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Public Schedule for June 21, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
June 21, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY JUNE 21, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:20 a.m. Secretary Clinton and ESPN President John Skipper make an announcement regarding international efforts to empower women and girls through sports, at the Department of State. Please click for here more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a swearing-in ceremony for Mike Hammer, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a swearing-in ceremony for Jake Walles, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the National Partnership for Women and Girls, at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information or to RSVP please contact Freya Riedlin at 202-986-2600 or friedlin@nationalpartnership.org. Pre-set at 9:30 a.m.

Secretary Clinton departs for foreign travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to attend the UN Conference on Sustainable Development ("Rio+20").

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

1:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns hosts a World Refugee Day Naturalization Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador of the Netherlands to the U.S. Renée Jones-Bos, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel in Istanbul, Turkey through June 22 to meet with American and Turkish business leaders on topics related to the Department of State’s economic statecraft agenda. Please click here for more information.

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

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a Wildlife Conservation NGO Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

9:20 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends Secretary Clinton and ESPN President John Skipper’s announcement regarding international efforts to empower women and girls through sports, at the Department of State. Please click for here more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the swearing-in ceremony of Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Mike Hammer, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


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

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero hosts the U.S.- Norway Global Issues Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero attends the World Refugee Day Naturalization Ceremony, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information on the ceremony and here for more information on World Refugee Day.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ACTING UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

10:00 a.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the implementation of the New START Treaty, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF STAFF AND COUNSELOR CHERYL MILLS

3:00 p.m.
Counselor Mills attends a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Marshall participates in the swearing-in ceremony of The Honorable Mike Hammer, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Public Affairs, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


10:30 a.m. Ambassador Marshall participates in the swearing-in ceremony of The Honorable Jacob Walles, U.S. Ambassador to the Tunisian Republic, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton participates in the U.S.-Norway Global Issues Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Indian Secretary for Civil Aviation Dr. Nasim Zaidi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer meets with Indian Secretary for Civil Aviation Dr. Nasim Zaidi to discuss issues related to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), 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 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman attends the Plenary Meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group through June 22, in Seattle, Washington.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers opening remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Program Partners Conference, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer is sworn in by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS

Assistant Secretary Jacobs meets with Chinese government officials for bilateral consular discussions led by Huang Ping, Director General of the Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the swearing-in ceremony of Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Mike Hammer, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


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 High-Level plenary session, holds bilateral meetings, attends a “High-level Summit of the Women Leaders Forum,” and participates as a panelist in a USAID event on “Women and Natural Resources” at the U.S. Center in Rio.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard participates in the U.S.-Norway Global Issues Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard moderates a World Refugee Day Naturalization Ceremony, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information on the ceremony and here for more information on World Refugee Day.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

9:20 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends Secretary Clinton and ESPN President John Skipper’s announcement regarding international efforts to empower women and girls through sports, at the Department of State. Please click for here more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends the swearing-in ceremony of Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Michael Hammer, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set for cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

1:45 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with members of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Representative Jim McDermott to provide an update on PEPFAR’s progress, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in the U.S.-Norway Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a luncheon in honor of Secretary Clinton by the National Partnership for Women and Girls, at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information or to RSVP please contact Freya Riedlin at 202-986-2600 or friedlin@nationalpartnership.org. Pre-set at 9:30 a.m.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she is participating in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) as a member in the U.S. Delegation.

9:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Mike Culver, President and CEO of the Global Impact Institute and Nick Kislinger, Co Founder and CEO of The Hub Los Angeles, regarding U.S.-Brazil sports exchanges, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(CLOSED TO PRESS)

10:30 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Naomi Tsur, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis attends the Rio+20 Plenary Session, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis attends the conference titled: “ICLEI: Decision We Need for the City of 2030,” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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