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Public Schedule for March 31, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 31, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
9:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton attends the funeral mass for Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:50 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton announces the new U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, in the Treaty Room at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:00 p.m. in the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. in the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.



DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
10:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:

8:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Deputy Attorney General James Cole.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Under Secretary Kennedy, Assistant Secretary Boswell, Deputy Special Representative Ruggiero and Iraq Transition Coordinator Pat Haslach, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan Anthony Wayne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Under Secretary Kennedy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Director for Foreign Assistance Rob Goldberg, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Iraqi Ambassador Sumaida’ie, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the QDDR implementation team, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
9:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the Stop TB Coordinating Board Meeting, at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact Ryan Cherlin at rcherlin@usaid.gov or 202-712-0845 for more information.

1:30 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Representative Rosa DeLauro at the Rayburn House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Burns meets with Senator Joe Lieberman at the Capitol Visitors Center. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Burns meets with Mr. William Sieghart of the Ditchley Foundation, in Washington DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.   
Under Secretary Burns meets with Italian Ambassador Giampiero Massolo, the Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Washington DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs BOB HORMATS:
12:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers keynote remarks at a board meeting of the U.S. Information Technology Office (USTIO).
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Italian Ambassador Giampiero Massolo, Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats attends a round table discussion hosted by the Institute for Education’s Emerging Markets, in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:

Under Secretary McHale is on foreign travel to Portugal and Italy through April 6 to participate in programs on green energy, science and technology collaboration, digital engagement and entrepreneurship.

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:
10:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Ellen Tauscher meets with Tiber Toth, the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m.  Under Secretary Ellen Tauscher meets with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Egyptian Ambassador Sameh Shoukry, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER:
Assistant Secretary 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:
10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brownfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics, in 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL:

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Campbell appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, on Capitol Hill at a hearing titled “Asia Overview: Protecting American Interests in China and Asia.”
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS:
2:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Jacobs meets with Ambassador of Mauritius Somduth Soborun, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES:
Assistant Secretary Jones travels to the United Arab Emirates to lead the U.S. Delegation to the first Assembly meeting of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


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:
11:15 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Slovak Minister Robert Ondrejcsak, State Secretary of Slovakia’s Ministry of Defense, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
12:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Dinah Shelton, President of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with UK Foreign Minister for Latin America Jeremy Browne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:
1:00 p.m.
 Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA:
Ambassador CdeBaca is on foreign travel in Tunis, Tunisia for meetings with Tunisian officials on trafficking in persons.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY:
10:30 a.m.
 Ambassador Goosby appears before the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations (HACFO), on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
3:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer and Assistant Secretary Carson participate in a panel discussion on “Women Taking Charge in Africa” at an event celebrating the Decade of the African Woman and Women’s History Month, in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. in the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. in the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
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here for more information.


6:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer attends a reception in honor of 40 women judges from around the world hosted by the Virtue Foundation, at the U.S. Supreme Court.
(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 FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS:
11:00 a.m.  
Special Representative Lewis meets with New York City Commissioner on Human Rights Patricia Gatling, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m.  
Special Representative Lewis meets with JoAnn KamufWard and Risa E. Kaufman, of Columbia University’s Human Rights in the U.S. Project, in New York City.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m.  
Special Representative Lewis meets Kenneth Adams of Empire State Development Corporation, in New York City.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH:

Special Representative Pandith participates in the ethicsA Conference hosted by the New Zealand Ministry of Interior in Auckland, New Zealand through April 2. On April 1, Special Representative Pandith will deliver keynote remarks to the conference.

Deputy Assistant Secretary FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS Brian Nichols:
10:00 a.m.
  Deputy Assistant Secretary Nichols appears before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management, in 311 Cannon House Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

     

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
1:00 p.m.  There will be an ON THE RECORD, ON CAMERA special press briefing by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson on the situation in Cote d’Ivoire, In the Press Briefing Room (room 2209).  Following opening remarks, Assistant Secretary Carson will respond to questions from reporters.


The daily press briefing with Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner will begin at the conclusion of this special press briefing.

 

 

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