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Public Schedule for May 17, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 17, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

7:45 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Vice President Biden, at the Vice President’s residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

9:30 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY AND SIGNING OF U.S.-EU FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 10:05 A.M.)
Pre-set for video cameras: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


10:35 a.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the opening of the Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum, at the Department of State. 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live on
www.state.gov. Click here for more information.
Pre-set for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


11:15 a.m.  Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Jordanian King Abdullah, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting with President Obama at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with representatives of the American Friends of Christchurch, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:05 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with New Zealand Foreign Minister McCully, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 3:35 P.M.)
Pre-set for video cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


5:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

7:15 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton hosts a reception honoring supporters of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

11:00 a.m.   Deputy Secretary Nides holds a secure video teleconference with Embassy Baghdad.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides hosts a working lunch with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Under Secretary Kennedy, Deputy Director for Foreign Assistance Rob Goldberg and Deputy Assistant Secretary Barbara Retzlaff, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with AIPAC President Howard Kohr, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

12:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live on
www.state.gov. Click here for more information.
All media should meet at 11:30 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

5:30 p.m.  Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS


11:30 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats briefs the press on the upcoming OECD Paris Ministerial and OECD’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, at the Washington Foreign Press Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:45 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar, at the Ambassador’s residence.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE


8:30 a.m.  Under Secretary McHale participates in a meeting of the Roundtable on Technology, Science, and Peacebuilding led by the National Academies and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), at USIP.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Click here for more information.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

10:10 a.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the opening plenary session of the Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live on
www.state.gov. Click here for more information.
Pre-set for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.



CHIEF OF PROTOCOL CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


6:00 p.m.  Ambassador Marshall attends a reception honoring supporters of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts principals from the P5 nations of the UN Security Council, in the annual P5 IO Directors’ Consultations, in Washington, DC. 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD


Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel to Portugal, Ghana and Liberia through May 20 leading a high-level delegation of U.S. federal law enforcement officials to address transnational crime issues and meet with their counterparts.

On Tuesday in Lisbon, Assistant Secretary Brownfield
delivers opening remarks at the Transatlantic Symposium on Dismantling Transnational Illicit Networks, and meets with West African and other officials.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Campbell joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with New Zealand Foreign Minister McCully, at the Department of State.

(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING)

PM  Assistant Secretary Campbell departs for foreign travel to Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan through May 22. Click
here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

1:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Dr. Bayu Krishnamurti, Indonesian Vice Minister of Agriculture, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

9:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with EU High Representative Lady Catherine Ashton, at the Department of State.

(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING)


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


Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland through May 18 to participate in the World Health Assembly.


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

8:30 a.m.  Coordinator McCall participates in a meeting of the Roundtable on Technology, Science, and Peacebuilding led by the National Academies and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), at USIP.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

12:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner meets with German Ambassador Cyril Nunn, German Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ

Assistant Secretary Schwartz participates in the Full Round of the Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum, and Refugees in Miami, Florida through May 18.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA


8:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends a breakfast in honor of José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, the chairman of the board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF), at the Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela delivers remarks at a Mexican American Leadership Initiative (MALI) luncheon, at the Woodrow Wilson Center in the Ronald Reagan Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH KOREA POLICY AMBASSADOR STEPHEN BOSWORTH


Ambassador Stephen Bosworth is on foreign travel to South Korea through May 18. Click here for more information.


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

AM  Ambassador Verveer holds meetings at the McArthur Foundation on global women’s issues, in Chicago, Illinois.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM  Ambassador Verveer receives an award and delivers remarks at an event hosted by Innocents at Risk, at the Embassy of Luxemburg in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

10:30 a.m.  Special Representative Balderston introduces Secretary Clinton at the Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum, which was organized by the Global Partnership Initiative Office, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live on
www.state.gov. Click here for more information.
Pre-set for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Nigeria through May 21 to participate in the Nigerian Governors Forum Induction Programme for New and Existing Governors.



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith speaks at the opening event for the International Multicultural Family Workshops, in New York City.

 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:15 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.

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