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April 17, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:30 a.m.
Secretary Kerry testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

11:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad-Bissessar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Libya Deborah Jones, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends the welcome reception in honor of the new Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman gives remarks before 171st Foreign Service A-100 Class at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman attends the welcome reception in honor of the new Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with an AmCham Senior Business Delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers opening remarks at the screening of Battle for Elephants, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRSS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with the Indonesian Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Pangestu, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with the Indonesian Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Siim Kallas, Vice President of the European Commission and Delegation, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends the welcome reception in honor of the new Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a dinner hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges of Turkey, to launch the U.S.-Turkey Business Initiative, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine hosts a screening of 10x10’s documentary film Girl Rising and a panel discussion about advancing gender equality with Acting Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Sharon Wiener and USAID Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Carla Koppell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception in honor of the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Cui Tiankai, and Mrs. Tiankai, at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton engages in an in-depth discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations in an effort to further enrich and enliven foreign policy discussions with senior administration officials.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake attends an award ceremony and reception in honor of Dr. Muhammad Yunus, at Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY ORGANIZER)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with a group of Bangladesh Diaspora members, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

8:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman delivers remarks to the 171st A-100 Foreign Service Generalist Orientation Class, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to San Jose, Costa Rica from April 15 through 17 to lead the U.S. delegation at a regional economic dialogue. He will also attend an event on strengthening healthcare systems and meet with government and business community representatives. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the welcome reception in honor of the new Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai, at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a dinner announcing the 2013 winner of the URBINO PRESS AWARD hosted by the Embassy of Italy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a lunch in honor of Mexican Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, at the Mexican Embassy.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock participates in a roundtable as part of International Visitors Leadership Program, Women Entrepreneurs in the Americas (WeAmericas), at the Department of State. Please click here for more information about WeAmericas.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


12:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with Francois Stamm, Head of the Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel in Hanoi, Vietnam to meet with Vietnamese officials, and to be a guest lecturer at Hanoi premiere of the recently-restored documentary, Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today, at the Ministry of Culture, Hanoi Academy of Theater and Cinema.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Beijing, China to promote U.S. – China subnational engagement.

9:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with the U.S. China Business Council, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Larry Namer, President, METAN Development Group, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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