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Public Schedule for September 21, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 21, 2011

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*The Department of State’s Office of Press Relations during UNGA will be based out of the Waldorf-Astoria’s Suite 24M. The phone number is: (212) 845-0812.


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton attends President Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly, at the United Nations.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

11:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:25 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Noda, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s meeting with UNGA President Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:05 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:20 p.m.
Secretary Clinton accompanies President Obama to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s luncheon for heads of state and government officials, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

3:45 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister Cameron, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:45 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with French President Sarkozy, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:35 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with South Sudan President Kiir, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:55 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS:
10:15 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with General Martin E. Dempsey, the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador to Georgia John Bass, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns delivers opening remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 11:45 a.m. from the 23st Street entrance.
Final access time for writers and stills: 12:15 p.m. from the 23st Street entrance.

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Malaysian Ambassador Jamaluddin Jarjis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Yemeni Foreign Minister Al-Qirbi, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:

9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Paraq Saxena, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Mongolian President Elbegdori, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a reception hosted by UAE FM Sheikh Absullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UAE)

7:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, at the New York Public Library in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
10:40 a.m.
Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the Scaling Up Nutrition event, at UNICEF.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, email nschiegg@usaid.gov.

12:00 p.m. Administrator Shah participates in a panel discussion, “Beyond Food Security,” as part of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, at the Sheraton Midtown Hotel in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CGI)

3:30 p.m.
Administrator Shah attends the Chick Pea Partnership presentation at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, at the Sheraton Midtown Hotel in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CGI)

4:00 p.m. Administrator Shah and UK Secretary for International Development (DFID) Andrew Mitchell host an event to showcase progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, at the Millennium Hotel in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, email nschiegg@usaid.gov.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero attends the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Plenary Session at the Sheraton Midtown Hotel in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CGI)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Honduran Vice President Maria Antonieta Bogran and Honduran and Vice President Maria Antonieta Bogran, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with UK Minister Francis Maude, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the Trygve Lie Symposium on “Defending Human Rights Through Social Media,” at the Trygve Lie Center in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Norway State Secretary Eide, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero joins Deputy Secretary Nides’ meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Zebari, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero attends a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, at the New York Public Library in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

8:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero attends a reception for the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CGI)

AMBASSADOR WENDY SHERMAN:
Ambassador Sherman participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER:
9:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with General Martin E. Dempsey, the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher delivers remarks at the Brookings Institution.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Tauscher attends a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, at the New York Public Library in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL:
Ambassador Marshall participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in an event on the Department of State’s “Passport to India” Initiative, at the Institute of International Education in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake and Ambassador Grossman meet with Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai at the New York Palace Hotel.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a roundtable discussion with Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva, at the Marriott in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake attends a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, at the New York Public Library in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ESTHER BRIMMER:
Assistant Secretary Brimmer participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Representative Ann Marie Buerkle, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with FAO Director-General-designate de Silva, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with her Canadian counterpart Gordon Venner, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with her Israeli counterpart Eviatar Manor, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, at the New York Public Library in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD:
1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Senator Robert Menendez, at the Hart Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Senator Mark Kirk, at the Hart Senate Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL:

Assistant Secretary Campbell participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Campbell briefs the press on "U.S. Foreign Policy in the Asia-Pacific," at the New York Foreign Press Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON:
Assistant Secretary Carson participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EAST ASIAN AFFAIRS JEFF FELTMAN:
Assistant Secretary Feltman participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:
10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Ambassador William Taylor, Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions, and representatives of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the “Successful Approaches to Fostering Entrepreneurship: Event for Partners and Practitioners,” a Global Entrepreneurship Program Partners’ Meeting, hosted by State in collaboration with USAID’s Business Growth Initiative (BGI), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Ricardo d’Abreu, Vice Governor of the Angolan Central Bank, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON:
Assistant Secretary Gordon participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON:
7:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a reception hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, at the New York Public Library in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS, ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE KERRI-ANN JONES:
Assistant Secretary Jones returns to Washington from the U.S.-Germany Joint Committee Meeting on bilateral cooperation in science and technology in Berlin, Germany.

BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR DAWN MCCALL:
Coordinator McCall meets with leading social media innovators in Northern California through September 22 to discuss tools and collaborative projects.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
11:30 a.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Posner delivers remarks at the Learned Hand Award Ceremony, in Seattle, Washington.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
10:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro joins Deputy Secretary Burns’ meeting with General Martin E. Dempsey, the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANN STOCK:

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the Public Affairs Officer Strategic Workshop for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, at the Hyatt Arlington.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock meets with Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the opening of “CHINA: Art of a Nation,” at the Kennedy Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:

4:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Chinese Department of External Security Affairs Director General Qiu Guohong, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY:
10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with the Cote d’Ivoire Health Minister, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby participates in an event with Chevron highlighting their public-private partnership with PEPFAR, at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CGI)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON:
Special Representative Balderston participates in partnership meetings on the margins of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, at the Sheraton Towers in New York City.

5:30 p.m. Special Representative Balderston participates in the one-year anniversary reception for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL:
1:00 p.m.
Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Moroccan MFA Secretary General Nacer Bourita, at the Moroccan Mission to the UN.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Hungarian MFA State Secretary Peter Sztaray, at the Hungarian Mission to the UN.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Swedish Senior MFA Adviser Jan Henningsson, at the Swedish Mission to the UN.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal addresses a B’nai B’rith event about Durban II at the New York Marriott East Side (525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street).
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
There will NOT be a daily press briefing today.

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