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Public Schedule for May 4, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 4, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton departs for foreign travel in Rome, Italy to participate in a meeting of the Libya Contact Group and deliver remarks to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). She is accompanied by Assistant Secretaries Brimmer and Gordon. Click here for more information.


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

10:15 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel to South Africa and Mozambique through May 6.  During this visit, Deputy Nides attends the 2011 Annual Meeting on the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Johannesburg and the World Economic Forum in Cape Town. Click here for more information.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

Administrator Shah participates in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Cape Town, South Africa.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah attends a WEF session, “Achieving Africa’s New Vision for Agriculture,” at the Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah participates in the WEF Africa Opening Press Conference, at the Cape Town International Conference Center.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact njackson@usaid.gov for more information.

4:45 p.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah attends the WEF Opening Plenary Session, “Africa’s Role in a New Reality,” at the Cape Town International Conference Center Plenary Hall.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah meets with WEF Young Global Leaders, at the Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

9:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Damon Silver, Thea Lee and Ron Blackwell of the AFLCIO, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


10:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Shep Hill and Jeff Hofgard of Boeing International, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Palestinian business leaders, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

2:00 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale meets with Ambassador James Cunningham, Deputy Ambassador to Kabul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale meets with Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Pamela Spratlen, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

Under Secretary Tauscher is on foreign travel to Romania, United Kingdom and Belgium through May 6.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Maldives and Sri Lanka through May 5 to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and political leaders in both countries. Click here for more information.

On Wednesday, Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Sri Lankan External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris, Defense Secretary Gotobaya Rajapaksa and with non-governmental organizations in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer accompanies Secretary Clinton as she departs for foreign travel in Rome, Italy to participate in a meeting of the Libya Contact Group and deliver remarks to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Senator Bingaman, at the Hart Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Ambassador James Cunningham, Deputy Ambassador to Kabul,
at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


6:30 p.m.   Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends the Cinco de Mayo Reception hosted by the Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, at the Mexican Cultural Institute.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Chairman of Swiss Bankers Association Staff Patrick Odier, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Czech Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Jiri Schneider, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Secretary Clinton as she departs for foreign travel in Rome, Italy to participate in a meeting of the Libya Contact Group and deliver remarks to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Click here for more information.

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

4:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a meeting with the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Sustainability and the National Academies of Science, at the National Academies of Science. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

Assistant Secretary Schwartz is on foreign travel to Geneva, Iraq, Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank from May 2-12.  Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

2:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Lumpkin, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

9:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock delivers keynote remarks at a Model United Nations Conference, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


6:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Stock delivers opening remarks during the closing reception of the Professional Fellows Congress to professional fellows from more than 30 countries and territories, in the Department of State’s Benjamin Franklin Room.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER SUSAN SWART

10:45 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Swart participates in a panel discussion on the 25 Point Plan for IT Reform, sponsored by TechAmerica, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

Click  here  for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Argentinean Congresswoman Elisa Carrio, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Portuguese Political Director Antonio de Almeida Ribeiro, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends the Cinco de Mayo Reception hosted by the Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, at the Mexican Cultural Institute.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby convenes the 2011 Annual Meeting on the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Johannesburg, South Africa, to identify opportunities to build on PEPFAR achievements moving forward.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Tunisia through May 6 to lead a Department of State colloquium with women civil society leaders from throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. While in Tunisia, she will also meet with Tunisian government officials and representatives from business and civil society on issues relating to women and Tunisia's political transition.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith speaks at the PTTOW! Conference in Newport Beach, California.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:15 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing with Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner.

 

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