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Public Schedule for April 2, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 2, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

11:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton attends the North American Leaders’ Summit, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a foreign ministers’ luncheon in honor of the North American Leaders’ Summit, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:25 p.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with State Department and USAID Franklin Fellows, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama, at the White House
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel to Amman, Jordan for discussions with the Jordanian government on U.S.-Jordanian relations and meetings with the business community on U.S.-Jordanian business relations. While in Amman, Deputy Secretary Nides will meet with King Abdullah II and senior Jordanian government officials, including Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Jaafar Hassan.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

2:00 p.m. Administrator Shah participates in a USAID development forum with former Secretary of State Madeline Albright, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel to India, Nepal and Bangladesh through April 7. Please click here for more information.

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

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with USEU U.S. Ambassador William Kennard, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Director General of the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE), Matthias Ruete and Henrik Hololei, Head Vice-President Kallas Cabinet, European Commission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with the Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with the Senior Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security Alice Hill, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks and participates in round table discussion, at the Truman National Security Project, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

4:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on arms control in the information age, at the Estonian Information Technology College, in Tallinn, Estonia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall assists with events at the White House for the working visit of His Excellency Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, President of Mexico, and The Right Honorable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada, on the occasion of the North American Leaders’ Summit.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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 ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez speaks with Michael Kowalski, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a luncheon hosted by the Secretary in honor of the North American Leaders Summit, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Wayne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO


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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock meets with U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Mary Warlick, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates through April 5 for the inaugural meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and to discuss counterterrorism initiatives with Emirati Government officials.

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Istanbul, Turkey to participate in meetings related to the Friends of Syria Conference through April 2. Ambassador Rapp leaves Istanbul to speak about war crimes and accountability, in Waterloo, Iowa.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco and Tunis, Tunisia through April 6. Please click here for more information. Ambassador Verveer meets with government, civil society, and business leaders to discuss ways to advance women’s empowerment and political and economic participation.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

11:30 a.m. Special Representative Balderston meets with Ambassador Bill Taylor, Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions, to discuss relevant partnership opportunities at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Special Representative Balderston participates in an event and dinner to mark the launch of the 2012 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances by the Hudson Institute at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

8:30 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Minas Gerais’ World Cup Secretary Flavia Rohlfs, Minas Gerais’ Secretary of Social Policies Jorge Nahas and Minas Gerais’ Head of International Relations Rodrigo de Oliveira Perpetuo to discuss U.S. cooperation in the preparations for the 2012 ICLEI World Congress and upcoming World Cup, in Lourdes, Minas Gerais Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis participates in a roundtable discussion with ACMinas President Roberto Luciano Fortes Fagundes, ACMinas Vice-President Angela Prata Pace Silva de Assis and other ACMinas Business Leaders, to discuss how AC Minas can facilitate private sector partnerships in World Cup preparations and social inclusion efforts, in Centro, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with SEBRAE World Cup Coordinator Monica Alencar, SEBRAE International Relations Manager Monica Segantini and SEBRAE Operations Director Elbe Brandao to discuss potential partnerships with women, Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous-Brazilian business owners, especially in light of the economic opportunities presented by the World Cup, in Santo Agostinho, Minas Gerais Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Minas Gerais’ Special Secretary of World Cup Sergio Barroso, to encourage partnerships and agreements between U.S. and Brazilian state and local governments in advance of the World Cup, in Bairro, Minas Gerais Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with the Minas Gerais’ Deputy Secretary of Sports Rogerio Romero to discuss subnational cooperation in preparations for the Olympic Gamesin Bairro, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Minas Gerais’ Secretary of Planning Renata Vilhena to discuss subnational cooperation in preparations for the World Cup, in Bairro, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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