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Public Schedule for March 4, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 4, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:20 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with students and teachers from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru who are participating in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Youth Ambassadors program, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:35 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Tripoli, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Costa Rican Foreign Minister René Castro, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 10:35 A.M.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:15 p.m.  Secretary Clinton attends the farewell reception for Assistant Secretary Verma, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

8:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with representatives from The Connect U.S. Fund, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo Edita Tahiri and Foreign Minister of Kosovo Enver Hoxhaj, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

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

11:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Assistant Secretary Fernandez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Frank Ruggiero, Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Iraq Transition Coordinator Pat Haslach.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends the farewell reception for Assistant Secretary Verma, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

10:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal Wolin, at the Department of the Treasury.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah delivers brief remarks at the farewell reception for Assistant Secretary Verma, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS

11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Egyptian Ambassador Sameh Shoukry, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns attends the farewell reception for Assistant Secretary Verma, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Indian Secretary of Defense for Production Pradeep Kumar, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with representatives from Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Human Rights First, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS


Under Secretary Hormats is on official travel in Paris, France.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

Under Secretary McHale convenes the launch of a dialogue between Russian and American media professionals as part of the U.S.-Russia Presidential Commission in Cambridge, Massachusetts through March 4. The event expands direct dialogue between the U.S. and Russia and increases opportunities for working contacts among media professionals and their organizations in both countries. The event is co-sponsored by Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Click here for more information.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero returns from foreign travel in Nigeria. 


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

11:15 a.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with OPCW Director General Ahmet Üzümcü and the OPCW Executive Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Tauscher speaks with Marion Blakey, President and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake briefs staff from the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Central Asia, at the Capitol Visitors Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake joins Under Secretary Burns’ meeting with Indian Defense Secretary Kumar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer holds consultations with the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Delhi, India.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


11:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Deputy Secretary Nides, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Honduran Ambassador Jorge Ramón Hernández, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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



Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon

Assistant Secretary Gordon travels to Bulgaria, Greece, and Slovakia through March 4. Click
here for more information.


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

3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones participates in the Foreign Policy Dialogue Series, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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 POLITICAL - MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

10:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in the U.S.-India Defense Policy Group meeting at the Pentagon.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

9:20 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with students and teachers from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru who are participating in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Youth Ambassadors program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Costa Rican Foreign Minister René Castro, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS RICHARD VERMA

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Verma attends his farewell reception at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN


Ambassador Benjamin co-chairs the inauguration of the Algerian-American Bilateral Contact Group for Cooperation on Counterterrorism with Rezzag Bara, advisor to the President of Algeria, in Algiers, Algeria.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

2:15 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Ambassador-Designate to Vietnam David Shear, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


4:30 p.m. Ambassador Goosby meets with Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston participates in the Clinton Global Initiative 2011 Strategic Planning Retreat, in Rye Brook, New York.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.


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