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Public Schedule for May 24, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 24, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

8:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the regional bureau secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks for the Release of the Human Rights Report, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Counselor Mills and Chief Economist Heidi Crebo-Rediker, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:40 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Counselor Mills and Science and Technology Adviser Bill Colglazier , at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks to the International Security Advisory Board Plenary Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister of New Zealand Murray McCully M.P., at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 3:40 PM)
Pre-set time for cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:20 p.m.
from the 23rd Street Lobby.

4:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:20 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts and delivers remarks at the annual reception for the Diplomatic Receptions Rooms, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


8:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Turkish Under Secretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

7:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a dinner hosted by Kuwaiti Ambassador to the U.S. Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in Washington, DC.
(media determined by host)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

10:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides hosts an interagency meeting on Law of the Sea, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Director of Foreign Assistance Robert Goldberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a reception hosted by Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE EMBASSY OF PAKISTAN)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

3:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Counselor Mills, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel in Baghdad, Iraq, for P5+1 talks with Iran. Please click here for more information.

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

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

8:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a working breakfast, Management Issues on Russia, Key Partners & Colombia, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:15 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting on Partners for Development: The OECD Development Strategy, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Israeli Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting on Partners for Development: Working with Key Partners, Russia, MENA and others, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with German State Secretary Anne Ruth Herkes, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero joins Secretary Clinton for the annual reception for the Diplomatic Receptions Rooms, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller co-hosts the Iraq Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting with Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Jim Miller through May 24. The focus of the JCC is strengthening the security partnership between the United States and Iraq. Events take place at the Department of State and the Department of Defense.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:20 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends a working lunch with members of the International Security Advisory Board, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Marshall attends the Diplomatic Reception Rooms Fine Arts Committee Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends a reception honoring donors to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms and hosted by the Curator of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

Assistant Secretary Barton is on foreign travel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to participate in meetings related to the Friends of the Syrian People Working Group on Economic Reconstruction and Development.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake participates in a Facebook chat for audiences in Central Asia on Central Asia’s participation in the NATO Summit, Afghanistan, as well as U.S. policy in region.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with members of the International and Government Affairs Telecommunications Industry Association, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake delivers remarks on the occasion of the Fourth Republic Day of Nepal, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Russia to participate in the U.S.-Russia Bi-National Presidential Commission Counternarcotics Working Group.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

2:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman delivers remarks to members of the International Security Advisory Board, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in Embassy Doha’s first Direct Line teleconference for American businesses, “Doing Business in Qatar.” Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Paraguayan Vice Minister of Economic Relations and Integration Ambassador Manuel María Cáceres, to discuss Paraguay’s intellectual property rights and investment climate, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer is on foreign travel to Baghdad, Iraq.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the South America Chiefs of Mission Conference, hosted by U.S. Southern Command, in Miami, Florida.

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

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a meeting of the U.S. Interagency Committee on Trade in Timber Products from Peru, at the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner joins Secretary Clinton for the Release of the Annual Human Rights Reports, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Tunis, Tunisia to meet with government officials and discuss counterterrorism initiatives.

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

8:00 a.m. Ambassador Goosby convenes the PEPFAR Country Coordinator Annual Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Brijuni, Croatia to attend the 6th Regional Conference of State Attorneys.

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with First Lady of Niger Dr. Malika Issoufou Mahamadou, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Anders Johnson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer speaks with CH2M HILL Senior Vice President of International Programs Theresa Loar.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers keynote remarks on Burma at an event hosted by the Czech Embassy as part of their “Freedom of Expression in the Contemporary World” project, at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

2:00 p.m.
Special Representative Balderston meets with Executive Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania Katherina Rosqueta, and USAID Chief Innovation Officer Maura O’Neill, to discuss public-private partnership opportunities including the Advancing Market-Driven Partnerships (AMP) initiative. Please click here for more information on AMP.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Special Representative Balderston meets with Senior Vice President of SIFE Worldwide Sylvester John, to discuss plans for the upcoming SIFE World Cup in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH


Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to the Vatican to for meetings focused on youth and engagement with Muslim communities.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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