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Public Schedule for July 7, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
July 7, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
9:15 a.m.  Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries of the Regional Bureaus, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
  Secretary Clinton officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Ambassador-designate to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton speaks with the U.S. foreign affairs civilians serving in Afghanistan.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:

7:30 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with the U.S. chiefs of missions in South and Central Asian nations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with staff members from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:

10:00 a.m. 
Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the launch of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) initiative formed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and USAID, at the NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd in Arlington, Virginia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.


1:30 p.m.  Administrator Shah participates in a live webchat, “How to Make Change: Open for Questions - Youth and International Development,” hosted by the White House’s
Kalpen Modi on www.whitehouse.gov/live.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.


6:30 p.m.  Administrator Shah receives the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, at the Embassy of India.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS BILL BURNS:
10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns meets with Turkish Foreign Ministry Under Secretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Dino Patti Djala, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM
  Under Secretary Hormats departs for foreign travel in Paris, France to participate in Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpa (FASS) Meetings through July 9. 


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
10:15 a.m. 
Under Secretary Otero participates in the “Conversations with America” series to discuss the Open Government Partnership live on www.state.gov.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Click here for more information.

1:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Otero meets with Ambassador-designate to Honduras Lisa Kubiske, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELLEN TAUSCHER:
10:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Secretary Gary Locke, Ambassador-designate to China, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher briefs members of the House Armed Services Committee, on Capitol Hill.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
1:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Eric Stewart and Gary Litman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Tajikistan Ambassador Abdujabbor Shirinov, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


4:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with John Mroz of the East-West Institute, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON:
10:15 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Carson, Ambassador Susan Rice and USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg brief the press on Sudan, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

PM  Assistant Secretary Carson participates in the presidential delegation to South Sudan to attend the ceremony marking the declaration of the independence of the Republic of South Sudan on July 9. Click
here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON:
Assistant Secretary Gordon travels to Poland and Spain through July 12. Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES:
9:30 a.m.
  Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a conference on “The Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development,” at the Brookings Institution. 
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Jones meets with NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, at the Department of Commerce. 

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Danish Admiral Tim Sloth Jorgensen, Danish Chief of Defense, and Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY:
Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. On Thursday, he meets with Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly to discuss U.S. recommendations for strengthening Haiti’s health system and strategies for encouraging strong government leadership in the health sector. Click here for more information.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO SUDAN AMBASSADOR PRINCETON LYMAN:
Ambassador Lyman is on foreign travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Juba, Sudan. In Juba, he will participate in the presidential delegation attending the ceremony marking the declaration of the independence of the Republic of South Sudan on July 9. Click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
10:00 a.m.  Ambassador Verveer meets with Ambassador-designate to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with a Chinese delegation hosted by Chinese Deputy Chief of Mission Deng Hongbo to discuss women’s empowerment, in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer meets with Ambassador to Peru Rose Likins, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer meets with Ambassador Benjamin, at the Department of State.
 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer participates in the European American Business Council (EABC)  Ambassadors dinner and reception, at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON:
6:30 p.m. 
Special Representatives Balderston and Pandith meet with ambassadors from North Africa and the Middle East to discuss building partnerships with the private sector and civil society, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH:
6:30 p.m. 
Special Representatives Pandith and Balderston meet with ambassadors from North Africa and the Middle East to discuss building partnerships with the private sector and civil society, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN:

10:00 a.m. 
Director Sullivan joins Under Secretary Burns’ meeting with Turkish Foreign Ministry Under Secretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
 Director Sullivan meets with Secretary Gary Locke, Ambassador-designate to China, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  
Director Sullivan leads a bipartisan policy roundtable with staff members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
10:15 a.m.
 Ambassador Susan Rice, Assistant Secretary Carson and USAID Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg brief the press on camera, on-the-record, on Sudan, in the Press Briefing Room (room 2209) at the Department of State.

12:30 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland



 

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