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Public Schedule for March 17, 2011


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Washington, DC, United States
March 17, 2011

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Public Schedule

Thursday, March 17, 2011

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Tunis, Tunisia. Click here for more information.  

10:30 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton tours a Tunisian Red Crescent Training Center and delivers a U.S. funded ambulance, in Tunis, Tunisia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton meets with Tunisian President M’Bazza, in Tunis, Tunisia.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

12:45 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Tunis, in Tunis, Tunisia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Tunisian Prime Minister Essebsi, in Tunis, Tunisia.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Tunisian Foreign Minister Kefi in Tunis, Tunisia.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL  
Secretary Clinton participates in a townterview with Nessma TV and Tunisian youth, in Tunis, Tunisia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM  Secretary Clinton returns from foreign travel.


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

12:00 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.  
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy National Security Adviser Mike Froman, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:15 p.m.  
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with David Lipton, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:15 p.m.  
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan and Assistant Secretary Valenzuela, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.  
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Richard Haass, President of the Council of Foreign Relations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m.  
Under Secretary Burns testifies on “Developments in the Middle East” before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill. 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Burns meets with World Bank President Robert Zoellick, at the World Bank. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Burns participates in a briefing for all Senators on Libya, on Capitol Hill. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.  
Under Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador Rick Inderfurth and Suzanne DiMaggio of The Asia Society.  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Burns meets with Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs Egeman Bagis.  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS BOB HORMATS

7:45 a.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats  meets with Indian Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar.  (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.   
Under Secretary Hormats testifies before the Trade Subcommittee of the House Committee on Ways and Means, at Longworth House Office Building. 
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

2:45 p.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats participates in an event on Innovative Ways to deal with Neglected Tropical Diseases, at the Department of State.  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM
   Under Secretary Hormats departs for foreign travel to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

4:00 p.m.
  Under Secretary Otero meets with USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher attends a meeting at the White House. 
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:15 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher speaks with Under Secretary of Defense Michele Flournoy, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS BOB BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel in China. Click here for more information.

Assistant Secretary Blake holds a roundtable with Chinese scholars on “Central Asian Convergence: China and South Asia’s Role”  in an event organized by the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Chinese students to discuss “Factoring the U.S. into Sino-Indian Relations” in an event organized by the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with UN Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide, Francis Deng, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Representative David Cicilline, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Iraq. Click here for more information. 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON

10:30 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins President Obama’s meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

6:00 p.m. LOCAL  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller visits the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory and participates in its National Security Seminar Series, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
For more information, click here.  


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall travels to Doha, Qatar to meet with Ambassador LeBaron, senior Qatari government officials, and high-level managers of the Al Jazeera Training and Development Center.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

1:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Schwartz meets with Ecuadorian Ambassador Luis Gallegos. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK


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


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

4:15 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela and Deputy Secretary Nides meet with Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY


3:00 p.m.  Ambassador Goosby meets with the newly nominated Ambassador to Kenya, General Scott Gration, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GOBAL PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston attends a St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast with the Northern Ireland Bureau in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

Special Representative Balderston attends a St. Patrick’s Day reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

9:30 a.m.
  Special Representative Lewis meets with University of Georgia Associate Provost Dr. Kavita Pandit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  
Special Representative Lewis meets with Jim Doumas, Executive Vice-President and Interim CEO of Sister Cities International, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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.



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