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Public Schedule for March 27, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 27, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

7:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Vice President Biden, at the Vice President’s residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:35 p.m.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:20 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Luis Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


Deputy Secretary Burns accompanies President Obama’s delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, Korea.

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

Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to El Salvador and Belize through March 29.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Vienna, Moscow, Tallinn and London through April 5. Please click here for more information.

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on the 20th Anniversary of the Open Skies Treaty at the Hungarian Embassy in Vienna, Austria.

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

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador Patrick Theros, US-Qatar Business Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats appears before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Tunisian Ministry for Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Hedi Ben Abbes, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS KATHLEEN STEPHENS


Acting Under Secretary Stephens is on foreign travel through April 5 to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Dushanbe, Tajikistan, New Delhi, India and Bishkek, Kyrgygz. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Guatemala to highlight ongoing bilateral efforts to stem crime and violence and visit communities that have embraced police-community partnerships.
(media determined by host)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman accompanies President Obama’s delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, Korea.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFF FELTMAN

Assistant Secretary Feltman is on travel to Yemen through March 28 to meet with senior government officials, youth leaders, women activists, and members of the media.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in a panel discussion sponsored by the East-West Center entitled “Affordable Security: Financial and Economic Realities.” This panel, part of a larger conference on affordable world security, will take place at the Newseum.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel to France, Italy, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer is on travel in South Dakota to do outreach to universities, civic groups and media.

11:15 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers remarks on U.S. foreign policy priorities to students and faculty of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer addresses the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Annual Student Conference, in Rapid City, South Dakota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

2:30 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Panamanian Ambassador to the U.S. Mario Jaramillo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL


Coordinator McCall participates in an “Ambassadors Roundtable” at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce consisting of influential women from all sectors of society who will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing women around the world.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION DAVID ROBINSON

4:15 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson meets with Barbara Hintermann, International Committee of the Red Cross Head of Operations for Europe and North America, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro delivers remarks on U.S. efforts to counter piracy off the Horn of Africa, at the Center for American Progress. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK


Assistant Secretary Stock in on foreign travel in Spain through March 30.

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Stock attends a dinner hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Spain Alan Solomont, at the Ambassador’s residence, in Madrid, Spain.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


3:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Netherlands Ambassador to the U.S. Renée Jones-Bos, at the Department of State.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel to London, UK to meet with representatives from the private sector to discuss support for the Secretary’s Global Impact Economy Forum and the International diaspora Engagement Alliance among other partnership opportunities. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a dinner in honor of Chen Zhili, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

3:00 p.m. LOCAL
Special Representative Lewis and Sao Paulo's Afro-Brazilian Community Leaders discuss social strategies linked to the World Cup and Olympic Games during the “Future of Brazil Roundtable Series”, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis meets with the Director of the Fundacao Getulio Vargas Center for International Relations (FGV) Oliver Stuenkel, at FGV in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks on the growing role of state and municipal governments in foreign relations, at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas Center for International Relations, in Sao Paul, Brazil.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Ertan Tezgör head of the Turkish delegation to the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research, at the Department of State.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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