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April 24, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Acting Assistant Secretary Yovanovitch, Spokesperson Psaki, Director McKean, VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS.. Please click here for more information.

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

10:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel from April 22 through April 29 to Asia and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:30 p.m. Administrator Shah testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman attends a dinner in honor of Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, hosted by Strobe Talbott, President of Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with members of the American Chamber of Commerce Japan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Suppliers Advisory Committee, at the NEI Headquarters.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:45 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a U.S.-Russia Innovation Working Group Meeting, at the Microsoft Corporation.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats attends a reception hosted by the U.S.-Russia Business Council, at the Microsoft Corporation.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends an event hosted by the Brookings Institution honoring Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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.

1:30 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller makes the U.S. presentation at a joint U.S.-Russia hosted briefing at the NPT PrepCom in Geneva, Switzerland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

11:45 a.m.
Ambassador Marshall delivers remarks at the White House Historical Association Board Meeting discussing the role and diplomatic significance of Blair House, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE


Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan through April 27. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer travels to Geneva, Switzerland to meet with Member State representatives of the largest contributors to the United Nations to discuss management and budget issues.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman is on foreign travel to lead the U.S. Delegation to the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), in Geneva, Switzerland through May 3. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Lithuanian Ambassador to the U.S. Zygimantas Pavilionis, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on foreign travel to Lima, Peru to hold meetings with Peruvian officials, business leaders, and participate in the World Economic Forum on Latin America conference. Please click here for more information.

8:40 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with the World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the World Economic Forum morning panel sessions, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the World Economic Forum plenary session, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

13:00 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in the World Economic Forum panel on strengthening institutions, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:30 p.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in a dinner with Peruvian women business leaders, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with representatives from OceanElders, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer meets with Jeff Goldstein of the Open Society Foundation, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers remarks on U.S. foreign policy priorities at the McGee library, at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Australian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, Retired Air Chief Marshall, Angus Houston and the Australian Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues Craig Chittick, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Zeynep Gunduz, Executive Director and CEO of Refugee Education Trust, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock hosts a roundtable with women leaders from 17 countries and the State Department, to highlight the Administration’s commitment to empowering women, as part of the Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Program, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the fifth annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Dinner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:45 a.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca delivers remarks at the Countering Transnational Organized Crime Conference on, “United States’ Global Engagement on the Fight Against Human Trafficking” at the Holiday Inn, in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Australian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, Retired Air Chief Marshall, Angus Houston, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Charge d’Affairs of New Zealand Anthony Smith, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Ambassador CdeBaca meets with the Chair of the Arsari Foundation of Indonesia, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Guatemala City regarding Efrain Rios Montt trial, and to meet with officials and civil society groups about rule of law and accountability.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

12:00 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks to the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) on partnering with state and local governments for business opportunities in Brazil with the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic and Paralympics Games, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Andrew Himes, Executive Director, Compassionate Action Network; Pamela Kilborn-Miller, Program Director, Charter for Compassion; Meg Lyons, Charter for Compassion, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ADVISER FOR GLOBAL YOUTH ISSUES ZEENAT RAHMAN

Special Adviser Rahman is on foreign travel to India. Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman delivers remarks on “Youth, Innovation, and Economic Opportunity” at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), in Mumbai, India
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

Director McKean accompanies Secretary Kerry on foreign travel.
 



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