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May 1, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

11:00 a.m.
Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)
Pre set for video cameras: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with the U.S.-Russian President Bilateral Commission, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Chair of Diet Foreign Affairs Committee of Japan Katsuyuki Kawai, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Ambassador of New Zealand to the U.S. Mike Moore, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Oman Under Secretary for Diplomatic Affairs Ahmed Al Harthy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with Vice Foreign Minister of Vietnam Pham Quang Vinh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a panel on Stopping Alzheimer’s Personal, Economic, and Policy Imperatives, in California.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats participates in a panel on Reform China 3.0, in California.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

Under Secretary Sonenshine is on foreign travel to Ethiopia. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Indian Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary Vikram Doraiswami, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake participates in the U.S.-Japan-India trilateral, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake attends a reception for the Distinguished Leadership Awards to celebrate the launch of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in Washington, DC.
(media determined by host)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

10:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Chairman Puvan Selvanathan from the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Business and Human Rights, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with United Nations' Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peace-building Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m
. Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends a reception for the Distinguished Leadership Awards to celebrate the launch of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in Washington, DC.
(media determined by host)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ


1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez participates in Unreasonable@State, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

12:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Hammer delivers remarks to journalists at the global reporting tour, “Press Freedom and Developments in Journalism”, at the Foreign Press Center, in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. Felipe Bulnes, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS THOMAS KELLY


11:30 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Kelly meets with Philippine Undersecretary Evan Garcia, Office of Undersecretary for Policy, Department of Foreign Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard delivers remarks to the Tri-Agency National Conference in Minneapolis, MN where she will focus on ways to increase capacity to improve self-sufficiency and integration for recently resettled refugees in the United States.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard tours the International Institute of Minnesota and meets with recently arrived refugees, in St. Paul, MN.
(PRESS DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:45 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with local Somali Leadership, in St. Paul, MN.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Stock delivers remarks at the Institute of International Education Board meeting, in Washington DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

9:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with members of the Billings Chamber of Commerce, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Sweden’s Environment Ambassador Annika Markovic, at the Department of State.

(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)


ACTING SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS THOMAS DEBASS

10:45 a.m. Acting Special Representative Debass delivers remarks to the 171st A-100 class of Foreign Service Officers about public-private partnerships as a tool for diplomacy and development, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Acting Special Representative Debass provides welcome remarks at Unreasonable@State, a two-day event and workshop highlighting how the U.S. Department of State is promoting entrepreneurship to address global challenge and meet key foreign policy objectives. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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

AM-PM
Ambassador Goosby meets with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) country team, Indian government health officials, and NGO leaders, in New Delhi, India.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

9:00 a.m.
Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks to Brazilian public safety officials at the U.S. Department of State’s Symposium on Security for Major Sporting Events, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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