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Public Schedule for June 20, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
June 20, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY JUNE 20, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Ambassadorial Seminar participants, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Ambassador Chan Heng Chee of Singapore, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III participate in a “Conversation on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” at the Department of State. Please here click for more information.
(OPEN TO INVITED MEDIA)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES)

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

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

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

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

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Tunisia Jake Walles, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with members of an Egyptian Parliamentary Delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a “Conversation on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” with Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III, at the Department of State. Please here click for more information.
(OPEN TO INVITED MEDIA)

7:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at Foreign Policy Magazine’s first annual dinner honoring Washington’s Diplomatic Corps, at the Four Seasons, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a “Conversation on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” with Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III, at the Department of State. Please here click for more information.
(OPEN TO INVITED MEDIA)

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


11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the Ambassadorial Seminar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero attends a “Conversation on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” with Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary James A. Baker, III, at the Department of State. Please here click for more information.
(OPEN TO INVITED MEDIA)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

5:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends a “Conversation on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose” with Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary of State James A.Baker, III, at the Department of State. Please here click for more information.
(OPEN TO INVITED MEDIA)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with representatives of the Prevention and Protection Working Group, coordinated by the Friends Committee on National Legislation, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with executives from Case New Holland (CNH), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks to representatives of the U.S.-Portugal Bilateral Commission on U.S.-Portuguese cooperation on the UN Security Council and in other multilateral bodies, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON


Ambassador Carson is on travel in Cincinnati, Ohio through June 22 to participate in the U.S.-Africa Business Conference.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at a U.S.-Portugal Bilateral Commission meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in the quarterly meeting of the Advisory Council for International Economic Policy.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER


Assistant Secretary Hammer accompanies Under Secretary Sherman on foreign travel to Moscow, Russia for the P5+1 talks with Iran.

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

Assistant Secretary Jones attends the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where, among other activities, she attends the opening of the High-Level plenary session, holds bilateral meetings, and hosts the global launch of the U.S. Water Partnership at the U.S. Center in Rio.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard conducts a Twitter Q&A to mark World Refugee Day.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Norwegian State Secretary and Deputy of Foreign Affairs Gry Larsen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to Hanoi, Vietnam, Bangkok, Thailand, and Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei through June 22. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with ambassadors and officials from various embassies to discuss multilateral counterterrorism cooperation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:30 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with the Representative Trent Franks to provide an update on PEPFAR’s progress, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m. Ambassador Goosby meets with Representative Kay Granger to provide an update on PEPFAR’s progress, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Representative Betty McCollum to provide an update on PEPFAR’s progress, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Representative Nita Lowey to provide an update on PEPFAR’s progress, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:30 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer hosts a private sector consultation on the Equal Futures Partnership, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers the opening remarks at the APEC Private Sector Working Group on Women and the Economy, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at an Ambassadorial Seminar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers closing remarks at the APEC Private Sector Working Group on Women and the Economy, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends Foreign Policy Magazine’s first annual dinner honoring Washington’s Diplomatic Corps, at the Four Seasons, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil through June 20 to participate in the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil through June 23 to participate in the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference.

11:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis participates in the conference “The R20 at Rio+20 – Dialogue of governors moderated by Terry Temminen, Strategic Advisor to the R20, and Carlos Minc, Secretary of the Environment for the State of Rio,” organized by the R20 Regions of Climate Action, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis participates in the conference, “U.S. Priorities for Rio+20,” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

8:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis attends a reception focusing on “The Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability” and “Building Greener Economies and Smarter Cities,” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

6:00 p.m.
Director of Policy Planning Jake Sullivan delivers remarks at the Washington Ireland Program, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1;00 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland



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