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Public Schedule for March 22, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 22, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
7:45 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Vice President Biden, at the Vice President’s residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

9:15 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes and MCC Vice President for Policy Sheila Herrling, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton signs the book of condolences at the Japanese Embassy in Washington DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:40 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton meets with World Bank President Robert Zoellick, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on World Water Day and signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank, at the World Bank.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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2:45 p.m.  Secretary Clinton participates in the first principal-level meeting of the Cookstoves Interagency Working Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG
12:45 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers remarks to the Brookings Institution’s Managing Global Order Discussion Group, at Brookings.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah accompanies President Obama on foreign travel in El Salvador through March 23.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS
10:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with UN Special Representative Steffan de Mistura, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Burns attends a lunch in honor of Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with Jordanian Ambassador Alia Bouran, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Burns speaks to Project 2049 Institute Leaders, at Johnny’s Half Shell.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs BOB HORMATS
Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he holds consultations with the UAE Minster of Energy and meets with officials from the National Oil Company.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE
9:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary McHale meets with Chinese Vice-Minister of Education Hao Ping, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale participates in a panel discussion with Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani and Murtaza Solangi of the Pakistani Radio Corporation, at the New America Foundation.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO
9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the 11th Annual Plenary Meeting of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero hosts a World Water Day event at which Secretary Clinton delivers remarks and signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank, at the World Bank.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER
10:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Finish Ambassador Pekka Lintu, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Firhi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher speaks with Under Secretary of Defense Michele Flournoy.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL
Ambassador Marshall accompanies President Obama on his foreign travel to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador through March 23.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS BOB BLAKE
Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to China, Bangladesh, and Kazakhstan through March 26. Click here for more information. On Tuesday, Assistant Secretary Blake participates in the Regional Security Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the George Washington conference “Toward Coherence in International Economic Law: Perspectives at the 50th Anniversary of the OECD,” in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



COORDINATOR FOR International Information Programs DAWN MCCALL
Coordinator McCall is on foreign travel to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Iraq through March 23 to meet with Embassy officials and industry leaders. On Tuesday in Kuwait, Coordinator McCall meets with senior media experts and visits the American corner at the Gulf University of Science and Technology.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER
9:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner delivers remarks and participates in the 11th Annual Plenary Meeting of the Voluntary Principles, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to Israel through March 22 for bilateral talks.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK
Assistant Secretary Stock is on foreign travel to Kuwait and Iraq through March 22. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela accompanies President Obama on his foreign travel to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador through March 23.


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR AT LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN
4:30 p.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin meets with members of the United Kingdom government’s Research, Information and Communications Unit (RICU), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Benjamin attends a dinner in honor of Moroccan Foreign Minister Taib Fassi Fihri hosted by Moroccan Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, at the Metropolitan Club in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA
Ambassador CdeBaca hosts a digital video conference with the Russian Federal Migration Service to share information about anti-trafficking efforts, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Ambassador CdeBaca speaks with Canadian Member of Parliament Joy Smith.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Singaporean Ambassador Chan Heng Chee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY
Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in Kyiv, Ukraine through March 25. He meets with Ukrainian government officials, Ambassador to Ukraine John F. Tefft, and local PEPFAR staff to discuss the recently signed U.S.-Ukraine Partnership Framework for HIV/AIDS.  



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER
11:00 a.m. 
Ambassador Verveer speaks at Conservation International's Women's Conservation Forum,  at the University Club in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
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4:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer meets with Tedros Ghebreyesus, Ethiopian Minister of Health and Chair of the Global Fund Board, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON
1:30 p.m.  
Special Representative Balderston co-hosts the first principal-level meeting of the Cookstoves Interagency Working Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

 

8:00 a.m.  Special Representative Lewis meets with Madam Li Xiaolin of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Special Representative Lewis meets with Vanessa Williams, Executive Director of the National Conference of Black Mayors, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Denmark for meetings with civil society groups, youth, and government officials through March 23rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
1:15 p.m.  
Daily Press Briefing with Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner

 

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