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Public Schedule for April 3, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 3, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

12:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on “George Marshall and the Foundations of Smart Power” to the Virginia Military Institute and receives the Distinguished Diplomat Award, at VMI’s Cameron Hall, in Lexington, Virginia. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Cameron Hall; 400 N. Main Street; Lexington, VA 24450
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:30 a.m. from Cameron Hall.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:00 a.m. from Cameron Hall.
For further information, please contact Colonel Stewart MacInnis (540) 464-7207 (office) or (540) 570-0464 (cell) or by email at macinnissd@vmi.edu.


1:40 p.m. Secretary Clinton visits the George C Marshall Museum, at VMI, in Lexington, Virginia. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:50 p.m.
Secretary Clinton visits NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) Headquarters and is briefed by ACT command, in Norfolk, Virginia. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA TBD BY HOST)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; 7857 Blandy Road; Norfolk, VA 23455
For more information please contact
Major Robin Ochoa COM: 757-747-3227 or by email robin.ochoa@act.nato.int.

6:10 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago to the World Affairs Council 2012 NATO Conference, at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel, in Norfolk, Virginia. Please click here for more information. Watch a livestream of this event on www.state.gov.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel; 777 Waterside Drive; Norfolk,VA 23510
All media must be in place by 4:30 p.m.
For more information please contact Lori Crouch (757) 664-4067 or (757) 646-5381 or Major Robin Ochoa COM: 757-747-3227 or by email robin.ochoa@act.nato.int.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Iraq Brett McGurk, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Italian Ambassador to the U.S. Claudio Bisogniero, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Matthew Spence, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Director General of the Foreign Service Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM 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 of Jordan and senior Jordanian government officials, including Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Jaafar Hassan.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is on foreign travel in Nairobi, Kenya, to participate in a "Joint IGAD Ministerial and High-Level Development Partners Meeting on Drought Resilience in the Horn of Africa."

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the opening of the Joint IGAD meeting, at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL
Administrator Shah meets with African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka, at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. LOCAL Administrator Shah holds a press conference to discuss the Joint IGAD meeting, at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, please contact Ben Edwards at beedwards@usaid.gov.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel for official meetings in New Delhi, India. Please click here for more information.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 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.

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

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats participates in a briefing on Nuclear Industry Competitiveness, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a follow-up briefing on Business Support Organizations on GBC, 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 to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv through April 5. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a reception in honor of departing Jamaican Ambassador Her Excellency Audrey Marks and Mr. Jassel Horrel Dunstan, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a reception in honor of departing Spanish Ambassador His Excellency Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo and Mrs. Teresa Cunha Eca De Valenta, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a luncheon hosted by CARICOM ambassadors to the United States, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Iraq Brett McGurk, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK:

8:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the Regional English Languages Officers Workshop in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock holds a joint Twitter Question & Answer session with Kerry Kennedy on the topic of the 12th World Summit of the Nobel Laureates for Peace.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends a farewell reception in honor of in honor of Her Excellency Audrey Patrice Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica and Mr. Jassel Horrel Dunstan in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

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

Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel to Haiti to evaluate progress in U.S. government health reconstruction activities.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on domestic travel to Iowa City, Iowa, speaking to several different audiences about war crimes and accountability.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Morocco and Tunisia through April 6. She is holding meetings in Rabat, Morocco and in the evening attends a reception in Tunis, Tunisia celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE, GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE, KRIS BALDERSTON

2:00 p.m. Special Representative Balderston participates in a panel discussion about building public-private partnerships at the Interagency Working Group on U.S. Government-Sponsored International Exchanges and Training (IAWG) Forum on Public Private Partnerships at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis discusses how the Brazil-hosted World Cup and Olympics may present opportunities to increase the possibilities for women, Afro-Brazilian and Indegenous business owners, with SEBRAE Products Director Professor Armando Clemente, SEBRAE Culture and Education Director Mr. Francisco Marins, and SEBRAE 2014 Coordinator Mr. Yeddo Bittencourt, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Special Representative Lewis meets with Incubadora Afro-Brazilian founder Giovanni Harvey to explore opportunities for partnerships with minority owned businesses in the U.S., in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Special Representative Lewis meets with American Chamber of Commerce President Henrique Rzezinski, to discuss how the Chamber can facilitate private sector partnerships in the preparation for the World Cup and Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Special Representative Lewis meets with Empresa Olimpica Municipal Institutional Relations manager Deborah Levinson and Communications Director Bernardo Carvalho, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Special Representative Lewis meets with Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes to discuss the potential for advancing subnational cooperation, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:00 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Spokeperson Victoria Nuland



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