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Public Schedule for August 1, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
August 1, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Dakar, Senegal. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Counselor Mills, Assistant Secretary Carson, Director Sullivan, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs Grant Harris, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton tours the Philippe Senghor Health Center, in Dakar, Senegal.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with President Macky Sall, in Dakar, Senegal.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on "U.S. & Senegal: Building Sustainable Partnerships," in Dakar, Senegal.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in a Peace Corps swearing-in ceremony, in Dakar, Senegal.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the embassy staff and families of Embassy Dakar, in Dakar, Senegal.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

9:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Susan Elliott, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is honored at the Inaugural Aspen Institute Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture and delivers remarks. For more information please contact USAIDpressofficers@usaid.gov

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel through August 12 to Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. In Botswana and Namibia, Under Secretary Hormats meets with the relevant ministries, the business community, and local conservation leaders. In South Africa he participates in the U.S.-South African Strategic Dialogue, serves as part of the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s business delegation and participates in the U.S.-South Africa Business Summit.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

11:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with Smithsonian Under Secretary Richard Kurin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with Admiral William McRaven, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic Lawrence Wohlers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS


Counselor Mills accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

3:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Global Affairs Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel through August 7 to the Pacific Islands.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

Assistant Secretary Carson accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Italian Chargé d’Affaires. Luca Franchetti Pardo, and First Councilor for Political Affairs Nicola Verola, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel through August 9 to Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS BETH JONES

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Global Affairs Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner testifies before the Lantos Commission on Human Rights on the topic of Bahrain, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel through August 3 to Burkina Faso and Geneva, Switzerland. In Burkina Faso, Assistant Secretary Richard will join UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres to review the situation of refugees from the crisis in Mali. She will also visit programs for family planning and fistula care in Ouagadougou and meet with the First Lady of Burkina Faso Chantal Campaoré. In Geneva, Assistant Secretary Richard will address media jointly with UN High Commissioner Guterres, and will also meet with other donors. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

2:00p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends an informal meet and greet for WEST (Work, English, Study, and Travel) university students from South Korea, at the State Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


2:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby participates in the Global Health Policy Forum at the Guildhall, in London, United Kingdom.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Bujumbura, Burundi, where he will participate in official meetings on global criminal justice issues.

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Grameen Solutions CEO Naila Chowdhury, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with president of GSMA foundation Lawrence Yanovitch, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Director of the Foreign Policy Roundtable Donna Bojarsky, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Guatemala through August 1 to lead a Clean Cookstoves Delegation along with the Director of U.S. Cookstoves Initiatives Jacob Moss and the Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Leslie Cordes. The delegation will meet with high-level representatives from government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations to discuss new opportunities for cooperation around the Global Alliance for Clean Coosktoves. Please click here for more information.

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Balderston participates in a media roundtable to discuss the Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, at the Guatemala City Airport Air Club.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel through August 4 to Koror, Palau to participate in the Inaugural Micronesia Women’s Summit.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Burma and Cambodia through August 3 to meet with civil society groups, government officials, youth, and participate in Ramadan activities.

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. There will be an off-camera, on-the-record briefing with Patrick Ventrell, Acting Deputy Spokesperson.



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