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Public Schedule for May 23, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 23, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in London, United Kingdom. Click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Tzipi Livni, Chairperson of Israeli’s Kadima Party, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Steinberg accepts the credentials of Czech Republic Ambassador-designate Petr Gandalovic, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ken Yamashita, the new USAID Mission Director in Afghanistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

6:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends the 2011 AIPAC Policy Conference Gala Banquet, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
1:00 p.m. Administrator Shah delivers remarks and moderates a Development Forum discussion with Dr. Esther Duflo, in the Ronald Reagan Building’s Amphitheatre.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Lisa Anderson, President of American University in Cairo, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m.
Administrator Shah speaks with Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Burns meets with Senator Christopher Coons, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Burns meets with Senator John Kerry, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. Under Secretary Burns meets with Senator James Inhofe, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to participate in the OECD Ministerial meeting in Paris, France and in the G8 Summit in Deauville, France through May 28.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:
11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary McHale meets with Embassy Afghanistan’s Strategic Communications Director, Eileen O'Connor, 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 in Moscow, Russia through May 24.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL:
Ambassador Marshall is on foreign travel.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
1:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with participants in the Near East South Asia/Harvard U.S.-South Asia Leader Engagement Program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Matiur Rahman, Editor of Prothom Alo, Bangladesh’s Bangla Daily, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD:
4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Ambassador-designate to Honduras Lisa Kubiske, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON:
Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies President Obama on his foreign travel.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
12:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Ambassador-designate to China Gary Locke, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends the 2011 AIPAC Policy Conference Gala Banquet, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela is on foreign travel to Costa Rica and Mexico through May 27.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA:
2:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca appears before the House Helsinki Commission on Security and Strategy in Europe at a hearing “Labor Trafficking in Troubled Economic Times: Protecting American Jobs and Migrant Human Rights,” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
11:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with a group of female Bangladeshi parliamentarians, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON:
Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel to London, Jordan and the West Bank through May 25
 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
12:00 p.m. Special Envoy to Sudan Ambassador Princeton Lyman will brief the press on violence in Abyei. The on-camera, on-the-record briefing will be held in the State Department Press Briefing Room (Room 2209).

The Daily Press Briefing will immediately follow this special briefing.

 

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