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Public Schedule for March 5, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 5, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the assistant secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks to Duke University students, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

8:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with UAE Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks at the Graduation Ceremony of the Diplomatic Security Service’s Office of Mobile Security Deployments, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a reception hosted by Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Ichiro Fujisaki in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


12:30 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Representative Tom Cole, at the Rayburn House Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel in Nigeria, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Kenya to meet with senior government officials.

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

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with UK Permanent Secretary for International Development Mark Lowcock, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Vice President of Middle East Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Lionel Johnson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with President of the United Nations Foundation Ambassador Timothy Wirth, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Mr. Siddiqi, a blogger from Pakistan at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Mr. Feeley, Coordinator for Summit of the Americas at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller joins Assistant Secretary Countryman on foreign travel to Brazil through March 5 where they will meet with senior Brazilian government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament issues. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS KATHLEEN STEPHENS

11:15 a.m.
Acting Under Secretary Stephens hosts a reception in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Acting Under Secretary Stephens addresses Peace Corps Senior Staff, and meets with Peace Corps Director Williams and Deputy Director Hesseler-Radelet, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake meets with representatives from Human Rights Watch, at the Department of State.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with members of the Western Attorneys General Alliance Partnership, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15
Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends a reception in honor of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Representative Henry Cuellar, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends the Laredo Day Reception, at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(media determined by host)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with representatives from Human Rights Watch, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Campbell attends a reception hosted by Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Ichiro Fujisaki in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Carson meets with UK Permanent Secretary for International Development Mark Lowcock, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman joins Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller on foreign travel to Brazil through March 5 where they will meet with senior Brazilian government officials for bilateral discussions on nonproliferation and disarmament issues. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia where he will meet with government officials and private sector representatives and speak at the Jeddah Economic Forum on ways to promote economic growth. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA AS DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson accompanies Vice President Biden on foreign travel to Mexico and Honduras. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Rabbi Andy Baker, Director of International Jewish Affairs for the International Jewish Committee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Representative Frank Wolf, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION DAVID ROBINSON

Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson is on foreign travel in Georgia and Turkey through March 9. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in a panel at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks in honor of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies and the Bank of America Art Conservation Project, at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY USUN)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


Ambassador Benjamin attends the AIPAC Policy Conference Gala, in Washington, DC.

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

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby leads an interagency meeting on PEPFAR’s voluntary male-circumcision Swaziland program while attending the 19th Annual Conference on Infectious Diseases and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, WA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:30 a.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at a special event on CEDAW and Women’s Rights, at the World Bank’s Preston Auditorium. Watch live here.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WORLD BANK)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with USAID officials to discuss Women, Peace and Security and Afghanistan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets Ambassador Mike McKinley (Colombia) at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

6:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis speaks on “Leveraging the Power of Women’s Networks to Affect Change,” at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL


Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal and Special Representative to Muslim Communities Farah Pandith and nine British NGOs launch 2012 Hours Against Hate during the conference, “Reclaiming London Together,” sponsored by the Faiths Forum for London and the Fayre Share Organization.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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