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Public Schedule for March 30, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 30, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

2:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers a classified briefing to Members of the House of Representatives, on Capitol Hill.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood host a ceremony celebrating the negotiation of agreements between the United States and 100 Open Skies partners, in the Ben Franklin Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:15 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.


5:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers a classified briefing to Members of the Senate, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

9:15 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers remarks to the Peace and Security Funders Group, at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

7:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides holds a secure video teleconference with the staff from Embassy Islamabad.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Assistant Secretary Fernandez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador Mark Sedwill, NATO's Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador Goosby, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:45 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with David Lane, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:45 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Paul Grove and Tim Reiser, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Representative Kay Granger, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends the Export-Import Bank Dinner, in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH


10:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah appears before the House Appropriations Committee on Foreign Operations, at the Rayburn House Office Building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  
Administrator Shah holds a conference call with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Ambassador Mark Sedwill, NATO Senior-Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM  BURNS

2:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs ROBERT HORMATS

10:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Bernd Pfaffenbach, German State Secretary for the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).

4:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats attends Secretary Clinton’s ceremony celebrating the negotiation of agreements between the United States and 100 Open Skies partners, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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6:45 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the Radio & Television Correspondents' Association Dinner, in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

1:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale and Assistant Secretary Stock meet with South African Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande, in Washington DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to the Dominican Republic through March 31. Under Secretary Otero is meeting with senior government officials, international organizations and  civil society representatives to discuss civilian security, human rights, financial inclusion, and trafficking in persons. Contact Giles-DiazKL@State.gov for more information.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

1:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with New Zealand’s Deputy Secretary for the Multilateral and Legal Group Gerald van Bohemen and Senior Negotiator for Disarmament Joan Mosley, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Sergey Rogov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:25 p.m.
  Under Secretary Tauscher delivers remarks to young professionals at a Youth Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

8:00 a.m. 
Counselor Mills participates in a White House meeting via secure video conference.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Brimmer is in Seattle, Washington to meet with civil society organizations and media.  While there, she delivers remarks to the Seattle World Affairs Council on the Administration’s multilateral priorities.  Assistant Secretary Brimmer also meets with students and faculty from the University of Washington as well as local chapters of the United Nations Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. Contact
alerner@world-affairs.org for information on attending the Seattle World Affairs Council remarks.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

10:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), at ONDCP headquarters.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Fernandez introduces Secretary Clinton at the ceremony celebrating the negotiation of agreements between the United States and 100 Open Skies partners, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel in London, United Kingdom. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

9:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller participates in a panel discussion on “The Vision of Prague 2 Years On” at the Generation Prague: Arms Control and Nonproliferation in the 21st Century conference, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

1:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones discusses the Keystone pipeline with environmental NGO executives, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones participates in an interagency meeting on the Keystone pipeline, at the White House. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is on travel to Chicago and New York through April 4.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro delivers remarks on U.S. counter-piracy efforts to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-US), at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK


1:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Stock and Under Secretary McHale meet with South African Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

10:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela hosts U.S.-Israel consultations on Latin America, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m
.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of Brazil, Mauro Vieira, at the Brazilian Embassy in Washington.

(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY HOST)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

Ambassador CdeBaca arrives in Tunis, Tunisia for bilateral meetings on trafficking in persons.



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

8:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador Verveer speaks on a panel at the “Building Afghanistan’s Future” conference hosted by the George Bush Foundation, in Dallas, Texas.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston attends the Skoll World Forum on Entrepreneurship in Oxford, England through April 1, and holds related meetings in London through April 4.


   
SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

11:00 a.m.  
Special Envoy Rosenthal and Special Representative Pandith hold a conference call with the media on the 2011 Hours Against Hate campaign.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
RSVP to CookRL@state.gov.



SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

11:00 a.m.  
Special Representative Pandith and Special Envoy Rosenthal hold a conference call with the media on the 2011 Hours Against Hate campaign.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
RSVP to CookRL@state.gov.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1: 15 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.


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