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Public Schedule for March 8, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 8, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
8:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Senator Lindsay Graham, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


11:00 a.m.  Secretary Clinton hosts the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards with Special Guest First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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Pre-set time for cameras: 5:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Kyrgyz Republic President Roza Otunbayeva, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:45 p.m.  Secretary Clinton speaks with Dr. Muhammad Yunus.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG
10:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) Stuart Bowen and Deputy Secretary Nides, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES
8:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Senator Lindsay Graham, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) Stuart Bowen and Deputy Secretary Steinberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides holds a secure video teleconference with Embassy Baghdad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Senator Benjamin Cardin.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Under Secretary of Commerce Francisco Sanchez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the budget team, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH
11:15 a.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Tom Coburn, at the Russell Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Lindsay Graham, at the Russell Senate Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service, at USAID.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Patty Murray, at the Russell Senate Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Ben Cardin, at the Hart Senate Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:45 p.m.
  Administrator Shah speaks at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) International Women’s Day Panel, at the Ballroom of the National Press Club.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Call 202-384-0679 for more information.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS
11:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers the Keynote Address at the National Association for Business Economics Annual Economic Policy Conference at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends a reception in honor of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

7:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers the keynote address at the Center for Democracy and Technology Annual Gala Dinner, at the J.W. Marriott in Washington DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE
11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary McHale attends the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale attends a reception for the 2011 International Women of Courage, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO
11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero attends the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero attends a reception for the 2011 International Women of Courage, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER
Under Secretary Tauscher departs on official travel to Moscow, Russia.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE
8:50 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks at the Tibet Environmental Forum, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake attends the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Kyrgyz Republic President Roza Otunbayeva, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS BROWNFIELD
Assistant Secretary Brownfield travels to Mexico through March 8.


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
11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff, member of the German Bundestag, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller participates in a panel “The Interagency Process and Policy Creation” hosted by the Department of Defense’s APEX program for senior DoD executives, at the Hyatt in Arlington, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES
8:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a webcast with U.S. Embassy Jakarta on women in science.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE VIA WEBCAST)
Watch live here or click here for more information.


11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones attends the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones meets with UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ
Assistant Secretary Schwartz travels to Tunisia and Egypt with USAID/DCHA Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg to meet with government officials, NGOs, and international organization partners to assess the region’s humanitarian needs.  Assistant Secretary Schwartz will also travel to Geneva, Switzerland.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK
11:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception for the 2011 International Women of Courage, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA
11:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST) 

7:30 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a dinner hosted by the Chilean Ambassador Arturo Fermandois, at the Ambassador’s Residence. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN
Ambassador Benjamin meets with staff from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the offices of Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congressmen Mike Rogers and Congressman Mac Thornberry to discuss strategic counterterrorism, at the Department of State.


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 to transform medical education in Africa and dramatically increase the quality and quantity of health care workers in the region. 


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER
11:00 a.m. 
Ambassador Verveer participates in the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer attends a reception for the 2011 International Women of Courage, at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


USAID DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR DONALD STEINBERG

Deputy Administrator Steinberg delivers remarks and participates in a panel on “Forging the Path to Effective Development: Getting Gender Policy Right,” at an event co-hosted by The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, American Jewish World Service, and Women Thrive Worldwide, at the Reserve Officers Association’s Minuteman Ballroom.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE
12:30 p.m. 
Ambassador Melanne Verveer and 2011 International Women of Courage Awards honorees Henriette Ekwe Ebongo, journalist and publisher of Bebela from Cameroon, and Maria Bashir, Prosecutor General, Herat Province (Afghanistan) open the daily press briefing, in the press briefing room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

The Daily Press Briefing will immediately follow.


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