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Public Schedule for May 31, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 31, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


4:05 p.m.  Secretary Clinton delivers closing remarks to the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, in the George Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

Pre set time for video cameras:  3:20 p.m. from the 21st Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers:  3:35 p.m. from the 21st Street Entrance.


4:25 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Colombian Foreign Minister Holgiun, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00 P.M.)
Pre set time for video cameras:  4:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers:  4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.


6:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton hosts a dinner for Partners for a New Beginning, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY JAMES STEINBERG

9:00 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Steinberg co-chairs the Democracy, Human Rights and Good Governance Working Group of the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg hosts a working lunch for the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

9:15 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides attends Secretary Clinton’s dinner for the Partners for a New Beginning Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

9:15 a.m. 
Administrator Shah joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

11:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Partners for a New Beginning Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


6:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends Secretary Clinton’s dinner for the Partners for a New Beginning Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE

8:45 a.m.  Under Secretary McHale makes remarks at the Opening Session of the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Partnership Dialogue and at the Culture and Education Working Group, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
  Under Secretary McHale meets with Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary McHale attends Secretary Clinton’s dinner for the Partners for a New Beginning Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

9:15 a.m.  Under Secretary Otero joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero participates in the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall hosts “Taste of New Zealand” - a cultural exchange event under the Diplomatic Partnerships Division of the Office of Protocol with children from America and New Zealand and New Zealand Ambassador Mike Moore, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact
bazbazk@state.gov for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Dr. Patricia Flor, German Special Envoy for Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Vice Admiral LeFever, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Uzbekistan Ambassador Nematov, 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 meets with Ambassador Richard Olson, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Brazilian Under Secretary for South and Central America and the Caribbean Antonio Simoes, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends a reception for Colombian Foreign Minister Holquin, at the Embassy of Colombia.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN


10:45 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Feltman meets with
Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs Helga Schmid of the European External Action Service, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:30 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in the Partners for a New Beginning Summit, at the Aspen Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


12:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


6:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends Secretary Clinton’s dinner for the Partners for a New Beginning Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner participates in the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ


10:30 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Schwartz meets with Isabel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program of the Council on Foreign Relations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel in Colombia to visit Tolemaida Airbase to observe Colombian training activities and meet with senior civilian and military officials in Bogota to build on security cooperation initiatives aimed at meeting shared security challenges.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m 
Assistant Secretary Stock participates in the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue and hosts the Cultural and Education Working Group, at the Department of State. 



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

8:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela participates in the U.S.-Colombia High Level Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:25 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Colombian Foreign Minister Holgiun, at the Department of State.

(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY)

5:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Brazilian Under Secretary for South and Central America and the Caribbean Antonio Simoes, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela meets with Dr. Joseph Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel in Papua New Guinea through June 1 to participate in the Pacific Women’s Empowerment Initiative policy dialogue, “Healthy Women, Healthy Economies.” Click
here for more information.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

6:00 p.m. 
Special Representative Balderston participates in the Partners for a New Beginning Summit and attends the Secretary’s dinner in its honor.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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 REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

6:30 p.m.  Special Representative Pandith attends Secretary Clinton’s dinner for the Partners for a New Beginning Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

 

PRESS BREIFING SCHEDULE

1:15 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.

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