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Public Schedule for May 22, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 22, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY MAY 22, 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 meets with Pakistani Academy Award Winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with John Beyrle, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the Department of State’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(PRESS DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

8:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides holds a conference call on Pakistan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

5:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the Budget Team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

9:45 a.m.
Administrator Shah attends a UN Commission meeting on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children, at UN Headquarters, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel in Amman, Jordan for P5+1 talks.

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in Paris, France through May 24 to participate in the OECD Environment Ministerial Forum.

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Bilat Meeting with France, Emmanuel Macron, Elysée Deputy Secretary-General for Economic Affairs, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S. Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin, in France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Julien Renchi, Economic and Financial Advisor to the Prime Minister, in France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a dinner with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, in France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine addresses members of the Public Diplomacy Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers opening remarks at the Layalina Productions’ 10th Anniversary Gala, at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)
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UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO

Under Secretary Otero delivers a keynote address and receives an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from William Paterson University, in New Jersey.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller will co-host the Iraq Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting with Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Jim Miller. The focus of the JCC will be on strengthening the security partnership between the United States and Iraq. Events will take place at the Department of State and the Department of Defense.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield departs for St. Petersburg, Russia to participate in the U.S.-Russia bi-national Presidential Commission Counternarcotics Working Group.
(media determined by host)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from May 22-26 to lead the U.S. delegation to Senior Officials Meetings on the East Asia Summit and Lower Mekong Initiative and meet with counterparts in the region. Please click for here more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman briefs Congressional staff on the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Finnish Under Secretary of State Jaakko Laajava, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER


Assistant Secretary Hammer accompanies Under Secretary Sherman on foreign travel in Amman, Jordan for P5+1 talks.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with the Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General José Miguel General Insulza, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Friends of the Earth, and other environmental non-government organizations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Director of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Dr. Julius Kiping’etich, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Goosby participates in a meeting on the Global Plan to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) in conjunction with the World Health Assembly, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in the Principals Working Lunch of the Iraq Defense and Security Joint Coordination Committee, at the Pentagon.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Lt. Gen. Byambajav Tserendejid, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Mongolia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Iraqi Acting Minister of Defense Saadoun al-Dulaimi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Stuttgart, Germany to participate in meetings at the European Parliament.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Niger Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mohamed Bazoum, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Nigeria National Security Adviser Andrew Owoye Azazi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Chair of the GAVI Alliance Seth Berkley, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a discussion with filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, director of the Oscar-winning documentary Saving Face which follows the lives of several survivors of acid violence in Pakistan, at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer speaks with CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Monique Villa.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Misuu Borit, Burmese participant in the Fortune program, via phone.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a reception hosted by Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Nirupama Rao, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

1:30 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Michael Lake, Executive Director of World Class Cities Partnership of Northeastern University, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to London through May 22 to deliver remarks at Google Zeitgeist on trends with Muslim youth world-wide.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

12:00 p.m. Director of Policy Planning Sullivan meets with Richard Danzig, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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