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April 18, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

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

2:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee Foreign Operations Hearing, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with OECD Secretary General José Ángel Gurría, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with CENTCOM Commander General Lloyd J. Austin III, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Australian Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Beazley, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with First Lady of Peru Nadine Heredia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats participates in a Bloomberg Radio interview, at the Bloomberg Radio Studio, New York City, NY.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:15 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with the Burmese Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology U Thaung Tin, 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 Bucharest, Romania from April 18 through 25. Please click here for more information.

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends the 4th P5 conference on transparency, verification and confidence building measures in Geneva, Switzerland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


6:30 p.m. Ambassador Marshall co-hosts a reception with Cultural Tourism DC for members of the Diplomatic Corps, at the Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Barton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE


1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake speaks at an event on “Afghanistan as Hub: The Role of Transport, Logistics and Critical Infrastructure,” organized by the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce, at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Portuguese Director General for Foreign Policy Rui Macieira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Ambassador of Ireland to the U.S. Michael Collins, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with UN Under Secretary General for the Department of Field Support Ameerah Haq, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Executive Director of the UN Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council Chris Williams, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Director-General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN


Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel in Bratislava, Slovakia to participate in the Global Security Forum.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez attends a presentation by the Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Edison Lobão, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico E. Anthony Wayne, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with a delegation of officials from Burma’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

10:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers remarks to students in the Public Affairs Officers’ Tradecraft Course, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with Voice of America (VOA) Chief David Ensor, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends the 2013 Urbino Press Award event hosted by the Embassy of Italy, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a panel on “Religion: An Important Factor in International Diplomacy,” presented by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in the U.S.-Canada High Level Policy Review Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Mexican Under Secretary for North America Sergio Alcocer Martinez de Castro, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in Under Secretary Sherman’s meeting with First Lady of Peru Nadine Heredia, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends “Uruguay and Human Rights in the 21st Century,” at American University’s Washington College of Law. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


4:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with Markus Loning, Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid, German Federal Foreign Office, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA


9:00 a.m. Ambassador CdeBaca delivers remarks at the Freedom Network Conference on Confronting Human Trafficking, in Alexandria, VA. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

8:00 a.m.
Ambassador Goosby joins UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, BD medical-technology company CEO Vincent Forlenza, Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, and UN Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron for a discussion on shared responsibility in creating an AIDS-free generation, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Goosby delivers the Jonathan Mann Health and Human Rights Memorial Lecture, at the Drexel University School of Public Health, in Philadelphia, PA.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

1:00 p.m. Director McKean attends



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