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Public Schedule for December 5, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 5, 2012

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium and Dublin, Ireland. 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.

8:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the meeting of the NATO-Georgia Council, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers with Non-NATO ISAF Contributing Countries, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at NATO, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide at NATO, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

1:45
p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a press availability at NATO, in Brussels, Belgium.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:10 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the NATO Balkans meeting, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at NATO, in Brussels, Belgium.
(OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER)

3:20
p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the U.S.-EU Energy Council meeting, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY)

4:50 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with EU Parliament President Martin Schulz, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:05
p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends a reception in her honor hosted by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Algeria and Bahrain through December 8.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

3:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Liberian Finance Minister Amara Konneh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah delivers remarks at the launch of USAID’s Making All Voices Count – A Grand Challenge Development forum, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please contact USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov to attend.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Republic of Korea 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 in and deliver remarks at the Ambassador’s Investment Forum.

7:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a breakfast meeting with AmCham members, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Ambassador’s Investment Forum Opening, in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a press availability with Phoenix TV and Xinhua National Econ Weekly, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Hefei Municipal Officials, in Hefei, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:50 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in the Eco-Partnership tour of the new energy lab at Hefei University of Technology and meets with University President Xu Zongwei, in Hefei, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a meeting and dinner with Anhui Provincial Officials, in Hefei, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine hosts a Global Twitter Q & A, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to London, UK and Dublin, Ireland through December 7. While in London, Under Secretary Otero will meet with UK government officials 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 UK, 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 civilian security issues.

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 SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Ireland, Bangladesh, and Bhutan, through December 13. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer and Assistant Secretary Countryman hosts a roundtable discussion with Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON


9: 00 a.m. Ambassador Carson testifies before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs on “Addressing Developments in Mali: Restoring Democracy and Reclaiming the North,” at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Toshiba President Norio Sasaki and Westinghouse President Danny Roderick, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman and Assistant Secretary Brimmer host a roundtable discussion with Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Republic of Korea Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lim Sung-nam, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Ümit Boyner, President Board of Directors of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSIAD), at the Department of State.
(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.

8:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), in Miami, Florida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the annual Tango and Gala Dinner hosted by the Argentine Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Secretariat Director of the Group of Earth Observations Barbara Ryan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones attends an event honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program, at the National Science Foundation.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

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

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

7:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Director of Operations Pierre Krähenbühl, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner participates in a panel discussion titled “Why and How Should American Companies Promote Human Rights,” at the Human Rights First’s inaugural Human Rights Summit, at the Newseum, in Washington, DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULTION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

8:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Director of Operations Pierre Krähenbühl, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Emma Hopkins, Head of the UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends a holiday reception hosted by the Canadian Border Service Agency and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, at the Embassy of Australia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO


4:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Shapiro delivers remarks at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at Princeton University.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

2:30 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Yale University Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Professor Claude d’Estree, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Congressman Albio Sires, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Congressman Brian Higgins, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp attends a United Nations Security Council briefing on international criminal tribunals, in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Verveer is on official travel to London, United Kingdom 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. Please click here for more information.
(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.

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. Please click here for more information.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative Lewis participates in the Ambassador’s Investment Forum, in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

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



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