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Public Schedule for December 9, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 9, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
11:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(PRESS DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS:
8:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with a senior delegation from the Chinese Communist Party, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
8:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Irene Hirano of the U.S.-Japan Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Iraq Transition Coordinator Ambassador Pat Haslach, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with OMB Deputy Director Jeff Zients and DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute.
(PRESS DETERMINED BY OMB)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides officiates the swearing-in ceremony for the 75th Civil Service Orientation Class, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Millennium Challenge Corporation Chairman Daniel Yohannes, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH:
12:45 p.m.
Administrator Shah delivers a keynote speech at “Strategic Power of Vaccines,” a conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Administrator Shah speaks with Senator Chris Coons.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
11:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Colombian Ambassador Gabriel Silva, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero attends an event at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in an International Human Rights Day digital video conference hosted by U.S. Embassy Tashkent, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:50 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake delivers opening remarks at an interagency roundtable on “The Evolving Role of China in Central Asia,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Robert Brown of Boston University, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS COUNTRYMAN:
Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland through December 10 to participate in the 7th Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference (BWC Rev Con). 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 keynote remarks at the Fourth International Tax Dialogue (ITD) Global Conference on Tax and Inequality. Click here for more information.

Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller:
12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller participates in a roundtable discussion on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON:

3:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a government steering group meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers closing remarks at the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:

Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in The Hague, Netherlands, to participate in the “Freedom Online” conference hosted by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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 TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA:
Ambassador CdeBaca is on foreign travel to Brazil, Honduras and El Salvador through December 10.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY:
Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in Rwanda to discuss PEPFAR implementation with the Rwandan Minister of Health.

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.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel in Durban, South Africa to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference of 2011.

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 chairs a government steering group meeting of the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH:
10:00 a.m. Special Representative Pandith delivers remarks on “The U.S. Government and Muslim Communities: Reflections on Outreach,” at the Center for Strategic International Studies.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
 

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
12:30 p.m.
Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

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