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Public Schedule for March 7, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 7, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

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

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:25 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:00 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton meets with CIA Director Leon Panetta, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:40 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton launches the “100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges,” in the Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State. 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Click here for more information. Watch live on www.state.gov.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:45 p.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:15 p.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.


2:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton speaks with French Foreign Minister Juppe.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

11:00 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:15 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Miroslav Lajcak of the European External Action Service (EEAS), at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

3:30 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, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Rob Goldberg, Barbara Retzlaff and Rodney Bent, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

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

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Dr. Ashraf Ghani, Chairman of the Afghanistan Transition Commission, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Dr. Muhammad Yunus, at USAID.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the Global Child Nutrition Foundation Gala honoring Senator Richard Lugar, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

12:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale delivers remarks at the lunch for the “100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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



UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

10:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero meets with USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

9:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher participates in the IFPA-EUCOM Workshop, “U.S-Russia Relations Beyond START: What’s Next, What’s Possible and What’s Necessary?” at the Pentagon Library and Conference Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

3:00 p.m. 
Counselor Mills, Assistant Secretary Stock, and Ambassador Melanne Verveer moderate a conversation with the 100 Women Initiative participants, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

9:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a roundtable with Kyrgyz Republic President Roza Otunbayeva, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with President Roza Otunbayeva, at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Kamal Ahmad Bangladesh, Chancellor of the Asian University for Women (AUW), at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Miroslav Lajcak of the European External Action Service (EEAS), at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield travels to Mexico through March 8. On March 7, Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, Undersecretary Julian Ventura, Merida Coordinator Minister Enrique Rojo and Undersecretary Ruben Beltran to review Merida Initiative implementation, Central American security cooperation, and state and local initiatives. 



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is in India through March 11.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

9:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller attends a workshop on “U.S.-Russian Relations Beyond New START” at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis co-hosted by the Department of Defense’s European Command, at the Pentagon.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

1:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones chairs an interagency meeting on the U.S.-China Ten Year Framework, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock hosts a luncheon honoring the 100 participants from 92 countries beginning the “100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
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1:40 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the launch of the “100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges,” at the Department of State. 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.

3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Stock, Counselor Mills, and Ambassador Melanne Verveer moderate a conversation with the 100 Women Initiative participants, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

2:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Joy Olson from the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Spanish Secretary of State for International Development Cooperation Soraya Rodriguez, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN

10:30 a.m. 
Ambassador Benjamin meets with Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY


Ambassador Goosby leads the first annual symposium of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative, launched by PEPFAR and led by African institutions, in Johannesburg, South Africa. 


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

9:30 a.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer participates in the launch of the Microcredit Summit Campaign’s “State of the Microcredit Summit” Report with Dr. Muhammad Yunus, at the National Press Club.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
  Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at the “100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges,” in the Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State.
 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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6:30 p.m.  Ambassador Melanne Verveer delivers remarks at a dinner hosted by the American Women for International, at the National Press Club.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

2:00 p.m. 
Special Representative Lewis meets with Nestor Garcia of the National Association of Counties International Economic Development Task Force, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

2:15 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.

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