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Public Schedule for December 13, 2011


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 13, 2011

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:
9:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with the assistant secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with President of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zeljko Komsic, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


6:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a holiday reception for the diplomatic corps, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:30 p.m. from the C Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:00 p.m. from the C Street Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS:
Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to India, Vietnam and Malaysia through December 17. Click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES:
7:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides holds a secure video conference with Embassy Kabul.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides delivers remarks at an event in honor of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Credentialed members of the media are invited to register through press@uschamber.com or by calling 202-463-5682.

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador to Iraq Jim Jeffrey, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Sanjeev Chadha of PepsiCo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the senior budget team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJIV SHAH:
11:45 a.m. Administrator Shah delivers keynote remarks at a USAID conference on "Enhancing Resilience in the Horn of Africa: An Evidence-Based Summit on Strategies for Success," in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Administrator Shah and Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman brief the press on the upcoming U.S. Government International Engagement Conference for South Sudan, in the Press Briefing room, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS:
10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with John Frisbee of the U.S.-China Business Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Vice Minister for International Affairs Hideichi Okada, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PATRICK KENNEDY:
Under Secretary Kennedy delivers remarks and hosts the monthly meeting of the VET-Force (Task Force for Veterans Entrepreneurship), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN:
2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Vice Minister for International Affairs Hideichi Okada, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER:
6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Tauscher attends the Atlantic Council at 50 Celebration in honor of former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS:
Counselor Mills is on foreign travel in Haiti to conduct meetings with U.S. and Haitian government officials.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:
9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks at the United States Pacific Command Interagency Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Norwegian Ambassador Wegger Strommen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake attends the American India Foundation’s Tenth Year Celebration, in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN:
Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel in Brussels, Belgium where he holds consultations at the U.S. Mission to NATO.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON:
4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton's meeting with Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegonia Kosmic, at the Department of State.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER:
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Belgium, the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania, and Moldova through December 16. On December 13, Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller participates in a panel discussion on the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty at the “Challenges to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime” Conference, in the United Kingdom. Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in Manama, Bahrain to meet with senior government officials and civil society representatives.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to Egypt and Saudi Arabia through December 15 to meet with officials and discuss mitigating the threat of conventional weapons, combating piracy off the coast of Somalia, and strengthening bilateral political-military relationships. Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY ANN STOCK (R):
3:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock (R) delivers remarks to the new Foreign Service Officers of the 164th A-100 class, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
4:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Overseas Private Investment Corporation President Elizabeth Littlefield, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer hosts a reception in honor of the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan, at the Marriot Wardman Hotel, in Washington, DC. Click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR WAR CRIMES ISSUES STEPHEN RAPP:
Ambassador Rapp co-leads the U.S. Observer Delegation to the 10th Session of the ICC Assembly of States Parties, at the UN, New York.

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL:
Coordinator McCall participates in the semi-annual meeting of the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial Relations, in Key Biscayne, Florida through December 13.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR INTERNATIONAL LABOR AFFAIRS BARBARA SHAILOR:
8:00 a.m.
Special Representative Shailor participates in a webchat with Executive Director of the Solidarity Center Shawna Bader-Blau to discuss the role of labor rights in ensuring the development of durable democracies. Watch a live stream of the event here.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR FOR POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN:
2:00 p.m. Director Sullivan hosts a discussion with Ben Rhodes and members of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
12:30 p.m.
U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah and U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman will brief the press on camera, on-the-record on the International Engagement Conference on South Sudan to be held December 14-15 in Washington, D.C. Today’s special press briefing will be held in the Department of State Press Briefing Room (room 2209).

NOTE: Today’s Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Toria Nuland will immediately follow.

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