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Public Schedule for March 20, 2012


Press Statement
Washington, DC
March 20, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton attends an event celebrating Amelia Earhart and the United States’ ties to our Pacific neighbors, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:45 a.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


10:10 a.m. Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with His Excellency Iurie Leanca, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


3:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


8:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the Business Council for International Understanding Breakfast, at the Park Hyatt in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:45 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sánchez.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a senior staff briefing at the Office of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding the FY2013 budget, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)

4:00 p.m. Administrator Shah speaks with Sylvia Burwell of the Walmart Foundation.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to Vietnam.

8:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with members of the Limited Country Team, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Vietnamese Vice Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with members of the American Chamber of Commerce, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Vietnamese Communist Party Chairman Tran Quoc Vuong, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Vietnamese Minister of Finance Vuong Dinh Hue, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a Pacific Energy Summit event, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS KATHLEEN STEPHENS

10:00 a.m.
Acting Under Secretary Stephens meets with 100 international high school students participating in the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX) Civic Education Workshop, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Stephens hosts a reception for the new class of Public Diplomacy Foreign Service Officers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall assists with events for the Working Visit of His Excellency Enda Kenny, Prime Minister of Ireland, and Mrs. Kenny, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Samuel Locklear, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Kyrgyz Ambassador to the U.S. Muktar Djumaliev, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Executive Director of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Headquarters (IACP) Bart Johnson, in Alexandria, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends a reception for Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Fermandois Vöhringer, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Campbell attends an event celebrating Amelia Earhart and the United States’ ties to our Pacific neighbors, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:45 a.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:20 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force Heidi Grant, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON


10:10 a.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton at President Obama’s meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a reception for Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Fermandois, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends an event celebrating Amelia Earhart and the United States’ ties to our Pacific neighbors, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:45 a.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with USAID Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade Eric Postel, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Kiribati Foreign Secretary Tessie Lambourne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends an event hosted by the Irish Ambassador in honor of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones attends an event hosted by President Obama and Mrs. Obama in honor of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Mrs. Kenny, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER


Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer departs for New York City to participate in outreach with universities and media.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends an event celebrating Amelia Earhart and the United States’ ties to our Pacific neighbors, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:45 a.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception hosted by Acting Under Secretary Stephens for the new class of Public Diplomacy Foreign Service Officers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

10:30 a.m.
Ambassador Benjamin meets with New Zealand Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Allen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with John Tedstrom of the Global Business Coalition, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp delivers the annual Cox Lecture on Global Justice, in Cleveland, Ohio.

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

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Suzanne Nossel of Amnesty International USA, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Musimbi Kanyoro of the Global Fund for Women, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Deputy Director for Partnership Strategy (DDPS) on the Joint Staff Brigadier General Maryanne Miller, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston meets with private sector representatives to discuss support for the Department of State’s International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) through March 21, in San Francisco, California. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

2:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis speaks with the Executive Director of SelectUSA Barry Johnson.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis speaks with Claude Fontheim of Fontheim International, LLC and the GlobalWorks Foundation.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with the World Bank Country Director for Senegal, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania, Vera Songwe, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with the former President of the Southern University System and consultant Dr. Kassie Freeman and Dean and Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership at the Howard University School of Education Dr. Leslie Fenwick, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

11:00 a.m.
Special Representative Pandith meets with U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Princeton Lyman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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