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Public Schedule for February 16, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 16, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton announces the “The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants” initiative, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
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.


10:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with assistant secretaries from the regional bureaus, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at an event in recognition of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Austria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Croatia through February 20. On February 16, he attends the Paris Pact Ministerial meeting in support of regional and Afghan counternarcotics efforts, in Vienna, Austria. He is joined by Assistant Secretary Brownfield. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel in Iraq to hold meetings with senior Iraqi and Embassy Baghdad officials.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah attends a Memorandum of Understanding signing with the University of Nebraska to expand research and development capacities in the Middle East, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on, “Examining the European Debt Crisis and Its Implications”, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a reception in honor of Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, hosted by Finnish Ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde, at the Ambassador’s residence, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS KATHLEEN STEPHENS

8:30 a.m.
Acting Under Secretary Stephens delivers remarks at the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) opening plenary meeting, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m.
Acting Under Secretary Stephens attends the National War College Colloquium, at Fort McNair, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller participates in a panel discussion on, “Transparency and Verification: The Administration’s Strategy for Nuclear Deterrence and Arms Control”, at the Fourth Annual Nuclear Deterrence Conference, in Arlington, Virginia. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall assists with events in Los Angeles, CA for the joint working visit of the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping in Los Angeles.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh through February 17. Please click here for more information.

7:30 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Grameen Bank Managing Director Mohammad Shahjahan, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks at an event hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:15 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Blake attends a power plant signing agreement between General Electric and Summit Group, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
(CLOSED PRESS)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with civil society groups to discuss the role of U.S. multilateral engagement in addressing global challenges, in Atlanta, Georgia. These groups include Emory University and Spelman College students, The Human Rights Campaign Atlanta Steering Committee, World Affairs Council of Atlanta, and the Greater Jewish Federation of Atlanta. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield joins Deputy Secretary Burns on foreign travel in Vienna, Austria to attend the Paris Pact Ministerial meeting in support of regional and Afghan counternarcotics efforts.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Feltman meets with Israeli Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Barukh Binah, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Colombia and Peru through February 17 to discuss trade and investment with economic officials, business community representatives, and university students. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium, and Moscow, Russia, through February 18. Please click here for more information.

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

Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel to Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya through February 22. On February 16, Assistant Secretary Jones visits Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to meet with government officials and Tanzanian conservation experts, and to speak to students and faculty from The Open University of Tanzania. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to South East Asia through February 16. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock participates in the International Olympic Committee’s World Conference on Women and Sport through February 17, in Los Angeles, California. Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND U.S. GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Goosby participates in an event honoring the Global Health Corps’ cultivation of the next generation of global health leaders, with Global Health Corps co-founder Barbara Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE IN THE OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Australia and Indonesia through February 18.

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

9:15 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in a bilateral meeting with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja and Finnish Ombudsman for Minorities Eva Biaudet, at the Embassy of Finland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at a conference on Afghanistan and UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security), with Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, and co-sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Peace, at the Embassy of Finland, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:15 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer moderates a panel discussion at an event hosted by Secretary Clinton in recognition of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis participates in the U.S.-China Roundtable, with Vice President Biden and California Governor Jerry Brown, through February 17, in Los Angeles, California.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Kenya, the Comoros Islands, Tanzania and Sudan to meet with youth and civil society groups as well as to launch Generation Change chapters in Kenya, the Comoros Islands and Sudan, through February 21.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

5:00 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with the Wisconsin Women’s Forum to discuss global anti-Semitism and her role as the Special Envoy, in Madison, Wisconsin.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

11:00 a.m. Director of Policy Planning Sullivan hosts a roundtable discussion with Wadah Khanfar of the Sharq Forum and the Policy Planning staff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:15 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland



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