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January 24 - Thursday


January 24, 2013

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SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton introduces nominee for Secretary of State, Senator John Kerry, at his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

2:15 p.m.
Secretary Clinton hosts the launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


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

4:35 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

3:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with UK Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Peter Westmacott, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

1:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Piper Campbell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


Administrator Shah is on foreign travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Administrator Shah attends several meetings focused on agriculture, health, public/private partnerships, economic growth and development. He will also participate in bilateral meetings with Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and United Nations Development Programme Director Helen Clark.

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel in Davos, Switzerland to participate in the World Economic Forum through January 25. He also travels to New Delhi, India to participate in the Confederation of India Industry (CII), through February 1.

8:45 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a Governors Session entitled Governors Meeting for Utilities and Technology and Renewable Shapers: Powering our Future – Part II, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Kazakhstan's Minister for Economic Integration Zhanar Aitzhanova, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a lunch session entitled “Breakthrough Policies for Reigniting Energy Efficiency,” in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive Officer of ENI, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Craig Emerson, Australia Minister of Trade and Competitiveness, in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:45 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats meets with UK’s Sir Suma Chakrabarti, President of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a dinner entitled “Financial Inclusion,” in Davos, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

2:15 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a dinner hosted by H.E. Zhang Yesui, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in celebration of the Launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, at Ambassador Zhang’s residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a reception in honor of the Republic Day of India, at the Indian Ambassador’s Residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

6:30 p.m.
Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends a reception in honor of the Republic Day of India, at the Indian Ambassador’s Residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

6:30 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends a reception honoring the 2nd Anniversary of the January 25th Egyptian Revolution, hosted by the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt His Excellency Mohamed Mostafa Mohamed Tawfik, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON


1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton briefs the Senate Foreign Relationships Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SFRC)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

11:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with David Phillips of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights Columbia University, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

2:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Campbell attends the launch of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, hosted by Secretary Clinton, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman attends a meeting at the Nuclear Energy Institute to discuss views from the nuclear energy industry, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Mexico City, Mexico, through January 24 to participate in economic dialogues with cabinet officials from President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration. In addition to senior government officials, the group will meet with local business leaders and business organizations. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with a delegation of Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Relations members, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a lunch with Mexican Under Secretary for North America Sergio Alcocer Martinez de Castro and Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Eduardo Medina Mora, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Lemmons, Director of the Inter-American Defense College, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the Inter-American Defense College.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in London, UK attending official meetings regarding global criminal justice issues.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel to Davos, Switzerland through January 25 to participate in events associated with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Please click here for more information.
 



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