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Public Schedule for December 17, 2010


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 17, 2010

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
 Secretary Clinton and Administrator Shah host a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with USAID and Department of State employees, in the Atrium Hall of the Ronald Reagan Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. at the 14th Street Main Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. at the 14th Street Main Entrance.
Visit
www.state.gov/qddr for more information on the report.


11:15 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with representatives from companies participating in the Palestinian Information Communications Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton hosts the 12th Annual Secretary’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE), at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:45 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:10 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.



DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE JAMES STEINBERG

Deputy Secretary Steinberg returns from foreign travel.


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

10:00 a.m.
 Administrator Shah and Secretary Clinton host a town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with USAID and Department of State employees, in the Atrium Hall of the Ronald Reagan Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. at the 14th Street Main Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. at the 14th Street Main Entrance.
Visit
www.state.gov/qddr for more information on the report.


4:45 p.m.  Administrator Shah delivers closing remarks to participants in the Interagency Food Security Strategic Reviews, at the Ronald Regan Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

9:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Transatlantic Economic Council meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with representatives from companies participating in the Palestinian Information Communications Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Initiative, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
  Under Secretary Hormats introduces Secretary Clinton at the 12th Annual Secretary’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE), at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with representatives from companies participating in the Palestinian Information Communications Technology (ICT) Capacity Building Initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

8:00 a.m.
  Under Secretary McHale participates in a Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Meeting, at the Cohen Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Maria Otero attends a USAID town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with USAID and Department of State employees, in the Atrium Hall of the Ronald Reagan Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.  
Under Secretary Maria Otero attends the 2010 Secretary’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE) ceremony, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

12:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks to a coalition of organizations involved in the work of the United Nations at an event organized by the Better World Campaign.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

11:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Carson attends the 12th Annual Secretary’s Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE), at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

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


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

9:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones attends a meeting of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with National Science Foundation Director Dr. Subra Suresh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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 POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Schwartz meets with a delegation from the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Schwartz briefs representatives from non-governmental organizations on his recent trip to Sudan and Chad, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA


10:15 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellows, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends the 2010 Secretary’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) ceremony, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

1:30 p.m. 
Ambassador Benjamin meets with EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. 
Ambassador Benjamin meets with Human Rights First Executive Director Elisa Massimino, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN

2:00 p.m. 
Special Envoy Goldwyn meets with Michael Levi, Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Special Envoy Goldwyn meets with Rodney D. Cook of Noble Energy, 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.



DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER

10:00 a.m.  Dr. Slaughter participates in a USAID town hall meeting to discuss the release of the first Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, “Leading Through Civilian Power,” with USAID and Department of State employees, in the Atrium Hall of the Ronald Reagan Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
  Dr. Slaughter briefs diplomats from the European Union on the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, at the EU Delegation Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
  Dr. Slaughter holds a conference call to brief the Foreign Press Center on the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, at the National Press Building.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact santacanajk2@state.gov.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. 
Daily Press Briefing.



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