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Public Schedule for May 18, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 18, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with the senior management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Chinese General Chen Bingde, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m
.  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the opening of the exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Operations Center, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
Click here for more information.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Icelandic Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:45 p.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:15 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton hosts a dinner for the Brookings Latin American Leaders Forum, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

Deputy Secretary Steinberg is on foreign travel. Click
here for more information.


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

8:00 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Counselor Mills, at the Department of State

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Tunisian Finance Minister Jelloul Ayed, at the Department of State

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:15 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH


8:15 a.m.  Administrator Shah attends the members only Feed the Future Senator’s Coffee event, at the Senate Member’s Dining Room, in the Capitol.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
  Administrator Shah holds a joint press availability with Ambassador Princeton Lyman to discuss their recent trips to Sudan, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Ambassador Ryan Crocker, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Israeli Ambassador Haim Divon, deputy director-general of the Israeli MFA and the head of MASHAV, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah attends a food security policy dinner hosted by Secretary Madeline Albright, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WILLIAM BURNS

1:15 p.m.  Under Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the opening of an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Operations Center, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
Click here for more information.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Burns meets with Senator Johnny Isakson, in Washington, DC.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PATRICK KENNEDY

1:15 p.m.  Under Secretary Kennedy delivers remarks at the opening of an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Operations Center, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
Click here for more information.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.



UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS


12:00 p.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats delivers keynote remarks to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, at the Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats delivers keynote remarks at a dinner on potential changes in the U.S. and Chinese economies over the coming five years, at the Cosmos Club. 
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE


1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary McHale attends the opening of the exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Operations Center, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
  Under Secretary McHale meets with Denis Malhaupt of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

Under Secretary Tauscher departs for foreign travel in Moscow, Russia.


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

8:00 a.m.  Counselor Mills meets with Deputy Secretary Nides, at the Department of State

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m.  Counselor Mills attends Secretary Clinton’s dinner for the Brookings Latin American Leaders Forum, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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 Wednesday in Accra, Ghana, Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with host government officials to discuss the West Africa Citizen Security Initiative (WACSI).



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on 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

11:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Paraguayan Vice Minister of Economic Relations Ambassador Manuel Caceres, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in a meeting of the Brookings Latin American Leaders Forum, at the Brookings Institution.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY BROOKINGS)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers closing remarks to the Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum, at the Department of State.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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All media should meet at 3:30 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, on Capitol Hill.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)
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ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

12:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller speaks at a Foreign Policy Initiative luncheon, in Washington, DC. 
(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 POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Shapiro joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Chinese General Chen Bingde, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

2:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Stock meets with Panamanian Ambassador Mario Jaramillo to discuss educational exchanges, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA


6:15 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Valenzuela attends Secretary Clinton’s dinner for the Brookings Latin American Leaders Forum, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

11:30 a.m.
 Ambassador Benjamin meets with Neil Crompton of the UK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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 TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

9:00 p.m.  Ambassador CdeBaca gives keynote remarks at a public-private partnerships conference to end modern day slavery sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and St. Thomas University of Miami, in Rome, Italy. 

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


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

8:00 a.m.  Ambassador Verveer addresses a delegation of Pakistani female entrepreneurs participating in a mentoring program, “Propelling Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan,” which is part of an initiative of the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Gender Working Group, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer participates in a reception and closing ceremony in honor of Pakistani women entrepreneurs participating in the “Propelling Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan” mentoring program, at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston participates in the Global Diaspora Forum, which was organized by the Global Partnership Initiative Office, at the Department of State.  Click
here for more information.

PM  Special Representative Balderston departs for foreign travel to London, Jordan and the West Bank through May 25. 



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 ENVOY TO SUDAN PRINCETON LYMAN

11:00 a.m.
  Ambassador Lyman and Administrator Shah hold a joint press availability to discuss their recent trips to Sudan, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)



SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

12:00 p.m.
  Special Envoy Rosenthal delivers remarks at a luncheon hosted by The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, the Minnesota Rabbinical Association, at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
 Special Envoy Rosenthal briefs Jewish community leaders on her activities combating anti-Semitism, at the Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal participates in a town hall forum on “Confronting Anti-Semitism and Religious intolerance” with Imam Magid, hosted by Congressman Keith Ellison, at the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN

Special Envoy Todd Stern is on foreign travel in Mexico City, Mexico through May 19 to participate in the Meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change.

 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

 

11:00 a.m.  Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will brief the press on their recent visits to Sudan. The on-camera, on-the-record briefing and Q&A session will be held in the State Department’s Press Briefing Room (Room 2209).

 

The Daily Press Briefing will immediately follow.


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