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Public Schedule for February 16, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 16, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:45 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Lithuanian Foreign Minister and Chairman of the OSCE Audronius Azubalis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks to the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Watch live on www.state.gov.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. in the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. in the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:45 p.m.
 Secretary Clinton hosts a reception in honor of new members of the House of Representatives and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

10:45 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Lithuanian Foreign Minister and Chairman of the OSCE Audronius Azubalis, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg accepts the credentials of Botswanan Ambassador-Designate Tebelelo Mazikle Seretse, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Louise Arbour of the International Crisis Group, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

10:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Senator Lindsey Graham, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

12:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends Secretary Clinton’s reception in honor of new members of the House of Representatives and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

9:15 a.m. 
Administrator Shah speaks with Representative Kay Granger.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Watch live on www.state.gov.

11:00 a.m.  Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

6:30 p.m. 
Administrator Shah attends Secretary Clinton’s reception in honor of new members of the House of Representatives and their spouses, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS

8:30 a.m.  
Under Secretary Burns delivers remarks to the Atlantic Council Iran Task Force, at the Atlantic Council. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns introduces Secretary Clinton at the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Watch live on www.state.gov.

11:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with members of the UK Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abulatif Al Zayani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with students from Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, at Georgetown University. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Cypriot Permanent Secretary Nicholas Emiliou, at the Department of State. *Rescheduled from February 15.
  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns attends Secretary Clinton’s reception in honor of new members of the House of Representatives and their spouses, 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 participates in the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

12:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks to a roundtable discussion with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), at the AAAS building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks to the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
5:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a CSIS-Schieffer Series Dialogue on “Unlocking the Full Potential of the U.S.-India Relationship,” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.

6:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends Secretary Clinton’s reception in honor of new members of the House of Representatives and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary McHale participates in the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary McHale leads the second plenary session of the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live here. No media will be present in the room.

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale briefs staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

2:00 p.m.
  Under Secretary McHale briefs staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Capitol Hill.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

8:45 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero hosts a weekly Democracy and Global Affairs principals meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero participates in the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

11:50 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero delivers closing remarks at the second plenary session of the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live here. No media will be present in the room.

12:15 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero hosts a lunch for participants in the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Otero meets with Louise Arbour of the International Crisis Group, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

8:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher delivers remarks at the ExchangeMonitor’s 2011 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.     
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Click here for more information.

2:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Swiss Ambassador Manuel Sager, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, 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 ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan through February 19. Click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Turkmenistan President Berdimuhamedov, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Blake conducts a mid-year review of the Annual Bilateral Consultations, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Blake holds a press conference, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with representatives of minority religious groups, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with representatives of the U.S. business community, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

2:00 p.m.   
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Margot Wallstrom, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM R. BROWNFIELD

3:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Carson participates in the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon participates in the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Vice President Biden’s bilateral meeting with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

10:35 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on New START Treaty implementation at the ExchangeMonitor’s 2011 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.     
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS

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


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

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones participates in the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

6:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones attends Secretary Clinton’s a reception in honor of new members of the House of Representatives and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(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 EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock participates in the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

2:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at an event on “Community Colleges and China:  Increasing Opportunities for Study Abroad,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

11:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Senator Robert Menendez, at the Hart Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends Secretary Clinton’s reception in honor of new members of the House of Representatives and their spouses, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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


10:00 a.m.  Ambassador Verveer participates in the first ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

PM
  Ambassador Verveer travels to Brazil through February 20 to meet with senior government officials, civil society representatives and business leaders to discuss women’s issues, and to launch activities under the U.S.-Brazil Memorandum of Understanding on the Advancement of Women and Girls.  


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH AND SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

Special Representative Pandith and Special Envoy Rosenthal travel to Brussels and Vienna through February 18 to launch their campaign, 2011 Hours Against Hate, at the OSCE. For more information visit www.state.gov/2011hoursagainsthate and www.facebook.com/2011hoursagainsthate.

 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:30 p.m.   Mr. Tomicah S. Tillemann, Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, will brief reporters ON CAMERA on the launch of Secretary Clinton’s first-ever Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society in the Press Briefing Room (2209).

The Daily Press Briefing will immediately follow.



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