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April 25, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:00 a.m.
Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olugbenga Ashiru, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


10:30 a.m. Secretary Kerry briefs members of the Senate, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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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 House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with President of Somaliland Ahmed Mohamoud Silanyo, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with National Security Adviser of Germany Christoph Heusgen, 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 meets Mark Linscott, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at the Annual Conference Committee of C-100, at the Reagan Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with Lael Brainard, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Riccardone, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Dr. Marc Maurer, National Federation of the Blind, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks on wildlife conservation at the School Without Walls, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine joins Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya to launch the World Press Freedom Day, at the Foreign Press Center, in Washington DC.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a reception in honor of the 65th Anniversary of the U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission, at the British Ambassador’s residence.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

12:45 p.m.
Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers remarks at the American Bar Association Section of International Law 2013 Spring Meeting in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall hosts a farewell reception in honor of the departing Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, His Excellency Constancio da Conceicao Pinto, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends a reception to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission hosted by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott, in Washington, D.C.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

2:00 p.m
. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Senator Chris Murphy, at the Dirksen Building.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton attends a reception for International Affairs Journalism, a lead up event to the White House Correspondents Dinner, at the Council on Foreign Relations.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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 is on foreign travel 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 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.

7:45 a.m. LOCAL Assistant Secretary Jacobson participates in an interview with Radio Programas del Peru, in Lima, Peru.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Argentina’s Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation Lino Barañao, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer participates in the Department of State’s Take Your Child to Work Day, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS TOM KELLY

8:30 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Kelly addresses visiting students from the UK Joint Services Advanced Command and Staff Course, in Arlington, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD


Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland to discuss various refugee and migration issues with UN and other international and non-governmental organizations based in Geneva.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS JOE YUN

2:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Yun appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, on Capitol Hill. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY SENATE)

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

12:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya delivers remarks at an event to honor Berta Soler, 2011 Human Rights Defenders Award Winner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya joins Under Secretary Sonenshine to launch the World Press Freedom Day, at the Foreign Press Center, in Washington D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Albanian Prosecutor General Adriatik Llalla, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca delivers remarks at the U.S.-Netherlands Dialogue on Human Trafficking Reception, at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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


1:15 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador Goosby delivers remarks at a global-health luncheon during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, in Dallas, TX.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

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

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel in Oxford, United Kingdom through April 28 to speak at the University of Oxford, Oxford Women in Politics (OxWip) event. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

11:00 a.m. Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks at the Atlantic Council Workshop on “A Transatlantic partnership for the Global Future: Urbanization and its Implications,” in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis, in conjunction with the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Office of Russian Affairs, meets with Alexander Kobenko, Deputy Head of Government of the Samara Region, Russian Federation and Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Elena Shibaeva, Assistant Minister of Economic Development, Investment and Trade, Samara Region and Vadim Belikov, Vice President of the Board of the Business Assembly of the G-20Y Summit IOC, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ADVISER FOR GLOBAL YOUTH ISSUES ZEENAT RAHMAN

4:00 p.m. LOCAL
Special Adviser Rahman meets with the Government of India Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morch (BJP Youth Wing) to discuss youth issues, including youth employment and political and civic participation, in New Delhi, India. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL
Special Adviser Rahman delivers remarks at the reception for Microsoft’s Innovate for Good program in conjunction with the Office of Global Youth Issues’ Startup Youth Initiative. The theme of this session is “Sharing global insights on youth economic opportunity and entrepreneurship.”Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

11:00 a.m. Director McKean meets with Ambassador Rimutis Klevecka of Lithuania, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Director McKean meets with U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 



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