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Public Schedule for December 3, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 3, 2012

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Prague, Czech Republic and Brussels, Belgium. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Gordon, Ambassador Grossman, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

9:25 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg, in Prague, Czech Republic.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

10:10
a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg, in Prague, Czech Republic.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:55 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Czech Republic Social Democratic Party leadership, in Prague, Czech Republic.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Prague, in Prague, Czech Republic.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:05 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Petr Necas, in Prague, Czech Republic.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

TBD PM LOCAL
Secretary Clinton meets with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for the Young Afghan Diplomats, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Lakhdar Brahimi Joint Special Representative for Syria, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES


9:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Jordan’s Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abed Hassan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

6:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides delivers remarks at a U.S.-Japan Council reception, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


7:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman attends a dinner hosted by Egyptian Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik in honor of Dr. Essam El Haddad, Assistant to the President of Egypt for Foreign Relationships and International Cooperation and Delegation, at the Ambassador’s Residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to China through December 8 to participate and deliver remarks at the Ambassador's Investment Forum.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at the Heritage Foundation.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to London and Dublin from December 3 through 7. While in London, Under Secretary Otero will meet with officials of the Government of the United Kingdom to discuss regional and global issues. Under Secretary Otero will also participate in a Ministerial-Level Steering Committee Meeting of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), chaired by the Government of United Kingdom, to review recent progress of the Partnership in support of global open governance. In Dublin, Under Secretary Otero will launch Embassy Dublin’s Youth Council with Special Advisor for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman. She will also meet with OSCE and European counterparts on issues related to civilian security.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

10:55 a.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller joins a panel at the National Defense University’s Cooperative Threat Reduction Program's 20th Anniversary.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

Ambassador Marshall accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Derek Chollet, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Dr. Bruce Bunting of the Bhutan Foundation, at the Department.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake attends an Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Interagency Policy Committee meeting, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

7:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a reception for International Jazz Day honoring Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and Madeline Albright, at the Turkish Embassy
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL


6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Campbell attends a reception in honor of the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman attends the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Symposium, at the National Defense University, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:30 am
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 pm
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON


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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

Assistant Secretary Hammer is on travel to Miami, Florida through December 5 to meet with media, civic leaders, academics and students.

11:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with the Mayor of Coral Gables Jim Cason, in Miami, Florida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with the leadership of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, in Miami, Florida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on foreign travel to Mexico City, Mexico.

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

Coordinator McCall is on foreign travel through December 6 to Mexico City, Mexico.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner attends the First Annual United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum, at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends a reception in honor of the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends a security cooperation roundtable hosted by SOCOM and the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception with the Thai Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Niamey, Niger for meetings with senior government officials to discuss counterterrorism initiatives.

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

1:30 p.m. Ambassador CdeBaca meets with U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William E. Todd, at the U.S. Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca attends a reception in celebration of the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel to New York, NY, where he will deliver remarks at the New York Bar Association on accountability and justice efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel to Sweden, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Arab Emirates through December 12.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in China from December 3 through 5 to attend the Ambassador’s Investment Forum and to promote subnational engagement. She will travel to Doha, Qatar from December 6 through 7 to serve on the U.S. delegation to the 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-18).

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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