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Public Schedule for October 24, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 24, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILAT AT APPROXIMATELY 10:50 AM)
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. Secretary Clinton hosts the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Poland Steve Mull, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the new Department of State Modernized Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a luncheon in honor of World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim hosted by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Poland Steve Mull, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


7:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a reception hosted by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

12:15 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a luncheon in honor of the U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Institute for Education (IFE) Emerging Markets Roundtable hosted by Bulgarian Ambassador to the U.S. Elena Poptodorova and IFE Founder and CEO Coach Kathy Kemper, at the Bulgarian Residence in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine participates in a meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Secretary’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers keynote remarks at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Civilian Security Tradecraft course, at FSI.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero participates in a meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Secretary’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society as the co-chair of the Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

3:30 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller introduces Secretary Clinton at the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the new Department of State Modernized Nuclear Risk Reduction Center, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

2:30 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall delivers an address at the BizBash IdeaFest New York 2012, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks the UN Day Business Forum for Global Classrooms event sponsored by the UN Association of the U.S. on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the founding of the UN, at Pepco Holdings Inc. in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends the swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Ambassador to Poland Steve Mull, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 2:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel to Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea through October 27. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman participates in the G8 Global Partnership Meeting, in Livermore, California. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers opening remarks at a meeting of the U.S.-Israel Joint Economic Development Group to discuss U.S.-Israeli economic relations, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Aurelio Menendez, World Bank Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean Transport Sector, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer is on foreign travel to Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on foreign travel to participate in the Pathways to Prosperity Ministerial and the VI Americas Competitiveness Forum in Cali, Colombia. Please click here for more information.

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

Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel in Paris, France through October 26 to lead the U.S. delegation to the 3rd U.S.-France Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology and to participate in bilateral meetings with senior French government officials and UNESCO regarding the environment, oceans, and science and technology cooperation, and education. Please click here for more information.

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones meets with U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO David Killion, in Paris, France.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall is on foreign travel in Burma where she and Ambassador Derek Mitchell participate in a book donation to the Parliamentary Library. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner participates in a meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Secretary’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel in Kenya. Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Paris, France through October 25 to meet with counterparts and participate in consultations on counterterrorism initiatives in west Africa.

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

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca delivers remarks at Austin’s 7th Annual Conference on Human Trafficking, in Austin, Texas.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

6:30 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby attends a reception commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Vice President’s residence, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

8:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers opening remarks at the Foreign Service Institute’s three-day inaugural class on “Promoting Gender Equality to Advance Foreign Policy,” at the Schultz Center in Arlington, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in a meeting of the Advisory Committee of the Secretary’s Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel in Tbilisi, Georgia; Paris, France; New Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad, India through October 30. In Tbilisi she accepts an Honorary Doctorate at the International Black Sea University. In Paris she participates in a Women in Public Service Project symposium titled “Women’s Leadership: Public Service and Global Health.” In New Delhi, Chennai, and Hyderabad she does youth and civil society outreach and attends TEDX India.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

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

2:30 p.m. Director Sullivan meets with U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Norman Eisen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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