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Public Schedule for December 12, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 12, 2012

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


Secretary Clinton has no public events.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Marrakech, Morocco for a meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel through December 12.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with former Chinese Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Hormats is on domestic travel to New York through December 14 to deliver keynote remarks at the Asia Society’s New York headquarters that will launch the new report, The United States and South Asia after Afghanistan.

9:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers keynote remarks at the Asia Society panel discussion on The U.S. and South Asia After Afghanistan, at the Asia Society’s Headquarters, in New York.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks on Wildlife Trafficking at the German Mission Event, at the German House, in New York.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a meeting on Wildlife Trafficking Best Practices with the Airlines Industry, at the German House, in New York.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY TARA SONENSHINE

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the Year of Italian Culture Celebration, at the National Gallery in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

5:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, H.E. Jaliya Chitran Wickramasuriya, and Mrs. Jaliya Wickramasuriya, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton presents on “Social Media and Conflict Prevention” during a Center for Preventive Action Workshop, hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton hosts a discussion, at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with U.S. Ambassador to the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) David Killion, at the Department of State.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends the International Council on Monuments and Sites reception marking the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention with keynote speaker, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, at the Cosmos Club.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel to the Philippines, Malaysia, and New Zealand through December 17. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Belgium through December 17. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Tunis, Tunisia as part of the U.S. Delegation to the ninth Forum for the Future. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers remarks at the Opening Ribbon-Cutting ceremony of the Bureau of Public Affairs’ Rapid Response Unit, at the National Press Building, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Salvadoran Vice Minister of Justice and Security Douglas Moreno, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the President of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences Sangkot Marzuki and the Secretary General of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences Budhi Suyitno to discuss science activities in Indonesia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

Assistant Secretary Posner attends the BMENA 2012, 9th Forum for the Future, in Tunis, Tunisia.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Jim Purcell, President of the U.S. Association for International Migration, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

8:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the launch of the Year of Italian Culture, at the Italian Embassy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends a reception celebrating the National Day of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE for meetings with senior government officials to discuss counterterrorism initiatives.

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

11:15 a.m. LOCAL
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with U.S. Ambassador to China, Ambassador Gary Locke, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Co-founder and Director of The Women’s Legal Research and Service Center Guo Jianmei, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with the Supreme People’s Court, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Ambassador Goosby leads a U.S. delegation to Haiti to evaluate progress in U.S. government health-reconstruction activities.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Munich, Germany, where he will meet Bavarian Justice Minister Dr. Beate Merk and German officials.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Tunis, Tunisia and participates in the Forum for the Future Conference, women’s empowerment session,



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