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Public Schedule for October 26, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 26, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

AM  Secretary Clinton tapes interviews with Voice of America's Parazit and BBC Persian’s Nowbateh Shoma.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.


1:15 p.m.  Secretary Clinton officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Ambassador-designate to Bahrain Tom Krajeski, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.  Secretary Clinton joins Deputy Secretary Nides’ meeting with Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al Fayyad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY WILLIAM BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel in Japan. Click here for more information.

7:20 p.m. LOCAL  Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, in Tokyo, Japan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY THOMAS NIDES

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

12:00 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Amanda Ellis, New Zealand Deputy Secretary for the International Development Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al Fayyad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador to Norway Barry White, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

12:30 p.m. 
Administrator Shah joins Gayle Smith from the NSC and Jon Carson, Director of Public Engagement at the White House, for a live webchat on the crisis in the horn of Africa and the FWD Campaign.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live on www.USAID.gov.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

10:00 a.m.  
Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call on the Trans-Atlantic Economic Council with Deputy USTR Ambassador Miriam Sapiro and European Commission Director General for Trade Jean-luc Demarty.  

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats speaks with Representative Howard L. Berman.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks on financial inclusion at the annual retreat for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), in Potomac, Maryland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOSTS)

3:15 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

12:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Sherman hosts a lunch in honor of Peruvian Prime Minister Solomon Lerner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

4:30 p.m. 
Under Secretary Tauscher attends a meeting at the Pentagon.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
Forest Whitaker participate in an online discussion, "Conversations with America: Bridging Divides: Youth, Peace, and Reconciliation."
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Watch live on www.state.gov.



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel in Manila, Philippines. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in the United Arab Emirates.


ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:30 p.m.
  Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends Under Secretary Sherman’s lunch in honor of Peruvian Prime Minister Solomon Lerner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS, ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE KERRI-ANN JONES

5:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Chinese Science and Technology Vice Minister Cao Jianlin at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

7:15 p.m.  
Assistant Secretary Posner attends the Human Rights First Awards Dinner at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. 
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)


ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION DAVID ROBINSON

10:00 a.m. 
Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson testifies before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, at the Cannon House Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

1:45 p.m. 
Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson delivers the keynote address at the conference on “Statelessness and Right to Nationality in the Dominican Republic: Dialoguing with Dominican Civil Society,” at Georgetown University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel in Zagreb, Croatia through October 26 to participate in the Invest for the Future Conference. Click here for more information on the conference.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Italy through October 26 to participate in the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Compass Conference on impact investing.

 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:30 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.


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