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Public Schedule for March 10, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 10, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton appears before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, on Capitol Hill.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

3:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 3:25 P.M.)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:10 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.



DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
10:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides appears before the Senate Budget Committee with Deputy Secretary of Defense Bill Lynn, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Rob Goldberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
12:30 p.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, at the Cannon House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Senator James Inhofe, at the Russell Senate Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Meeting with Tachi Yamada, President of the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
Under Secretary Burns accompanies Vice President Biden on his March 8-11 trip to Moscow, Russia, where they are meeting with senior Russian officials and members of the civil society, opposition political party representatives and the business community. 

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
Under Secretary Hormats is on official travel in Detroit, Michigan.


8:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a breakfast hosted by the Detroit Region Chamber of Commerce, in Detroit, Michigan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats tours the GM Hamtramck Assembly Plant, in Detroit, Michigan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a luncheon hosted by Automation Alley, in Detroit, Michigan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats speaks at a dinner-seminar “Win-Win Michigan: Embracing U.S.-Asia Business Growth in 2011,” in Detroit, Michigan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:

Under Secretary McHale participates in the Broadcasting Board of Governor’s annual visit to Miami, Florida  through March 11. While there, Under Secretary McHale participates in BBG monthly meeting.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
8:00 a.m.  
Under Secretary Otero hosts a digital video conference with Sudanese women political leaders, women civil society activists, and women in academia at Embassy Khartoum in Sudan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Otero attends the opening dinner for the second annual “Women In The World: Stories & Solutions” event hosted by The Daily Beast and Newsweek, at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER:

Under Secretary Tauscher is on official travel to Moscow, Russia.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL:
12:00 p.m.  Ambassador Marshall hosts a luncheon in honor of Recently Accredited Ambassadors to the United States and their Spouses, at the Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
2:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretaries Blake and Gordon appear before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, in the Rayburn House Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER:
11:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Representative William Keating, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


3:15 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Representative Karen Bass, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS BROWNFIELD:
9:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with James Carlson, Executive Director of the Interdiction Committee (TIC) and Richard Booth, TIC Deputy Executive Director, at the Department of State. TIC is an advisory committee to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the U.S. Interdiction Coordinator.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT M. CAMPBELL:
Assistant Secretary Campbell travels to Tokyo, Japan (March 9-10), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (March 10-12), and Seoul, Republic of Korea (March 12-13). For more information, click here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS PJ CROWLEY:
On Thursday and Friday, Assistant Secretary Crowley is in Boston, Massachusetts. He delivers remarks to the World Affairs Council WorldBoston and to students and faculty at Boston University’s College of Communication and the Departments of Journalism, Mass Communication, and International Relations. He also meets with the Center for Future Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, journalism students at Emerson College, and regional media.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:
Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in India through March 11.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON:
2:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretaries Gordon and Blake appear before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, in the Rayburn House Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER:
11:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Turkish Ambassador Tacan Ildem, Director-General for International Security, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS:
Assistant Secretary Jacobs meets with USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas to discuss immigration processing issues, at USCIS.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ:
Assistant Secretary Schwartz travels to Tunisia through March 10 and Egypt through March 12 with USAID/DCHA Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg.  Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
3:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Valenzuela joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY)

6:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends an Inter-American Dialogue Congressional Dinner, in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN:
8:30 a.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:45 a.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin meets with Austrian Interior Minister Maria Fekter, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY
:

In Botswana, Ambassador Goosby meets with Ambassador to Botswana Stephen Nolan and partner Government officials to discuss PEPFAR’s Partnership Framework to advance the national HIV/AIDS effort.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
7:30 a.m. 
Ambassador Verveer provides opening remarks at a panel discussion hosted by the Association of Women in International Trade with key women trade leaders of APEC economies, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.  
Ambassador Verveer attends the opening dinner for the second annual “Women In The World: Stories & Solutions” event hosted by The Daily Beast and Newsweek, at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH AND SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL:

Special Representative Pandith and Special Envoy  Rosenthal travel to Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Spain through March 17 to meet with young people, government officials, community leaders, and civil society for the “2011 Hours Against Hate” campaign.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
No Daily Press Briefing


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