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Public Schedule for December 18, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 18, 2012

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton has no public events.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a video conference with Embassy Islamabad and USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides hosts the Partners for New Beginnings luncheon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with the new Greek Ambassador to the U.S. Christos Panagopoulos, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Banning Garrett, Director of Strategic Foresight Initiative, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Mustapha Benbada, Algerian Minister of Commerce, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a reception and dinner for the U.S.-China Joint Commission for Commerce and Trade, at the Renwick Gallery.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

11:45 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a farewell reception for Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers keynote remarks at the Society for International Development Washington, DC Chapter Gala Dinner, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall participates in the Unaccompanied Tour Families Holiday Reception, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a dinner hosted by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, H.E. Sir Peter John Westmacott, and Lady Westmacott in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

8:30 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic, H.E. Antoine Chedid and Mrs. Afife Nicole Chedid in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in China through December 19 to meet with senior government officials.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Libya International Development Conference Launch, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchange of Turkey, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:20 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in an interview with Radio Actualidad, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with representatives from the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones delivers remarks to members of the diplomatic community and NGOs at a Congo Basin Forest Partnership event, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner hosts a Bahrain and Egypt NGO Roundtable, at the Department of State
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner delivers remarks in honor of Under Secretary Otero at the Society for International Development Washington, DC Chapter Gala Dinner, at the Washington Hilton Hotel.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

10:30 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin joins Saban Center for Middle East Policy Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel for a discussion on the progress of American counterterrorism moderated by Saban Center for Middle East Policy Senior Fellow and Research Director Daniel Byman, at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

Ambassador Verveer is on travel to Little Rock, Arkansas to deliver remarks at the Club of Madrid Conference: Harnessing 21st Century Solutions: A Focus on Women. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETEMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON

1:00 p.m. Special Representative Balderston attends a luncheon to thank the Partners for a New Beginning (PNB) Steering Committee and the PNB local chapters for their support.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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