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August 15, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY


10:00 a.m.  Secretary Kerry meets with USAID Administrator Raj Shah, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:45 a.m.
Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m.
Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the Diplomatic and Political Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting, with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS FOR REMARKS)
Pre set for video cameras: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.


12:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a swearing-in ceremony for Douglas Lute as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
  Secretary Kerry hosts a swearing-in ceremony for Danny Sepulveda as U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Secretary Kerry hosts a swearing-in ceremony for Matthew Barzun as U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Secretary Kerry hosts a swearing-in ceremony for John Rufus Gifford as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellows Graduation Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
  Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel to Nigeria from August 14 through 16, as the head of the U.S. delegation to the Binational Commission. During her trip, Ambassador Sherman will also hold consultations with government officials and civil society. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

4:00 p.m.
 Assistant Secretary Russel delivers remarks at the ASEAN Day Celebration, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL ADVISER FOR GLOBAL YOUTH ISSUES ZEENAT RAHMAN


Special Adviser Rahman is on foreign travel in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the West Bank through August 18 to meet with young Israelis and Palestinians from across economic, political, and civic spheres. Please click here for more information.



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