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February 26, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

9:45 a.m.
Secretary Kerry delivers remarks at the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Plenary Session, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

11:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Russell Feingold and Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck, at the Department of State.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on travel to Kyiv, Ukraine from February 25-26. He will meet with a broad range of political leaders, as well as civil society representatives and religious leaders. 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

Administrator Shah is on travel to Nepal and Burma from February 24 through February 28. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Kenichiro Sasae, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman meets with United Kingdom Director General, Political at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Simon Gass, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Stengel hosts a town hall for the employees of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs bureaus, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to Abuja, Lagos, and Monrovia from February 26 through March 5.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with Indiaspora founder M.R. Rangaswami, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED MEDIA COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a luncheon in honor of Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. S. Jaishankar, at the Meridian International Center, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

7:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Biswal attends a dinner, hosted by Indian Deputy Chief of Mission Taranjit Singh Sandhu, in Bethesda, Maryland.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman participates in the G8 Nonproliferation Directors Group meeting through February 27, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

6:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield speaks at the Africa Society of the National Summit during the Andrew Young Lecture Series at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Director General of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Achim Steiner, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with Western Hemisphere Chiefs of Mission, in Miami, Florida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS VICTORIA NULAND

9:45 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Nuland joins Secretary Kerry at the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Plenary Session, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.

10:45 a.m. Assistant Secretary Nuland co-chairs a discussion during the plenary session with Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze titled “Looking Forward: Advancing our relationship in 2014”, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN

10:00 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman meets with World Intellectual Property Organization Director General Candidate Francis Gurry, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE CLAIRE RICHARD

7:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Richard attends a dinner in honor of European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis hosted by Greek Ambassador to the U.S. David Pearce, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:30 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya testifies at a closed Oversight Hearing on United States Assistance to Promote Freedom and Democracy in Countries with Repressive Environments, at the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:00 p.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Zeya attends a farewell reception in honor of the Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Namik Tan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador CdeBaca is on travel to offer testimony about pending anti-trafficking legislation and meet with anti-trafficking advocates and activists, in London, United Kingdom.



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