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Public Schedule for September 5, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 5, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Beijing, China. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Under Secretary Otero, Assistant Secretary Campbell, Ambassador Marshall, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, White House Senior Director for Asian Affairs Daniel Russel, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Beijing, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

6:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends a dinner hosted by Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

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

3:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns officiates the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to Bulgaria Marcie Ries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES


10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides interviews with al-Hayat, a pan-Arab newspaper, at the Department of State.
(OPEN TO INVITED PRESS)

1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a roundtable with Egyptian Press, at the Department of State.
(OPEN TO INVITED PRESS)

2:45 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a conference call with USAID Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Mara Rudman and Ambassador Bill Taylor.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is on foreign travel in Amman, Jordan where he meets with senior Jordanian officials, representatives of the United Nations, international non-governmental organizations, and others to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and U.S. assistance for those affected by the crisis. 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 September 9 to Vladivostok, Russia to participate in the APEC Ministerial Conference.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the APEC Ministerial Meeting Plenary Session I, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends the Ministers’ working lunch, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the APEC Ministerial Meeting Plenary Session II, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends APEC Ministers’ dinner, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Under Secretary Otero accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary of State Gottemoeller meets with her counterparts in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands for consultations on a broad range of conventional and nuclear arms control, nonproliferation and international security issues. She also attends a reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador to the OPCW Bob Mikulak.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Executive Director of the Rostropovich-Vishnevskaya Foundation William Amoss, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake joins Deputy Secretary Burns’ meeting with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S. Jaliya Wickramasuriya, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in a UAE Direct Line call, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez speaks with Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates throughout the day in the XVI Annual CAF Conference, hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue, the Organization of American States, and the CAF Development Bank of Latin America, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

2:00 p.m
. Assistant Secretary Jones hosts a meeting with European Union Chief Science Advisor Anne Glover, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

10:15 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Deputy Chief of Mission of Australia Graham Fletcher, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) Senior Advisor Douglas Stone, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall attends the 2012 Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance International Symposium, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel to Burma to increase understanding of the government’s HIV response, needs and priorities. Ambassador Goosby is accompanied by Deputy Principal Coordinator Deborah von Zinkernagel.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Morocco to lead the U.S. delegation to the first regional conference of the 2012 Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative in El-Jadida. Ambassador Verveer will also to meet with senior Moroccan officials and women leaders in Rabat. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on travel to San Francisco through September 6. Special Representative Balderston meets with high-level representatives from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and philanthropic organizations to discuss potential collaboration around the International diaspora Engagement Alliance and the Accelerating Market-Driven Partnership initiative. Please click hereto learn more about the Partnerships.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS


Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Beijing, China through September 6 to further U.S.-China sub-national dialogue.

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis meets with Chinese Ministry of Commerce Deputy Director General Tian Deyou, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis meets with Director of EducationUSA Lauryne Massinga, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks at a roundtable on Education in China at the Sub-National Level: Field Reporting, at the Beijing American Center, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

12:30 p.m.
Special Representative Pandith meets with Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell.



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