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Public Schedule for October 19, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
October 19, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel through October 20 to Japan, Korea, China, Burma and India. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand David Huebner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman delivers remarks at the opening of the U.S.-Algeria Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats holds an interview with Tammi Hultman, Chief Content Officer and Co-Founder, All-Africa Global Media.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with the French Ambassador to the U.S. François Delattre, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats co-hosts the Transatlantic Economic Council Interagency meeting with Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, Deputy USTR, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Yesui Zhang, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to Paris, France through October 19 to meet with French government officials and with the leadership of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to discuss open and accountable governance and regional political and security developments.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Carlos Hernandez, Director of the Association for a More Just Society, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with the Honorable Richard Marles MP, Australian Parliamentary Secretary of Foreign Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Vice Admiral Mark Fox, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans & Strategy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Colombia to meet with senior government officials.
(media determined by host)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Ambassador of Morocco to the U.S. Rachad Bouhlal to discuss business development and the public-private partnership, North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL


Coordinator McCall is on foreign travel in Athens, Greece to meet with media industry professionals and Embassy staff.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard attends a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) - Magen David Adom (MDA) MOU Monitoring Update with David Meltzer, Senior Vice President, International Services, American Red Cross, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends the swearing-in ceremony for Elizabeth Cousens as U.S. Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

10:05 a.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro participates in the U.S.-Dutch Caribbean Status of Forces signing ceremony with Dutch Ambassador to the U.S. Rudolf Bekink, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with LTG Ken Keen, Commanding Officer of Office of Defense Representative Pakistan (ODRP), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin participates in the U.S. – Algeria Strategic Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:30 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with Tunisian Chargé d'Affaires Tarek Amri, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

3:30 p.m. Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Thai Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Chaiyong Satijipanon and other representatives of the Royal Thai Government, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to Iowa to attend a special event with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Guatemala City and Antigua, Guatemala through October 20 to meet with government officials, NGO leaders, and women entrepreneurs and discuss efforts relating to gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment, and indigenous issues. Please click here for more information.

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.

SPECIAL ADVISOR FOR GLOBAL YOUTH ISSUES ZEENAT RAHMAN

Special Adviser Rahman is on foreign travel to San Salvador, El Salvador and Monterrey, Mexico through October 19. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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



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