Public Schedule
Washington, DC
February 17, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture Ertharin Cousin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton hosts a bilateral meeting with European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 10:35 A.M.)
Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:50 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

Deputy Secretary Burns is on foreign travel to Austria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Croatia through February 20. Please click here for more information.

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

2:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides hosts a conference call with press to discuss the “Secretary’s Global Business Conference,” to be held February 21 through 22. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS

10:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Edward S. Verona, President and CEO of U.S.-Russia Business Council and Randi B. Levinas, Executive Director of U.S.-Russia Business Council, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with Canadian Deputy Trade Minister Louis Lévesque, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats speaks to the Economic Studies Graduation Class, at the Foreign Service Institute.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds a tri-sector leadership interview with Nick Lovegrove, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


Ambassador Marshall assists with events in Los Angeles, California for the joint Working Visit of Vice President Joseph R. Biden and the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD


Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Bulgaria to meet with host government officials. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Countryman delivers remarks on arms control, at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Feltman meets with Chief of the International Organizations Department Nicholas de Riviere, at the French Foreign Ministry.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

Assistant Secretary Fernandez is on foreign travel to Colombia and Peru through February 17 to discuss trade and investment with economic officials, business community representatives, and university students. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHILIP GORDON

Assistant Secretary Gordon is on foreign travel to Brussels, Belgium, and Moscow, Russia, through February 18. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

Assistant Secretary Jones is on foreign travel to Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya through February 22. On February 17, Assistant Secretary Jones visits Arusha, Tanzania, to meet with officials of the African Wildlife Federation and the Director General of Tanzania National Parks, tour USAID-supported health and educational institutions, and visit a conservation-based business enterprise operated by Maasai women. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Department of Commerce General Counsel Cameron Kerry, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Australia and Indonesia through February 18.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with members of the UK House of Lords Baroness Mary Goudie and Baroness Sandip Verma, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith is on foreign travel to Kenya, the Comoros Islands, Tanzania and Sudan to meet with youth and civil society groups as well as to launch Generation Change chapters in Kenya, the Comoros Islands and Sudan, through February 21.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Spokesperson Victoria Nuland

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