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January 29, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:20 a.m. Secretary Kerry presents the Annual Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE), at the Department of State
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

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Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.


1:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry holds a bilateral meeting with Portuguese Foreign Minister Rui Machete, at the Department of State.
(CAMERA SPRAY AT TOP)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 12:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 12:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.


2:30 p.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a conversation with Department of State employees, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns travels to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the AU Summit. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

10:00 a.m. Administrator Shah hosts an agency-wide town hall meeting, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

2:30 p.m.
Counselor Shannon moderates a conversation with Department of State employees, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel to Moscow, Russia for meetings with the political directors of the G8. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

4:15 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Director General for Global Affairs at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs Roberto Dondisch, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with German Deputy Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control Ambassador Christoph Eichhorn, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS WILLIAM CRAFT

Acting Assistant Secretary Craft is on foreign travel to Moscow, Russia through January 29 for the G8 Foreign Affairs, Sous-Sherpa meeting.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:15 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the Awards for Corporate Excellence (ACE) Ceremony, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m
. Assistant Secretary Jacobson delivers remarks at the Brazil Youth Ambassador’s Program Reception, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD


2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Deputy Director of Operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross Pascale Meige on gender-based violence issues, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks at the Brazil Youth Ambassador’s Program Reception, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

1:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya meets with a delegation of Syrian Christian Church Leaders, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN

Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien is on travel to Ireland and Northern Ireland leading a delegation as part of a new public-private State Department initiative, Partnership Opportunity Delegations (PODs). Please click here for more information.

Special Representative O’Brien and the delegation meets with local government officials and engages with local public and private sector leaders regarding potential projects, partnerships, and business opportunities, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

2:15 p.m.
Director of Policy Planning David McKean meets with Director of NATO Policy Planning Unit Fabrice Pothier, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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