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Public Schedule for September 7, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 7, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and Vladivostok, Russia. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Campbell, 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.

9:40 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Foreign Minister of Brunei Prince Mohamed, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

11:15 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the inaugural launch of the Brunei-U.S. English Language Enrichment Project for ASEAN, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns accepts the credentials from the Ambassador-designate of Egypt to the U.S. Mohamed Mostafa Tawfik, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ivo Daalder, U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with former Foreign Secretary of India Shyam Saran, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

9:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a conference call with business reporters.

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance at Embassy Islamabad Richard Albright, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Jim Bullion of the Department of Defense and Elizabeth Littlefield of OPIC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 CEO Summit Welcome, Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with members of the U.S. APEC Business Coalition, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the bilateral meeting with Australian Mister of Trade Craig Emerson, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the CEO Summit networking lunch, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Tiger Machinery, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the APEC Leader Interaction – Chinese President Hu Jintao, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with representatives from the International Paper, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(OPEN TO INVITED PRESS)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the APEC Leader Interaction – Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

8:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends the CEO Summit Dinner, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at the initiation of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership hosted by U.S. Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for camera crews and photographers: 4:30 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
Final access for writers: 5:40 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.


ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel in Moscow, Russia for consultations on a broad range of conventional and nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and international security issues.

3:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks at the Center for Energy and Security Studies 2012 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference, in Moscow, Russia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

12:30 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall delivers remarks on the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership initiative at a luncheon hosted by the Ambassador of Sweden His Excellency Jonas Hafstroem and Mrs. Eva Hafstroem, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall initiates the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership at the Department of State, a new endeavor creating a network of more than 80 chefs from across the country to serve as resources to the Department in elevating the role of culinary engagement in America’s formal and public diplomacy efforts. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for camera crews and photographers: 4:30 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
Final access for writers: 5:40 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the National Security Council, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake speaks with Kyrgyzstan Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

9:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks at an International Literacy Day event, at USAID. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN 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 AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in Prague, Czech Republic through September 7 to meet with government officials and business leaders for discussions on how to further expand the U.S.-Czech Republic economic relationship. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the signing ceremony for the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, at the Canadian Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

6:00 p.m. Coordinator McCall attends the initiation of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership hosted by U.S. Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for camera crews and photographers: 4:30 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
Final access for writers: 5:40 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock participates in the initiation of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership hosted by U.S. Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for camera crews and photographers: 4:30 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
Final access for writers: 5:40 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Kaliƈák, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with President of Refugees International Michel Gabaudan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

12:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Ambassador of Portugal to the U.S. Nuno Brito, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel in Burma to meet with international donor organizations and USAID program partners to assess the government’s HIV response, needs and priorities.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Bangladesh, to meet with government representatives, civil society and business women in Dhaka, to open the “South Asian Regional Women’s Political Leadership Summit” at the Asian University for women in Chittagong, and to meet with tribal and indigenous women in the Chittagong Hills Tracts. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

6:00 p.m.
Special Representative Balderston attends the initiation of the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership hosted by U.S. Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic Marshall, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for camera crews and photographers: 4:30 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
Final access for writers: 5:40 p.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Vladivostok, Russia through September 10 to further U.S.-Russian subnational engagement during APEC.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis attends the APEC CEO Summit and APEC Leaders Dialogue with the APEC Business Advisory Council, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis meets with Chinese Department of Foreign Affairs National Development and Reform Commission Director General Ma Xin, in Vladivostok, Russia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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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