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Public Schedule for June 8, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
June 8, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY JUNE 8, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Central American youth ambassadors, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:20 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers opening remarks at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:15 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.


9:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 9:15 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.


11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a signing ceremony with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and hosts a lunch for President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR LUNCH)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends President Obama’s meeting with President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Arab League Joint Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 9:15 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.


11:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

12:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns deliver closing remarks at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:15 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.


4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S. Eklil Ahmad Hakimi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

12:00 p.m. Administrator Shah attends a lunch hosted by Secretary Clinton for President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


1:30 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in Washington, DC.
Please contact the USAID Press Office at 202-712-4320 for more information.

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

11:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with Karan Bhatia, Vice President and Senior Counsel, International Law & Policy, General Electric, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a lunch hosted by Secretary Clinton for President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a lunch hosted by Secretary Clinton for President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to Laos and Thailand through June 13. Please click here for more information.

COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS

3:00 p.m.
Counselor and Chief of Staff Mills joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall participates in events at the White House and Department of State surrounding the Working Visit of His Excellency Benigno Aquino, President of the Republic of the Philippines.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends a dinner hosted by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan His Excellency Erlan Idrissov, in Fairfax, Virginia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON


9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton attends the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:15 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS BRIMMER

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a lunch hosted by Secretary Clinton for President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman attends a lunch hosted by Secretary Clinton for President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno S. Aquino III, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Tunisia Jacob Walles, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with Central American youth ambassadors, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Central American youth ambassadors, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner hosts the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor’s 35th Anniversary Celebration, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 7:15 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:00 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel in Istanbul, Turkey to co-chair a meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum Coordinating Committee with Turkish Ambassador Reha Keskintepe.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Tunis, Tunisia through June 10 to participate in innovation and entrepreneurship events at Tunisia Business School and the Mediterranean School of Business and to discuss the Partners for a New Beginning alliance. Special Representative Balderston will also host a roundtable on philanthropy and public-private partnerships with local foundations and non-governmental organizations about the partnership. Please click here for more information on PNB.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

9:00 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks at the G8-G20 Youth Summit to encourage sub-national engagement as a 21st century foreign policy tool, at the George Washington University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minorities Business Development Agency National Director David Hinson to discuss sub-national economic development, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with World Bank Country Director for Senegal, Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania Vera Songwe to discuss sub-national engagement with African countries, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

11:30 a.m. There will be an off-camera, on-the-record gaggle with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland in the press briefing room.



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