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Public Schedule for April 6, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 6, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
9:15 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at “Rescue and Refuge: A Tribute to Persons of Courage,” an event marking the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, hosted by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton speaks with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 3:35 P.M.)

Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.



DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG
2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES
9:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Paul Brinkley, 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)

1:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH
12:00 p.m.  
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:30 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Senator Mary Landrieu at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Administrator Shah attends a dinner for the Feed the Future Initiative hosted by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS
10:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Lois Quam, Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs BOB HORMATS
9:00 a.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at a breakfast with the U.S.-Egypt Business Council, at the Chamber of Commerce.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

PM  Under Secretary Hormats departs for Paris, France to attend G-8 meetings. 



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
8:45 a.m.
 Under Secretary Otero hosts the global issues principals meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m.  
Under Secretary Otero meets with UN Development Programme Executive Director Helen Clark, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS)

10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at “Rescue and Refuge: A Tribute to Persons of Courage,” an event marking the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, hosted by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


11:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks to participants in the April 2011 Ambassadorial Seminar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER
3:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Robert J. Einhorn, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER
Assistant Secretary Brimmer is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland to head the U.S. Delegation to the Geneva Group Consultative Level Meeting.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS BROWNFIELD
Assistant Secretary Brownfield addresses the National Association of Business Executives (APEDE) conference, “Conferencia Anual de Ejecutivos” (CADE), in Panama City, Panama.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell travels to India, Singapore and China through April 7. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ
10:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Export-Import Bank (EX-IM) Director Diane Farrell and Chief Operating Officer Alice Albright, at the EX-IM Bank. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON
3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, at the Department of State.

(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER
8:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner participates in an event hosted by Human Rights First to commemorate the April 6 Egyptian Youth Movement, at the offices of Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Posner participates in a media roundtable discussion on Internet Freedom, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact DRL-SEA-PA@state.gov for more information.

4:15 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Nader Nadery of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ
9:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Schwartz meets with Larry Hollingworth, former UN Refugee Agency Representative in Bosnia and honoree at the “Rescue and Refuge” event, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Schwartz hosts “Rescue and Refuge: A Tribute to Persons of Courage,” an event marking the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Schwartz meets with Filippo Grandi, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner-General, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK
12:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock hosts a presentation ceremony to accept hand-crafted works of art offered by Australia’s Biripi and Worimi Nation artists, in the Treaty Room of the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY)
Final access time for all credentialed media: 12:00 p.m. in the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Contact adamskd@state.gov for more information.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN
Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss strategic counterterrorism efforts with government officials through April 8.



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA
6:00 p.m. 
Ambassador CdeBaca delivers the keynote address at West Point Center for the Rule of Law 2011 Conference on “Gender Justice: Toward Achieving Equality,” at the U.S. Military Academy in New York.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Click here for more information.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY
Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in Haiti through April 7 to assess the interagency U.S. Government health strategy and efforts to build Haiti’s Ministry of Health capacity.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER
Ambassador Verveer participates in events with former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women, including a meeting with members of Congress, a round table discussion at the Department of State, and a dinner hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations.



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH
Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia to meet with Muslim communities including students, women's groups, non-governmental organizations, community leaders and the media through April 7.


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN
Special Envoy Stern delivers a keynote address at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Click here for more information.



PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:15 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.

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