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May 9, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Rome, Italy. Secretary Kerry is accompanied by Acting Assistant Secretary Yovanovitch, Special Envoy for Middle East Peace David Hale, Spokesperson Psaki, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, in Rome, Italy.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP OF MEETING)

12:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, in Rome, Italy.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP OF MEETING)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, in Rome, Italy.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP OF MEETING)

4:10 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry holds a joint press availability with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, in Rome, Italy.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Quartet Representative Tony Blair, in Rome, Italy.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


Administrator Shah is on foreign travel to Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa May 8 through the 11.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Co-Chairman of the German Green Party Jurgen Trittin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman delivers remarks on the occasion of the Republic of South Africa’s Freedom Day, hosted by His Excellency Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool and Ms. Rosieda Shabodien, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa from May 5 through May 14 to participate in the World Economic Forum and to meet with government and business community representatives.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with South African Minister of Transport Dikobe Ben Martins, in Cape Town, South Africa.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats meets with South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, in Cape Town, South Africa.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. LOCAL
Under Secretary Hormats meets with ESKOM CEO Brian Dames, in Cape Town, South Africa.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a reception in honor of Europe Day, at the residence of European Union Ambassador Joao Vale De Almeida, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine delivers remarks at the Inaugural Sheikha Fatima Lecture series, Recognizing Women as Messengers of Peacebuilding, at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott, in honor of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER


Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK) from May 6 through 10. Please click here for more information.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the European Union, His Excellency Joao Vale De Almeida, in honor of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the Right Honorable Catherine Ashton, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall attends a reception hosted by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott, in honor of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS FREDERICK BARTON

8:00 a.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

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake attends a reception in honor of Europe Day, at the residence of European Union Ambassador Joao Vale De Almeida, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake meets with U.S.-India Business Council President Ron Somers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends a reception in honor of Europe Day, at the residence of European Union Ambassador Joao Vale De Almeida, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer attends a reception in honor of Europe Day, at the residence of European Union Ambassador Joao Vale De Almeida, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hammer participates in a roundtable “Conversations with America,” at the Department of State. Please click here for more information on the “Conversations with America” series.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Eduardo Serrano, Ford Motor Company Executive Director for Latin America, at the Department of State.
(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 the Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea Hyun-dong Cho, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones delivers remarks on the Arctic Council at an event sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, at the House of Sweden.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

9:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard participates on a panel commemorating the 150th anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and release of ICRC’s updated Professional Standards for Protection Work for Humanitarian and Human Rights Professionals, co-hosted by ICRC and U.S. Institute for Peace, at the U.S. Institute for Peace.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Nils Daulaire, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya attends a reception in honor of Europe Day, at the residence of European Union Ambassador Joao Vale De Almeida, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca delivers remarks at the Senior Policy Operating Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Talloires, France, to attend an invitational capstone event, hosted by Fletcher School of Law-Tufts University. The event is as part of the Fletcher Master of Laws Program (LLM), and will be held at the Tufts European Center.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

12:00 p.m. Director McKean meets with President of USIP Jim Marshall, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Director McKean meets with Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)
 



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