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Public Schedule for May 6, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 6, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Rome, Italy. She is accompanied by Assistant Secretaries Brimmer, Feltman and Gordon. Click
here for more information (EST + 6 hours).

10:30 a.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on the state of global food security and food price volatility, at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
, in Rome, Italy.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.


12:15 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Rome and the U.S. Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
9:55 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers keynote remarks at the Department of State’s 2011 Foreign Affairs Day event, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg participates in the 2011 American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Plaque Ceremony, in the C Street Lobby of the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


1:30 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM 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 RAJ SHAH:
10:30 a.m. LOCAL
  Administrator Shah visits a farming community and meets with local farmers in Sudan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah holds a discussion on agriculture development in Sudan with local farmers, at Rajaf Farm in Sudan.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. LOCAL  Administrator Shah attends the signing of the Communiqué “Partnership for Private Sector Growth,” in support of the Transforming Farms to Business Initiative, at Rajaf Farm in Sudan.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
 LOCAL  Administrator Shah participates in a tour and ribbon cutting ceremony of USAID’s new office compound in Southern Sudan.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS
:
2:20 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns speaks to participants in the 2011 Foreign Affairs Day luncheon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
Under Secretary Hormats is on 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 DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
8:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Otero meets with UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the 2011 Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Day event, 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 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER:
Assistant Secretary Brimmer accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Rome, Italy. Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS BROWNFIELD:
10:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends the AFSA Memorial Plaque Ceremony as part of Foreign Affairs Day, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Ambassador Heather Hodges, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:40 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, and Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Michele Leonhart, at the Department of Justice.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EAST ASIAN AFFAIRS JEFF FELTMAN:
Assistant Secretary Feltman accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Rome, Italy. 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. Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES:
3:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Jones meets Australian Deputy Chief of Mission Graham Fletcher, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
9:00 a.m.  
Assistant Secretary Posner briefs Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, other members of Congress and China policy experts on the recent U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue in Beijing, on Capitol Hill. 
(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 through May 12.  Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
12:00 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela participates in a seminar on Foreign Affairs Day, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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 returns from foreign travel in Tunisia after leading a State Department colloquium with women civil society leaders from throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, and meeting with Tunisian government officials and representatives from business and civil society.

10:00 a.m.  In a taped video message, Ambassador Verveer delivers a message on the role of women as peacemakers as part of the U.S. Institute for Peace (USIP) symposium on "Women and War," at USIP headquarters in Washington, DC. USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg also delivers remarks at the event.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
Click here for more information or contact asturma@usip.org for more information.


 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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

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