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Public Schedule for February 24, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 24, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to North Africa through February 26. In Tunisia, Secretary Clinton will attend the first “Friends of Syria” meeting as part of ongoing efforts to halt the violence and pursue a transition to democracy in Syria. Secretary Clinton will also meet with Prime Minister Jebali, President Marzouki, and members of civil society to discuss bilateral cooperation and Tunisia’s progress in its democratic transition. While in Tunisia, Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks and take questions from Tunisian youth and civil society on the pivotal role of young people in the Arab Awakening and in building vibrant economies and sustainable democracies around the world. The Secretary is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Feltman and Director Sullivan. In Tunisia, Secretary Clinton will be joined by Under Secretary Otero and Ambassador Fred Hof Please click here for more information.

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the first “Friends of Syria” meeting, in Tunis, Tunisia.

PM Secretary Clinton holds bilateral meetings with foreign counterparts, in Tunis, Tunisia.

PM Secretary Clinton holds a solo press availability, in Tunis, Tunisia.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the 2012 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Foreign Policy Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns officiates the Swearing-in Ceremony for the 165th Foreign Service Generalist (A-100) Orientation Class, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a video conference with Embassy Islamabad.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the Assistant to the USAID Administrator Alex Their, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


10:30 a.m. LOCAL Administrator Shah meets with General Mills senior leadership and members of the Minnesota delegation, at General Mills Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Administrator Shah attends the General Mills “Partners in Food Solutions” Employee Recognition event, at General Mills Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL Administrator Shah meets with Cargill CEO Greg Page, at Cargill Headquarters in Minneapolis, MN.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. LOCAL
Administrator Shah meets with the Somali Diaspora community, at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between GE Transportation and Indonesia’s National Railroad (PT KAI), at the GE Washington Office.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Otero joins Secretary Clinton on foreign travel to Tunisia. Please click here for more information.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS KATHLEEN STEPHENS

7:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Stephens delivers remarks at a reception in honor of 200 years of U.S.-Chile relations alongside Smithsonian Institute Under Secretary of Science Dr. Eva Pell and Chilean Chargé Roberto Matus, at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON


Assistant Secretary Carson is on foreign travel in France and Senegal through February 28.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman delivers remarks at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Biosecurity Roundtable Lunch, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN


Assistant Secretary Feltman joins Secretary Clinton on foreign travel to Tunisia. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

8:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED MEDIA COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Slaughter Andrew, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED MEDIA COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Henrietta Holsman Fore, CEO of Holsman International, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED MEDIA COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Gordon joins President Obama’s meeting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Chief of Defence Materiel Bernard Gray, UK Ministry of Defence, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

5:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Mike Hammer delivers closing remarks at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Foreign Policy Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:30 a.m. Ambassador Verveer participates in the 2012 Inaugural Class of the George W. Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Jane Harman, former member of Congress and President and CEO of the Wilson Center, at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Dane Smith of the Foundation Strategy Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Martin Rodgers of Accenture’s Public service practice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Henryka Bochniarz of the Boeing Corporation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and the United Kingdom through February 24.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston participates in International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) meetings, in San Francisco, California.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

3:30 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Governor of California Edmund G. Brown, at the Department of State.

6:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis attends the Governors and Ambassadors World Trade Reception co-hosted by Governor of Washington Chris Gregoire and Governor of Iowa Terry Branstad, in Washington, D.C.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan joins Secretary Clinton on foreign travel to Tunisia. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner



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