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Public Schedule for February 17, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 17, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries of the Regional Bureaus, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton participates in a classified briefing for members of the Senate, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.  Secretary Clinton officiates at a Swearing-In Ceremony for Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton attends a meeting with President Obama at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:15 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton hosts a reception honoring the National Council of International Visitors during its 50th anniversary year, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
Watch live on
www.state.gov. Click here for more information.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers:
5:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

10:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg accepts the credentials of Panama Ambassador-Designate Mario Ernesto Jaramillo Castillo, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

9:15 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Assistant Secretaries of the Regional Bureaus, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense David Sedney and the SRAP team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Director of Foreign Assistant Rob Goldberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Assistant Secretary Gordon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

10:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah briefs the House Hunger Caucus on USAID Feed the Future Programming, at the Cannon House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Representative Adam Smith, at the Rayburn House Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Representative Steven Rothman, at the Rayburn House Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Representative Jo Ann Emerson, at the Rayburn House Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO of OPIC, at USAID.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS

9:40 a.m.  
Under Secretary Burns addresses the Appeal of Conscience seminar at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns accompanies Secretary Clinton to a classified briefing for members of the Senate, on Capitol Hill.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Senator Mark Warner, at the Russell Senate Office Building. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

10:30 a.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with executives from Verizon Corporation, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 
3:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with incoming Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abdulatif Al Zayani, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

12:45 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale addresses the National Council of International Visitors annual meeting at a luncheon for the diplomatic corps at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Watch live here. Click here for more information.
Media should RSVP to the NCIV at margaretaferry@comcast.net.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

10:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero meets with Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.
  Under Secretary Otero attends the Swearing-In Ceremony for Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Otero delivers opening remarks at a reception honoring Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin of the UNPF, at the United Nations Association in Washington DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

9:30 a.m. 
Counselor Mills meets with President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Moreno, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

11:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

3:00 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

2:30 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Yves Brodeur, Canadian Political Director and Assistant Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Security, 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.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL  Assistant Secretary Jacobs meets with Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials in Kathmandu, Nepal.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL  
Assistant Secretary Jacobs meets with Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare Acting Secretary Sharma and Under Secretary Karki of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare, and the Prime Minister’s Chief Secretary Ghimire in Kathmandu, Nepal.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

1:15 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Jones attends the Swearing-In Ceremony for Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones participates in an interagency meeting on international health cooperation, at the White House.
 
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)



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 POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

8:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro delivers remarks on U.S. security assistance and maritime security to the Corporate Council on Africa’s Security Working Group, at the Corporate Council on Africa.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Abdulatif Al-Zayani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

8:30 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the opening plenary of the National Council of International Visitors at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
Watch live here. Click here for more information.
Media should RSVP to the NCIV at margaretaferry@comcast.net.

1:15 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Stock attends the Swearing-In Ceremony for Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Stock attends Secretary Clinton’s reception honoring the National Council of International Visitors during its 50th anniversary year, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
Watch live on
www.state.gov. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER SUSAN SWART

Assistant Secretary Swart participates in an executive session sponsored by the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council, at the American Institute of Architects.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

7:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)
Click here for more information.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

8:00 a.m. LOCAL  
Ambassador Goosby delivers the address, “A Global Partnership to Fight HIV/AIDS,” as part of the Leading Voices in Public Health Series at East Tennessee State University, in Johnson City, Tennessee.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


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


Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel 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 FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON 

1:15 p.m. 
Special Representative Balderston is officially sworn-in to office by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


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

12:45 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.

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