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Public Schedule for December 9, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 9, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:00 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Chief Israeli Negotiator Yitzhak Molho, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries of the Regional Bureaus, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Save the Children Board Chair Anne Mulcahy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Albanian Foreign Minister Edmond Haxhinasto, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:30 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:45 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.


1:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Nigerian Foreign Minister Henry Odein Ajumogobia, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 1:35 P.M.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:00 p.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:20 p.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.


3:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the 2010 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Mid-Year Conference, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS IN DEAN ACHESON AUDITORIUM)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.
For more information, click
here.


5:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with the Department of State’s Employee Affinity Groups, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES STEINBERG

11:15 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Sir John Holmes of the Ditchley Foundation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

9:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

10:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the orientation for the recently named Science Envoys, Dr. Rita Colwell, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta and Dr. Alice Gast, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information on the new Science Envoys, click here.

12:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Michael Bennet, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Daniel Yohannes, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

9:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting of the President’s Export Council at the White House. 
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

7:30 p.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats delivers the keynote address at the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils Dinner, in Washington, D.C.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE


Under Secretary McHale will lead the U.S. observer delegation to the third annual meeting of the Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) through December 10 in Bali, Indonesia. For more information, click here.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

8:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the orientation for the recently named Science Envoys, Dr. Rita Colwell, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta and Dr. Alice Gast, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information on the new Science Envoys, click here.

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Nigerian Foreign Minister Henry Odein Ajumogobia, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


11:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts a visiting group of members of the German Bundestag and German development experts, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts a South African delegation, at the Department of State, for consultations in advance of the December 14 U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

1:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Carson joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Nigerian Foreign Minister Henry Odein Ajumogobia, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez briefs the press on his recent travel to Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, and the North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (NAPEO), in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.

1:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan, in Washington D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS DAVID JOHNSON

12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Johnson participates in a discussion on U.S.-EU Cooperation on Iran, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Center for Transatlantic Relations.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Johnson meets with Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

8:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones hosts an orientation for the recently named Science Envoys, Dr. Rita Colwell, Dr. Alice Gast and Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information on the new Science Envoys, click here.

5:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones attends a reception hosted by the National Academies of Science for the recently named Science Envoys, Dr. Rita Colwell, Dr. Alice Gast and Dr. Gebisa Ejeta.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

9:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner hosts a roundtable discussion with non-governmental organizations on Cambodia, Thailand and Burma,  at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) David Matsuda, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:15 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Vice Admiral Michael A. LeFever, Commander of the Office of the Defense Representative to Pakistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

3:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock introduces Secretary Clinton at the 2010 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) Mid-Year Conference, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
For more information, click here.

PM  Assistant Secretary Stock moderates a panel discussion with the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information on the FLTA Conference, click here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA


Assistant Secretary Valenzuela travels to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to hold bilateral meetings through December 9. For more information, click here.

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

Ambassador CdeBaca meets with representatives of the International Organization for Migration, in Cairo.


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

Ambassador Melanne Verveer participates in the Luxor International Forum, “End Human Trafficking Now: Enforcing the UN Protocol,” through December 12, in Luxor, Egypt. The conference is sponsored by the Suzanne Mubarak International Women’s International Peace and Movement and the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking. For more information, click here.


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN

9:00 a.m.
 Special Envoy Goldwyn co-chairs the Mexico Transboundary Negotiations, at the Embassy of Mexico.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith travels to New Zealand, Brunei and Singapore for meetings with civil society groups, youth, entrepreneurs and government officials through December 17.



DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

9:00 a.m. 
Dr. Slaughter delivers remarks at the orientation for the recently named Science Envoys, Dr. Rita Colwell, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta and Dr. Alice Gast, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information on the new Science Envoys, click here.

10:00 a.m.  Dr. Slaughter joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Assistant Secretaries of the Regional Bureaus, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Dr. Slaughter briefs staff from the T, ISN, PM, AVC, INR and S/CT bureaus on the QDDR, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez briefs the press on his recent travel to Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, and the North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (NAPEO), in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.

The Daily Press Briefing will immediately follow.

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