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Public Schedule for September 23, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 23, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
8:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton attends the P5 Ministerial Breakfast, at the UK Permanent Mission to the UN.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Abdullah, at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council, at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

12:15 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Costa Rican President Chinchilla, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with leaders from Pacific Island nations, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

2:10 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Serbian President Tadic, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the UN High-Level Meeting on Somalia, at the United Nations.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

4:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in a meeting of the Friends of the Central American Integration System Security Strategy, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

5:35 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS:

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

8:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Indian National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:20 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Chairman Zeljko Komsic and Foreign Minister Sven Alkalaj.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Moroccan Foreign Minister Taib Fassi-Fihri.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
9:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Chinese Minister Fu Ziying, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with UK Minister for International Development Andrew Mitchell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Afghan Minister of Mines Wahidullah Shahrani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH:
9:15 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Administrator Shah meets with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Andrew Mitchell, UK Secretary of State for International Development, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah joins UK Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell to host a town hall, at USAID.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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2:30 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Brian Atwood, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Administrator Shah speaks on a panel entitled “Closing the Loop: Integrated Action for Disaster Resilience” at the 2011 World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meeting, at the World Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah attends the G-20 Joint Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Development, at the World Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
Under Secretary Hormats participates in International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings in Washington, DC through September 25.

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Tunisian Finance Minister Jaloul Ayed, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Qatari Finance Minister Yusif Hussein al-Kamal, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends the Qatari Join Bank Reception, at the Four Seasons in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero speaks at the Responsibility to Protect event hosted by the Dutch government and the Center for the Responsibility to Protect, at the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOSTS)

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Otero joins Deputy Secretary Burns’ meeting with Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, at the United Nations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Ambassador Barton, U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, at the United Nations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Nepalese Prime Minister Bhattarai, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with representatives from Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) countries, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN:
7:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Canadian Political Director Kerry Buck, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with French Political Director Jacques Audibert, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Nepali Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Panamanian Foreign Minister Roberto Henriquez, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER:
10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher attends the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Article XIV Conference, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

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:
11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a meeting on the Central Asian Counternarcotics Initiative, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks at the Indian Investment Forum, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City .
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a U.S.-India economic and trade issues discussion, at the New York Foreign Press Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ESTHER BRIMMER:
9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer rings the NASDAQ opening bell, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY NASDAQ)

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Yuriy Fedotov of the UN Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with her UK counterpart Vijay Rangarajan, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with leaders from Pacific Island nations, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

2:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, at the United Nations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s meeting on Somalia, at the United Nations.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Herve Ladsous from the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), at the United Nations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD:
Assistant Secretary Brownfield participates in meetings surrounding the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in New York City.

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, at the New York City Police Department.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

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 EASTERN 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 briefs members of the press on “Economic Development: Entrepreneurship, Business Opportunities, and Mobilizing In-Country Resources,” at the Foreign Press Center in New York City.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the African First Ladies Luncheon, at the Ford Foundation Headquarters in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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:
7:45 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Under Secretary Sherman’s meeting with Canadian Political Director Kerry Buck, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:15 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Deputy Secretary Burns’ meeting with Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Costa Rican President Chinchilla, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

4:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Secretary Clinton at a meeting of the Friends of Central American Integration System Security Strategy, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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:
9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with German Commissioner for Human Rights Markus Löning, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Burmese Director General for Political Affairs Hau Do Suan, at the United Nations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with UN Assistant Secretary-General Ivan Simonovic, at the United Nations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Canadian Director General for North Asia Phil Calvert, at the Swedish Permanent Mission in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Swedish Ambassador Hans Dahlgren, at the Swedish Permanent Mission in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Deborah Stokes, Australian First Secretary of the International Legal Division, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with French Ambassador Francois Zimeray, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS ANN STOCK:
10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock meets with Malaysian Ambassador Jamaluddin Jarjis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:
9:00 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin chairs the inaugural meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum Coordinating Committee, 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 Haiti Health Reconstruction Coordinator Charlotte Eddis, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
9:30 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with the 2011 class of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) and attends the African First Ladies Luncheon, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer takes part in the 2011 World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meeting’s Advisory Council on Gender and Development, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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.

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

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