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July 9, 2014

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JULY 9, 2014


SECRETARY JOHN KERRY

Secretary Kerry is on travel to Beijing, China, from July 7 through July 10 to participate in the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED). He is accompanied by Deputy Secretary Bill Burns, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Cathy Novelli, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel, Acting Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Dean Pittman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environment and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber, Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Ambassador Carlos Pascual, Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Ambassador Donald Booth, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs Evan Medeiros, White House Senior Counselor John Podesta, and Vice Admiral Kurt Tidd, JCS. Please click here for more information.

9:15 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew attend the Opening Ceremony of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew participate in the Opening Session of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

10:15 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew participate in the Joint Session on Climate Change and Clean Energy, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew attend the Joint Strategic and Economic Dialogue Banquet, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry attends the Strategic Track Small Group Session I, in Beijing, China.
(POOLED CAMERA SRPAY AT TOP)

2:45 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry attends the Strategic Track Small Group Session II, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:50 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry attends a Combating Wildlife Trafficking event, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

7:15 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Kerry attends a Strategic Track Working Dinner, in Beijing, China.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on travel to Beijing, China from July 7 through July 9 to lead the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-China Strategic Security Dialogue and participate in the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom welcomes new American citizens while presiding over a naturalization ceremony, at the Department of State.
(INVITED MEDIA ONLY)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

5:00 p.m. Administrator Shah participates in the Food for Peace 60th Anniversary Dinner, on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on travel to Vienna, Austria in connection with the P5+1 talks. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI

Under Secretary Novelli accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Beijing, China to participate in the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), in Beijing, China. Please click here for more information.

10:05 a.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli meets with Chinese State Forestry Administration Director Zhao Shucong ,in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

10:45 a.m.
LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli participates in the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Breakout Session on Wildlife Trafficking, in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli delivers remarks at a Combating Wildlife Trafficking event, in Beijing, China.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Novelli hosts a roundtable discussion with a group of Chinese scholars, in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS RICHARD STENGEL


Under Secretary Stengel accompanies Secretary Kerry on travel to Beijing, China to participate in the U.S.-China Consultation on People-to-People Exchange (CPE). Please click here for more information.

10:45 a.m. (LOCAL) Under Secretary Stengel delivers closing remarks at the pillar meetings of the 5th annual U.S. – China High-level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange, in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. (LOCAL) Under Secretary Stengel meets with U.S. Journalists, in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

6:00 p.m. (LOCAL) Under Secretary Stengel meets with U.S. Government Exchange Alumni, in Beijing, China.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

COUNSELOR TOM SHANNON


Counselor Shannon accompanies Homeland Security Secretary Johnson on travel to Guatemala City, Guatemala from July 8 through July 9. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS LINDA THOMAS-GREENFIELD

8:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield is participates in a Live@State briefing to discuss the upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the Young African Leaders Initiative, and other topics with journalists from the African continent, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield delivers a keynote address on U.S.-Africa policy to the Affinity Group Thursday Luncheon Group, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield meets with representatives from the African Diplomatic Corps to discuss the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD


Assistant Secretary Richard is on travel to Ethiopia and South Sudan. Please click here for more information.

OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp is on travel in Mersin, Turkey to attend a meeting with the Steering Committee of the Syrian Commission on Justice and Accountability.




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