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Public Schedule for November 8, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
November 8, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

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

10:15 a.m.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Presentation of Certificates of U.S. Citizenship at the Department of State’s National Adoption Month event, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 21st Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 21st Entrance Lobby.


11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


12:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network event, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:35 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

8:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Common Ground Awards in honor of the late Ambassador Chris Stevens, at the Carnegie Institution for Science, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Press interested in covering the event should contact Rachelle Pachtman by phone at 646-287-2952 or by email at rachelle@pachtman.com, or Leena El-Ali at 703-477-5210 or lel-ali@sfcg.org.
Pre set for cameras: 6:00 p.m. from the 1530 P Street, NW Entrance
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 7:15 p.m. from the 1530 P Street, NW Entrance


DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Shakil Durrani.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Admiral Sandy Winnefeld.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

4:00 p.m. Administrator Shah and Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network event, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


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

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers welcoming remarks at the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) luncheon, a the Bloomberg Government Offices.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m
. Under Secretary Hormats meets with British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Peter Westmacott, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE


11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


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

9:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks to the Professional Fellows Congress, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. Under Secretary Otero meets with Tunisian Minister Abderrazak Kilani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero attends the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton hosts a discussion for students of the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


Assistant Secretary Brimmer is on travel to Boston, Massachusetts.

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer participates in a roundtable discussion on “U.S. Efforts to work with Israel in the UN System,” hosted by the Anti-Defamation League (Boston Chapter) at their office in Boston, MA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer participates in a roundtable discussion on the “Importance of U.S. Multilateral Engagement and Youth Engagement; Career Experiences,” hosted by Boston College and the U.S. UN Youth Observer, at the Institute for the Liberal Arts Building, at Boston College.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends “Tea and Conversations,” an event focused on U.S. Multilateral Engagement and U.S. Foreign Policy, hosted by the UN Association of Greater Boston, in Boston, MA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer delivers remarks on “America’s Role in a Globalized World: Multilateral Diplomacy and U.S. Foreign Policy,” at Harvard University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a reception with Nick Burns, former Under Secretary of State and other invited guests at Harvard University.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Walter Jones, Executive Director for the United States at the African Development Bank, to discuss economic issues in Africa, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on foreign travel to Barbados to meet with U.S. Chiefs of Mission to the Caribbean, hold bilateral meetings with Barbadian officials, and participate in an entrepreneurship event at the University of the West Indies.

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

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a terrestrial and marine conservation forum hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones attends USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network event, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for cameras: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

11:00 a.m. Coordinator McCall attends the Partnership Meeting on Wildlife Trafficking, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 10:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access for journalists and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Francois Stamm, Deputy Head of Chancellery for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Refugee Council USA Director Naomi Steinberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Hugh Pope of the International Crisis Group Turkey, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with the Deputy Director General of the EU Military Staff, Rear Admiral Bruce Williams, British Royal Navy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock addresses participants in the Professional Fellows Congress, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock introduces participants of the International Writers Program, who will be reading selections of their work, at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to New York, NY to participate in meetings with the International Center for Transitional Justice and the Special Court for Sierra Leone on global criminal justice issues.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Poland and Ukraine to meet with government officials and civil society and to promote women’s empowerment. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston meets with Ana Marie Argilagos, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Philanthropic Innovation at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to discuss the Accelerating Market-Driven Partnerships efforts to promote sustainable cities in communities around the globe. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

11:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Johanna Mendelson Forman, Ph.D., JD, Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Mary Kane, President of Sister Cities International, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Special Representative Lewis speaks with Dr. Richard O'Bryant, Director of the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute and the Honorable Sheldon Fischer, Chairman of the Board of the Boston Learning Center.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

12:30 p.m.
Director Sullivan speaks at American University, “U.S. Foreign Policy under the Obama Administration” in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

9:00 p.m. Director Sullivan delivers remarks at the World Affairs Council 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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