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Public Schedule for March 28, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 28, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

10:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton joins a meeting with Chen Zhili, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, at the Department of State.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

1:45 p.m.
Secretary Clinton participates in the promotion ceremony for Lieutenant Paul Matier, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Jakob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Counselor Mills and Administrator Shah, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

2:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Alberto Otárola, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

8:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:30 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Secretary Clinton and Counselor Mills, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman delivers remarks, “The New Decade: Seizing Opportunities from a Transforming Africa,” at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please contact Hilary Renner rennerh@state.gov for information on attending.

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

3:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Brazilian Under Secretary for the Environment, Energy, Science and Technology Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with representatives from the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia and Ambassador Gilbert Robinson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends an event in honor of Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG with German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Ammon, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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. Please click here for more information.

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.

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller participates in a roundtable discussion at the Carnegie Moscow Center, in Moscow, Russia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS KATHLEEN STEPHENS

Acting Under Secretary Stephens is on foreign travel to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv through April 5. 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, Kyrgyzstan. 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 to visit communities that have embraced police-community partnerships.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Carson joins Under Secretary Sherman at the U.S. Institute of Peace for her remarks, “The New Decade: Seizing Opportunities from a Transforming Africa,” at the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please contact Hilary Renner rennerh@state.gov for information on attending.

12:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Carson meets with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel in Tokyo, Japan through March 29.

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. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Mary Ott and Eric Postel of USAID on Global Engagement Funds, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in a panel discussion, “Partnership for Growth: A New Model for USG Engagement on Development” at the Center for Global Development, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please contact EPPDMediaRSVP@state.gov for more information on attending.

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 for Public Affairs Mike Hammer is on travel to South Dakota to do outreach to universities, civic groups, and media.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with the South Dakota Board of Regents to discuss the Bureau of Public Affairs Campus Connections Initiative, in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer addresses the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce on economic statecraft and other foreign policy priorities, in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers remarks to students and faculty at Northern State University on U.S. foreign policy priorities, in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

3:30 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Mark Schneider and Javier Ciurlizza of the International Crisis Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a reception in honor of Peruvian Defense Minister Alberto Otárola, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a seminar on sustainable development, at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a Senior Coordinating Body teleconference on the North American Plan for Animal and Pandemic Influenza, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


Assistant Secretary Posner and Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Baer are on foreign travel in Ottawa, Canada, to lead the U.S. Delegation for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) Initiative Annual Plenary Meeting.

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

12:30 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson meets with Jakob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Washington, DC
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK


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

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the Service Innovation Summit, hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Spain, the Rafael del Pino Foundation, and Meridian International’s Global Service Leaders Initiative, in Madrid, Spain. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Stock tours the Art in Embassies Exhibit at the El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza with U.S. Ambassador to Spain Alan Solomont, in Madrid, Spain.

8:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Stock attends a welcome reception for the Service Innovation Summit, hosted by U.S. Ambassador to Spain Alan Solomont, in Madrid, Spain.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


Ambassador Goosby leads the U.S. delegation at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria board retreat in Geneva, Switzerland, to review new General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo’s initial progress in reforming the Fund.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with the Chinese delegation to the Third U.S.-China Women’s Leadership Exchange and Dialogue (Women LEAD), including Chen Zhili, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Policy William Lietzau, at the Department of Defense.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 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, at the Embassy of China, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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 (IdEA) among other partnership opportunities. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Brazil through April 3 to promote sub-national engagement. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis meets with Brazilian women executives and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Transportation Susan Kurland to discuss how major sporting events, like the World Cup, can be used to promote sub-national development opportunities, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Transportation Susan Kurland participate in the Infrastructure and Transportation Roundtable at the American Chamber of Commerce, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

12:30 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis meets with Luciano Almeida, President of Investe Sao Paulo, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

10:30 a.m.
Special Envoy Rosenthal and Deputy Special Representative to Muslim Communities Adnan Kifayat participate in the first Mission of Muslim and Jewish Leaders from Latin America to Washington, DC, organized by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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