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Public Schedule for April 15, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 15, 2011

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Public Schedule

Friday, April 15, 2011

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.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton participates in a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting, in Berlin, Germany.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

9:15 a.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton participates in a NATO-Georgia Commission meeting, in Berlin, Germany.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:15 a.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with German Foreign Minister Westerwelle, in Berlin, Germany.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

10:45 a.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton participates in a NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting, in Berlin, Germany.
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11:30 a.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, in Berlin, Germany.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton participates in a NATO-Russia Council meeting, in Berlin, Germany.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton attends a memorial service for Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, in Berlin, Germany.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton attends the Water Rathenau Award Ceremony, in Berlin, Germany.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


5:30 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Berlin and U.S. NATO, in Berlin, Germany.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG

11:00 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Pinnacle Fellows, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES


Deputy Secretary Nides departs for foreign travel to Tokyo, Japan.


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

6:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah attends an event with Andrew Mitchell, DIFD and High Level Development Ministers.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m.  Administrator Shah attends a dinner in honor of Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Pakistani Minister for Finance, Economic Affairs, Revenue and Statistics, at the Pakistan Embassy.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS

Under Secretary Burns is in New Haven, Connecticut, where he is meeting with faculty and students at Yale University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

7:45 a.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Egyptian Finance Minister Samir Radwan, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats attends the East Asia Pacific Management Team Session, at the World Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the World Food Program, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers closing remarks at the conference on “The Russian Economy and US-Russia Relations” co-sponsored by the Peterson Institute, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the New Economic School in Moscow, at the Peterson Institute.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Click here for more information.


6:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends a dinner with NAPEO Ministries and NAPEO International Advisory Board at the Aspen Institute.
(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

9:00 a.m.
 Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks on the “U.S. Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction” at the event on “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia; Moving Faster from Policy to Practice” sponsored by USAID, the World Bank, the United Nations and the Department of State, at the Washington Marriott.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

Click here for more information or contact gjackson@usaid.gov.

12:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero hosts a working lunch with UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
 Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks on international water issues at the International Water Forum, at the National Press Club.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Contact Kathy Giles-Diaz at Giles-DiazKL@state.gov for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake attends the event on “Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia; Moving Faster from Policy to Practice” sponsored by USAID, the World Bank, the United Nations and the Department of State, at the Washington Marriott.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS BROWNFIELD


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


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development Stanislav Voskresenskiy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez speaks with visiting students from the Dartmouth War and Peace Fellowship Program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with North African economic ministers as part of the U.S.-North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (PNB-NAPEO) on the margins of the World Bank fund meetings, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends the first advisory board dinner for PNB-NAPEO, Partners for a New Beginning and the North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity, at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL 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.


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

9:30 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Posner briefs members of the Senate Appropriations Committee for Foreign Operations on Internet Freedom, on Capitol Hill.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner briefs members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, on Capitol Hill. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner joins Ambassador Anne Patterson, USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg and Deputy Assistant Secretary Tamara Wittes to brief members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations on Egypt, on Capitol Hill.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

1:45 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

9:30 a.m.  
Ambassador Benjamin meets with members of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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


Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Egypt and Israel through April 22 to meet with senior government officials, business representatives, non-governmental organizations and women’s organizations in support of women’s empowerment in the region. 


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston attends the first advisory board dinner for PNB-NAPEO, Partners for a New Beginning and the North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity, at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


COORDINATOR FOR CYBER ISSUES CHRISTOPHER PAINTER


Coordinator Painter is at the Hague to attend the World Foresight Forum and meet with the staff of the U.S. Embassy in the Hague through April 16.


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