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Public Schedule for December 7, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 7, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium. She is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Posner, Assistant Secretary Gordon, Assistant Secretary Countryman, Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson and Policy Planning Director Sullivan. Click here for more information.

10:25 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton delivers the U.S. national statement to the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:55 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the plenary session of UNHCR 60th Anniversary Ministerial in Geneva, Switzerland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:05 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton participates in the NAC working session on Balkans and Kosovo, at NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton participates in the NAC working session on Russia, Missile Defense, and Deterrence Posture Review, at NATO in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:45 p.m.  Secretary Clinton and Slovak Foreign Minister Mikulas Dzurinda sign the U.S.-Slovak Joint Action Plan to Combat Nuclear Smuggling in Brussels, Belgium.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

8:15 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton attends dinner with Foreign Ministers Mikulas Dzurinda in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

 

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:00 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:30 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Burns delivers keynote remarks at InterAction’s Annual CEO Retreat. Click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

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

10:00 a.m.  Administrator Shah speaks with Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program Josette Sheeran.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:50 p.m.  Administrator Shah meets with Representative Ted Poe, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel in Mexico City, Mexico through December 9. Click here for more information.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS

9:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers keynote remarks at the U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with Evan Greenberg of ACE Limited, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats speaks with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Director for Greater China, Jeremie Waterman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats meets with UK Department for International Development (DFID) Director General Michael Anderson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting of the Council on Competitiveness’ 25th Anniversary and  the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit, 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 ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

3:00 p.m.  LOCAL  Under Secretary Tauscher tours the National Ignition Facility and the Directed Energy Laser Laboratory at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in Livermore, California. Click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

1:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Polish Under Secretary of State Jerzy Pomianowski, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

6:30 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers keynote remarks at a reception co-hosted by the U.S. Association of Former Members of the Congress and the American Friends of Bucerius, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

11:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield and Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson meet with Central American Integration System (SICA) Ambassadors from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, 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 participates in the 7th Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in New Delhi, India through December 9 to participate in meetings on infrastructure and to deliver a keynote address at the Fourth International Tax Dialogue (ITD) Global Conference on Tax and Inequality. Click here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

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


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

9:00 a.m.  Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks at the TECHINT 2011 Conference, in Chantilly, Virginia.  Click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

11:00 a.m.  Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson and Assistant Secretary Brownfield meet with Central American Integration System (SICA) Ambassadors from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m.  Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m.  Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


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, where she participates in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Commemorations Ministerial. Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson will also attend the 100th Meeting of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Council. 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

1:00 p.m.  Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


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. 

2:30 p.m. LOCAL  Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Honduran Attorney General Luis Alberto Rub in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


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 2011 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference. Click here for more information.

10:00 a.m.  LOCAL  Ambassador Verveer and USAID Assistant Administrator Eric Postel co-lead a meeting with civil society organizations on gender and climate issues, in Durban, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINDED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer participates in the leaders’ meeting, “Forward Looking Strategies–Women and Climate Change: Durban and Beyond,” in Durban, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINDED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m.  Ambassador Verveer attends a meeting with government officials and civil society leaders from several countries, in Durban, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Rome, Italy through December 11 to participate in the Global South-South Development Expo 2011 and partnership meetings. Click here for more information.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

4:45 p.m.  Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks at a meeting of the U.S.–China Business Council, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m.  Special Representative Lewis attends the U.S.–China Business Council Gala in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

12:00 p.m.  Special Envoy Rosenthal delivers keynote remarks at the conference, “Polish-Jewish Dialogue: New Opening,” at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC. Click here for more information or contact cgesevents@georgetown.edu.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

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

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE
12:30 p.m.  Daily Press Briefing.



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