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Public Schedule for January 20, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
January 20, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

10:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 P.M.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with UK Ambassador Sir Peter John Westmacot, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Louise Arbour of the International Crisis Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a secure video conference with Embassy Islamabad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides hosts a Law of the Sea roundtable, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

9:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Louise Arbour of the International Crisis Group, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah delivers closing remarks at the 12th NCSE National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman hosts her G8 counterparts for an all-day meeting in preparation for the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting in May, at the Blair House.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS

9:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with William Donald of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador-designate Nancy Powell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats speaks with Timothy J. Regan of Global Government Affairs Corning Incorporated, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m
. Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with J. Patrick Boyle, President of the American Meat Institute, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with students from Centre College, Lexington, KY, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel through January 20 to Chile and Colombia.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Marshall delivers remarks on protocol and diplomacy at a retreat for Congressional spouses, in Baltimore, Maryland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE


8:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake attends an interagency roundtable on Islam in secular Central Asia, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Ambassador Knut Vollebaek, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to Malaysia, Singapore and Burma through January 24 to conduct bilateral consultations on international security and nonproliferation. On Friday, Assistant Secretary Countryman holds bilateral consultations in Singapore.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in Algiers, Algeria and Paris, France through January 20 to discuss U.S. economic policy in North Africa and entrepreneurship with government, civil society and private sector representatives. In Paris, he will meet with officials at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

12:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER


Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer continues his travel and media engagement in Miami, Florida. On Friday he meets with members of the Knight Foundation and conducts interviews with Radio Marti and Univision.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:30 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with interns and fellows from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute at the Department of State.

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

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with NGO representatives to discuss Egypt, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner delivers remarks about the Middle East to the Federalist Society, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Tanzania through January 20 to chair the East Africa Regional Strategic Initiative in Dar Es Salaam.

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

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Pakistani Civil Society activist Mosarrat Qadeem, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Baroness of Winterbourne and member of the United Kingdom House of Lords Emma Harriet Nicholson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Rear Admiral Kathleen Dussault of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

3:30 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Miguel Diaz to discuss Christian-Jewish relations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:
11:30 a.m.
Spokesperson Victoria Nuland will gaggle off-camera, on-the-record in the PA Conference Room (Room 2208).



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