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Public Schedule for April 16, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 16, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Brasilia, Brazil. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Under Secretary Otero, Assistant Secretary Jacobson, Assistant Secretary Fernandez, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Meeting with Petrobras CEO Maria das Graças Foster, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks to the Business Leaders’ Lunch, at the National Council of Industries, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT THE TOP)

1:05 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton meets with staff and families of Embassy Brasilia, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton meets with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

5:15 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary attends a dinner hosted by Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Georgian National Security Advisor Giga Bokeria, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

9:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Chairman of the MOBY Group Saad Mohseni, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a Smithsonian Video Portrait, at the National Portrait Gallery.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with former Vice President Walter Mondale and Speaker Tom Foley, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with a team from BrandUSA, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients, at OMB.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY OMB)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

11:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah delivers opening remarks at the Global Philanthropy Forum’s annual conference, at Fairmont Hotel, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Dr. Akin Adesina, Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Dr. Jean–Lou Chameau, President of California Institute of Technology, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Professor Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Foundation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. and Mexico Jaliya Wickramasuriya, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Cuisia at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, India and Singapore. Please click here for additional details.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman delivers remarks on the Arms Trade Treaty at the Stimson Center, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Finnish Under Secretary of State Jaakko Laajava, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with faith based groups to discuss the Arms Trade Treaty, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Brasilia, Brazil to participate in the U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon travels to Brussels, Belgium to join Secretary Clinton for joint meeting of NATO foreign and defense ministers, a meeting with non-NATO partners in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and the NATO-Russia Council.

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

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones co-chairs the U.S.-Brazil “Global Partnership Dialogue” Working Group meeting on Science, Technology, Innovation, and the Environment, with Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Director for Scientific and Technological Affairs, at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones joins Secretary Clinton at a event for business leaders at the National Council of Industries, in Brasilia, Brazil.

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with officials of Brazil’s Ministry for Science, Technology, and Innovation, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a plenary meeting of the U.S.-Brazil “Global Partnership Dialogue,” at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, at the Brazilian Foreign Ministry, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones attends a U.S.-Brazil “Global Partnership Dialogue” function hosted by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Todd Chapman, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner participates in the Jordan-U.S. Strategic and Security Dialogue, in Amman, Jordan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Kasidis Rochanakorn, the UN High Commissioner Refugees’ Director for Asia and the Pacific, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO


Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to India and Bangladesh though April 20.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock and Minister George Torquato Firmeza, Brazil’s Director of the Cultural Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, lead the U.S-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue’s Working Group on Education, in Brasilia, Brazil.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin attends a reception at the British Ambassador’s residence.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

12:15 p.m. Ambassador CdeBaca delivers the keynote address at the Humanity United policy briefing on trafficking in persons, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

9:30 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby participates in an event with Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams and J. Brian Atwood of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to celebrate fifty years of international-development cooperation, at the Peace Corps.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Cartagena, Colombia. On Monday, Ambassador Verveer attends separate meetings with Juan Carlos Pinzon, Brazilian Minister of Defense; Andres Villamizar, Head of Protection Unit, Ministry of Interior; Cristina Plazas, High Counselor of Gender Equity; Jineth Bedoya and representatives from Oxfam; and local non-governmental organizations.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston participates in the Global Philanthropy Forum 2012 Annual Conference, in Washington, DC.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner



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