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Public Schedule for May 25, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 25, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
Secretary Clinton accompanies President Obama on his State Visit in London, United Kingdom. Later in the day, Secretary Clinton travels to Paris, France to participate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting and 50th Anniversary Commemoration. Click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
9:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg participates in a White House meeting.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:15 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg delivers remarks to the Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) Conference, at the National Defense University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg participates in a White House meeting.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Max Stier and Tina Sung, of the Partnership for Public Service, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
11:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:

Under Secretary Burns is on foreign travel in Deauville, France through May 28, accompanying President Obama to the G-8 Summit.

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 G-8 Summit in Deauville, France through May 28.

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and Working Lunch, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the G-8 dinner and Working Session, in Deauville, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:
2:00 p.m. Under Secretary McHale meets with Matt Armstrong, Executive Director of the Advisory Commission for Public Diplomacy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER:
8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher speaks with Swedish Foreign Ministry Political Director Bjorn Lyrvall.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher speaks with Belgian Director General for Multilateral Affairs Jean-Arthur Régibeau.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL:
Ambassador Marshall accompanies President Obama on his foreign travel.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake speaks to students from the College of International Security Affairs, at the National Defense University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with John Gerretsen, International Oil and Gas Manager for Solar Turbines, Inc, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Lois Quam, Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD:
10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends the International Judicial Relations Committee Spring meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends a reception hosted by the Colombian Embassy on the Tall Ship ARC “Gloria,” in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL:
Assistant Secretary Campbell hosts senior officials from the ASEAN nations for the 24th ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue and the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Senior Officials Meeting, at the United States Institute of Peace.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFF FELTMAN:
Assistant Secretary Feltman is on foreign travel in Cairo, Egypt through May 26. While in Cairo, he is meeting with senior government officials and civil and political society activists.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:
Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in Paris, France to participate in the 50th Anniversary of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council Meeting.

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

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL:
9:30 a.m.
Coordinator McCall meets with members of the United States Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial Relations, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ:
1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Schwartz moderates a panel discussion following a screening of the PBS film “Welcome to Shelbyville,” in the George Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information. Final access time for press: 12:40 p.m. at the 21st St. Entrance

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Eide, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro delivers closing remarks to the Foreign Policy Advisors (POLAD) Conference, at the National Defense University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:
Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel in North Africa through May 27.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY:
11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with State Acting Inspector General Harold Geisel to discuss PEPFAR’s in-country operations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby hosts a roundtable discussion with journalists to discuss PEPFAR’s progress in the global HIV/AIDS response in light of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the AIDS pandemic and the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact PetersonJL@state.gov for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel in Paris, France accompanying Secretary Clinton to the OECD Ministerial Meeting. After Paris, Ambassador Verveer continues on foreign travel to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea through June 1. Click here for more information.

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador Verveer accompanies Secretary Clinton to the OECD’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration, in Paris, France.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live at www.oecd.org/oecdweek. Click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON:
Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Israel until May 25.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS:
Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in China through June 3 to participate in programs with national and provincial officials.

SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN:
2:30 p.m. Special Envoy Stern appears before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)
Click here for more information.


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
1:15 p.m.
Daily Press Briefing with Acting Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner


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