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Public Schedule for April 20, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 20, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
9:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton speaks with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a working lunch with Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 1:15 P.M.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:30 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:00 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary Dr. Kissinger participate in "Conversations on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” at the Department of State.
(OPEN TO INVITED MEDIA)
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DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
2:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador David Pearce, incoming Assistant Chief of Mission at Embassy Kabul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Under Secretary of Defense Michele Flournoy.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends "Conversations on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” with Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary Dr. Kissinger, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
10:30 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, U.S. Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Administrator Shah joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah joins Secretary Clinton’s working lunch with Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETINGS)

6:15 p.m.
Administrator Shah attends a reception in honor of the U.S.-African Union High Level meetings, at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Burns meets with Christopher Kojm, Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Pamela Spratlen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Burns meets with Dutch Political Director Karel van Oosterom, 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 hosts a breakfast for members of the Senate Finance Committee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Sean McClure, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Shamshad Akhtar from the World Bank, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:
1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary McHale meets with Ambassador David Pearce, incoming Assistant Chief of Mission at Embassy Kabul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Under Secretary McHale meets with Alec Ross, Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
8:45 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero hosts a global issues principals meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at a panel discussion “Towards Disability-Inclusive Development” moderated by Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with UN Assistant Secretary General Jude Cheng-Hopkins, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Ambassador Robert Loftis, Acting Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS BOB BLAKE:
1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Saman Zia-Zarifi, Amnesty International’s Director for Asia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Tajikistan Ambassador Shirinov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD:
2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Dmitry Titov, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:
10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez chairs a panel entitled "Can funds and financial institutions promote good policy and land-based investment practice?" at the World Bank Land Conference, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER:
10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Lone Wisborg, Danish Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Global Security, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks to Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy about U.S. efforts to advance arms control and nuclear security goals, in Annapolis, Maryland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
Assistant Secretary Posner visits United States Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida to discuss security and human rights in the Middle East and South Central Asia.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Valenzuela delivers opening remarks at the International Visitors Leadership Program event, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a lunch for ambassadors from Latin American countries hosted by Chilean Ambassador Arturo Fermandois, at the Chilean Ambassador’s residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:
5:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Belgian Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Thomas Baekelandt, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA:
1:30 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca presents on trafficking in persons to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper at a meeting of National Intelligence Managers, in McLean, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Aruban Justice Minister Arthur Lawrence Dowers to discuss trafficking in persons, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY:
3:30 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Ambassador-designee to Vietnam Dave Shear to discuss PEPFAR activities in Vietnam, 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, Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank through April 22 to meet with senior government officials, business representatives, non-governmental organizations and women’s organizations.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS:
Special Representative Lewis participates in the U.S.-African Union High Level Meetings, in Washington, DC.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
12:30 p.m.
Daily Press Briefing with Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner

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