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February 20, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

11:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry delivers his first major public address, at the University of Virginia. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

PM
Secretary Kerry meets with President Obama and Vice President Biden, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Iceland Deputy Foreign Minister Einar Gunnarsson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds an Ambassadorial Roundtable on Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends 52nd Anniversary of the National Day of the State of Kuwait, at the Four Seasons Hotel.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE


11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine addresses students from the Public Diplomacy module of the Foreign Service’s 170th A-100 class, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends the program launch for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, at Georgetown University. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton attends a roundtable discussion titled “Breakfast of Champions” hosted by City Year, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m
. Assistant Secretary Barton hosts a roundtable to discuss civilian response and conflict in the wake of Iraq and Afghanistan, at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Deputy Secretary of the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Gillian Bird, Ambassador Kim Beazley and Counselor Cameron Archer, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION THOMAS COUNTRYMAN

10:30 a.m
. Assistant Secretary Countryman hosts an NGO roundtable to discuss the UN Arms Trade Treaty, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the University of Virginia. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Uruguayan Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Pita, in Washington.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the program launch for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, at Georgetown University. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones participates in an Ambassadorial Roundtable on Wildlife Trafficking and Conservation hosted by Under Secretary Hormats, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Canadian Deputy Minister of the Environment Bob Hamilton, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Canadian First Nation tribal representatives, 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 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.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE BUREAU OF POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard, along with Mexican UN Permanent Representative Luis Alfonso de Alba, co-hosts an International Organization on Migration High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development, at the United Nations. Please click here to view a live webcast of the event.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Gregory Mantis of the Migration Policy Institute, in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:00 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby meets with Congressional staff on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

6:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis attends an event for Executive Women in Government (EWG), in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 



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