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Public Schedule for April 20, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 20, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Special Representative Marc Grossman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:00 a.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 Colombian Minister of Justice Juan Carlos Esguerra, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns accepts the credentials of Croatian Ambassador-designate Josip Paro, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Iraq Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

11:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah attends the World Bank 2012 Spring Meetings, at the World Bank headquarters.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Administrator Shah attends the World Bank 2012 Spring Meetings, at the World Bank headquarters.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah participates in a panel discussion at the World Bank 2012 Spring Meetings, at the World Bank headquarters.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

7:45 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao, at the Mayflower Hotel.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Economic Ministers from member countries of the U.S.-North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity to discuss ways to further increase overall economic opportunity in the region, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a luncheon with South and Central Asian Finance Ministers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Joomart Otorbayev, Vice Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Jafar Hassan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation for Jordan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a Tunisia Loan Guarantee Declaration of Intent Signing Ceremony with Secretary Geithner, at the World Bank.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Charles Koffi Diby, Cote d’Ivoire Finance Minister, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a dinner hosted by the Indian Ambassador, Nirupama Rao, in honor of Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Indian Finance Minister.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

Under Secretary Sonenshine is on travel in Miami, FL through April 20 for the monthly meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and an overview of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting.

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

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Jean-Baptiste Mattéi, French Under Secretary for Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with Royal Highness Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange and Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD


Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel to Brazil to meet senior government officials to discuss regional partnerships on citizen security, narcotics trafficking and transnational crime. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Economic Ministers from countries who are part of the U.S. - North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity to discuss ways to further increase overall economic opportunity in the region, in Washington D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman delivers remarks at the U.S. Middle East Nonproliferation Strategy Roundtable, at the University of California Washington Center, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends Ambassador-designate to Nicaragua Phyllis Powers’ swearing-in ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a digital video conference with her Irish and Northern Irish co-chairs of the U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones joins Under Secretary Otero’s meeting with His Royal Highness Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange and Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to India and Bangladesh through April 20. Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Icelandic Ambassador to the U. S. Gudmundur Arni Stefansson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel in Pittsburgh, PA, to deliver remarks at an international conference, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, about the challenges of investigating and prosecuting international crimes in post-conflict Sierra Leone.

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

8:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Masoom Stanekzai, Chief Executive Officer of the Afghan High Peace Council; and Ismail Qasemar, Sen. Sidiqa Balkhi and Hawa Alam Nuristani and members of the Afghan High Peace Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Brian Joseph, Senior Director for Asia at the National Endowment for Democracy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Director-General Peter Baxter of AusAID, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Gulten Kisanak, Co-Chair, Peace and Democracy Party of Turkey, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Christina Fink, Professor of Practice in International Affairs at George Washington University, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in the World Bank Gender Advisory Council meeting, at the World Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

12:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis discusses the inclusion of subnational dialogue in the Rio+20 meetings with Ambassador André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Chief of the Department of Environment in Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Department of State.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Farah Pandith is on foreign travel in China through April 21 to meet with civil society representatives and to deliver remarks at the Asia Society’s “Women Leaders of New Asia Summit” event.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

Special Envoy Rosenthal is on foreign travel in Latvia. Please click here for more information.

9:20 a.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal discusses the importance of a multi-ethnic heritage with high school students and teachers at Jugla High School, in Riga, Latvia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Minister of Education Roberts Ķīlis, Deputy State Secretary Inga Štāla, Senior Desk Officer for Minority Education Olita Arkle, and Advisor to the Minister on Integration Issues Liesma Ose to discuss programs on combating discrimination, in Riga, Latvia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL
Special Envoy Rosenthal attends a joint meeting with the Latvian State Police and the NGO Hate Crimes Seminar Group to discuss hate crimes investigation training, in Riga, Latvia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Ministry of Foreign Affairs State Secretary Andris Teikmanis, Ambassador-Director General of the Economic and Bilateral Relations Directorate Jānis Mažeiks and First Secretary for Holocaust Issues Mr. Einārs Miķelsons, in Riga, Latvia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL
Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Rabbi Menachems Barkahns, the director of the religious community “Shamir,” in Riga, Latvia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

11:00 a.m.
Director Sullivan attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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