Public Schedule
Washington, DC
June 8, 2010



SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON:Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Barbados through June 10. For more information, click here.


DEPUTY SECRETARY JIM STEINBERG:
4:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg meets with British Ambassador Nigel Sheinwald, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS ROBERT HORMATS:
11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Andrew Somers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats hosts a conference call with ENOUGH Project Co-founder, John Prendergast to discuss conflict minerals.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUDITH MCHALE:

Under Secretary McHale travels to London through June 9. She is delivering remarks at Wilton Park’s meeting on Public Diplomacy: Moving from Policy to Practice. She is also meeting with Russian Ambassador Mikhail Shvydkoy to review the Joint Report on accomplishments of the U.S.-Russia Presidential Bilateral Commission.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS MARIA OTERO:
9:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers opening remarks at a joint Department of State-Department of Labor Conference to Focus on the Global Fight Against Child Labor, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at an event entitled, “Celebrating New Science Partnerships with the Muslim World,” at the National Academies of Science’s Keck Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here or watch the event live on www.ostp.gov. .

1:30 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks on “the Costs and Benefits of Investing in Family Planning and Maternal and Newborn Health,” at the 2010 Women Deliver Conference, at the Washington Convention Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact jsheffield@womendeliver.org.

COUNSELOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CHERYL MILLS:
10:30 a.m.
Counselor Mills meets with Ambassador Michael Guest regarding the Department of State’s LGBT policies, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL:
2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Marshall hosts a farewell reception in honor of departing Namibian Ambassador Patrick Nandago and Mrs. Nandago, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE:

Ambassador Teresita Schaffer, Director of the South Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will hold a conversation with Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs Robert Blake on U.S.-India relations after the June 3 Strategic Dialogue. The discussion will be moderated by Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Public Affairs. The event will be streamed live on DipNote, the Department of State's official blog at 9:30 a.m. (EDT).

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake, Principal Deputy Policy Planning Director Chollet, and NSC Senior South Asia Director Anish Goel brief representatives of leading think-tanks on the outcomes of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON:

Assistant Secretary Carson accompanies Vice President Biden on his travel to Egypt, Kenya and South Africa through June 13.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN:
3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Feltman and Ambassador Benjamin appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing entitled “Assessing the Strength of Hizbollah,” at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ:

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is in Ankara, Turkey to lead the U.S. delegation to the U.S.-Turkey Economic Partnership Commission (EPC) through June 8.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VERIFICATION, COMPLIANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION ROSE GOTTEMOELLER:
10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller testifies before a closed hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on New START.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PM
Assistant Secretary Gottemoeller travels to Vienna, Austria to lead the U.S. interagency delegation at the Review Conference for the Treaty on Open Skies through June 9.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON:
Assistant Secretary Gordon is in Geneva, Switzerland for meetings on Georgia co-chaired by the EU, UN, and OSCE through June 8.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS DAVID JOHNSON:
Assistant Secretary Johnson travels to Sofia, Brussels, and Pristina through June 11. In Bulgaria June 7-8, Assistant Secretary Johnson is meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Borissov and other senior officials. For more information, click here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES:
Assistant Secretary Jones is in Islamabad leading a U.S. Delegation to further the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue through meetings on science and technology cooperation through June 10. She is also meeting with senior officials at the Pakistan Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Health and Pakistani leaders who attended the April Entrepreneurship Summit in Washington.

LEGAL ADVISOR HAROLD KOH:
Mr. Koh and Ambassador Rapp lead an interagency observer delegation to the Rome Statute Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda through June 11. For more information, click here.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER:
9:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner co-hosts a joint Department of State-Department of Labor Conference to Focus on the Global Fight Against Child Labor and delivers opening and closing remarks, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner hosts a roundtable for nongovernmental organizations to discuss the recent U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue and the Strategic & Economic Dialogue, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION ERIC SCHWARTZ:

Assistant Secretary Schwartz travels to Australia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia through June 18. In Australia through June 9, Assistant Secretary Schwartz is meeting with Australian Deputy Secretary Gillian, Australian Secretary of Immigration Andrew Metcalfe and other senior officials. He is also representing the U.S. at the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Donor Support Group High Level Meeting.

In Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, Mr. Schwartz will meet with government officials and international organizations implementing assistance programs in the region..

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO:
Assistant Secretary Shapiro travels to Vietnam for the third annual U.S.-Vietnam Political, Security and Defense Dialogue through June 8. While in Vietnam, he is also meeting with Vietnamese parliamentarians and senior officials to discuss humanitarian mine action and peacekeeping issues.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA:
Assistant Secretary Valenzuela accompanies Secretary Clinton on her foreign travel in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Barbados through June 10. For more information, click here.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN:
3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Benjamin and Assistant Secretary Feltman appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing entitled “Assessing the Strength of Hizbollah,” at the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
(MEDIA TO BE DETERMINED BY SENATE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS LUIS CDEBACA:
2:50 p.m.
Ambassador CdeBaca participates in a joint Department of State-Department of Labor Conference to Focus on the Global Fight Against Child Labor, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, click here.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY:
12:30 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby delivers remarks at the closing plenary session of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) Annual Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact pbolton@gbcimpact.org.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR WAR CRIMES ISSUES STEPHEN RAPP:
Ambassador Rapp and Legal Adviser Harold Koh lead an interagency observer delegation to the Rome Statute Review Conference in Kampala, Uganda through June 11. For more information, click here.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER:
9:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at the plenary session of the Global Business Coalition (GBC) Annual Conference, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact pbolton@gbcimpact.org.

4:30 p.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at the 2010 Women Deliver Conference, at the Washington Convention Center.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
For more information, contact jsheffield@womendeliver.org.

6:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer attends the Global Business Coalition (GBC) Annual Conference Awards Dinner, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AFFAIRS DAVID GOLDWYN:

9:30 a.m. Coordinator Goldwyn meets with David Fridley, Deputy Leader of the China Energy Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE:

1:00 p.m. Daily press briefing
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