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Public Schedule for March 15, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 15, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to France, Egypt and Tunisia. Click here for more information.  Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Under Secretary Burns and Assistant Secretary Gordon.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL (EDT + 5 hours)  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Matsumoto, in Paris, France.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

6:30 p.m. LOCAL
(EDT + 6 hours)  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral working dinner with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Al-Araby, in Cairo, Egypt.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

8:00 p.m. LOCAL  
Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Al-Araby, in Cairo, Egypt.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

9:00 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Egyptian civil society activists, in Cairo, Egypt.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)



DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on official travel in Afghanistan.


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

8:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a Feed the Future Congressional Breakfast with Representative James McGovern and Representative Jo Ann Emerson, at the Cannon House Office Building. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m
.  Administrator Shah speaks with Ambassador to India Tim Roemer.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a reception marking the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 3:50 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.



UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

8:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats attends a breakfast hosted by EU Ambassador Joan vale de Almeida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Nancy Zucker Boswell and Alan Larson of Transparency International USA, and Alan Larson, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).

6:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats attends the Intel Science Talent Search Awards Gala reception, at the National Building Museum.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

9:15 a.m. 
Under Secretary McHale meets with the Under Secretaries and the Assistant Secretaries of the regional bureaus, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale co-hosts a reception marking the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 3:50 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.



UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

9:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks on interfaith engagement to the FSI Interagency Policy Seminar on Engaging Communities of Faith, at the Foreign Service Institute in Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER


6:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher attends a dinner discussion in honor of Lord George Robertson at Ambassador Julie Finley’s Residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

12:15 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Kazakhstan Presidential Advisor Yermekbaye at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield arrives in Iraq and meets with Government of Iraq officials, Major General Spurgin, USD-South, and tours INL’s programs.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON


9:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Carson delivers opening remarks at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies’ “Next Generation of African Leaders Seminar,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00  p.m.
   Assistant Secretary Carson meets with Portuguese Secretary of State for Cooperation Joao Cravinho, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Carson attends a reception marking the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

3:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in the NAPEO (North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity) Roundtable with Ambassadors of five North African countries, at the Aspen Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

9:45 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Stock addresses 100 participants in the FLEX Civic Education Workshop, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM 
Assistant Secretary Stock departs on foreign travel to Kuwait and Iraq through March 22.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

3:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Foreign Minister of Grenada Karl Hood, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN

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


GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY


Ambassador Goosby convenes the country coordinators for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for consultations at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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

8:00 a.m. LOCAL  Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks on women, peace, and security at the Sea Service Leadership Association’s Annual Joint Women’s Symposium, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE) 
For more information on the symposium, click here.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston attends the Take Action! Conference in San Francisco March 14-15, where he presents opening remarks. 



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

12:15 p.m.
 Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks to the National League of Cities International Council, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington DC.
(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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