:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Slovakian Foreign Minister Mikulas Dzurinda, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 4:35 P.M.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 4:20 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.



DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
3:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

USAID ADMINSTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
10:30 a.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:

Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting of G-8 officials in Ottawa, Canada.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:
2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale meets with Admiral Eric Olson, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
8:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero meets with representatives from the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero meets with Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education Otra Aasland, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero meets with Honduran Attorney General Rubi, Security Minister Alvarez, Justice and Human Rights Minister Ana Pineda and Prosecutor Sandra Ponce, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER:
10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher speaks with Robert Hannigan, UK Director General of Defense and Intelligence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS BRIMMER:
3:45 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks on “The United Nations Human Rights System: What Works at the National Level,” at the Brookings Institution.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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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 consult with government officials and discuss a range of regional and bilateral issues.  For more information, click
here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON:
11:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon attends the U.S.-Northern Ireland Economic Conference opening session, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS

12:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Patterson, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY)

2:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Gordon attends the U.S.-Northern Ireland Economic Conference luncheon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY)

4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Slovak Foreign Minister Mikulas Dzurinda, at the Department of State.

(JONIT PRESS AVAILABILILTY)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER:

8:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Italian Ambassador Sandro De Bernardin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks at the White House Project’s “START Now Summit: Women Leaders for Nuclear Security,” at the Renaissance hotel in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE PROJECT)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES:
11:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Canadian Deputy Foreign Minister Blair James, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS DAVID JOHNSON:
Assistant Secretary Johnson travels to Guatemala. He is meeting with Guatemalan Minister Carlos Menocal, interim Attorney General Maria Mejia de Contreras, Police Reform Commissioner Helen Mack, International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Commissioner Francisco Dall’Anese and other leaders to address crime and violence, including law enforcement reform and pending legislation in support of security and justice efforts in Guatemala.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner hosts a roundtable of NGOs to discuss Mexico, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS)

4:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner participates in a panel discussion on LGBT rights sponsored by Human Rights First, the Open Society Foundations, the Human Rights Campaign and the Council for Global Equality, at the Human Rights Campaign Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ:
9:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Schwartz participates in the Strategic Dialogue between the Department of State, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and USAID, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN:
10:30 a.m. 
Ambassador Benjamin meets with members of the German Parliamentary Committee for Legal Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.  Ambassador Benjamin meets with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador CdeBaca delivers remarks at the
5th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in Vienna, Austria.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
10:30 a.m.
  Ambassador Melanne Verveer joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting on the cookstoves initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer meets with Armenian Ambassador Marie Yavanovitch, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN:
Special Envoy Stern meets with Chinese officials in China, to discuss Climate Change negotiations prior to the upcoming COP-16 meetings in Cancun, Mexico.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
12:30 p.m. 
Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Frank Ruggiero briefs the press to preview the upcoming U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, in the Press Briefing Room, at the Department of State.

The Daily Press Briefing follows with Mark Toner.

 

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