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Public Schedule for April 29, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 29, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
9:30 a.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the lobby of the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the lobby of the 23rd Street Entrance.


10:40 a.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:10 a.m. from the lobby of the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:25 a.m. from the lobby of the 23rd Street Entrance.


11:00 a.m.  Secretary Clinton participates in the U.S.-Mexico Merida High Level Consultative Group meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:35 a.m. from the lobby of the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:45 a.m. from the lobby of the 23rd Street Entrance.


12:50 p.m.  Secretary Clinton hosts a working lunch for the U.S.-Mexico Merida High Level Consultative Group with Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 6:05 P.M.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 5:30 p.m. from the lobby of the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:45 p.m. from the lobby of the C Street Entrance.



DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG
10:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:15 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Matsumoto, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers remarks at the Daimler Forum, at the Brookings Institution.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES
9:45 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Russell Rumbaugh and Mary Madler, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Charlie Houy, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Deputy Secretary of Defense Bill Lynn.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Counselor Mills, Deputy Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Rob Goldberg and Barbara Retzlaff, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS
11:00 a.m.
  Under Secretary Burns meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with Russian Senator Mikhail Margelov, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Federation Council, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
  Under Secretary Burns meets with European Union Political Director Robert Cooper, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
  Under Secretary Burns meets with David Miliband, UK Member of Parliament, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with French Political Director Jacques Audibert, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


4:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with participants in the 2011 Alfa Fellows program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS
9:00 a.m.
  Under Secretary Hormats meets with State and USAID staff to discuss Egyptian economic issues, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador Carlos Pascual, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
 Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE
12:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale attends a lunch in honor of Thomson Reuters CEO Tom Glocer hosted by the Atlantic Council, at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale meets with Botswanan Ambassador Tebelelo Seretse, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale attends a reception in celebration of the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton, at the British ambassador’s residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER
6:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher attends a reception in celebration of the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton, at the British ambassador’s residence.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD
11:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Brownfield participates in the U.S.-Mexico Merida High Level Consultative Group meeting with Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL
5:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Campbell joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, at the Department of State.

(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON
9:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER
Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in Beijing, China through April 29 for the U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA
11:00 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela participates in the U.S.-Mexico Merida High Level Consultative Group meeting with Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.

(CAMERA SPRAY)


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN
1:30 p.m.
Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY
Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through April 29 to meet with government officials and the U.S. team in the DRC and visit PEPFAR-supported programs, including those for orphans and vulnerable children.



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS
Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Singapore to meet with senior government officials, business representatives, and non-governmental organizations.


Special Representative Lewis meets with Tan Tee How, Singapore’s Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Development, to discuss U.S. cities and states working in collaboration with Singapore on sustainability issues. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Special Representative Lewis meets with business leaders from the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council to discuss opportunities for trade delegations to the region. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH
2:00 p.m. 
Special Representative Pandith and Special Envoy Rosenthal host a 2011 Hours Against Hate Town Hall at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL
2:00 p.m. 
Special Envoy Rosenthal and Special Representative Pandith host a 2011 Hours Against Hate Town Hall at George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
TBD



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