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Public Schedule for November 18, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
November 18, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
9:15 a.m.
 Secretary Clinton participates in a meeting hosted by Vice President Biden to discuss New START and why it is in our national security interest that the Senate approves it this year, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

AM  Secretary Clinton departs for foreign travel



DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE JIM STEINBERG:
9:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers remarks to the U.S. Institute of Peace.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
9:45 a.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Senator Robert Casey, on Capitol Hill.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  
Administrator Shah meets with Representative Ben Chandler, at USAID.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.  
Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the White House Fellows Education Luncheon Series at the Office of White House Fellowships.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
9:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Burns delivers remarks to the U.S.-Swiss Joint Working Group, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.   
Under Secretary Burns meets with Dr. Susan Hockfield, President of MIT, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Singapore Permanent Secretary Bilahari Kausikan, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Swiss State Secretary Peter Maurer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
12:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks to the Congressional Study Group on Germany, on Capitol Hill.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:10 p.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats delivers keynote remarks to the U.S.-China Pharmaceutical Industry Summit on Healthcare and Innovation, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:
10:10 a.m. 
Under Secretary McHale meets with Chinese Minister of the State Council of Information Office Wang Chen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
 Under Secretary McHale attends a Broadcasting Board of Governors monthly meeting, at the Cohen Building in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
11:30 a.m.
 Under Secretary Otero meets with USAID Deputy Administrator Steinberg, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
 Under Secretary Otero hosts a roundtable discussion on freedom of media in Africa with NGO representatives, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
 Under Secretary Otero meets with Swiss State Secretary Peter Maurer, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
1:30 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks to the Advanced South Asia Area Studies seminar, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a conference call briefing with members of the Indian diaspora community on President Obama’s recent visit.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER:
11:45 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Swiss Ambassador to the UN Alexandre Fasel, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON:
6:30 p.m. PST 
Assistant Secretary Carson delivers remarks on “U.S. Policy Initiatives in Africa” at the African Studies Association’s 53rd   Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, California.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:

10:30 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez leads an inter-agency meeting on the OECD’s Green Growth Strategy in Washington, D.C. (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE) 

2:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Fernandez hosts a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP), at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE) 
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON:
Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS:
Assistant Secretary Jacobs meets with UK Minister of State for Borders and Immigration Damien Green and UK Border Agency Chief Executive Lin Homer to discuss consular issues.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS DAVID JOHNSON:
Assistant Secretary Johnson meets with government officials to discuss the International Police Peacekeeping Operation Support (IPPOS) Program, in Berlin and Oslo. For more information, click
here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with John Kamm of the Dui Hua Foundation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Karin Ryan, Director of the Human Rights Program at the Carter Center, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Minister Pagan Anum, the Government of Southern Sudan’s Minister for Peace and CPA Implementation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Dr. Robert Barnett of Columbia University, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ:

Assistant Secretary Schwartz travels to Chad through November 18. He is meeting with government officials, representatives of international organizations and NGOs engaged in humanitarian assistance efforts in the region.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro delivers remarks to the Atlantic Partnership and Center for Transatlantic Relations, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK:
2:15 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock participates in a panel discussion on “Public Diplomacy in the 21st Century” at the 2010 U.S. Summit & Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
2:30 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends the first plenary session of The Mexican-American Leadership Initiative, at the Woodrow Wilson Center. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:45 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with SOUTHCOM Commander General Douglas Fraser, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:
3:00 p.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin meets with Swiss Ambassador for Counterterrorism Jurg Lindemann, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Malaysian government officials, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
2:00 p.m.
  Ambassador Verveer testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Women's Rights Are Human Rights: U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW),” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

Watch live here.

6:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer receives the Herter Memorial Award at the WorldBoston gala, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
For more information, click here.

SPECIAL ENVOY FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN:
1:30 p.m.  
Special Envoy Goldwyn meets with Yasuo Tanabe of Hitachi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH:

Special Representative Pandith travels to Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Maldives for meetings with civil society organizations, journalists, social entrepreneurs, youth groups, and government officials through November 24.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:

1:30 p.m.  Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C. Adams will brief the press on camera, on-the-record, on U.S. government strategy for addressing the cholera outbreak in Haiti, in the State Department press briefing room, room 2209.

 

Mr. Adams will be joined by Mark Ward, Acting Director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development.  Both will be on hand to respond to questions from reporters.

 

The daily press briefing with Mark Toner will follow this special briefing.

 

 

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