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Public Schedule for March 21, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 21, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with President of Sinn Fein Gerry Adams, TD, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 11:30 A.M.)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council 10th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


2:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Counselor to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Robert Cooper, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at a Women’s History Month event honoring Andrea Mitchell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

8:15 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Panama Phyllis Powers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides drops by the U.S.-Israel Multilateral Consultations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness, at the Department of Interior.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

2:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Acting USAID Inspector General Michael Carroll, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Senator Kay Hagan, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to Vietnam, Thailand and Belgium through March 25. The themes for the Under Secretary’s trip to Vietnam and Thailand include advancing economic statecraft, promoting cooperation on energy and the environment, emphasizing the importance of safe medicines, and reiterating U.S. trade and regional engagement priorities. In Belgium Under Secretary Hormats will participate in the Brussels Economic Forum.

7:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats hosts a breakfast for APEC ministers and Vice Ministers, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends the first session of the Pacific Energy Summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a Media Roundtable organized by the National Bureau for Asian Research, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats visits the National Institute of Drug Quality Control Lab to discuss safe medicine and view a Department of State-funded outreach project, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:45 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats meets with energy company officials, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang and takes part in a signing ceremony, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Green Growth Roundtable at the National Economic University, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers opening remarks to members of the Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group and Sub Co-Chairs Meeting, at George Mason University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with James Boomgard of Development Alternative Incorporation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Kazakh Ambassador to the U.S. Erlan Idrissov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Japanese Director General for International Affairs Kuramochi Takao, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with a visiting Israeli delegation to discuss peace and security issues, humanitarian assistance, climate change, disaster response, Rio+20, UNESCO, Syria, and Palestinian-related issues, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel in Australia through March 23 as part of ongoing consultations. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

11:15a.m. Assistant Secretary Feltman meets with Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. Adel A. Al-Jubeir, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON


10:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with President of Sinn Fein Gerry Adams, TD, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS

Assistant Secretary Jacobs departs on foreign travel in New Delhi, India, to lead the second U.S.-India Consular Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer participates in outreach with universities and media in New York City.

2:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with journalism students from Columbia University, City University of New York and New York University to discuss U.S. foreign policy and Department of State efforts to communicate with international and domestic audiences through new media, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer holds an on-the-record press briefing for foreign media on U.S. foreign policy issues, at the Foreign Press Center, in New York City.

5:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the Foreign Press Center’s spring reception, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL


3:00 p.m. Coordinator McCall attends a Women’s History Month event honoring Andrea Mitchell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council 10th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception hosted by Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi for Women’s History Month, in honor of Senator Barbara Mikulski, at the U.S. Capitol.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Assistant to the President and Counselor to the White House Chief of Staff David Lane, to discuss PEPFAR activities, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Danish Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Taksøe-Jensen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council 10th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


3:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with President of the Council of the Americas Susan Segal, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Salma Abugideiri and Maha al-Khateeb, Co-Founders of the Peaceful Families Project, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Assistant Chief of Mission for U.S. Embassy Kabul Ambassador Hugo Llorens, 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

10:30 a.m. Special Representative Lewis hosts a delegation from Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil as part of an ongoing Global Engagement Series on Subnational Engagement, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with U.S.-ASEAN Business Council Vice President of Policy Marc Mealy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

11:00 a.m.
Special Representative Pandith participates in the Department of State’s Foreign Policy Classroom and addresses high school students on the topic of “Women and U.S. Foreign Policy,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Special Representative Pandith meets with Simon Cohen of Global Tolerance, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Special Representative Pandith attends a Women’s History Month event honoring Andrea Mitchell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Special Representative Pandith meets with Alveena Malik of the UpRising Leadership Programme, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

4:30 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Chairman of the Canadian Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research, Mario Silva, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

12:00 p.m.
Director Sullivan speaks to students at the National Defense University, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:30 p.m.
Director Sullivan attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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



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