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February 12, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY


AM/PM Secretary Kerry attends meetings and briefings and places calls to foreign leaders, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 p.m
. Secretary Kerry attends the State of the Union speech, at the U.S. Capitol.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY VENUE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador Peter Woolcott, President-designate, UN Conference on Disarmament, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the U.S., at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

8:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a secure video conference with Embassy Islamabad and USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a secure video conference with Embassy Baghdad.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman leads the U.S. delegation to the Libya Ministerial Meeting, in Paris, France.

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

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers a speech on Burma and a readout on his recent trip to India with the U.S.-India Business Council, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:15 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with John Chambers, Cisco CEO, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with David Quam, Director of Federal Relations Office of the National Governors Association, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a US Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITTI) Reception, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a dinner with Bruce Mehlman, Tech CEO Council, as well as other CEOs from the Tech CEO Council, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

10:15 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks to 100 Youth Exchange and Study (YES) and 15 American, Serbian and Montenegrin Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE) international students attending a Civic Education Workshop, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a dinner on the occasion of the State of the Union Address with the Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Israel, and Russia to discuss arms control, nonproliferation and international security issues. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks titled, “Forging Ahead: Challenges and Opportunities for the NPT” at the Institute for National Security Studies’ Conference: The Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime at a Crossroads, in Tel Aviv, Israel.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall accompanies the Diplomatic Corps to President Obama’s State of the Union address, at the U.S. Capitol Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with George Halvorson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Foundation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Ambassador David Johnson at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with U.S. Representative to the United Nations for Management and Reform Ambassador Joseph Torsella, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer hosts an interagency roundtable with the UNSC Somalia/Eritrea Monitoring Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a dinner on the occasion of the State of the Union Address with the Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones leads the U.S. Delegation at the U.S. – European Union’s Science and Technology Joint Consultative Group Meeting, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER


Assistant Secretary Posner is on foreign travel to Islamabad, Pakistan; and Cairo, Egypt through February 13 to meet with government officials and civil society representatives on a range of issues, including human rights and democracy promotion.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with staffers from the office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock is on foreign travel to Nepal, Bangladesh and Burma through February 15 to meet with program participants and discuss and strengthen ECA programming. Please click here for more information.

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

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Ethiopian Minister of Health Dr. Kesete-Berhan Admasu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE



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