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Public Schedule for April 30, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 30, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


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

11:40 a.m. Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:40 p.m.
Secretary Clinton attends President Obama’s working lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the U.S.-Philippines ministerial dialogue 2+2 meetings with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Foreign Secretary of the Philippines Albert del Rosario, and Defense Secretary of the Philippines Voltaire Gazmin, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:15 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.


4:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Foreign Secretary of the Philippines Albert del Rosario, and Defense Secretary of the Philippines Voltaire Gazmin, following U.S.-Philippines ministerial dialogue 2+2 meetings, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:15 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.


6:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a reception for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a dinner for the Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda, at National Geographic, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for all press 5:45 p.m. from the M Street Exhibit Gallery.

PM Secretary Clinton departs on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel in China through May 3 for the second U.S.-China Strategic Security Dialogue (SSD) and the 4th annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

11:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Assistant Chief of Mission in Iraq Peter Bodde, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Chief Economist Heidi Crebo-Rediker, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman hosts a luncheon for the Foreign Secretary of the Philippines Albert del Rosario and delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Ankara, Turkey and Vienna, Austria through May 4 to meet with counterparts and discuss conventional and nuclear arms control issues.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PATRICK KENNEDY

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Kennedy keynotes the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Diplomacy in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:45 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers keynote remarks on the U.S. government’s global engagement and the roles of development, diplomacy and defense at the 2012 InterAction Forum in Arlington, Virginia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers opening remarks to an Implementation Workshop of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero speaks at a conference for the leaders of 30 to 40 civil society groups from around the world engaged in advocating for greater parliamentary transparency in their own countries, at the Mexican Culture Institute, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at a reception for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women , at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with the Russian co-chair of the Bilateral Presidential Commission sub-working group on media, ITAR-TASS Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with the U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a dinner hosted by Secretary Clinton for Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda, at National Geographic, in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


Ambassador Marshall assists with events surrounding the Working Visit of His Excellency Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister of Japan.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

5:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, 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 in Afghanistan to meet with senior government officials.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman welcomes a senior-level Kenyan delegation for a Legal-Regulatory Implementation Workshop on Strategic Trade Controls and Border Security, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the “Implementation Workshop on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers remarks on U.S. foreign policy priorities to students at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers remarks on U.S. foreign policy priorities to students at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a dinner hosted by Secretary Clinton for Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda, at National Geographic, in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR REMARKS)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

10:30 a.m. Coordinator McCall meets with Russian co-chair of the Bilateral Presidential Commission sub-working group on media, ITAR-TASS Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner delivers remarks at the “Implementation Workshop on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel through May 10.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock hosts a roundtable discussion for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock hosts the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Dinner, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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)

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin attends a reception to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Merck Vice President for Global Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility Geralyn Ritter to discuss the Saving Mothers, Giving Life maternal mortality-reduction initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with the new PEPFAR coordinator for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to participate in the U.S.-China Joint Commission Meeting and Strategic and Economic Dialogue through May 3. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in China, supporting the Strategic and Economic Dialogue and associated engagements.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

Special Envoy Rosenthal delivers remarks at the Anti-Defamation League’s Leadership Conference on combating anti-Semitism, in Washington, DC.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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