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Public Schedule for September 8, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 8, 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)

10:00 a.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with newly credentialed Libyan Ambassador Aujali, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Bill Burns, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton meets with Afghan National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.


3:00 p.m.  Secretary Clinton officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Ambassador-designate to Paraguay James Thessin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius hold refugee consultations with Members of the House of Representatives, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

5:30 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius hold refugee consultations with Members of the Senate, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

7:00 p.m. 
Secretary Clinton attends President Obama’s address to a Joint Session of Congress.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY WILLIAM BURNS

9:30 a.m. 
Deputy Secretary Burns accepts the credentials of Libyan Ambassador Aujali, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Burns is sworn into office by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Deputy Secretary Burns officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Ambassador-designate to Kuwait Matthew Tueller, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES


Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel to Australia and New Zealand through September 9. On Thursday and Friday in Auckland, Deputy Secretary Nides leads the U.S. delegation to the Pacific Islands Forum Post Forum Dialogue, meets with New Zealand Prime Minister Key and Foreign Minister McCully and with other foreign government dignitaries. Click here for more information.


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

8:30 a.m. 
Administrator Shah attends the swearing in ceremony of Steve Haykin, incoming USAID Mission Director for Georgia, at USAID.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m.  Administrator Shah delivers keynote remarks with Congresswoman Nita Lowey at the “All Children Reading: An International Literacy Day Event,” at USAID.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Contact Drew Bailey at anbailey@usaid.gov for more information.

12:00 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Lindsey Graham, at the Russell Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Johnny Isakson, at the Russell Senate Office Building.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

10:00 a.m.
  Under Secretary Hormats participates in a CDC Pandemic Planning Briefing, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends the swearing-in ceremony of Deputy Secretary Burns, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Matt Blunt, President of the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
 Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Daniel M. Kliman of the German Marshall Fund, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

10:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with retired General Brent Scowcroft, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
  Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Czech First Deputy Defense Minister Jiri Sedivy, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher attends the swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Burns, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Romanian State Secretary Bogdan Aurescu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

Counselor Mills is on foreign travel in Haiti to hold meetings with Haitian parliamentarians.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

10:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Stock meets with Ambassador-designate to Qatar Susan Ziadeh, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. 
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Burns, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Stock meets with Ambassador-designate to Ecuador Adam Namm, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks on “The U.S.-India Higher Education Collaboration and Passport to India Program,” at the U.S. India Business Council.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST) 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel to Chile, New Zealand, Indonesia and Thailand through September 19.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL


Assistant Secretary Campbell accompanies Deputy Secretary Nides on foreign travel through September 9 in Auckland, New Zealand as part of the U.S. delegation participating in the Pacific Island Forum Post-Forum Dialogue.  Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

3:15 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks at an event commemorating “Two Decades Without Nuclear Weapons Testing” organized by Global Green USA. 

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY ROBERTA JACOBSON

Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on foreign travel in Brazil through September 9 to engage senior government officials and civil society leaders.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Posner meets with David Angell, the Canadian Foreign Ministry’s Director General for International Organizations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

12:00 p.m.
  Ambassador Goosby joins CDC Director Frieden and Global Health Initiative Director Quam for a meeting of the Global Health Initiative Operations Committee, in Atlanta, Georgia.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Goosby participates in the “30 Years of HIV/AIDS” Anniversary Lecture Series at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
 


COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE DANIEL BENJAMIN

10:30 a.m.  Ambassador Benjamin participates in a Treasury symposium, “Ten Years Later: Progress and Challenges in Combating Terrorist Financing Since 9/11,” at the Department of Treasury.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY)

12:00 p.m.  Ambassador Benjamin attends the swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Burns, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

Ambassador CdeBaca in on foreign travel in Auckland, New Zealand to participate in the Pacific Island Forum’s Leaders Retreat and to host bilateral meetings.


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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to the Hague in the Netherlands. Click
here for more information.


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN

Special Envoy Stern is on foreign travel in Pretoria, South Africa through September 9 to lead U.S. participation in an Informal Ministerial Consultation meeting.



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Auckland, New Zealand through September 11, supporting the U.S. delegation to the Pacific Island Forum’s Post-Forum Partnership Dialogues.



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE AND POLICY COORDINATOR FOR BURMA DEREK MITCHELL

Ambassador Mitchell travels to Burma (September 7-14), Thailand (September 14-15) and Indonesia (September 16-17). Click
here for more information.


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JACOB SULLIVAN

12:00 p.m. 
Director Sullivan co-hosts a roundtable on “U.S. Leadership in an Era of Global Change,” at the Brookings Institution.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY BROOKINGS)

3:00 p.m.  Director Sullivan attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.

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