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Public Schedule for October 11, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 11, 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)

11:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton hosts a meeting of the U.S. High-Level Team on China and Japan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at AFSA’s Foreign Service Journal Launch Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with President and CEO of Overseas Private Investment Corporation Elizabeth Littlefield and Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs Michael Froman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Singapore’s Ambassador to the U.S. Ashok Mirpuri, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats holds an informal arrival briefing with Embassy Tokyo Deputy Chief of Mission Kurt Tong, at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine participates in the U.S.-Russia Presidential Bilateral Commission Sub-Working Group Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with Vietnam’s Vice Foreign Minister Nguyen Thanh Son, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero is interviewed for a feature profile in Fox News Latino’s special American Dream Series on positive Latino leaders, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Rose Gottemoeller participates in a workshop on Conventional Arms Control and the Euro-Atlantic Security Environment, at Wilton Park, UK.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake speaks by phone with Asian Development Bank Country Director Juan Miranda, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel in Recife, Brazil to meet with government officials and business community representatives and discuss trade, investment, and infrastructure opportunities in North Eastern Brazil. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon in on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland, to represent the United States in the Twenty-First Session of the Geneva Discussions on Georgia to continue efforts to reduce tensions and address the needs of the people on the ground. On the margins, he will meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze to discuss the peace process as well as bilateral issues. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer holds an on-the-record press Spanish Twitter briefing on U.S. foreign policy issues, at the State Department, in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer holds an on-the-record press briefing for foreign media on U.S. foreign policy issues, at the Foreign Press Center, in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the Foreign Press Center’s fall reception, in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall delivers remarks at the U.S.-Russia Presidential Bilateral Commission Sub-Working Group Meeting, at the United States Institute of Peace.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner leads the delegation of the Burma Human Rights Dialogue in Rangoon, Burma from October 10 through 18.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with UNICEF’s Executive Director Tony Lake, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

8:30 a.m.
Ambassador Benjamin meets with Ambassador of Portugal to the U.S. Nuno Brito, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

Ambassador CdeBaca is on foreign travel through October 13 to Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Consul General Stephen Young, in Hong Kong
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with human rights attorney Michael Vidler, in Hong Kong
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam, in Hong Kong
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Hong Kong’s Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok and Hong Kong’s Secretary for Labor and Welfare Matthew Cheung, in Hong Kong
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED)

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

Ambassador Goosby delivers remarks on moving toward an AIDS-free generation at the K-RITH Scientific Symposium, in Durban, South Africa.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Verveer travels to Deauville, France to deliver remarks at the 2012 Women's Forum Global Meeting. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

2:00 p.m.
Special Representative Balderston participates in a panel discussion about business solutions to youth employment at the 2012 Business Civic Leadership Center’s Annual Conference. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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