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Public Schedule for November 15, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
November 15, 2012

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. In Australia she joined U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) to discuss security cooperation and other regional and global issues. In Singapore she will meet with senior government officials, including Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Foreign Minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam. She will join President Obama in Thailand for meetings with Prime Minister Yingluck and other senior Thai officials to underscore our strong alliance and discuss shared priorities and regional issues in advance of the ASEAN East Asia Summit. Secretary Clinton will also accompany President Obama to Burma and join his meetings with Burmese President Thein Sein and Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as to Cambodia to accompany the President at the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting and the East Asia Summit.

Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Campbell, Director Sullivan, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Assistant Secretary Campbell and Ambassador to Australia Bleich, in Adelaide, Australia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with South Australia Governor Kevin Scarce and Premier Jay Weatherill, in Adelaide, Australia.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Australian Finance Minister Penny Wong; Rod Equid, Air Warfare Destroyer Program Executive for Raytheon Australia; ASC Chairman Bruce Carter; and Defence Materiel Organisation CEO Warren King, in Adelaide, Australia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton views the Australian Light Armored Vehicles (ASLAVs) and the Air Warfare Destroyer assembly area and tours the Techport Shipbuilding Facility, in Adelaide, Australia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton delivers remarks, in Adelaide, Australia.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

PM
Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Mission Australia, in Adelaide, Australia.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton meets with Australian Minister for Resources and Energy Martin Ferguson, in Adelaide, Australia.
(CAMERA SPRARY FOLLOWING MEETING)

PM ET
Secretary Clinton spoke to Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr.

PM ET Secretary Clinton spoke to Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong.

PM ET Secretary Clinton spoke to President Obama.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with French Ambassador to the U.S. François Delattre, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with the U.S. Ambassador to Chile Alex Wolff, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

1:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides delivers opening remarks at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with the UAE Minister for Cabinet Affairs Mohammed Al Gergawi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a Washington Foreign Press Center on-the-record roundtable, at the Foreign Press Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on Wildlife Trafficking, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Carl Weinberg Founder and Chief Economist of High Frequency Economics, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with James McGregor, Senior Counselor for APCO Worldwide in China, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Council on Competitiveness dinner, 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 Nepal and Bangladesh through November 20. In Bangladesh, Under Secretary Otero addresses Rohingya refugee issues, as well as labor issues. Under Secretary Otero also meets with government representatives, NGOs and UN agencies, and participates in a widely-broadcast TV show targeting Bangladeshi youth. In Nepal, Under Secretary Otero meets with government officials on water issues, including glacial melt, among other issues.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts “Taste of Thanksgiving” for members of the Diplomatic Corps as part of the Diplomatic Partnerships Division Cultural Exchange Program, at the Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception to celebrate the exhibition of Roads of Arabia hosted by His Excellency Adel A. Al-Jubeir, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a dinner hosted by His Excellency Salem Al-Sabah, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON


Assistant Secretary Barton is on foreign travel to Turkey and the United Kingdom through November 20. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; and Istanbul, Turkey through November 17. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on travel in Roswell, New Mexico to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and attend the International Law Enforcement Academy graduation. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez moderates a panel at the White House “Celebration of Entrepreneurship” event, discussing strategies that facilitate a productive policy environment.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers closing remarks at the Inter-American Commission Conference, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON


Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel to Georgia, Germany, Austria, and Belgium through November 21.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in the memorandum of understanding signing between the Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators, as part of the President’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

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

Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel in Ireland through November 16 to co-lead an Innovation Delegation with Special Represenative Balderston. The delegation commences in Dublin with meetings with senior government officials, private sector leaders, entrepreneurs and academics, as well as various civil society organizations to discuss partnership opportunities to promote cross-border economic growth and opportunities with Northern Ireland. Please click here for more information.

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Co-Chairs of the Research and Development Partnership at InterTrade Ireland Dr. Killian Halpin and Professor Fabian Monds, in Newry, Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:15 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a panel discussion on research and development, commercialization of research, and investment opportunities at Queen’s University Institute of Electronics, Communications, and Information Technology, in Belfast, Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL
Assistant Secretary Jones attends a reception hosted by members of the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly and Invest Northern Ireland, in Belfast, Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel in Lagos, Nigeria through November 16 to attend meetings with Nigerian government officials, representatives from civil society and non-governmental organizations.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Migration and Development Peter Sutherland, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to New Zealand, Australia, and China through November 16. Please click here for more information.

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

Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca is on foreign travel in Turkey.

8:30 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with U.S. Embassy Ankara Deputy Chief of Mission Jess Baily, in Ankara, Turkey.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Goosby leads the U.S. delegation at the Twenty-Eighth Board meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Executive Director of P.A.C.E. Global Initiatives at GAP, Inc. Dottie Hatcher, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends a dinner at the residence of the Kuwaiti Ambassador, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to The Hague, Netherlands to attend the International Criminal Court Eleventh Session of the Assembly of States Parties.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel in Ireland through November 16 to lead an Innovation Delegation with Assistant Secretary Jones. The delegation travels to Newry for meetings with senior government officials, private sector leaders, entrepreneurs and academics, as well as various civil society organizations to discuss partnership opportunities to promote cross-border economic growth and opportunities with Ireland. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

10:30 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis hosts a roundtable with Mary Kane, President and CEO of Sister Cities International to discuss expanding Sister Cities International’s program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Brazil and Argentina through November 17. Special Representative Pandith visits Brasilia, Sao Paolo, the Tri Border region, Buenos Aires, and Cordoba to meet with youth and civil society groups.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12: 30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner.



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