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Public Schedule for December 6, 2012


Public Schedule
Washington, DC
December 6, 2012

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON


Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel to Dublin, Ireland. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Under Secretary Otero, Assistant Secretary Gordon, Assistant Secretary Blake, Assistant Secretary Posner, 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.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with OSCE Civil Society Representatives, in Dublin, Ireland.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

9:05
a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, in Dublin, Ireland.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the OSCE Ministerial Council Opening Session, in Dublin, Ireland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the OSCE Ministerial Council First Plenary Session, in Dublin, Ireland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:05 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Dublin, Ireland.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:05 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with the staff and families of Embassy Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with President of Ireland Michael Higgins, in Dublin, Ireland
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

2:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton delivers remarks titled, “Frontlines and Frontiers: Making Human Rights a Human Reality,” in Dublin, Ireland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:35 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in Dublin, Ireland.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

4:35 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in Dublin, Ireland.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

5:10
p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, in Dublin, Ireland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS


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

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

9:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Serbian Minister of Defense Aleksandar Vucic, 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.

7:45 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a breakfast meeting with Navistar China President Rudi Von Meister and Head of Hefei Engine Joe Werth, in Hefei, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, in Nanjing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats holds a media interview with the 21st Century Business Herald, in Nanjing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Jiangsu Provincial Officials, in Nanjing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Nanjing Municipal Officials, in Nanjing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a dinner with American Business hosted by Shanghai AmCham President Brenda, in Nanjing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at the National War College, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

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 EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Campbell hosts consultation meetings on the U.S.-Japan alliance with counterparts from the Japanese Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts a Rwandan delegation including representatives from the Rwandan Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Embassy of Rwanda in Washington. The delegation will be at the Department of State for day-long consultations on UN Security Council issues in advance of Rwanda’s upcoming term as a non-permanent UNSC member.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Director of the Israeli Department of Nonproliferation Oren Anolik, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Ichiro Takahara, Director General of Japan’s Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, 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

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer participates in a Live@State briefing in Spanish on “U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities,” at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a roundtable on Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas, hosted by Congressman Sam Farr, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with General John F. Kelly, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones participates in a working lunch with Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Asset Issekeshev and the Embassy of Kazakhstan’s Charge d’Affaires Dastan Yeleukenov to discuss science and technology collaboration, 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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

1:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Lebanon’s Ambassador to the U.S. Antoine Chedid, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Joel Charney, Vice President of InterAction, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends an event on accomplishments on LGBT rights, at the Council for Global Equality.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Stock attends the Social Secretaries Luncheon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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 TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA

9:00 a.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William E. Todd.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:00 a.m. Ambassador Goosby attends a meeting at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Verveer travels to Belfast, Northern Ireland to deliver an address at the University on Ulster on the role of women in peace and security issues and the Northern Ireland example. She will also meet with leading members of the women’s community who were involved in advancing the Northern Ireland peace process and current global efforts on these issues.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston is on foreign travel to Dublin, Ireland to attend meetings with Secretary Clinton and participate in the 19th Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council. 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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