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Public Schedule for December 7, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 7, 2012

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Gordon, Assistant Secretary Posner, Ambassador Verveer, Special Representative Balderston, 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 First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:10 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with First Minister Robinson and deputy First Minister McGuinness, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:10 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton attends a lunch hosted by The Ireland Funds, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:25 pm p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Consulate General Belfast, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Algeria and Bahrain through December 8. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

9:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Executive Director of the Global Fund Mark Dybul, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

4:15 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Slovak Deputy Foreign Minister Peter Burian, 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.

3:15 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats holds a media interview with Bloomberg, in Hong Kong.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats holds a media interview with Hong Kong AmCham Magazine, in Hong Kong.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Chamber of Commerce, in Hong Kong.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Finance Secretary John Tsang and Financial Services Secretary K.C. Chan, in Hong Kong.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a dinner with Hong Kong business leaders, in Hong Kong.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland for P5 consultations.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Claudio Bisogniero, and Mrs. Claudio Bisogniero, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with former Ambassador James Goodby, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Burmese Ambassador to the U.S. Than Swe, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Carla Olivieri, the Institute for Liberty and Democracy’s Director of International Relations and Communications, to discuss the institute’s work in the Middle East and North Africa region, 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 WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with John Caulfield, Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interest Section in Havana, Cuba, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Uruguayan Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Pita, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme Amina Mohamed, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones attends a reception hosted by the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

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

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

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

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland to deliver remarks at Ulster University on the role of women in peace and security issues and the Northern Ireland example. She also meets with leading members of the women’s community active in advancing the Northern Ireland peace process and with Women in Business Northern Ireland representatives.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland to attend meetings with Secretary Clinton. Please click here for more information.
(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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