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Public Schedule for May 30, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
May 30, 2012

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY MAY 30, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey through June 7. The Secretary is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Gordon, Counselor and Chief of Staff Mills, Director Sullivan, VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS, and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European Affairs Liz Sherwood Randall. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel in Singapore for bilateral meetings and to participate in the 11th Asia Security Summit: The Shangri-La Dialogue.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

9:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank Ambassador Robert Orr, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

Deputy Secretary Nides departs on foreign travel to Poland through June 1 to participate in the Wroclaw Global Forum, hosted by the Atlantic Council.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

8:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

9:30 a.m. Administrator Shah delivers remarks at a USAID-hosted event, “From Policy to Action: Making Progress Toward Disability Inclusion,” at the Ronald Reagan Building, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Administrator Shah meets with Acting USAID Inspector General Michael Carroll, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman hosts the U.S.-Canada Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a U.S.-ASEAN Business Council farewell event in honor of Ambassador of Singapore to the U.S. Chan Heng Chee, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a roundtable discussion on the Economic Statecraft Initiative with Chair and Executive Director of the Washington International Business Council Solveig Spielmann, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S. Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank Ambassador Robert Orr, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers closing remarks at the USAID conference, “From Policy to Action: Making Progress Toward Disability Inclusion,” at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETAY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE


Under Secretary Sonenshine is on foreign travel to Pakistan. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with U.S. Executive Director to the Asian Development Bank Ambassador Robert Orr, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake and Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Grossman meet with Uzbekistan Ambassador to the U.S. Ilhom Nematov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield tours International Narcotics and Law Enforcement facilities in Iraq and meets with host government officials.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in Tunisia through June 1 to participate in a conference on open governance co-hosted by the Tunisian Government, the OECD’s International Tax Dialogue, and the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the Andrew J. Goodpaster Award Ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY COMMERCE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Under Secretary Sherman for the U.S.-Canada High Level Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Director of the Joint Interagency Task Force South Rear Admiral Charles Michel, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Canadian Assistant Deputy Minister Kerry Buck, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel in Brussels, Belgium for consultations with EU counterparts and public outreach on environmental and science and technology cooperation issues.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel to Libya through June 1.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks on the Two Museums, Two Nations, One Identity Project, at the Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

3:55 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Stockholm, Sweden to participate in the Stockholm Meeting on Complementarity, hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Sweden and the International Center for Transitional Justice, with the support from the Governments of Denmark and South Africa.

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

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Major General Lorie Robinson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer speaks with Clinton Global Initiative Head of the Girls & Women Program Penny Abeywardena.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers keynote remarks on the economic empowerment of women in Latin America at the Mary Kay Latin America Regional Summit Gala Dinner, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS


Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Turkey through June 2 to promote U.S.-Turkey sub-national engagement and to support Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Trade Mission to Turkey.

SPECIAL ENVOY FOR NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES ROBERT KING

Ambassador King is on foreign travel in Brussels, Belgium through May 31 to meet with officials and NGO members concerning the human rights situation in the DPRK. Please click here for more information.

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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