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Public Schedule for February 15, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 15, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
7:45 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Vice President Biden, at the Vice President’s residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

9:50 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton meets with women civil society representatives, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact connnr@state.gov for more information.

10:00 a.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:40 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Gryshchenko deliver remarks to the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission and sign a strategic partnership memorandum of understanding on trafficking in persons, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS AND SIGNING)
Video coverage is pooled. Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:15 in the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on “Internet Rights And Wrongs: Choices & Challenges In A Networked World,” at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live on www.state.gov. Click here for more information.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the entrance on H Street near 21st Street.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. at the entrance on H Street near 21st Street.


1:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Under Secretary Burns, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:15 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton attends a meeting with President Obama at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:15 p.m.  Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG
11:45 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg accepts the credentials of Georgian Ambassador-designate Temuri Yakobashvili, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Japanese Ambassador Fujisaki, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Southern Sudan Minister for Regional Cooperation Deng Alor, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES
11:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Board of Directors, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Iraq Transition Coordinator Patricia Haslach, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH
11:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah delivers the David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture, at the Masur Auditorium in the National Institutes of Health.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information. Watch live here.

3:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., at the Rayburn House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Representative Frank Wolf, at the Cannon House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a dinner discussion on the Global Health Initiative hosted by the Global Health Council, at the National Press Club.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS

10:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns hosts a working lunch with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Secretary Clinton and Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Cypriot Permanent Secretary Nicholas Emiliou, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS
10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats joins Under Secretary Burn’s meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Rao, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Shinichi Nishimiya, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S.-Japan Business Council Board members, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero travels to Nepal to discuss disaster planning and refugee issues through February 14. Contact
Giles-DiazKL@State.gov for more information.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER
1:45 p.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

In Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Counselor Mills participates in a meeting of the Interim Haitian Reconstruction Commission and meets with government officials through February 16.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS BOB BLAKE
Assistant Secretary Blake is en route to foreign travel in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan through February 19. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ
1:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with executives from Pfizer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON
10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Gryshchenko, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:40 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon participates in the meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS AND SIGNING)

1:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Gordon hosts a luncheon for participants in the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER
3:30 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller meets with D. B. Venkatesh Varma, Indian Joint Secretary for Disarmament and International Security Affairs, at the Department of State.   
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS

Assistant Secretary Jacobs travels to New Delhi, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal for the week of February 14.

4:30 p.m. LOCAL  Assistant Secretary Jacobs meets with Justice Vikramajit Sen of the Delhi High Court, in New Delhi, India.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

Assistant Secretary Schwartz is on foreign travel in Liberia through February 18.  Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA
2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela appears before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)
Click here for more information.

7:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a dinner hosted by EU Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA
10:40 a.m. 
Ambassador CdeBaca participates in the meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS AND SIGNING)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER
10:40 a.m. 
Ambassador Verveer participates in the meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS AND SIGNING)

1:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer attends Assistant Secretary Gordon’s luncheon for participants in the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Commission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer meets with Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
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