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Public Schedule for December 4, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 4, 2012

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Gordon, Ambassador Marshall, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, Senior Director for European Affairs Liz Sherwood Randall, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of the U.S. Mission to the EU, the U.S. Mission to NATO, and U.S. Embassy Brussels, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:05 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:40 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the NATO-Russia Council working lunch, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30
p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the North Atlantic Council “at 28” Session, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

7:30
p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the North Atlantic Council Working Dinner, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the 2012 State Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad (SOSA) and Eleanor Dodson Tragen Award, at the Department State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine John Tefft, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway Torgeir Larsen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Egyptian National Security Advisor Dr. Essam Haddad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES


9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides delivers remarks at the Morocco Business Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Anne Andrew, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Afghanistan Commerce Minister Anwar ul-Haq Ahady, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman delivers closing remarks at the G8 Women, Peace and Security Experts meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Republic of Korea’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lim Sung-nam, at the Department of State.
(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.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Chinese Vice Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with National Development Reform Commission Vice Chairman Zhu Zhixin, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:10 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a luncheon roundtable discussion on Investment with the National Development Reform Commission and Chinese CEOs, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with State Forestry Administration Deputy Administrator Zhang Jianlog, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador Zhang Jun, Minister of Foreign Affairs International Economics Department, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a Roundtable Discussion on Wildlife Conservation with NGOs, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:45 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a media interview on Wildlife Conservation with Xinhua, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a Wildlife Conservation Day reception hosted by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a wildlife conservation dinner hosted by WildAid, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at a Wildlife Conservation Day event featuring Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine participates in a Skype phone call with Purdue University students regarding wildlife conservation.

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

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Iraq along with Under Secretary of Defense Jim Miller for a meeting of the Defense and Security Joint Coordinating Committee.

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

Assistant Secretary Barton is on travel in Tampa, Florida from December 3 through 4 to speak at the Special Operations Summit hosted by the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

8:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Senator Robert Casey, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with the U.S. – Turkmenistan Business Council, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

11:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman participates in a panel on European Security at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

11:25 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in a session at the Moroccan Business Development Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Abdelkader Amara, Moroccan Minister for Industry, Trade and New Technologies, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a reception hosted by the Council of Arab Ambassadors, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with the leadership of the Latin Chamber of Commerce, in Miami, Florida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with the President of Miami Dade College Dr. Eduardo Padrón and addresses students, in Miami, Florida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with members of the Beacon Council, 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.

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

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones delivers a virtual press briefing for foreign journalists on U.S. government efforts to promote marine and terrestrial conservation and combat wildlife trafficking, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones delivers remarks at a Wildlife Conservation Day event featuring the host of Animal Planet Jeff Corwin, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones briefs the diplomatic corps from Caribbean nations on the U.S. hosted World Oceans Assessment workshop, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones attends the George Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation dinner hosted by CRDF Global, at the Ronald Reagan Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with the European Union’s Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis, at the United Nations, in Geneva Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner delivers the keynote address at the First Annual United Nations Business and Human Rights Forum’s Opening High Level Plenary, at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem “Navi” Pillay, at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner speaks to the press at a stakeout, at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

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

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

9:30 a.m. Ambassador CdeBaca delivers opening remarks at the FBI Human Trafficking Course in Quantico, VA.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on travel in New York, NY, to participate in a round table discussion at the Asia Society on accountability and reconciliation in Asia. He will also deliver remarks at a panel discussion sponsored by the International Center for Transitional Justice and NYU Law School on domestic prosecutions of atrocity crimes at the national level.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on official travel to London to promote the advancement of women’s issues and to deliver remarks at the Trust Women Conference sponsored by the International Herald Tribune and the Thomas Reuters Foundation.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel to Stockholm, Sweden, to meet with high-level government representatives, business leaders, and non-governmental organizations to discuss partnership opportunities. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Beijing, China through December 5 to promote U.S. – China Subnational Engagement.

10:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis hosts the Global Engagement Series –Turkey Subnational Engagement conference call for business development officers of California, Michigan and North Carolina.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis tours the Tianjin Cultural Center, in Tianjin, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL
Special Representative Lewis meets with Huang Xingguo, Mayor of Tianjin, in Tianjin, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis attends a luncheon hosted by Ren Xuefeng, Vice Mayor of Tianjin, in Tianjin, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:30 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis meets with Doug Red, Vice Chair of American Chamber of Commerce Tianjin, and members of the Chamber in Tianjin, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis and U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke participate in the Wildlife Conservation Day reception and dinner, in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY EMBASSY BEIJING)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

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



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