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Public Schedule for March 20, 2013


March 20, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry accompanies President Obama on foreign travel.

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:55 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Mongolian Speaker of Parliament Z. Enkhbold, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Final access time for all journalists: 9:30 a.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman returns from foreign travel in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends dinner with Ambassador of India to the U.S. Nirupama Rao in honor of Arvind Mayaram, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, at the Ambassador’s residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with women leaders from the Middle East and North Africa currently participating in State Department International Visitor Programs, 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 Geneva, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria for discussions with counterparts on international security issues. Please click here for more information.

12:30 p.m. LOCAL Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks on arms control and nonproliferation priorities at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Geneva, Switzerland. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


Ambassador Marshall accompanies President Obama on foreign travel.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

Assistant Secretary Barton is on foreign travel to Burma and PACOM through March 26. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Chevron representatives, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Jean-Arthur Régibeau, Political Director at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to discuss UN management and budget issues, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel to Costa Rica to meet with senior officials and civil society leaders to discuss citizen security cooperation under the Department of State’s Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). Please click here for more information.
(media determined by host)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman leads the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty through March 28, at the UN. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY UN)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with the European Union’s Managing Director for the Americas Christian Leffler, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on official foreign travel to Tijuana, Mexico.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR UZRA ZEYA

2:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with Ambassador Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya joins a panel discussion and reception with the Dignity for All LGBT Civil Society Consortium, at the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Nancy Lindborg, and Ambassador Ford testify before the House Foreign Relations Committee.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Harold Brooks, Vice President for International Operations at the American Red Cross, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the welcome reception for the 23 Executive Directors from the Fulbright Commission in Europe, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

6:30 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby attends a World Tuberculosis Day event honoring champions in the global fight against tuberculosis, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Berlin, Germany to meet with officials regarding global criminal justice issues.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

1:00 p.m. Director McKean meets with Leon Fuerth, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Director McKean meets with David Gordon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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