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Public Schedule for December 15, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 15, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
9:30 a.m.
 Secretary Clinton meets with her senior management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Quartet Representative Tony Blair, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m.
 Secretary Clinton hosts a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with Department of State employees, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:15 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:00 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.

Watch the event live on
www.state.gov.

12:45 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with U.S. Forces Iraq Commander Gen. Lloyd Austin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE JIM STEINBERG:

Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with senior officials in Beijing, China through December 16.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
11:15 a.m.
 Administrator Shah participates in a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with Department of State employees, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PATRICK KENNEDY:
11:15 a.m.
 Under Secretary Kennedy participates in a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with Department of State employees, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
11:15 a.m.
 Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks to the Study Group on a U.S. Development Strategy in Pakistan, at the Center for Global Development.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero meets with Under Secretary of the Treasury Lael Brainard, OPIC President Elizabeth Littlefield, MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes and NSC Senior Director Gayle Smith to discuss financial inclusion, at the Department of the Treasury.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks on human rights, at the Organization for American States
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

For more information, contact Giles-DiazKL@state.gov.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Kazakhstan Ambassador Erlan Idrissov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Uzbekistan Ambassador Ilhom Nematov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:
Assistant Secretary Fernandez speaks to the Global Business Forum, in Washington, D.C.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON:

Assistant Secretary Gordon leads the U.S. Delegation to the Fourteenth Session of the Geneva Discussions in Geneva, Switzerland through December 16. For more information, click
here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES:
Assistant Secretary Jones travels to Doha, Qatar and Alexandria, Egypt through December 16.  On Tuesday, Assistant Secretary Jones speaks at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) launch event in Alexandria, Egypt.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with government officials and civil society representatives in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand through December 19.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
2:15 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with U.S. Forces Iraq Commander Gen. Lloyd Austin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK:
11:15 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock meets with Colombian Ambassador Gabriel Silva, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
12:45 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Dr. Diego Canepa, Uruguay’s Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:
8:00 a.m. 
Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

10:00 a.m. 
Ambassador Benjamin meets with Alexander Charles Carlile, Baron Carlile of Berriew, QC, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
10:00 a.m.
  Ambassador Verveer hosts a roundtable discussion with representatives of non-governmental organizations on women, peace and security, and updates on Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer speaks via digital video conference with Korean women leaders in Seoul participating in a women’s leadership seminar. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER:
8:30 a.m.  Dr. Slaughter meets with the board of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition to discuss the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m.  Dr. Slaughter participates in a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with Department of State employees, in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
1:00 p.m.
  Dr. Slaughter and USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg brief the press, on camera, on-the-record,  on the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.

The daily press briefing follows today’s special briefing.


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