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January 30, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY


11:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry hosts a swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for writers and still photographers: 10:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.


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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

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

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom is sworn in by Secretary Kerry, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah attends meetings and briefings, at USAID.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

8:00 a.m.
Counselor Shannon attends a meeting, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

11:00 a.m.
Counselor Shannon attends the swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Counselor Shannon meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Kuwait Doug Silliman, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4.00 p.m.
Counselor Shannon delivers remarks at the Senior Executive Threshold Seminar (SETS) at the Foreign Service Institute, in Arlington, VA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends the swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a meeting, at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan delivers remarks at the opening plenary session of the Global Ties National Meeting, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

11:00 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya attends the swearing-in ceremony for Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya participates in a luncheon with European Union Ambassadors, in Washington, D.C.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS ANDREW O’BRIEN


Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien is on foreign 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.

8:45 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien and the delegation meet with representatives from Northern Ireland’s academic community to discuss STEM, entrepreneurship and innovation in the region, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL Special Representative O’Brien meets with Northern Ireland Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry, in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL
Special Representative O’Brien and the delegation meet with local public and civil society organizations and startups including Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP), NISP Connect, Invest Northern Ireland, the US-NI Mentorship Program, and Young Enterprise Northern Ireland ,in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)



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