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Public Schedule for May 5, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 5, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on 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, Feltman and Gordon. Click here for more information (EST + 6 hours).

9:00 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, in Rome, Italy.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

9:40 a.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Frattini hold a joint press availability, in Rome, Italy.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
 
11:00 a.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton participates in the Libya Contact Group Opening Ministerial Session, in Rome, Italy.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL
  Secretary Clinton participates in the Libya Contact Group Second Ministerial Session, in Rome, Italy.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton meets with representatives of the Libya Transitional National Council in Rome, Italy.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

4:15 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, in Rome, Italy.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY) 

5:30 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in Rome, Italy.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY) 


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

1:00 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.

10:30 a.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah attends a World Economic Forum session, “Taking Africa’s Economic Pulse,” at the Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah visits HIV patients from Kheth’Impilo, in the Khayelitsha Township in Cape Town.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah visits a Mothers to Mothers (m2m) project site in the Khayelitsha Township in Cape Town.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah participates in a event with youth at the University of Western Cape School of Public Health in Cape Town.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:15 p.m.
 LOCAL  Administrator Shah attends a World Economic Forum session, “Innovative Partnerships for Development Plenary with Kofi Annan,” at the Cape Town International Conference Center Plenary Hall.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS

10:15 a.m.
  Under Secretary Burns speaks to participants in the National Security Management Class of Syracuse University by digital video conference from the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
  Under Secretary Burns meets
with Shyam Saran, former Indian Foreign Secretary, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

8:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats participates in the opening ceremony of the U.S.-Portugal Bilateral Commission, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
  Under Secretary Hormats participates in a business roundtable meeting with Ambassador Demetrious Marantis, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Cynthia Carroll of Anglo American, at the Department of State.  
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM  Under Secretary Hormats departs for foreign travel in Cairo, Egypt through May 8.



UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

Under Secretary McHale is on foreign travel to South Africa and Senegal through May 13, to highlight the role of young Africans in shaping the future of the continent. 


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.



CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

6:30 p.m.  Ambassador Marshall hosts a reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Blair House with Cultural Tourism DC to launch “Passport DC,” an annual month long celebration of the international and diplomatic community in Washington DC.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)
Click here for more information.


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.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer accompanies Secretary Clinton on 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

9:15 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends the U.S.-Portugal Bilateral Commission, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends the White House Cinco de Mayo Celebration.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

3:45 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Campbell and Treasury’s Senior Coordinator and Executive Secretary for China and the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) David Loevinger brief the Press on the Upcoming U.S.-China S&ED, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EAST ASIAN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

Assistant Secretary Feltman accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Rome, Italy to participate in a meeting of the Libya Contact Group. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Rome, Italy to participate in a meeting of the Libya Contact Group. Click
here for more information.


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

2:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Cathy Campbell of CRDF, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

8:45 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Posner discusses the intersection of human rights, technology, and business at Yahoo!’s third annual Business and Human Rights Summit, at the National Press Club’s Holeman Lounge.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Posner meets with European Union representatives, in Washington, DC. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Posner testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on developments in the Middle East, on Capitol Hill. 

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)


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 EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock meets with program partners and attends Carnegie Hall's 120th Anniversary Concert in New York City.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

11:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Mexican Congressman Francisco Rojas Gutierrez, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Guatemalan Ambassador Francisco Villagran, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends the White House Cinco de Mayo Celebration.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

2:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, on Capitol Hill.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby convenes the 2011 PEPFAR Annual Meeting 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 C. Toner.

3:45 p.m.        Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and Senior Coordinator and Executive Secretary for China and the S&ED at the Department of the Treasury David Loevinger will brief the press on the upcoming S&ED in the Press Briefing Room (Room 2209).  The briefing will be on-camera and on-the-record.

 

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