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Public Schedule for September 20, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
September 20, 2012

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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 at the Global Infrastructure Conference, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR SECRETARY CLINTON’S REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 9:10 a.m. from the 21st street lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 21st street lobby.


10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister R.M. Marty Natalegawa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton hosts the third annual U.S.-Indonesian Joint Commission meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister R.M. Marty Natalegawa, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


11:50 a.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a working lunch for Indonesian Foreign Minister R.M. Marty Natalegawa, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a joint press availability with Indonesian Foreign Minister R.M. Marty Natalegawa, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton briefs members of the House, at the U.S. Capitol.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton briefs members of the Senate, at the U.S. Capitol.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides introduces the Secretary at the Opening Session of the Infrastructure Conference, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR SECRETARY CLINTON’S REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 9:10 a.m. from the 21st street lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 21st street lobby.


11:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a conference call with media reporters to discuss the Infrastructure Conference, at the Department of State.

12:20 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides introduces Mike Froman, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, at the Lunch Session of the Infrastructure Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with H.E. Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, Director General, ADWEA, and H.E. Dr. Nasser Saif Al Mansoori, CEO Etihad Rail and the Emirate delegation on the margins of the Infrastructure Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Indian Minister of Commerce Vinay Kwatra and the Indian delegation on the margins of the Infrastructure Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman and Assistant Secretary Blake meet with a Bangladeshi delegation led by Foreign Secretary Md. Mijarul Quayes, as part of the U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers opening remarks at the Global Infrastructure Export Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Energy Security Report Launch, at the Reserve Officers Association.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Yale Washington CEO Caucus, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends an Exxon Mobil reception and dinner in honor of participants taking part in the Deauville Partnership Legislative Leadership Program, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel. The participants in the program hail from Morocco, Libya, Egypt and Jordan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

10:45 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine represents the Education Working Group at the Plenary Session chaired by Secretary Clinton and Indonesian Foreign Minister R.M. Marty Natalegawa at the third annual U.S.-Indonesia Joint Commission meeting, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine is interviewed by Alhurra Television, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:45 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero participates in the U.S.-Indonesia Joint Commission Meetings, chaired by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State
(OPEN PRESS FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the National Endowment for Democracy 2012 Democracy Award ceremony, honoring the democracy movement in Burma, at the Capitol.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero attends a meeting at the White House
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

3:00 p.m.
Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller meets with Ambassador Francois Rivasseau, Deputy Head of Delegation for the European Union, to discuss arms control issues, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends a reception in honor of former Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


Ambassador Marshall assists with the U.S.-Indonesia Joint Commission with His Excellency Dr. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, at the Department of State.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Kyrgyzstan Parliament Speaker Mr. Asylbek Jeenbekov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake participates with Under Secretary Sherman in the Plenary Session of the Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Sri Lankan Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Ambassador Steven Mann (ret.), Senior Counselor for International Affairs, ExxonMobil, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield participates as panelist at the XVI Annual U.S.-Mexico Congressional Border Issues Conference -- Security Cooperation and the Future of the Merida Initiative, on Capitol Hill.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Colombian General José Roberto León Riaño, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Carson attends a luncheon sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Africa Braintrust - General Electric's African American Forum and Representative Karen Bass in honor of Her Excellency Joyce Banda, President of the Republic of Malawi & the African Diplomatic Corps, on Capitol Hill.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Carson leads a discussion titled “U.S. – Africa Policy: A Look Ahead” with members of the Constituency for Africa (CFA) as part of the Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series, at the Africare Headquarters.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

8:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the Global Infrastructure Conference at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a reception in honor of the Global Infrastructure Conference, at the American Institute of Architects, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a reception in honor of the Deauville Partnership Legislative Leadership, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon delivers the keynote address at the opening session of the conference sponsored by the Center for European Policy Analysis, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the American Jewish Committee’s (AJC) award ceremony in honor of Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan. 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 delivers remarks at the U.S.-New Zealand Joint Science and Technology Meeting’s Plenary Opening, at the University of California Washington DC Center (UCDC Center). Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in the U.S.-Indonesia Joint Commission Meetings, chaired by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State
(OPEN PRESS FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones concludes the U.S.-New Zealand Joint Science and Technology Meeting, at the University of California Washington DC Center (UCDC Center). Please click here for more information.
(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. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard holds a Twitter Q&A with USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg on U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to the Syrian crisis.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Ambassador Bill Swing, President of the International Organization for Migration, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Florida State Refugee Coordinator Hiram Ruiz, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends a reception for IOM's Director General, Ambassador William Lacy Swing and Incoming IOM Chief of Mission Luca Dall'Oglio, at the IOM Washington office.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in the US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK


10:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Stock participates in the U.S.-Indonesia Joint Commission Meetings, chaired by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State
(OPEN PRESS FOR OPENING REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock meets with the heads of the Working Groups under the Indonesia Joint Commission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock hosts a town hall meeting for staff of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


10:00 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Egypt Ambassador to the U.S. Mohamed Tawfik, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Senator Jim DeMint and members of his staff to discuss Boko Haram and Christian Persecution, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

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

11:30 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Senator Richard Lugar, to provide an update on PEPFAR activities, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby attends a luncheon hosted by Congresswoman Karen Bass and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Africa Braintrust in honor of Malawi President Joyce Banda, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Neimat Ahmadi President of the Darfur Women Action Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in the U.S.-Bangladesh Strategic Dialogue Plenary, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Sri Danti Deputy Director of the Indonesian Ministry of Women’s Empowerment, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends the Mentor Foundation USA International Gala Reception, at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

8:30 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Dr. Kavita Pandit, Associate Provost, University of Georgia, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 



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