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Public Schedule for January 24, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
January 24, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton hosts the inaugural meeting of the International Council on Women's Business Leadership, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
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Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

8:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends the State of the Union address, at the U.S. Capitol Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CONGRESS)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS

10:00 a.m
. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES


Deputy Secretary Nides joins Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Neal Wolin on foreign travel to Israel, the West Bank and Tunisia through January 26 to meet with senior government officials and discuss recent developments in the region. Click here for more information.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

11:30 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Qatari Ambassador Ali Bin Fahad Al-Hajri, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland through January 28 to attend the World Economic Forum annual meeting.

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

12:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Costa Rican Ambassador Muni Figueres at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS ELLEN TAUSCHER

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Tauscher meets with Director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Dr. Parney Albright, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a reception for Chiefs of Mission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall accompanies the Diplomatic Corps to President Obama’s State of the Union address, at the U.S. Capitol Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY CONGRESS)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Fatema Sumar, Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake attends a reception for Chiefs of Mission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD


2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), Stuart Bowen, in Arlington, VA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with British Deputy Ambassador Catherine Royle, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman holds bilateral consultations on international security and nonproliferation issues in Burma through January 24.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in a roundtable discussion with leaders from the water technologies industry, at the Department of Commerce.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the Ambassadorial Seminar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in interviews with Radio Sawa and Al-Hurra on his recently completed trip to the Maghreb region, at the Department of State.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL, VERIFICATION AND COMPLIANCE ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria through January 27.

10:00a.m. Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on behalf of the United States to the opening session of the Conference on Disarmament.
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ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MICHAEL HAMMER

2:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer participates in a Twitter Q&A on the State Department’s Spanish-language Twitter feed @USAenEspanol, at the Department of State.

5:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a reception to commemorate 70 years of diplomatic relations between Iceland and the United States at the residence of the Icelandic Ambassador.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones attends an event in connection with the Neureiter Symposium on Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in Egypt to meet with government officials and civil society representatives.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION DAVID ROBINSON

12:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson holds a Facebook chat on how the United States provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world.

2:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson participates in a press call on updates in the Horn of Africa with USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg and Bureau of African Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Bruce Wharton.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY ANN STOCK

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to India Ambassador Nancy Powell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock addresses the Ambassadorial Seminar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock hosts a reception for the new public diplomacy coned foreign service officers from the 165th A-100 class, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception for Chiefs of Mission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby addresses the Haiti Earthquake 2-Year Public Commemoration Events Briefing on Health and Cholera, at the Rayburn Building in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

9:15 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in the inaugural meeting of the Secretary’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership (ICWBL), at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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4:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with former Swedish Foreign Minister and International Council on Women’s Business Leadership participant Maud Olofsson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with a delegation of local and provincial Pakistani female parliamentarians participating in an International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) on “Women as Political Leaders,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS


Special Representative Lewis meets with elected officials and private sector leaders in Brasilia and Recife, Brazil through January 25.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

9:00 a.m.
Director Sullivan is interviewed on LiveAtState, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Director Sullivan attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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