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Public Schedule for February 28, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 28, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland. Click here for more information.

8:45 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Rudd, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

9:30 a.m. LOCAL
 Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

10:45 a.m. LOCAL
 Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL
 Secretary Clinton meets with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and French European Affairs Minister Laurent Wauquiez, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL
 Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

2:10 p.m. LOCAL
 Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Tunisian Secretary of State Radhouane Nouicer, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL
 Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks to the Conference on Disarmament in the Disarmament Chamber, at Palais des Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL
 Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

5:20 p.m. LOCAL
 Secretary Clinton holds a press availability, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:25 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families from Mission Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM  Secretary Clinton returns from foreign travel.


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

5:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers the Von der Heyden Distinguished Lecture, at Duke University in North Carolina.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

7:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Department of Energy Chief of Staff Rod O’Connor, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:15 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Assistant Secretary Carson, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Senator Lugar, on Capitol Hill.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

9:15 a.m.
  Administrator Shah joins Deputy Secretary Nides’ meeting with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PATRICK KENNEDY


Under Secretary Kennedy delivers remarks to the National Governor’s Association spousal group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

11:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Lord Greek, the UK Trade and Investment Minister, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ian Solomon, U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank, at the World Bank Group.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats speaks with John Frisbie, President of U.S.-China Business Council.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with David Lipton and Ambassador Patterson, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ja’far Hassan, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

8:45 a.m. 
Under Secretary McHale speaks with Russian Ambassador Mikhail Shvydkoy, co-chair of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:15 a.m.  Under Secretary McHale joins Deputy Secretary Nides’ meeting with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale meets with her public diplomacy leadership team, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale attends a briefing by the Office of Opinion Research.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero travels to Nigeria through March 3.  She meets with senior government officials, electoral observation organization representatives, and civil society groups to discuss efforts to create an environment for free, fair and transparent general elections in April. 


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

11:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Ambassador Victoria Nuland, Special Envoy for Conventional Armed Forces, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

Counselor Mills is on foreign travel in Haiti to meet with U.S. Government officials and to participate in a meeting of the Interim Haitian Reconstruction Commission.


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall delivers remarks to the National Governor’s Association spousal group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

Assistant Secretary Feltman travels to Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and the United Arab Emirates through March 2.
 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS

Assistant Secretary Jacobs delivers joint remarks with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas to Congressional staff members, at the Capitol Visitor Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CONGRESS)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ


Assistant Secretary Schwartz travels to Colombia and Ecuador through March 4. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

8:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela delivers opening remarks at the 2011 Conference on Caribbean Policy Objectives, at the Meridian House in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN


Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel in Morocco to meet with Moroccan government officials.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby participates in the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, in Boston, Massachusetts.  
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


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


Ambassador Verveer delivers a statement on behalf of the United States at the UN Commission on the Status of Women and participates in bilateral meetings in New York City. 
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

6:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer introduces Michelle Bachelet, head of UN Women, at the National Council for Research on Women Awards Dinner, at Cipriani in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith travels to Berlin for meetings with the German Marshall Fund, government officials, youth, members of civil society and the media.

 

DAILY PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:15 p.m.         Daily Press Briefing.




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