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Public Schedule for February 18, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 18, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

1:00 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on Afghanistan and Pakistan to launch the Asia Society’s Series of Richard C. Holbrooke Memorial Addresses, at the Asia Society in New York City.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live on www.state.gov. Click here for more information.


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

2:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg accepts the credentials of French Ambassador-designate Francois Delattre, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

9:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Jeffrey Zients of OMB, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

3:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah participates in the USAID Forward Retreat, at the Carnegie Endowment Conference Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

1:00 p.m.
  Under Secretary McHale attends Secretary Clinton’s remarks on Afghanistan and Pakistan, at the Asia Society in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

4:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Otero meets with Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


Ambassador Marshall hosts a farewell reception in honor of departing Ambassador of the Philippines Willy C. Gaa, and Mrs. Gaa, at Blair House. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE


Assistant Secretary Blake is in Tashkent, Uzbekistan through February 19. Click here for more information.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL  Assistant Secretary Blake delivers opening remarks at the Uzbekistan-US Business Forum, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets civil society representatives, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a "chai chat" with young Uzbeks, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Blake holds a press availability, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


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

11:45 a.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Brownfield delivers keynote remarks to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) CEO Symposium, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deputies Meeting, at the Department of Commerce.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

10:30 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Henk Swarttouw, Dutch MFA Director for 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.


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

9:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with UK Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Sir John Beddington, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with U.S Coordinator Jacob Moss to discuss the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM  Assistant Secretary Jones departs for foreign travel in Nairobi, Kenya to attend the UNEP Global Council meeting.



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

9:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock addresses the EducationUSA Higher Education Roundtable, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock meets with  Ambassador to Spain Alan D. Solomont, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

9:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with RAPSOL Representatives, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela participates in a conference call with diaspora communities from the Western Hemisphere for a briefing on his trip to El Salvador.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

1:30 p.m. LOCAL 
Ambassador CdeBaca delivers a keynote address at the U.S. Pacific Command Interagency Symposium on Trafficking in Persons, in Hawaii.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


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


Ambassador Verveer is in 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

2:30 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.

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