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Public Schedule for May 16, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 16, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY MAY 16, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Senator Charles Schumer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks and participates in a Q & A at the Global Town Hall with Civil Society Representatives, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


11:25 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers opening remarks to the International Parental Child Abduction Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with members of the Youth Leadership Exchange Program – Burma, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarifi, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING BILATERAL MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


6:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel in Sweden for a meeting of the Arctic Council and bilateral meetings, and to Estonia for bilateral meetings through May 16. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel to Mexico City, Merida, and Cancun, Mexico through May 17. Please click here for more information.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:45 a.m. Administrator Shah meets with Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:45 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with UN Under-Secretary General for Peace Operations Hervé Ladsous, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends the Secretary’s Global Town Hall with Civil Society Representatives, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


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

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with President and CEO of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) David Hamod, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a Symposium on Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions, at the Keck Center of the National Academies, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero participates in the Secretary’s Global Town Hall with Civil Society Representatives, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine participates in the Secretary’s Global Town Hall with Civil Society Representatives, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:15 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine hosts a roundtable with foreign journalists, at the Foreign Press Center, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and South Asia, at the Rayburn House Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with UN Under-Secretary General for Peace Operations Hervé Ladsous, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield testifies before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control’s hearing on “Countering Narcotics Threats in West Africa” to discuss the West Africa Cooperative Security Initiative (WACSI), at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Senator Robert Menendez, at the Hart Senate Office Building, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

1:05 p.m. Ambassador Carson welcomes President of Tanzania Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, at Dulles Airport.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

2:30 p.m.
Ambassador Carson testifies before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control’s hearing on “Countering Narcotics Threats in West Africa,” at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the House of Representatives on “The U.S.-El Salvador Bi-National Partnership: Ensuring Inclusive Growth” at the Longworth House Office Building, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer accompanies Deputy Secretary Nides on foreign travel to Mexico. Please click here for more information.

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

Assistant Secretary Jones is in on foreign travel in Indonesia to lead the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Indonesia Science and Technology Joint Commission Meeting and engage in other bilateral meetings and events regarding environmental, science, technology and health issues.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Sharif Cicip Sutardjo, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:45 a.m.
LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones meets with participants from the Department of State-sponsored, “Science Engagement Peer-Review Workshop,” in Jakarta, Indonesia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones participates in an event with the winners of the U.S.-sponsored “Global Innovation in Science and Technology” competition, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL


10:00 a.m. Coordinator McCall attends the Secretary’s Global Town Hall with Civil Society Representatives, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


Coordinator McCall departs on foreign travel to Mexico City, Mexico to meet with officials from the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section and review support for the Benjamin Franklin Library.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with civil society representatives at a Federal Advisory Committee meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Libyan Deputy Minister of Justice Wael Najem, along with U.S. Institute of Peace Senior Rule of Law Advisor Colette Rauche and Director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs Manal Omar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the Secretary’s Global Town Hall with Civil Society Representatives, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with members of the Youth Leadership Exchange Program – Burma, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends a farewell dinner in honor of Singapore’s Ambassador to the U.S. Chan Heng Chee, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer attends the Secretary’s Global Town Hall with Civil Society Representatives, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:15 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Nursuna Memecan, a member of the Turkish Parliament, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer speaks with Swiss Ambassador to the U.S. Manuel Sager.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends a reception welcoming women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean, at the Meridian International Center, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

11:30 a.m. Special Representative Balderston meets with CEO of World Food Program USA Rick Leach to discuss existing partnerships and other opportunities.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to London for meetings on the 2012 Hours Against Hate campaign at 10 Downing and to speak at the Women of the Future Summit.

SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

Special Envoy Rosenthal is on foreign travel in Rome, Italy.

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal attends the 5th Annual Pope John Paul II Lecture on Interreligious Understanding, Building on Nostra Aetate: 50 Years of Christian-Jewish Dialogue, at The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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