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Public Schedule for March 30, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 30, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Istanbul, Turkey through April 1. The Secretary is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Feltman, Assistant Secretary Shapiro, and Director Sullivan. Please click here for more information.

12:50 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

2:20 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton meets with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the conference, “Sino-American Relations in 2022: The Future of the International System,” at Yale University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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.

10:45 a.m. LOCAL Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on arms control in the information age, at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Moscow, Russia.

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

12:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations World Health Day “America’s Aging Population: Foreign Policy, Innovation, and Economic Value,” at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends an event in honor of the Second Annual Fellows Dinner, hosted by the Robertson Foundation for Government and Kazakhstani Ambassador to the U.S. Erlan Idrissov, at the Embassy of Kazakhstan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:00 a.m
. Assistant Secretary Brownfield delivers remarks at the U.S.-Colombia Regional Cooperation Conference at the National Defense University, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a meeting with members of the Marine War College, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Frédéric Doré, Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy of France, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment at the World Health Organization, 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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Istanbul, Turkey, where he will participate in meetings related to the Friends of Syria Conference.

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

9:30 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with America Ferrera, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks on “Why Women Matter to Foreign Policy” at the inaugural lecture of the Championing Women Globally lecture series hosted by the Center for Transatlantic Relations in partnership with the Embassy of Liechtenstein, at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


9:30 a.m. Special Representative Balderston delivers remarks at the Service Innovation Summit in Madrid, Spain about how public-private partnerships are promoting corporate volunteerism around the globe. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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.

10:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Norma Espindola and Rubens Turkienitz, who comprise the International Relations Team of the Governor of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:30 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Joao Bosco Vaz, Rio Grande do Sul’s Secretary for the World Cup, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Jorge Buneder, President of the Foundation of Social Banks, Federation of Industries of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN


Director of Policy Planning Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner



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