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Public Schedule for April 8, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 8, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
11:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please call the press office at 202-647-2492 for information on how to access embargoed copies of the report.

12:45 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Quartet Representative Tony Blair, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
12:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Quartet Representative Tony Blair, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
1:30 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Administrator Shah, Under Secretary of Defense Michéle Flournoy and Ambassador Marc Grossman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with UN Relief and Works Agency Commissioner General Filippo Grandi, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
12:30 p.m.
 Administrator Shah meets with Christy Turlington Burns and Erin Thornton from Every Mother Counts, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


1:30 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Deputy Secretary Nides, Under Secretary of Defense Michéle Flournoy and Ambassador Marc Grossman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Roy Blunt, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
1:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Portuguese Ambassador Nuno Brito, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Mexican Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mexican Lourdes Aranda, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:
1:15 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale attends a briefing by the Office of Opinion Research.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:

1:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Otero meets with Dr. John W. McArthur of Millennium Promise ,at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. 
Under Secretary Otero meets with Lois Quam, Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL:
Ambassador Marshall hosts a farewell reception in honor of Vietnamese Ambassador Le Cong Phung, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS:
Counselor Mills is on foreign travel to Haiti through April 8 to participate in a meeting of the Interim Haitian Reconstruction Commission and to meet with U.S. and Haitian government officials.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
9:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with General Gurung, Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM
  Assistant Secretary Blake departs for foreign travel to Tajikistan to participate in the annual U.S.-Tajikistan bilateral consultations.


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:
10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Ambassador to Colombia P. Michael McKinley, at the Department of State.
(closed press coverage)

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Ambassador William E. Todd, Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs (CDDEA) at Embassy Kabul, at the Department of State.

(closed press coverage)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:
10:30 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with James Borel of DuPont, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER:

6:30 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller speaks at the GZ|DC Global Zero Convention at George Washington University. 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS, ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE KERRI-ANN JONES:
11:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Jones chairs an interagency meeting on virus sample sharing, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:

11:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner takes questions following Secretary Clinton’s remarks on the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Call 202-647-2492 for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
10: 00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Nicaraguan Ambassador Francisco Campbell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Swiss Ambassador Manuel Sager, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY:
10:00 a.m. 
Ambassador Goosby participates in a panel discussion on “Enhancing community-level access: Opportunities for healing social and systemic ills,” as part of the upcoming Civil Society Hearing, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Dr. Ursula Plassnik, Austrian Special Envoy for Women, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


11:00 a.m.  Ambassador Verveer meets with a group of Palestinian women leaders and civil society representatives visiting Washington as part of a program sponsored by the Institute for Inclusive Security, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
11:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner takes questions following Secretary Clinton’s remarks on the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010.  This special briefing will be on-camera, on-the-record, in the Press Briefing Room (room 2209) at the Department of State.

NOTE:  Today’s Daily Press Briefing is TO BE DETERMINED.


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