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Public Schedule for February 23, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 23, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
9:30 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton meets with the senior management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton participates in a social media dialogue with Dr. Ahmed Ghanem of Egypt’s
Masrawy.com, at the Department of State.
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1:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Foreign Policy Briefing, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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Pre-set time for cameras: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers:  12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:50 P.M.)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers:  2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:45 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)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
Deputy Secretary Steinberg, accompanied by Assistant Secretary Gordon, travels to Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Albania and Bosnia through February 26. Click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
10:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador Goosby, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Lois Quam, Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Assistant Secretary Valenzuela, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Alec Ross, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS:
Under Secretary Burns is on foreign travel. On February 23, he departs Cairo for Tunis, where he will meet with Tunisian officials and civil society representatives.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
8:30 a.m. LOCAL 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers opening remarks at Stanford University’s U.S.-Japan Dialogue to Promote Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Job Creation, in Palo Alto, California.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:15 p.m. LOCAL  Under Secretary Hormats visits the Russian Innovation Center and meets with Dmitry Akhanov, Head of Rusnano U.S., in Mountain View, California.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
8:45 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero hosts the global issues principals meeting, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. 
Under Secretary Otero meets with Nigerian Ambassador Adefuye, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Otero joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER:
11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with the Coalition for Security and Competiveness, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS:
4:00 p.m.  
Counselor Mills meets with President of the Inter American Development Bank Luis Moreno, at the IDB.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM R. BROWNFIELD:
10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova and Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL:

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel in New Zealand through February 23.  Assistant Secretary Campbell returns to Washington DC on February 23.   

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON:
1:40 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Carson delivers remarks at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Foreign Policy Briefing, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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Pre-set time for cameras: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby. Final access time for journalists and still photographers:  12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS PHILIP J. CROWLEY:
1:15 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Crowley delivers remarks on “Communicating U.S. Foreign Policy” at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Foreign Policy Briefing, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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Pre-set time for cameras: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers:  12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Crowley joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFF FELTMAN:
Assistant Secretary Feltman travels to Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates through March 2.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:
11:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON:
Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Deputy Secretary Steinberg on foreign travel to Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Albania and Bosnia through February 26. Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER:
9:00 a.m. LOCAL 
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivers the opening address at the 3rd ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-sessional Meeting on Nonproliferation and Disarmament, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
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Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller meets with officials attending the 3rd ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-sessional Meeting on Nonproliferation and Disarmament, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Assistant Secretary Jones participates in the Global Ministerial Environment Forum of the UN Environment Program in Nairobi, Kenya through February 23.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER SUSAN SWART:
Assistant Secretary Swart participates in Microsoft’s 9th Annual Public Sector CIO Summit in Redmond, Washington.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY)

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Voluntary Visitor Program participants from Argentina, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY:
10:00 a.m.
  Ambassador Goosby meets with Deputy Secretary Nides, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Goosby discusses PEPFAR with Assistant to the President and Counselor to the Chief of Staff David Lane at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
Ambassador Verveer leads the United States delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York City through February 27.

Ambassador Verveer participates in a number of bilateral meetings and side events, including the U.S.-sponsored side events focused on the link between women’s empowerment and technology.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON:
Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel to Brazil, Argentina and Peru through February 26. Special Representative Balderston is meeting with senior government officials, non-governmental representatives and business leaders to discuss investing with impact in the region.  He is also participating in the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air forum in Lima, Peru and meeting with potential partners for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves initiative.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
12:00 p.m.
  Daily Press Briefing with Assistant Secretary Philip J. Crowley



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