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Public Schedule for April 24, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 24, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY APRIL 24, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with the assistant secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to John Beyrle, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a swearing-in ceremony for Tara Sonenshine, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a meeting on Iran, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:50 PM)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon about China, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:15 p.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 3:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 4:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


8:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the TIME 100 Gala, at Lincoln Center, in New York City. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
For additional information, please contact Amy Jacobs at Rubenstein PR at 212-843-8077 or ajacobs@rubenstein.com.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends the swearing-in ceremony for Tara Sonenshine, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.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 a delegation from the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Torgeir Larsen, Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the Eurasia Foundation’s 2012 Gala Dinner, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on travel in Minnesota where he will host a town hall with employees from the Minneapolis Passport Agency and the DS Resident Office. In addition, he will speak with students at the University of Minnesota. Deputy Secretary Nides will also attend the Humphrey Public Leadership Awards dinner to present Vice President Walter Mondale with the 2012 Distinguished Educator Award.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, Finance Minister of Afghanistan, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Administrator Shah delivers remarks to celebrate gains in maternal mortality reduction, at the Russell Senate Office Building, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY US SENATE)

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


Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in Paris, France through April 25 to participate in the Deauville Partnership meetings.

8:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting of the Deauville Partnership – Governance Pillar, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends the Deauville Partnership Conference on Building Open, Fair, and Transparent Government for Growth and Development, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends the continuation of the Deauville Partnership Conference, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends meetings of the Deauville Partnership – Governance Pillar, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends an OECD reception, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine takes the oath of office as administered by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with a group of Indonesian Parliamentarians at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero attends a farewell dinner in honor of Ambassador Julissa Reynoso, at the Uruguayan Ambassador’s residence, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

11:30 a.m.
Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on post-Cold War thinking at the “Unfinished Business” Conference, at the National Defense University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall and Ambassador CdeBaca deliver remarks at a briefing for foreign Deputy Chiefs of Mission on policies regarding the treatment of foreign domestic workers employed by diplomats, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps at Blair House with Cultural Tourism DC to launch “Passport DC,” an annual month long celebration of the international and diplomatic community in Washington DC. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets representatives from the Alliance for Peacebuilding, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE


Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Tokyo, Japan; Manila, Philippines; and PACOM, Hawaii.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary of Brimmer is on travel to Miami, FL.

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer participates in a roundtable lunch meeting on LGBT issues hosted by Save Dade, in Miami, FL.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks to Florida college students and community members at Miami-Dade College on the role of multilateral diplomacy, in Miami, FL.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with members of the American Jewish Committee (Broward County), in Miami, FL.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks to Council of Foreign Relations members, in Coral Gables, FL.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to discuss judicial exchange programs with Mexico and Colombia, at the Supreme Court.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:00 p.m. Ambassador CdeBaca delivers remarks at a briefing for foreign Deputy Chiefs of Mission on policies regarding the treatment of foreign domestic workers employed by diplomats, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman hosts a luncheon meeting with Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in Tripoli, Libya April 23-24.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

6:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a reception at the Russian Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the swearing-in ceremony for Tara Sonenshine, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner will attend the U.S.- China Legal Experts Dialogue, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in a roundtable discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN L. MCCALL

11:00 a.m. Coordinator McCall attends the swearing-in ceremony for Tara Sonenshine, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock along with Chief Spokesperson for USA Pavilion 2012 Philippe Cousteau, Jr. will brief the press on the United States’ Pavilion at the World Expo 2012 Yeosu, at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the swearing-in ceremony for Tara Sonenshine, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby leads a joint U.S.-UNAIDS delegation, along with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe, to Abuja, Nigeria. They will meet with the Nigerian Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu to discuss progress on the joint PEPFAR-UNAIDS initiative on scaling up Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Founder and Chair of the Institute for Inclusive Security, and a delegation of Pakistani women, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Meryl Frank, expert on women's political participation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Ambassador Andras Simonyi, Managing Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Maureen Aung-Thwin, Open Society Institute Director of the Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer keynotes the Dinner of Hope event dedicated to the Lighting a Billion Lives program, hosted by the Energy and Resources Institute as part of the U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit, at the Mayflower Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


12:00 p.m. Special Representative Balderston attends the swearing-in ceremony for Tara Sonenshine, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ENVOY AND COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS CARLOS PASCUAL

Ambassador Pascual is on foreign travel in London through April 26 for meetings of the High Level Group of the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative and the annual Clean Energy Ministerial.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

Special Envoy Rosenthal is on foreign travel in Sweden.

10:00 a.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with the Jewish Congregation, in Malmö, Sweden.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with the Mayor of Malmö, Ilmar Reepalu, in Malmö, Sweden.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with members of the Interreligious Dialogue Forum, in Malmö, Sweden.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:15 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal attends lectures in honor of Raoul Wallenberg at Lund University, in Malmö, Sweden.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

6:00
p.m. Director Sullivan attends the CFR roundtable on Economic Statecraft, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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