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Public Schedule for April 25, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 25, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Department of State Congressional Fellows and the 2012 White House Fellows, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


7:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a reception in honor of Poland’s National Day, at the Polish Ambassador’s residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Republic of Korea Deputy National Security Advisor Kim Tae-hyo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 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 the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) President Vijay Kanoria and Secretary General Rajiv Kumar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on travel in New York City. Deputy Secretary Nides will participate in Duke University’s inaugural Coach K Leadership Roundtable, which will focus on the topic of “Leading Consequentially: Building Social Innovation into the Organization Culture.”

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

11:00 a.m. Administrator Shah attends a memorial service for Congressman Donald M. Payne, at the U.S. Capitol.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY U.S. CAPITOL)

1:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Deputy Director-General for Operations at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Manoj Juneja, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Administrator Shah delivers remarks at a Malaria No More reception, on the occasion of World Malaria Day, at the Russell Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY 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.

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

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with Ambassador Thomas Pickering, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with representatives from the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Center for Security Sector Governance, 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 NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Campbell briefs the HFAC on “Oversight of U.S. Policy Toward Burma,” at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


3:00 pm Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Inaugural Forum on Global Development, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:30 pm
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in the Direct Line Peru teleconference on “Business and Investment Opportunities in Infrastructure in Peru,” at the Department of State. Please click  here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a ceremony awarding the 2012 Urbino Press Award for excellence in the American press, at the Italian Embassy.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

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

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, on the “Western Hemisphere Budget Review 2013: What Are U.S. Priorities?” Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

11:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Ken Isaacs, Vice President of Samaritan’s Purse, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General for the European External Action Service, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:


9:30 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE)

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

Ambassador Goosby leads a joint U.S.-UNAIDS delegation, along with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe, to Abuja, Nigeria. They meet with First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan, National AIDS Control Agency Director-General John Idoko, Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru, 13 state governors, and various interfaith and civil-society leaders, to discuss progress on the joint PEPFAR-UNAIDS initiative on scaling up Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV.

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to The Hague, Netherlands, to attend the verdict of former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, who is on trial for war crimes.

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

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks on the Sixth Summit of the Americas at the event, “Towards a More Inclusive Hemisphere: A Post-Summit Review,” co-hosted by the Meridian International Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), at CSIS. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Senior Counselor at the Embassy of France Ann de la Blache, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Uzbekistani Senator Svetlana Baymirzaevna Artkyova and Senator Shodieva Khamrotosh Normurodovna, 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.

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal attends a lunch hosted by the Institute for Security and Development Policy, in Stockholm, Sweden.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal addresses the Institute for Security and Development Policy’s conference on “The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism – Implications for Europe and Sweden,” in Stockholm, Sweden. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

4:00 p.m.
Director of Policy Planning Jake Sullivan hosts a Policy Planning roundtable with Michele Flournoy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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