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Public Schedule for April 12, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 12, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:00 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Qatari Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton co-chairs the closing session of the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) with Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:40 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


5:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

7:45 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the 10th Annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, at the Kennedy Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Contact
Emily Lenzner at elenzner@skdknick.com or 202-646-6900 for more information.

8:35 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at a gala dinner celebrating the U.S.-Islamic World Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution and the State of Qatar, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

10:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers remarks to the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends the closing reception for the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) hosted by Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesu, at the Chinese Embassy.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Bob Zoellick of the World Bank, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the budget team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

10:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah appears before the Senate Appropriation Committee on Foreign Operations, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS


Under Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Doha, Qatar to participate in the meeting of the Contact Group on Libya through April 13.  He is accompanied by Assistant Secretaries Feltman and Gordon.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

10:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers opening remarks at a senior level panel on “Exploring Israel’s role in a Transitioning Middle East and North Africa,” at the Chamber of Commerce.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers the keynote address at the Arab Global Forum, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

12:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale participates in the closing session of the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale meets with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, at the Rayburn House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale attends the closing reception for the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) hosted by Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesu, at the Chinese Embassy.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale attends 10th Annual Global Leadership Awards hosted by Vital Voices, at the Kennedy Center.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO


4:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero meets with USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero attends the Office of the Chief of Protocol’s “What’s America Thinking,” a panel discussion with the American Society of Magazine Editors and members of the Diplomatic Corps on media and diplomacy, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact Kamyl Bazbaz at Bazbazk@state.gov for more information.


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

5:00 p.m.  Ambassador Marshall hosts “What’s America Thinking,” a panel discussion with the American Society of Magazine Editors and members of the Diplomatic Corps on media and diplomacy, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact Kamyl Bazbaz at Bazbazk@state.gov for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is in Dushanbe, Tajikistan through April 12 to lead the U.S. delegation to the second annual bilateral consultations.


8:00 a.m. LOCAL  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with the American Chamber of Commerce and business leaders, in Tajikistan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL
  Assistant Secretary Blake meets Tajikistan President Rahmon, in Tajikistan.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL
  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with representatives from international donor agencies and country missions, in Tajikistan.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. LOCAL
  Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a roundtable discussion with leaders of Tajikistan's political parties, in Tajikistan.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:40 p.m. LOCAL
  Assistant Secretary Blake engages Tajik media leaders in a "choi chat," in Tajikistan.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:10 p.m. LOCAL
  Assistant Secretary Blake holds a press conference in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Campbell participates in the closing session of the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:40 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Campbell joins Secretary Clinton’s a bilateral meeting with Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Campbell attends the closing reception for the U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) hosted by Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesu, at the Chinese Embassy.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN


Assistant Secretary Feltman accompanies Under
Secretary Burns on foreign travel to Doha, Qatar to participate in the meeting of the Contact Group on Libya through April 13.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

2:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks to participants in the April 2011 Ambassadorial Seminar, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON


Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Under Secretary Burns on foreign travel to Doha, Qatar to participate in the meeting of the Contact Group on Libya through April 13.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller travels to London, United Kingdom through April 13 to discuss nuclear arms control and non-proliferation issues with her counterparts from the UK and France.


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall travel to Los Angeles and San Francisco through April 15 to meet with communications and technology industry executives for consultations on the latest developments in digital engagement, mobile platforms, and crowd-sourcing. Click
here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

Assistant Secretary Schwartz delivers plenary remarks at the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service National Conference in Tampa, Florida.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

8:45 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro delivers remarks on national security policy-making to visitors from the U.S. Army War College, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

5:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


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

12:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer participates in the closing session of the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE) with Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer meets with Danielle Saint-Lot, former Haitian Commerce Minister and co-founder of the Haitian women’s organization Femmes en Démocratie, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

3:30 p.m. 
Special Representative Lewis meets with University of California Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi and Associate Chancellor Karl Engelbach, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

2:15 p.m. 
Special Representative Pandith delivers remarks at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum hosted by the Brookings Institution and the State of Qatar, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


COORDINATOR FOR CYBER ISSUES CHRISTOPHER PAINTER


Coordinator Painter is on foreign travel to Budapest, Hungary to participate in the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting through April 15.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:

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

 

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