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April 11, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel in London, U.K. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Under Secretary Sherman, Acting Assistant Secretary Yovanovitch, Assistant Secretary Yun, Spokesperson Psaki, Assistant Secretary Yun, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in the G8 Foreign Ministers Meeting, in London, U.K.
(OPEN PRESS FOR OPENING STATEMENTS)

12:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry attends an event for the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, in London, U.K.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry participates in the G-8 Foreign Ministers working lunch.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:15 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Andrew Somers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is in London for the G8 Foreign Ministers and Political Directors meetings.

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to Tokyo, Japan, from April 10 through 12 for bilateral consultations with Japanese Government officials.

8:00 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in breakfast with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), in Tokyo, Japan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends lunch with women entrepreneurs and innovators, hosted by Sue Roos and Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, in Tokyo, Japan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in a roundtable meeting with energy and manufacturing companies to discuss energy solutions, in Tokyo, Japan.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:45 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats participates in media interviews with Japanese journalists focusing on clean and smart energy, in Tokyo, Japan.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a reception with U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos and Sue Roos, in Tokyo, Japan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

Under Secretary Sonenshine is on foreign travel to Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia from April 8 through 16. Please click here for more information.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

6:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends a dinner at the National Academy of Sciences in honor of the visiting Chinese delegation, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


2:55 p.m. Ambassador Marshall assists with the working visit of the Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Ban Ki-moon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

11:00 a.m
. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Allan Goodman, President of Institute of International Education (IIE), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake speaks with World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia Saroj Kumar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

PM.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer joins President Obama’s meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Ambassador Philip Griffiths of New Zealand, Head of Secretariat for the Wassenaar Arrangement, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman hosts an NGO roundtable to discuss the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Ralph Cossa, President of the Pacific Forum Center for Strategic & International Studies, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with a delegation of economic officials from the Government of Mexico, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER


Assistant Secretary Hammer is on travel to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to meet with government officials, journalists, and youth. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a lunch in honor of a delegation of economic officials from the Government of Mexico, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson briefs the North American Forum via video conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with a delegation of economic officials from the Government of Mexico, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

4:30 p.m. LOCAL
Ambassador Goosby delivers remarks on working toward an AIDS-free generation, at the School of Medicine of the University of Namibia, in Windhoek, Namibia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR AT LARGE STEPHEN RAPP, OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE

11:30 a.m.
Ambassador Rapp delivers remarks at a seminar examining “U.S. support for International Justice,” at The Roosevelt House, Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, CUNY, New York.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

12:30 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks to the Wide Angle Lunch Series, in Charleston, South Carolina.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley, in Charleston, South Carolina.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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