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Public Schedule for September 13, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 13, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the regional bureau secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks to the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Otmani, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


11:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:50 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Egyptian, Libyan, and Tunisian students, at the Department of State.
(OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton chairs the Millennium Challenge Corporation Board Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts an Eid reception, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Baghdad, Iraq. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Egyptian Ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed Mostafa Tawfik, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides accepts the credentials from the Ambassador-designate of Colombia to the U.S. Carlos Urrutia Valenzuela, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan Tina Kaidanow, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends the Millennium Challenge Corporation Board Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

8:00 a.m. Administrator Shah meets with His Excellency Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of Niger, at USAID. For more information, contact USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman delivers closing remarks at the U.S.-Morocco bilateral meetings, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Otmani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends to the OPIC Board meeting, at OPIC’s Headquarters.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Otmani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends an Eid reception hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a dinner gala hosted by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group on the occasion of the launch of the new DC to Dubai direct flight, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

11:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with Secretary Clinton and the members of the Board for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine Al-Otmani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a committee meeting on Secretary Clinton’s Awards for Corporate, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:15 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the board meeting for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to lead the U.S. delegation to the first U.S.-Honduras Bilateral Human Rights Working Group. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends an Eid reception hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


7:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a dinner gala hosted by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group on the occasion of the launch of the new DC to Dubai direct flight, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer briefs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights on “Assessing U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa,” on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Carson briefs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights on “Assessing U.S. Policy on Peacekeeping Operations in Africa,” on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

8:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman attends the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez leads the U.S. delegation for the 2nd U.S.-UAE Economic Policy Dialogue (EPD), in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer is on foreign travel to Beijing, China to meet with Chinese government officials, journalists and students.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Colombian non-governmental organizations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL


6:00 p.m. Coordinator McCall attends an Eid reception hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

10:20 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends the plenary meeting of the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the U.S.-Morocco Strategic Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


10:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock co-chairs the Education and Culture Working Group meeting, part of the Strategic Dialogue with Morocco, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends the Closing Plenary Session of the Strategic Dialogue with Morocco, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock attends an Eid reception hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Berlin, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Nicosia, Cyprus through September 15 for meetings with senior government officials on counterterrorism cooperation.

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

Ambassador Goosby leads the U.S. delegation at a special board meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to participate as a panelist for a discussion about the legacy of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).

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

1:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at Half the Sky: Turning Opression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and MAKERS: Women Who Make
America Capitol Hill Screening & Panel Discussion, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends an Eid reception hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


6:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends a reception hosted by Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley and the Paley Center for Media, at a private residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Chengdu and Guangzhou, China through September 15 to promote U.S.-China Subnational Engagement.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis participates in the Chinese Peoples Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries’ (CPAFFC) U.S.-China Friendship Cities Forum, in Chengdu, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis visits the Chengdu High Tech Zone, in Chengdu, China
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

6:00 p.m.
Special Representative Pandith attends an Eid reception hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 4:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.


DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE FOREIGN SERVICE AND DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

Director General Linda Thomas-Greenfield is on foreign travel to Germany, Kuwait and Iraq through September 21.
 



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