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Public Schedule for December 6, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 6, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Vilnius, Lithuania and Geneva, Switzerland. She is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Posner, Assistant Secretary Gordon and Policy Planning Director Sullivan. Click here for more information.

 

9:00 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerzhan Kazykhanov at Litexpo Center in Vilnius, Lithuania.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

 

9:25 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey in Vilnius, Lithuania.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

 

10:35 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in Vilnius, Lithuania.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

 

10:55 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis in Vilnius, Lithuania.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

 

11:30 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Belarusian civil society representatives in Vilnius, Lithuania.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

 

11:50 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with non-governmental organizations and civil society representatives in Vilnius, Lithuania.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

 

4:00 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with a small group of Syrian National Council members at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

 

5:20 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with LGBT activists and supporters from the diplomatic corps in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

 

6:00 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks in recognition of International Human Rights Day, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Click
here to watch the live stream.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

 

6:35 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres in Geneva, Switzerland.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

 



DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:15 a.m.
  Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at a ceremony for the Secretary of State’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad. Click
here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Burns meets with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED
PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Ambassador Rick Barton, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED
PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel in Paris, France for meetings with government, OECD and UNESCO officials.


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH

8:30 a.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
  Administrator Shah speaks with Tony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
  Administrator Shah speaks with Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
  Administrator Shah meets with Senator Mike Johanns, on Capitol Hill.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS


10:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Chinese Vice Minister of the State Council Information Office Qian Xiaoqian at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends a workshop on the increasing influence of emerging powers at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Norman Anderson of CG/LA Infrastructure LLC., at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends at an event in honor of the U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel in Brazil through December 7. Click here for more information.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman departs for foreign travel to Mexico and Brazil. Click here for more information.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

5:15 p.m.
  Under Secretary Tauscher attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

7:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Tauscher delivers remarks at an event for the Ploughshares Fund and Center for Policy Studies in Russia, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


Assistant Secretary Brimmer accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

10:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Ambassador to Kenya Scott Gration, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Ambassador to Honduras Larry Leon Palmer, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kenneth Fairfax, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland and participate in the 7th Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference. Click
here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with the U.S.-India Business Council in advance of his upcoming trip to India.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign. Click here for more information



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

2:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller speaks with members from the Ploughshares Fund and the PIR Center’s Sustainable Partnership with Russia Group, at the Russian Cultural Center in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES


3:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Jones joins Deputy Secretary Burns’ meeting with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Click here for more information.


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

Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland participates in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Commemorations Ministerial and the 100th Meeting of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Council. Click here for more information.


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

Ambassador CdeBaca is on foreign travel to Brazil, Honduras, and El Salvador through December 10. 

9:00 a.m. LOCAL  Ambassador CdeBaca meets with São Paulo
Secretary of Justice Eloisa De Sousa Arruda at the Secretariat of Justice in São Paulo, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


1:00 p.m. LOCAL  Ambassador CdeBaca holds a press roundtable with members of the São Paulo media at the United States Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


3:30 p.m. LOCAL  Ambassador CdeBaca meets with anti-trafficking non-govermental organizations at the United States Consulate in São Paulo, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to participate in the 2011 International Conference on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA).

Ambassador Goosby joins UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe and former President of Botswana Festus Mogae for a press conference launching the “Joint Strategic Action Framework to Accelerate the Scale-Up of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention in Eastern and Southern Africa.”
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)



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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel in Durban, South Africa through December 9 to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference of 2011.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOSTS)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in London, England through December 6 to participate in partnership meetings related to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.



DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Click here for more information.

 

SPECIAL PRESS BRIEFING

12:30 p.m.  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Wendy Sherman will hold a special briefing to announce the launch of Virtual Embassy Tehran.

 The Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner will immediately follow.


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