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Public Schedule for September 19, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 19, 2012

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

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

11:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds consultations on proposed refugee admissions for FY2013 with Members of the House and Senate, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the U.S. Capitol building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES


10:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a press conference call on travel and tourism.

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

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Palestinian Minister of Finance Nabil Kassis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a video conference with the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

7:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a dinner hosted by Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman in honor of Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

9:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Burmese Minister of the President's Office Aung Min and delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Spanish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Gonzalo de Benito, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a roundtable luncheon with the private sector celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the U.S. Capitol building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine co-chairs the Bilateral Education Working Group meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends “America’s Key Foreign Policy Challenges: Looking Ahead,” a dinner and conversation hosted by Stimson, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

9:45 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero co-chairs the U.S.-Indonesia Democracy and Civil Society Working Group, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall participates in the Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony with President Obama, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETEMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends the annual Swiss Soiree, hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland His Excellency Manuel Sager and Mrs. Christine Sager, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends the Malaysian National Day event, hosted by the Ambassador of Malaysia His Excellency Othman bin Hashim and Mrs. Rohayazam Binti Kamaruzaman, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:30 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends a reception to celebrate Malta’s National Day, hosted by the Ambassador of Malta His Excellency Joseph Cole and Mrs. Bernardina Cole, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in the Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends a reception hosted by Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S. Carlos Urrutia, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Campbell attends the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the U.S. Capitol building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

Assistant Secretary Carson delivers remarks to the sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee (“SAAC”) on trade and investment opportunities in Africa, at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with the Spanish Ambassador D. Ramón Gil-Casares Satrústegui and the Spanish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Gonzalo de Benito, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Gabon Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Moussa-Adamo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Costa Rican Minister of Trade Anabel Gonzalez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

7:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon delivers the keynote address at the opening dinner for the conference sponsored by the Center for U.S.-Ukrainian Relations, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a reception hosted by Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S. Carlos Urrutia, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the Citizen Security in Central America: Challenges for Society and Responses from the International Community roundtable, at the George Washington University. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with International Paper Chairman & CEO John Faraci, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Judy Gross, spouse of Alan Gross, the USAID contractor jailed in Cuba, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the 2012 Human Rights Award and Benefit Gala hosted by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones addresses students in an Environment, Science, Technology, and Health (ESTH) tradecraft course, at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends a lunch reception with the New Zealand Delegation to the U.S.-New Zealand Joint Science and Technology Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones co-chairs the U.S.-Indonesia Climate and Environment Working Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in Geneva, Switzerland to attend the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review report for Bahrain at the U.N. Human Rights Council.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard delivers remarks at the Opening Plenary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement 2012 National Consultation, in Arlington, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends Secretary Clinton’s consultations on proposed refugee admissions for FY2013 with Members of the House and Senate, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


9:30 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Stanford University students, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

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

9:00 a.m
. Ambassador Verveer co-chairs the Development and Governance Focus Group of the U.S. Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue with Tom Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor and Denise Rollins, USAID Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Reema Nanavaty Director of the Indian Self Employed Women’s Association, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in the U.S.-Indonesia joint commission meeting on civil society, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends a luncheon with Indonesian Delegation members participating the U.S.-Indonesian Strategic Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer participates in the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawhmu Constituency, at the U.S. Capitol building.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends an event sponsored by the National Endowment for Democracy in honor of Aung San Suu Kyi, at the Capitol Hilton.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

4:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis introduces Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the Discussion with Senior Decision Makers in the U.S. Senate, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis participates in a panel on the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia Presidential Appointment Panel, at the City Club, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

7:00 p.m.
Director Sullivan delivers remarks to the Stimson Center Board in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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


 



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