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Public Schedule for October 19, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 19, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Muscat, Oman.

11:00 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton holds bilateral meetings with Omani Sultan Qaboos Al Said, in Muscat, Oman.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)


DEPUTY SECRETARY WILLIAM BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Baku, Azerbaijan, Tbilisi, Georgia and Yerevan, Armenia through October 20.


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

8:00 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Nides delivers remarks at the Chamber of Commerce with Japanese Ambassador Fujisaki, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

8:00 a.m.  Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:00 p.m.
  Administrator Shah speaks with Ira Magaziner, Chairman of the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Senator John Boozman, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in China to participate in the Sub-National/Innovation Dialogues, and in Jordan to participate in the World Economic Forum through October 24.

7:30 a.m. LOCAL  Under Secretary Hormats attends the Governors Forum Overview and Limited Country Team Briefing, at the China World Summit Wing.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:40 a.m. LOCAL
 Under Secretary Hormats meets with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan, at the China World Hotel.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
LOCAL  Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Opening Session of the U.S. China Governors Forum, at the China World Hotel.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
LOCAL  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Hunan Party Secretary Zhou Qiang, at the China World Hotel.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL
 Under Secretary Hormats meets with Zhejiang Party Secretary Zhao Hongzhu, at the China World Hotel.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
LOCAL  Under Secretary Hormats holds a press roundtable, at Embassy Beijing.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. LOCAL
 Under Secretary Hormats attends a U.S.-China Governors Forum Reception, at the China World Hotel.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

11:00 a.m.
 Under Secretary Otero meets with Senator Tim Wirth, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
 Under Secretary Otero meets with USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

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


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


Ambassador Marshall leads an Experience America trip to New Orleans, Louisiana with members of the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses from October 19-21. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Margot Wallström.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

11:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the White House Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield appears before the Senate Caucus on International narcotics to discuss U.S.-Andean Security Cooperation, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

Assistant Secretary Carson is on foreign travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Niger until October 26. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand through October 20 to hold discussions on regional nonproliferation cooperation, including issues related to the upcoming East Asia Summit in mid-November. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

Assistant Secretary Feltman accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez speaks with Bruce Swartz from the Department of Justice. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in a meeting on the Partnership for Growth in El Salvador, at USAID. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia through October 19. Click here for more information. 


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

8:00 a.m. 
Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

10:00 a.m. 
Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


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

12:00 p.m.
 Ambassador Verveer meets with Ann-Marie Liza, honorary president of the Belgian Senate, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer meets with a delegation of Afghan visitors participating in an international visitors leadership program on “Women, Political, Social and Economic Empowerment,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. 
Ambassador Verveer meets with a delegation from the Party of European Socialists, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS


Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Beijing, China through October 19.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

7:30 p.m. 
Special Representative Pandith attends the American Task Force on Palestine Dinner, at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL ENVOY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE TODD STERN


Special Envoy Stern is on foreign travel in Cape Town, South Africa through October 21 to lead U.S. participation in the Pre-COP Informal Ministerial Consultations.


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JACOB SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.


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