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Public Schedule for December 8, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 8, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium and The Hague, Netherlands. She is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Posner, Assistant Secretary Gordon, and Policy Planning Director Sullivan. Click here for more information.

8:05 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, in Brussels, Belgium.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

8:45 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton participates in the NATO-Russia Council Meeting, in Brussels, Belgium.  

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

9:45 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze, in Brussels, Belgium.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

10:45 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, in Brussels, Belgium.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

10:55 a.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton participates in a meeting of NATO and non-NATO ISAF contributing countries, in Brussels, Belgium.  

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Dimas, in Brussels, Belgium.

(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton participates in the unveiling of the Chicago NATO Summit logo with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in Brussels, Belgium.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. LOCAL 
Secretary Clinton holds a solo press availability, in Brussels, Belgium.

(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:35 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton meets with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal and delivers press statements, in The Hague, Netherlands.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

6:25 p.m. LOCAL  Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Conference on Internet Freedom, in The Hague, Netherlands. Click
here to watch the live stream.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)



DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:00 a.m.  Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State. 
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE) 

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

3:20 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)


6:00 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Burns attends a farewell reception in honor of British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald and Lady Sheinwald, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

12:00 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Australian Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.  Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Assistant Chief of Mission for Assistance Transition in Iraq, Ambassador Peter Bodde, and Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Ambassador Carlos Pascual, at the Department of State.

(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

10:00 a.m.  Under Secretary Hormats attends the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) board meeting, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:20 p.m.  Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Seventh Annual Strategic News Service (SNS) Predictions Dinner, in New York City. Click
here for more information or contact sam@stratnews.com.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO

12:00 p.m.
 Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the Conference on Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, at George Washington University, in Washington, DC. Click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMEND BY HOST)

2:00 p.m.
 Under Secretary Otero participates in a panel discussion on internet freedom at the Newseum, hosted by the Netherlands Royal Embassy and Google, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMEND BY HOST)


UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

2:00 p.m.
LOCAL  Under Secretary Tauscher delivers remarks at an event marking the retirement of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director Dr. George Miller, in Livermore, California. Click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

11:00 a.m.
 Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Tsvetlin Yovchev, Security Advisor to the Bulgarian Prime Minister, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

12:00 p.m.
  Ambassador Carson participates in the Library of Congress event, "Forty Years of Dedication to Africa: A Dialogue with Ambassador Johnnie Carson,” in Washington, DC. Click
here for more information or contact ada@loc.gov.
(MEDIA DETERMINDED BY HOST)


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland through December 9 to participate in the 7th Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference. Click
here for more information.

1:00 p.m. LOCAL  Assistant Secretary Countryman and Ambassador Laura Kennedy host an event on U.S. Biodefense Programs alongside the BWC Rev Con, at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.

(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)


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 keynote remarks 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


ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m.  Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers opening remarks at the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan Conference to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.  Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Ambassador Bernhard Graf von Waldersee, German Director General for Latin American and Caribbean Affairs, 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. On December 8, Assistant Secretary Posner meets with civil society groups, in Brussels, Belgium. Click
here for more information.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

2:30 p.m.
  Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with General William Fraser III, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

12:45 p.m.  Ambassador Benjamin delivers keynote remarks at the Jamestown Foundation’s Fifth Annual Terrorism Conference, in Washington, DC.
Click
here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m.  Ambassador Benjamin attends a farewell reception in honor of British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald and Lady Sheinwald, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in Mozambique to meet with President Armando Guebuza and government officials to discuss the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).



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 President of the National Congress of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández and members of the Congressional Human Rights Committee, 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 co-leads a panel discussion, “Unlocking the Potential of Women to Combat Climate Change: Moving from Words to Action,” in Durban, South Africa.

(MEDIA DETERMINDED 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

9:00 a.m.
  Special Representative Lewis participates in the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan Conference to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR WAR CRIMES ISSUES STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp participates in the Greentree II Conference on Strengthening National Prosecutions of Atrocity Crimes, through December 9, in New York City.  



DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

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


PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:00 p.m.     Under Secretary Hormats will brief the press on the establishment of the Office of

the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment.

 

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

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