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December 12, 2013

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on foreign travel to Jerusalem and Ramallah. He is accompanied by Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk, Deputy Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Frank Lowenstein, Spokesperson Jen Psaki, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS. Please click here for more information.

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in Ramallah.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

3:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Singaporean Minister of Defense Ng Eng Hen, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

2:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah attends the Overseas Private Investment Corporation board meeting, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

3:00 p.m. Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller joins Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Poneman to discuss the Administration’s nuclear energy policies, at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m.
Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller attends a discussion on the Administration’s nuclear energy policies, hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL


9:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joint Secretary for the Americas Vikram Doraiswami, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal attends the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition 2013 Tribute Dinner, in Washington DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

11:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Florida International University faculty and students, at FIU in Miami, FL.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:45 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with finalists in the La Idea entrepreneurship competition, government officials from finalists’ home countries, and Miami business leaders, at Venture Hive in Miami, FL.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

10:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones delivers remarks on the negative health effects of lead in paint as part of a training program for foreign embassy officials in support of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint, at the UN Environment Program Regional Office.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones attends a holiday reception hosted by Embassy of Sweden.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

Assistant Secretary Richard is on foreign travel to Geneva, Switzerland to attend the High Commissioner's High Level Dialogue on Internally Displaced Persons and meet with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers the keynote address at the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Mid-year Workshop, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


1:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan George Krol, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya attends a meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

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


Ambassador CdeBaca is on foreign travel in Tokyo, Japan.

4:00 p.m. LOCAL Ambassador CdeBaca meets with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, in Tokyo, Japan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:50 p.m. LOCAL
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Ippei Torii, Secretary-General of the Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan, in Tokyo, Japan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:20 p.m. LOCAL
Ambassador CdeBaca meets with Shihoko Fujiwara, Director of the Polaris Project Japan, in Tokyo, Japan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES CATHERINE RUSSELL

9:30 a.m. Ambassador Russell delivers remarks at an event co-hosted by The National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute on “Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges to Women’s Political Participation in 2014,” at NDI Headquarters in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

4:45 p.m. Special Representative O’Brien is on travel to Miami, Florida to attend the afternoon session of BoomCamp, a multi-day entrepreneurial boot camp coordinated by the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and held at Venture Hive, a Miami-based tech accelerator, where he will meet with the La Idea Business Pitch Competition’s BoomCamp finalists. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

 



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