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Public Schedule for April 14, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 14, 2011

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SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Berlin, Germany to participate in a NATO Foreign Ministerial meeting (EST + 6 hours). She is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Gordon. Click here for more information.

11:00 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Berlin, Germany.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

12:00 p.m.
LOCAL  Secretary Clinton attends a working lunch for NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs and non-NATO contributors to Operation Unified Protector, in Berlin, Germany.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:10 p.m.
LOCAL  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, in Berlin, Germany.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton meets with German Foreign Minister Westerwelle, UK Foreign Minister Hague and representatives from Italy and France, in Berlin, Germany.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

3:20 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton meets with NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs and non-NATO ISAF Contributing Nations, in Berlin, Germany.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:25 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Afghanistan Foreign Minister Rassoul, in Berlin, Germany.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

7:10 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton attends a reception for the NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs and heads of delegations, in Berlin, Germany.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:15 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton attends a working dinner for the NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs, in Berlin, Germany.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Qatari Amir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Wi Sung-lac, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

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

10:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Richard Dickerson, Senior Strategic Command Director in Afghanistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a lunch in honor of Australian Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

3:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Congresswoman Kay Granger.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Dominican Republic Vice Foreign Minister Clara Quinones de Longo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

3:00 p.m. 
Administrator Shah meets with Representative Don Manzullo, at the Rayburn House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

8:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with the Chinese Minister of Finance, at the Department of Treasury.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Thomas Mirow, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Norman Neureiter and Michael Cheetham from the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers a speech at the opening dinner of the International Advisory Board of the OCP Group, at the Four Seasons Hotel 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 Tunisia through April 17 to consult with civil society and youth representatives on the future of U.S. public diplomacy programs.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

2:00 p.m.
 Under Secretary Otero meets with Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Adhikaria, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


3:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero meets with EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER

11:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Dutch Ambassador Renee Jones-Bos, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD


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


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

2:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Carson appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on African Affairs, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

11:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with David Arkless, President of Manpower for Global Corporate and Government Affairs, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Thomas Mirow, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Norwegian Deputy Minister for International Development Ingrid Fiskaa and General Director of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation Villa Kulild, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Dominican Republic Vice Foreign Minister Clara Quinones, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON


Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Berlin, Germany to participate in a NATO Foreign Ministerial meeting. Click
here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

10:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones attends a briefing on social media by Don Tapscott, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Portuguese Ambassador Nuno Brito, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall is in 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 International Labor Organization Representative Nada Al-Nashif, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Deputy Under Secretary of Labor Sandra Polaski and Tim Rice, General Counsel for the U.S. Trade Representative, at the Department of State.  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

9:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela participates in a Group of Friends of Central America Meeting, at the Inter-American Development Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Canadian Assistant Deputy Foreign Minister Jon Allen, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Dominican Republic Vice Foreign Minister Clara Quinones, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Representative Sam Farr, at the Longworth House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

2:00 p.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

2:30 p.m.  
Ambassador Goosby appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on African Affairs, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)
Click here for more information.


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

12:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks on the QDDR’s Global Gender Initiative (GGI) agenda for integrating gender into diplomacy and development, at George Washington University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

PM
  Ambassador Verveer departs for foreign travel to Egypt and Israel through April 22 to meet with senior government officials, business representatives and non-governmental organizations. 



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

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


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.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith participates in the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

 1:15 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.

 

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