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Special Briefings: 2012



-12/19/12  Briefing on the Accountability Review Board Report; Deputy Secretary William J. Burns; Washington, DC
-12/11/12  Senior Administration Officials on Terrorist Designations of the al-Nusrah Front as an Alias for al-Qaida in Iraq; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-12/06/12  Development and Progress of the World Conference on International Telecommunications Currently Being Held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Until December 14, 2012;  Ambassador U.S. Head of Delegation, World Conference on International Telecommunications Terry Kramer; Via Teleconference
-12/03/12  Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials En Route to Prague; En Route to Prague, Czech Republic
-11/29/12  Preview of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT);  Ambassador U.S. Head of Delegation, World Conference on International Telecommunications Terry Kramer; Via Teleconference
-11/20/12  Press Background Call on the One-Year Anniversary of the Release of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report; Senior Administration Official; Washington, DC
-11/17/12  Background Briefing With a Senior State Department Official; St. Regis Hotel; Singapore
-11/11/12  Background Briefing En Route to Perth, Australia; Office of the Spokesperson; En Route to Perth, Australia
-10/28/12  Background Briefing En Route to Algiers; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-10/26/12  Background Briefing; Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-10/22/12  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Visit to Cap Haitien; En Route Caracol, Haiti
-10/15/12  Background Briefing Prior to the Secretary's Visit to Lima; Senior Administration Official, Office of the Spokesperson; En Route Lima, Peru
-10/12/12  On-Camera Press Briefing in Spanish;  Assistant Secretary Michael A. Hammer, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-10/11/12  Spanish Twitter Briefing - October 11, 2012;  Assistant Secretary Michael A. Hammer, Bureau of Public Affairs; Questions from Twitter; Washington, DC
-10/10/12  On-The-Record Briefing by Under Secretary Kennedy;  Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy; Washington, DC
-09/28/12  Background Briefing on an Announcement Regarding the Mujahedin-e Khalq; Via Teleconference
-09/28/12  Background Briefing: Readout of the Secretary's Meeting With Japanese Foreign Mininster Koichiro Gemba and Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/28/12  Inside the State Department: UN General Assembly Week - September 28, 2012;  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; New York, NY
-09/28/12  Senior Administration Officials Preview of the U.S.-GCC Strategic Cooperation Forum; New York City, DC
-09/27/12  Background Briefing Previewing the Ad Hoc Ministerial Meeting on Syria; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/27/12  Background Briefing: Readout of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/27/12  Background Briefing: Readout of the Secretary's Meeting With Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi;  Senior Department Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/27/12  Background Briefing: Readout on the United Nations Security Council P-5+1 Ministerial; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/27/12  Inside the State Department: UN General Assembly Week - September 27, 2012;  Assistant Secretary Roberta S. Jacobson, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; New York, NY
-09/27/12  Senior State Department Official Previewing the Central American Ministerial; New York, NY
-09/27/12  Senior State Department Official Previewing the Connecting the Americas 2022 Event; New York, NY
-09/26/12  Background Briefing on Readout of the G8 New Alliance Event and Preview of the Secretary's Participation in the Feed the Future: Partnering With Civil Society Event; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/26/12  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Bilateral Meetings With Jordanian King Abdullah II and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/26/12  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Meetings With Burmese President Thein Sein, Congolese President Joseph Kabila and Rwandan President Paul Kagame; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/26/12  Inside the State Department: UN General Assembly Week - September 26, 2012; USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah; New York, NY
-09/26/12  Senior State Department Official Previewing the Haiti Partners Ministerial; New York , NY
-09/26/12  Senior State Department Official on Secretary Clinton's Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu; New York , NY
-09/25/12  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Bilateral Meetings With Lebanese Prime Minister Miqati and UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Syria Brahimi;  Senior Department Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/25/12  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Meetings With Iraqi Vice President al-Khuzai, Arab League Secretary General Elaraby, and Yemeni President Hadi; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/25/12  Readout of the Secretary's Meetings With Belgian Foreign Minister Reynders, Greek Foreign Minister Avramopoulos, United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Hague, and the Transatlantic Dinner; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/24/12  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Bilateral Meeting with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/24/12  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Bilateral Meetings; Waldorf Astoria Hotel; New York City
-09/24/12  Previewing the Equal Futures Partnership Launch;  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer; Waldorf-Astoria; New York City
-09/21/12  U.S. Goals and Priorities for the 67th United Nations General Assembly;  Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer, Bureau of International Organization Affairs; Washington, DC
-09/12/12  Briefing by Senior Administration Officials to Update Recent Events in Libya; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-09/08/12  Background Briefing on APEC Summit Meeting; Far Eastern Federal University; Vladivostok, Russia
-09/07/12  Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials En Route To Vladivostok, Russia; En route to Vladivostok, Russia
-09/07/12  Senior Administration Officials on the Terrorist Designation of the Haqqani Network; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-09/06/12  Background Briefing by Senior State Department Official en Route to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; En Route to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Brunei
-09/06/12  Background Briefing by Senior State Department Official on Timor-Leste; En Route to Dili, Timor-Leste
-08/29/12  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Travel to the Cook Islands, Indonesia, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia; Washington, DC
-08/10/12  Background Briefing By a Senior State Department Official En Route Abuja, Nigeria; En Route Abuja, Nigeria
-08/10/12  Background Briefing By a Senior State Department Official, Accra, Ghana; Accra, Ghana
-08/10/12  Background Briefing on Further Sanctions Under the Iran Sanctions Act; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-08/10/12  Briefing On the Designation of Hezbollah for Supporting the Syrian Regime;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-08/04/12  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Travel to Africa;  Senior Official; Intercontinental Hotel; Nairobi, Kenya
-08/01/12  Background Briefing: Senior Administration Official Provides a Readout of the European Union Emissions Trading System (ETS) Meeting;  Senior Official; Washington, DC
-07/31/12  Briefing on the Country Reports on Terrorism 2011;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Washington, DC
-07/30/12  Briefing on the Release of the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report;  Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook; Washington, DC
-07/30/12  Preview of the EU Emissions Trading System Meeting; Senior Administration Official; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-07/25/12  Briefing on the 17th U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-07/25/12  U.S. Department of State Spanish Twitter Briefing;  Assistant Secretary Michael A. Hammer, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-07/19/12  U.S. Humanitarian Assistance to Those Affected by the Conflict in Syria;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero; Washington, DC
-07/15/12  Background Briefing on Secretary Clinton's Upcoming Trip to Jerusalem;  Senior Official; En Route to Jerusalem
-07/13/12  Background Briefing in Siem Reap, Cambodia;  Senior Official; Meridien Hotel; Siem Reap, Cambodia
-07/12/12  Background Briefing at 2012 ASEAN Summit; Senior Administration Official; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
-07/10/12  Background Briefing in Hanoi, Vietnam;  Senior Official; Metropole Hotel; Hanoi, Vietnam
-07/09/12  Background Briefing En Route to Mongolia;  Senior Official; En Route to Mongolia
-07/08/12  Background Briefing on the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan;  Senior Official; Okura Hotel; Tokyo, Japan
-07/06/12  Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Daniel Benjamin and Special Advisor to the Secretary on Camp Ashraf Ambassador Daniel Fried on the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) Designation and the Current Situation at Camp Ashraf; Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
-06/29/12  Background Briefing on Syria;  Senior Official Senior Department Official; St. Petersburg, Russia
-06/26/12  Background Briefing on the Secretary's Trip to Europe; En Route to Helsinki, Finland
-06/20/12  Twitter Briefing - June 20, 2012; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Questions from Twitter; Washington, DC
-06/19/12  Briefing on 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-06/19/12  Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development;  Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-06/18/12  Background Briefing: Senior Administration Officials on Camp Ashraf; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-06/14/12  Briefing on Department of State Efforts to Expand Defense Trade;  Assistant Secretary Andrew J. Shapiro, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Via Teleconference
-06/13/12  Briefing on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy in Africa and the Upcoming AGOA Forum;  Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson, Bureau of African Affairs; Via Teleconference
-06/07/12  Background Briefing by Senior State Department Official on Syria; Conrad Hotel; Istanbul, Turkey
-06/07/12  Background Briefing: Senior State Department Official on Global Counterterrorism Forum in Istanbul; Istanbul, Turkey
-06/01/12  On-Camera Press Briefing in Spanish;  Assistant Secretary Michael A. Hammer, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-05/31/12  U.S. Department of State Spanish Twitter Briefing;  Assistant Secretary Michael A. Hammer, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-05/24/12  Briefing on the Release of the 2011 Human Rights Reports;  Assistant Secretary Michael H. Posner, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Washington, DC
-05/21/12  Humanitarian Assistance to Yemen;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelly Clements, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-05/18/12  Press Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on Food Security; Washington, DC
-05/17/12  Background Briefing on Burma; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-05/11/12  Senior Administration Officials on Bahrain; Via Teleconference
-05/04/12  Backgrounder with Senior State Department of Officials; Beijing, China
-05/03/12  Background Briefing by Senior State Department Official; Diaoyutai; Beijing, China
-05/03/12  United States Ambassador to China Gary Locke Briefs the Press;  Ambassador Gary Locke, China; Diaoyutai; Beijing, China
-05/02/12  Background Briefing With Senior State Department Officials on Chen Guangcheng; Beijing, China
-05/02/12  Briefing on the Russian Ministry of Defense Conference on Missile Defense in Moscow;  Special Envoy for Strategic Stability and Missile Defense Ellen Tauscher; Via Teleconference
-04/26/12  Background Briefing on the U.S. Military Realignment in Japan; The Pentagon; Arlington, VA
-04/26/12  Humanitarian Assistance to People Affected by the Conflict in Syria;  Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelly Clements, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-04/23/12  U.S.-Iraq Joint Coordinating Committee on Energy;  Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual; Washington, DC
-04/19/12  Briefing on Recent Developments in Sudan and South Sudan; via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-04/04/12  Background Briefing on Burma; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-04/02/12  Humanitarian Situation in Sudan and South Sudan; Deputy Assistant Secretary Catherine Wiesner, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-03/31/12  Background Briefing With Senior State Department Officials; En Route to Istanbul, Turkey
-03/30/12  Senior State Department Officials En Route to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; En Route to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-03/20/12  Implementation of Section 1245 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA); Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-03/08/12  Background Briefing on Libya; Senior Administration Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Via Teleconference
-03/08/12  Press Briefing in Spanish; Acting Assistant Secretary Michael A. Hammer, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-03/07/12  Background Briefing on the 2012 International Women of Courage Awards and other Women's History Month activities; Senior Administration Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-03/01/12  U.S. Department of State Spanish Twitter Briefing; Acting Assistant Secretary Michael A. Hammer, Bureau of Public Affairs; Washington, DC
-02/29/12  Background Briefing on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Senior Administration Official, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-02/25/12  Background Briefing by Senior State Department Official En Route Algiers; En Route Algiers
-02/24/12  Background Briefing by Senior State Department Official in Tunis, Tunisia; Tunis, Tunisia
-02/23/12  Briefing on Bilateral Meeting with Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Khar of Pakistan; London, United Kingdom
-02/23/12  Senior State Department Official Previewing the Friends of Syrian People Conference in Tunis; London, United Kingdom
-02/22/12  Senior State Department Official Previewing Conference on Somalia; Office of the Spokesperson; On Plane en route to London
-02/17/12  Background Briefing Previewing Secretary Clinton's Participation in the First G-20 Ministers of Foreign Affairs Informal Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico; Washington, DC
-02/17/12  On the Secretary's Global Business Conference;  Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Thomas Nides; Via Teleconference
-02/16/12  Briefing on Global Climate Change and Clean Air Initiative; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-02/13/12  Background Briefing on 2013 State Department-USAID Budget; Washington, DC
-02/13/12  Briefing on the 2013 State Department and USAID Budget;  Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Thomas Nides; Washington, DC
-02/08/12  Rightsizing U.S. Mission Iraq;  Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources Thomas Nides; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-02/07/12  Briefing on Recent Developments at Camp Ashraf; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-02/04/12  Background Briefing; Bayerischer Hof; Munich, Germany
-02/03/12  Background Briefing En Route to Munich, Germany; En Route; Munich, Germany
-02/03/12  Briefing On Her Role As The Newly-Appointed Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) for 2012;  Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) Gillian A. Milovanovic; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/27/12  Twitter Briefing - January 27, 2012; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Questions from Twitter for 21st Century Statecraft Month; Washington, DC
-01/25/12  Briefing on Issues of Ongoing Concern in Sudan and South Sudan;  Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Princeton Lyman; Via Teleconference
-01/24/12  Briefing on U.S. Efforts in the Humanitarian Crisis in the Horn of Africa; Acting Assistant Secretary David M. Robinson, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/20/12  Twitter Briefing - January 20, 2012; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Questions from Twitter for 21st Century Statecraft Month; Washington, DC
-01/18/12  Briefing on the Keystone XL Pipeline;  Assistant Secretary Kerri-Ann Jones, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
-01/15/12  Background Briefing En Route Liberia; Senior Administration Official, Office of the Spokesperson; ERT Monrovia, Liberia
-01/13/12  Recent Developments on Burma;  Senior Department Official; Washington, DC
-01/13/12  Twitter Briefing - January 13, 2012; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Questions from Twitter for 21st Century Statecraft Month; Washington, DC
-01/06/12  Spokesperson Victoria Nuland Takes Questions From Twitter for 21st Century Statecraft Month; Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland, Office of the Spokesperson; Washington, DC
-01/05/12  Briefing on Establishment of the Office of the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights;  Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero; Washington, DC
-01/04/12  Establishment of the Bureau of Counterterrorism;  Coordinator Daniel Benjamin, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Washington, DC

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