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April 15, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
APRIL 15, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

11:00 a.m. Secretary Kerry hosts the swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Secretary Kerry meets with White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice, at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m.
Secretary Kerry hosts the swearing-in ceremony for Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Rick Stengel, at the Department.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set time for video cameras: 2:15 pm from the 23rd street lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 pm from the 23rd street lobby.


7:00 p.m. Secretary Kerry attends a Passover Seder hosted by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer and Mrs. Rhoda Dermer, at the Ambassador’s residence.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

12:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

12:15 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Higginbottom meets with Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics Caroline Atkinson and Department of Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is on travel to Mexico City, Mexico to lead the U.S. delegation to the High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON

Counselor Shannon is on travel to London, Berlin, and Stuttgart from April 10 to 15. While in London he will engage with UK leadership on a range of bilateral issues and participate in the Ditchley Foundation conference on Brazil. In Berlin he will discuss a range of bilateral issues and also conduct AFRICOM and EUCOM consultations in Stuttgart.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

4:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman meets with Chilean Minister of Defense Jorge Burgos, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL

2:45 p.m. Under Secretary Stengel is sworn-in by Secretary Kerry, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set time for video cameras:2:15 pm from the 23rd street lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 pm from the 23rd street lobby.


UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS SARAH SEWALL

10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Sewall attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

2:45 p.m. Under Secretary Sewall attends the swearing-in ceremony for Under Secretary Stengel hosted by Secretary Kerry, at the Department of State
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set time for video cameras:2:15 pm from the 23rd street lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 pm from the 23rd street lobby.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS NISHA DESAI BISWAL

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Biswal meets with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Indian Space Research Organization Chairman K. Radhakrishnan, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS DEAN PITTMAN

11:00 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman attends the swearing-in ceremony for Assistant Secretary Rivkin hosted by Secretary Kerry, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Pittman attends the swearing-in ceremony for Under Secretary Stengel hosted by Secretary Kerry, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set time for video cameras:2:15 pm from the 23rd street lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:30 pm from the 23rd street lobby.


ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS CHARLES RIVKIN

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Rivkin is sworn-in by Secretary Kerry, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS DANNY RUSSEL

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Russel meets with Malaysian Ambassador to the U.S. Dato Dr. Awang Adek bin Hussin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING DAVID MCKEAN

11:00 a.m.
Director McKean meets with former U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)



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