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Public Schedule for April 13, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 13, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton departs for Berlin, Germany to participate in a NATO Foreign Ministerial meeting. Click here for more information.


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

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

9:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Japanese Ambassador Fujisaki, at the Ambassador’s residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:30 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the budget team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Afghanistan Finance Minister Zakhilwal, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

2:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

5:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Senator Bill Nelson at the Hart Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS


Under Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Doha, Qatar to participate in a 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

9:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Jörg Asmussen, Director General of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador to the OECD Karen Kornbluh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Senator Richard Durbin on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.   
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at a reception hosted by AmCham MENA and the U.S.-UAE Business Council, at the Warner Theater Building in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

9:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary McHale delivers remarks as part of the 10th Annual Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards Conference, at the Meridian International Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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)


12:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero attends a working lunch for Dr. Fayza Aboul Naga, Egyptian Minister for Planning and International Cooperation and Egyptian Minister of Finance Samir Radwan, at the Egyptian Ambassador’s residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, at the Russian Ambassador’s residence.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is in Doha, Qatar for meetings with U.S. Central Command.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer is on foreign travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to meet with African Union and UN officials to discuss peacekeeping operations in the region and promote heightened cooperation. 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD


Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Pakistan to meet with government officials.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

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


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

2:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


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 a 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.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS

3:15 p.m. LOCAL  Assistant Secretary Jacobs holds a press availability with Australian media to discuss visiting the U.S. as tourists or workers, in Sydney, Australia. 

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. LOCAL
 Assistant Secretary Jacobs meets with Australian education administrators and faculty to discuss studying abroad in the United States, in Sydney, Australia. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

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


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

11:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Sister Marie Dennis of MaryKnoll Sisters, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

2:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Schwartz meets with Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

7:15 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock speaks at the Fulbright Association Lifetime Achievement Medal dinner, at the New York Public Library in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

10:30 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela appears before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)
Click here for more information. 


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

11:00 a.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin meets with Marvin Feuer of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

7:30 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer delivers an address on global women’s issues at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston attends the Global Philanthropy Forum through April 14 in California.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

10:30 a.m. 
Special Representative Lewis meets with Li Xiaolin of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Dan Crippen of the National Governors Association (NGA), in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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.


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