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Public Schedule for May 3, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 3, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY MAY 3, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is in Beijing, China for the fourth joint meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). She is accompanied by Deputy Secretary Burns, Under Secretary Hormats, Under Secretary Sonenshine, Ambassador Marshall, Assistant Secretary Campbell, Assistant Secretary Posner, Assistant Secretary Stock, Ambassador Verveer, Special Representative Balderston, Special Representative Lewis, Coordinator Painter, Special Envoy Pascual, Special Envoy Stern, Special Envoy Princeton Lyman, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS, and White House Senior Director for Asian Affairs Dan Russel. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the Joint Opening Session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the family photo for participants of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

10:15 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the Strategic Track Small Group Meeting Session I, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the Strategic Track Small Group Meeting Session II, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the Strategic Track Small Group Working Lunch, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:20 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton and State Councilor Dai Bingguo participate in a cookstoves viewing event, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

2:50 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends an EcoPartnerships event, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the Strategic Track Small Group Meeting Session II, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the Strategic Track Small Group Meeting Session III, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner meet with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

7:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Welcome Banquet, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel in China through May 3 for the 2nd U.S.-China Strategic Security Dialogue (SSD) and the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a video conference with USAID and Embassy Kabul.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Congresswoman Nita Lowey.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel in Berlin, Germany through May 4 for consultations on bilateral and regional issues with her counterparts and to speak at the Daimler U.S.-European Forum on Global Issues.

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to participate in the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends the joint opening session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the Economic Track Opening Session, in Beijing China.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

11:45 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the Economic Track Session I “Promoting Strong, Sustainable, and Balanced Growth” and delivers brief remarks, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the Economic Track working lunch, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the Economic Track Session III, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends the Economic Track Closing Session, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:15 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the Joint S&ED Banquet, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE


Under Secretary Sonenshine is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to lead the U.S. delegation to the 3rd annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). Please click here for more information.

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

9:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks to the State Department Professional Fellows Congress, in Arlington, Virginia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero attends a ceremony to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo), at the Mexican Cultural Institute.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Beijing, China. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer is on foreign travel in Tunis, Tunisia through May 6 to represent the U.S. at UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day conference. Please click here for more information.

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Gordon Gray, at the U.S. Embassy Tunis.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks at the World Press Freedom Day Conference Opening Ceremony, in Tunis, Tunisia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Afghanistan to meet senior government officials.
(media determined by host)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to participate in the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to Vienna, Austria through May 5 to participate in the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting of Parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel to Berlin, Germany and Madrid, Spain through May 8. Please click here for more information.

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

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with TransCanada CEO Russ Girling, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones attends the National Science Foundation Awards Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to participate in the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel to Switzerland, Iraq, and Jordan through May 10. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to participate in the 3rd annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

1:15 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin attends a lunch in honor of German Federal Minister of the Interior Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Quebec City, Quebec, speaking at the XIXth International Congress of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel in Beijing, China through May 5 to attend the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) and 3rd annual U.S.-China High-Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE), where she will convene the 4th annual US-China Women’s Leadership and Exchange Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

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 present on the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Please click here for more information. Special Representative Balderston will continue on to participate in events in South Africa and Ethiopia through May 12. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to attend the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL ENVOY AND COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS CARLOS PASCUAL

Ambassador Pascual is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to attend the 4th annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

12:30 p.m. Special Envoy Rosenthal meets with Victoria Zimmermann von Siefart, German Ambassador-at-Large, Special Representative for Relations with Jewish Organizations, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN


Director Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner
 



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