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Public Schedule for February 29, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 29, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


Deputy Secretary Burns departs on foreign travel to Brazil. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel to Korea and Japan through March 1. In Korea, he will meet with senior government officials and business leaders to reaffirm support for U.S.-Korea economic and defense cooperation. In Japan, he will do the same, and deliver remarks with 10 U.S. chiefs of mission in the Asia Pacific region to the annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce in support of the Secretary's economic statecraft agenda. Please click here for more information.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

5:00 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Senator Bob Corker, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


11:15 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with members the U.S.-Indonesian Interfaith Delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with UK Permanent Under Secretary Simon Fraser, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PATRICK KENNEDY

Under Secretary Kennedy is on foreign travel in Kyiv, Ukraine.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Kennedy delivers remarks at the dedication ceremony for the new embassy compound, in Kyiv, Ukraine.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the UK-US Economic Statecraft Conference, at the UK Ambassador’s residence, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD Ambassador Richard Boucher, 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 to Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Switzerland through March 5.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall leads an Experience America trip to Los Angeles, California with members of the Diplomatic Corps and their spouses through March 3. Experience America trips build relationships, encourage business investment and trade, provide a forum for dialogue, and create opportunities for interchange between Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions and American leaders in a wide array of fields. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:40 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks at the South Asia Area Studies Seminar, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Lieutenant General (retired) Dan Leaf of the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake attends an event hosted by the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


Assistant Secretary Brimmer is on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland to represent the U.S. at the Urgent Debate on Syria during the High-Level segment of the UN Human Rights Council’s 19th regular session. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Commander, U.S. Southern Command General Douglas Fraser, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in Doha, Qatar through February 29. This is part of a larger trip to the Gulf region to meet with economic officials and business community representatives to discuss deepening the bilateral trade and investment relationship, Gulf investment in North Africa and participation in the Deauville Partnership, the National Export Initiative, infrastructure and entrepreneurship. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Ramstein Air Base, Geneva, Berlin, Warsaw, and Vilnius through March 2. On Wednesday, Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on European security issues and the next steps in arms control at the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM), in Warsaw, Poland. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

2:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a meeting of the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness, at the Department of Commerce, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


11:15 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with participants from the Argentine FURPS Voluntary Visitors Program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Commander, U.S. Southern Command General Douglas Fraser, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones hosts an inter-agency meeting of senior officials on the U.S. Water Partnership, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE).

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL


Coordinator McCall is on foreign travel in Barcelona, Spain to participate in the 2012 Mobile World Congress.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends the U.S.-Brazil Political-Military Dialogue in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Korean Ambassador Moon Ha Yong, Special Representative for Overseas Korean and Consular Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:30 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Representative Adam Schiff to discuss the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Verveer is on travel in New York City through March 2 to co-lead the U.S. Delegation to the 56th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and participate in bilateral meetings and side events in support of women’s rights and empowerment. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY USUN)

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

10:30 a.m.
Special Envoy Rosenthal joins Under Secretary Sherman’s meeting with members the U.S.-Indonesian Interfaith Delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

7:30 a.m. Director Sullivan meets with UK Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott, at the UK Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:30 a.m.
Director Sullivan delivers remarks at a symposium, “The Role of Soft Power: Economic Solutions to Strategic Problems”, at the UK Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m.
Director Sullivan meets with Israeli Policy Planning Director Eran Etzion, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE
THERE WILL NOT BE A DAILY PRESS BRIEFING


 



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