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February 19, 2013

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SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

AM/PM Secretary Kerry attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns receives credentials from Argentine Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Maria Cecilia Nahon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Deputy Secretary of the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Gillian Bird, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:20 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Post-Harvest Losses Conference, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassador Alan Wm. Wolff, Chairman, Committee on Comparative Innovation Policies, Science Technology and Economic Policy Board, The National Academies and Dr. Charles Wessner, Director of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Zhang Yesui, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:30 a.m.
Ambassador Marshall delivers remarks at the 13th Annual North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO) Conference, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a reception in honor of the departing Ambassador of Georgia, His Excellency Temuri Yakobashvili, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends the opening celebration of the 2013 Nordic Cool Exhibition and Reception, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

6:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends attends the opening celebration of the 2013 Nordic Cool Exhibition and Reception, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at the Food Security and Minimizing Postharvest Loss: Markets, Applied Research, and Innovation event, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with the Council of the Americas for a discussion with COA members and special guests, at the Council of the Americas.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the credentialing ceremony for Argentine Ambassador-designate to the U.S. Maria Cecilia Nahon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Eduardo Medina Mora, 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 Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Rangoon, Burma through February 23 to meet with government officials and civil society representatives on a range of issues, including on human rights and democracy promotion.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

11:30 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis speaks with Gail Becker, Chair of Canada, Latin America, and the U.S. for the Edelman Group.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks at an event for Figure Skating in Harlem, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Teresa Clarke, CEO of Africa.com, and Shawna Watley, Senior Policy Advisor at Holland & Knight, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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