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Special Briefings: 2011



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December
-12/29/11  Briefing On the Situation at Camp Ashraf; Washington, DC
-12/29/11  Special Joint Press Briefing On U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia;  Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/23/11  Outcomes Related to the 7th Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference;  Assistant Secretary Thomas Countryman, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-12/22/11  Briefing on New Rewards for Justice Reward Offer; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-12/19/11  Briefing on the Release of the Tenth Edition of the "To Walk the Earth in Safety" Report;  Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Washington, DC
-12/13/11  International Engagement Conference on South Sudan; USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; Washington, DC
-12/13/11  United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-12/08/11  Briefing on the Establishment of the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment;  Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D. Hormats; Washington, DC
-12/07/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meetings at NATO; Hotel Amigo; Brussels, Belgium
-12/07/11  Background Briefing on Secretary's Meetings in Brussels; Hotel Amigo; Brussels, Belgium
-12/06/11  Background Briefing on Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Review Conference; Intercontinental Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland
-12/06/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Remarks in Recognition of International Human Rights Day and the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People; Via Teleconference
-12/06/11  Background Briefing on Syria; Intercontinental Hotel; Geneva, Switzerland
-12/06/11  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Travel to Lithuania; En Route Geneva
-12/06/11  Briefing on the Rollout of Virtual Embassy Tehran;  Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman; Washington, DC
-12/05/11  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Travel to Lithuania; En Route Vilnius
-12/05/11  Background Briefing: Readout on the Secretary's Meetings With UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and with Afghan President Karzai; Bonn, Germany
-12/05/11  Background Briefing: the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan and Meeting With European Partners; En Route Bonn
-12/02/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meetings in Burma; Rangoon, Burma
-12/01/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meeting With Aung San Suu Kyi; Rangoon, Burma
-12/01/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meeting With Burmese President; Nay Pyi Taw, Burma


November
-11/29/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Travel to Burma; En Route Busan, South Korea
-11/28/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Participation In the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness; Washington, DC
-11/22/11  Background Briefing on the Establishment of the Department of State's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations; Washington, DC
-11/21/11  Background Briefing on the Recently Announced Sanctions on Iran; Via teleconference; Washington, DC
-11/16/11  Briefing on the Creation of the Energy Resources Bureau at the State Department;  Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual; Washington, DC
-11/16/11  Briefing on the New Bureau of Energy Resources within the Department of State;  Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual; Via Teleconference
-11/16/11  U.S. Position on the Convention on Conventional Weapons Negotiations on Cluster Munitions Protocol;  Legal Advisor U.S. Department of State Harold Hongju Koh; Via Teleconference
-11/14/11  Background Briefing with Senior Administration Officials; En Route Manila
-11/14/11  Remarks on His Recent Travel to the Republic of Maldives and The 17th South Asian Association for Regional;  Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr., Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs; Washington, DC
-11/10/11  Briefing on Alternative Routes for the Keystone XL Pipeline;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Washington, DC
-11/10/11  Readout of Secretary Clinton's Bilateral Meetings with Chinese, Japanese, and Australian Foreign Ministers at APEC; Honolulu, Hawaii
-11/08/11  Background Briefing: Preview of Secretary Clinton's Upcoming Speech at the National Institutes of Health; via Teleconference
-11/08/11  The Growing Demand for U.S. Visas in China and Brazil; via Teleconference
-11/07/11  Background Briefing: Preview of Secretary Clinton's Keynote Address at the National Democratic Institute's Democracy Awards Dinner;  Senior Official Senior Department Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-11/03/11  Special Briefing on U.S. Support for the Democratic Transitions Underway in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya; Washington, DC
-11/02/11  Background Briefing: Senior State Department Official on Afghan Meeting in Istanbul; Via Teleconference


October
-10/31/11  Background Briefing: Secretary Clinton's Participation In the London Conference on Cyberspace; Department Senior Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-10/31/11  Background Briefing: Secretary Clinton's Upcoming Trip To Istanbul; Via Teleconference
-10/22/11  Background Briefing in Tashkent;  Senior Official of the Department; Tashkent, Uzbekistan
-10/22/11  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Events in Islamabad;  Senior Official of the Department; Islamabad, Pakistan
-10/21/11  Briefing On NATO Operations in Libya;  Permanent Representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ivo Daalder; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-10/19/11  Background Briefing: Senior State Department Official on North Korea; U.S. Embassy Kabul; Kabul, Afghanistan
-10/19/11  Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials on Afghanistan; U.S. Embassy Kabul; Kabul, Afghanistan
-10/19/11  Background Brieifing: Senior State Department Officials En Route to Muscat, Oman; En Route to Muscat, Oman
-10/17/11  Background Briefing; En route Malta
-10/17/11  Special Briefing on Burma;  Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma Derek J. Mitchell; Washington, DC
-10/07/11  Briefing on Next Steps in the Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Process;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Washington, DC
-10/05/11  Senior Administration Official On Preview of Pathways to Prosperity Ministerial Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


September
-09/26/11  Background Briefing on China, Lebanon, and Georgia; New York City
-09/26/11  Background Briefing: Secretary's Bilateral Meetings on Colombia, Vietnam, and the Ukraine; New York City
-09/23/11  Background Briefing on Middle East Peace; Office of the Spokesperson; New York City
-09/23/11  Background Briefing: Preview Meeting of the Group of Central American Friends;  Senior Official of the Department, Office of the Spokesperson; Waldorf-Astoria; New York, New York
-09/23/11  Background Briefing: Preview of High-Level Meeting on Somalia; Senior Senior Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-09/22/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Bilateral Briefings;  Senior Official Senior Department Official; New York City, New York
-09/22/11  Background Briefing on the U.S.-Gulf Cooperation Council Meeting; Office of the Spokesperson; Briefing via teleconference; New York City
-09/21/11  Background Briefing: Notification to Congress on the Sale of Arms to Taiwan; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-09/21/11  Background Briefing: Preview of High-Level Meeting on Nuclear Safety; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-09/21/11  Background Briefing: Preview of the Global Counterterrorism Forum; Office of the Spokesperson; New York City
-09/20/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal; Waldorf Astoria; New York City
-09/19/11  Background Briefing on a Preview of the Open Government Partnership;  Senior Department Official; Waldorf Astoria; New York City
-09/19/11  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov And Broader Israeli-Palestinian Issues; Waldorf Astoria; New York City
-09/19/11  Background Briefing on the Subject of Taiwan;  Senior Department Official; Waldorf Astoria; New York City
-09/19/11  Briefing on the Secretary's Meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba;  Senior Department Official; Waldorf Astoria; New York City
-09/19/11  Secretary Clinton's Meetings with Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu and Kosovar President Jahjaga and Prime Minister Thaci;  Senior Official of State, Office of the Spokesperson; Waldorf Astoria; New York, New York
-09/18/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
-09/18/11  Preview of the Haiti Ministerial Meeting and the Panel Discussion on Women and Agriculture: Improving Global Food Security; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
-09/15/11  Background Briefing on Women in the Global Economy; San Francisco, CA
-09/15/11  Background Briefing on the Australian-United States Ministerial Consultations; San Francisco, CA
-09/14/11  Background Briefing on U.S.-Australian Ministerial and the APEC Women and the Economy Summit; Office of the Spokesperson; En route to San Francisco, CA
-09/14/11  Briefing on Travel to Libya;  Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; Via Teleconference; Tripoli, Libya
-09/09/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Speech "A Smart Power Approach to Counterterrorism"; Conference Call
-09/01/11  Background Briefing on Libya;  Senior Official Senior Department Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Chief of Mission Residence; Paris, France


August
-08/31/11  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Trip to Paris; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/26/11  Proposed Keystone XL Project Final Environmental Impact Statement and Details on the Upcoming Public Meetings;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-08/25/11  Background Briefing on UN Sanctions Committee Actions on Libyan Assets; Via Teleconference
-08/02/11  Background Briefing on Somalia and Delivery of Humanitarian Assistance;  Senior Department Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-08/02/11  On the Record Briefing: U.S. Representative to the Transitional National Council Chris Stevens on Libya; Deputy Spokesperson Mark C. Toner; Washington, DC


July
-07/25/11  Background Briefing in Hong Kong; Hong Kong
-07/25/11  Background Briefing in Hong Kong; Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
-07/23/11  Briefing on the ASEAN Regional Forum;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bali, Indonesia
-07/22/11  Background Briefing on North and South Korea, China; Department Senior Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Bali, Indonesia
-07/22/11  Briefing in Bali, Indonesia;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bali, Indonesia
-07/22/11  Briefing in Bali, Indonesia;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Bali, Indonesia
-07/22/11  Briefing on the Next Steps in Keystone XL Permitting Process; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel A. Clune, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-07/20/11  Background Briefing on India; Chennai, India
-07/19/11  Current Situation in the Horn of Africa;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/17/11  Background Briefing With Senior State Department Officials;  Official Senior Department Official; Athens, Greece
-07/15/11  Background Briefing by Senior State Department Officials On Libya Contact Group Meeting; Istanbul, Turkey
-07/14/11  Background Briefing En Route Istanbul, Turkey; En Route, Turkey
-07/13/11  Background Briefing on the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Adoptions Agreement; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-07/12/11  Briefing on Diplomacy and Jobs;  Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs Robert D. Hormats; Washington, DC
-07/11/11  Background Briefing on Quartet Working Dinner; Via Teleconference
-07/07/11  Briefing on the New Republic of South Sudan;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/07/11  Follow-Up Discussion: Global Webchat Connects Youth From Africa to Youth in the United States; Washington, DC
-07/01/11  Briefing On the Current Situation in Sudan;  Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman; Washington, DC


June
-06/29/11  Briefing En Route Budapest, Hungary;  Senior Official Senior Department Official; Budapest, Hungary
-06/24/11  Briefing on His Upcoming Trip to the Pacific Islands;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/24/11  Briefing on the Upcoming Community of Democracies Meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-06/24/11  The 2011 Global Trafficking in Persons Report;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-06/21/11  Background Briefing: Senior Administration Official on an Update of the Middle East Peace Process; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, United States
-06/20/11  Briefing on the Secretary's Upcoming Trip to Guatemala and Jamaica;  Assistant Secretary Arturo Valenzuela, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; Washington, DC
-06/20/11  Senior Administration Officials on the Upcoming U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting; Via Teleconference; Washington
-06/17/11  Briefing on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resolution at UN Human Rights Council;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-06/17/11  Briefing on Syria;  Senior Administration Official; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-06/15/11  Senior State Department Officials on Internet Freedom Programs; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-06/13/11  Background Briefing En Route to Washington, D.C.; En Route to Washington, DC
-06/11/11  Background Briefing En Route Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
-06/09/11  Background Briefing by a Senior State Department Official; Office of the Spokesperson; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
-06/09/11  On-The-Record Briefing on U.S. Assistance to Afghanistan;  Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-06/08/11  Background Briefing Senior Government Officials En Route to Abu Dhabi, UAE; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
-06/08/11  Briefing En Route Abu Dhabi, UAE; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
-06/01/11  Briefing on the AGOA Forum;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC


May
-05/25/11  Briefing on National Missing Children's Day;  Special Advisor for Children's Issues Susan S. Jacobs; Via Teleconference
-05/24/11  Briefing on the Latest Sanctions on Iran; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-05/24/11  Briefs the Press on Iran Sanctions;  Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg; Washington, DC
-05/23/11  Briefing to the Press on Violence in Abyei;  Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman; Washington, DC
-05/18/11  U.S. Engagement and Recent Visits to Sudan;  Special Envoy for Sudan Princeton Lyman; Washington, DC
-05/13/11  Senior State Department Official on the Diversity Visa Program; Office of the Spokesman; Via Teleconference
-05/09/11  Senior Administration Officials on the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue; Teleconference Briefing; Washington, DC
-05/05/11  Briefing on the Upcoming U.S.-China S&ED;  Assistant Secretary Kurt M. Campbell, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Washington, DC


April
-04/29/11  On the Record Briefing;  Director of Policy Planning Jake Sullivan; Washington, DC
-04/28/11  The Recent Elections in Nigeria;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-04/27/11  Briefing On the Political Situation in Libya;  Ambassador Gene Cretz, Libya; Washington, DC
-04/26/11  Briefing on Recent Developments in the Middle East and Other Issues;  Director of Policy Planning Jake Sullivan; Washington, DC
-04/25/11  Current U.S. Humanitarian Assistance Efforts in Libya;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Reuben Brigety, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC 

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-04/18/11  NATO's Berlin Ministerial;  Assistant Secretary Philip H. Gordon, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Washington, DC


March
-03/31/11  Situation in Cote d'Ivoire;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/27/11  Background Briefing on the North Atlantic Council's Meeting on Libya; Via Teleconference
-03/25/11  Current Events in Libya; Washington, DC
-03/24/11  Background Briefing on North Atlantic Council (NAC) Discussions on Libya; Washington, DC
-03/17/11  The Situation in Japan;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Washington, DC
-03/16/11  Special Press Briefing: Japan Situation Update;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-03/14/11  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Senior Officials Meeting; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-03/14/11  Special Briefing on U.S. Humanitarian Assistance for People Affected by the Crisis in Libya;  Assistant Secretary Eric P. Schwartz, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Washington, DC
-03/11/11  Earthquake in Japan;  Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Janice L. Jacobs; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-03/08/11  Briefing On the 2011 International Women of Courage Awards;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Washington, DC
-03/07/11  Readout of the North Atlantic Council Meetings on Libya;  Permanent Representative to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ivo Daalder; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC


February
-02/27/11  Briefing on Plane Before Departure for Geneva, Switzerland;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Andrews Air Force Base; Washington, DC
-02/25/11  The Suspension of United States Embassy Operations in Libya;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Washington, DC
-02/23/11  Historically Black Colleges and Universities Foreign Policy Briefing; Washington, DC
-02/21/11  Background Briefing on Diplomatic Immunity; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-02/18/11  Briefing on the United Nations Security Council Vote;  U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, U.S. Mission to the United Nations; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-02/16/11  Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Launch of Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society; Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies Tomicah S. Tillemann; Washington, DC
-02/15/11  Background Briefing by Senior State Department Officials on the FY 2012 State Department Budget; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-02/14/11  Background Briefing on the FY 2012 Budget Request; Washington, DC
-02/14/11  The Department's 2012 Budget Request;  Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Thomas Nides; Washington, DC
-02/09/11  Conference Call To Discuss Egypt; Deputy Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Clinton Jake Sullivan; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-02/06/11  Briefing for the Traveling Press;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Flight from Munich to D.C.
-02/04/11  Special Briefing on the Current Situation in Cote d'Ivoire; U.S. Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire Phillip Carter III; Washington, DC
-02/01/11  New Interagency Initiatives To Combat Trafficking in Persons;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC


January
-01/30/11  Briefing on Assistance to U.S. Citizens in Egypt; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/11/11  Briefing On the Southern Sudan Referendum;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Washington, DC
-01/11/11  Briefing Upon Arrival in Yemen; Sana'a, Yemen
-01/10/11  Health Concerns in Haiti; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/10/11  Planning for Haiti's Current and Future Infrastructure Needs;  Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C. Adams; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/08/11  Joint Press Conference With U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan General Scott Gration And Senator John Kerry;  Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration; Juba, Sudan
-01/07/11  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Upcoming Travel; Office of the Spokesman; Via Conference Call; Washington, DC
-01/07/11  Briefing on Haitian Food Security; Ambassador Deputy Coordinator Patricia Haslach; Via Teleconference ; Washington, DC
-01/07/11  Briefing on the One-Year Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti; USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; Washington, DC

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