Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 8, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim ElKeib, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL AT 9:35 A.M.)
Pre set for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.


10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama meet with International Women of Courage participants, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton hosts and delivers remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 5:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.


2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Melinda Gates, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m.
Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s meeting with Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Ambassador Stapleton Roy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Adel Al-Jubeir, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships Cindy Moelis, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:30 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with Representative Sandy Levin.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Director of Foreign Assistance Rob Goldberg, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


10:00 a.m. Administrator Shah speaks with President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Kanayo Nwanze.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Senator Lindsey Graham, on Capitol Hill.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Administrator Shah delivers keynote remarks at the conference, “Horn of Africa Food Security Crisis: Implications for United States Africa Command,” at the National Defense University, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Administrator Shah speaks with Senator Mike Enzi.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN


Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel in Nigeria, Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Kenya through March 11 to meet with senior government officials. Please click here for more information.

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

Under Secretary Hormats departs for Boston, Massachusetts to deliver remarks at the Tufts University Fletcher School through March 8.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO

9:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim ElKeib, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL AT 9:35 A.M.)
Pre set for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.


11:00 a.m. Under Secretary Otero attends the 2012 Women of Courage Awards Ceremony hosted by Secretary Clinton, with First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 5:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.


1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at the event, “Celebrating International Champions of Women's Health: A Discussion on the Current State and Future Challenges of Maternal and Reproductive Health, NCDs, Diplomacy and Security Issues that Women Face,” co-hosted by the American Cancer Society, Women Deliver, and Global Health and Diplomacy, at the Washington Club, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

5:00 p.m. Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks at a session, “Distinguished Women in International Affairs: Gender and Civilian Security” at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs International Women’s Day Conference. Her remarks are part of the Distinguished Women in International Affairs speaker series. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS KATHLEEN STEPHENS

9:00 a.m.
Acting Under Secretary Stephens participates in a Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) Board Meeting, in Springfield, Virginia.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:30 p.m.
Acting Under Secretary Stephens attends the World Affairs Council 2012 Global Education Gala, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL


9:00 a.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts an event for women of the Diplomatic Corps as part of the Women in Diplomacy Series featuring Director of Policy Planning Jake Sullivan, Managing Director of The Glover Park Group Dee Dee Myers and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent of CBS News Lara Logan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake attends the 2012 Women of Courage Awards Ceremony hosted by Secretary Clinton, with First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 5:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.


1:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with participants of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Women and Entrepreneurship, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER


11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer attends the 2012 Women of Courage Awards Ceremony hosted by Secretary Clinton, with First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 5:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby


3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Israeli Deputy Chief of Mission Ambassador Barukh Binah and Counselor for Political Affairs Eliav Benjamin, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Political Director Rui Macieira, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Sameh Shoukry, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFFREY FELTMAN


9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Feltman joins Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim ElKeib, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL AT 9:35 A.M.)
Pre set for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.


3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Feltman meets with Omani Ambassador to the United States Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS MIKE HAMMER

2:00 p.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Hammer holds a press briefing in Spanish for domestic and international media, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Video of the press briefing will be made available on the Department’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/statevideo and on http://state.gov after the briefing concludes.
Please email PressDuty@state.gov for more information on attending.


ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson hosts Chinese Director General for Latin American Affairs Yang Wanming for the U.S.-China Sub-Dialogue on Latin America, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL


Coordinator McCall is on foreign travel in Brussels, Belgium.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Posner meets with Beninese Ambassador to the United States Cyrille Oguin, Cape Verdean Ambassador to the United States Fátima Veiga, Malian Ambassador to the United States Al-Maamoun Baba Lamine Keita, and Mauritian Ambassador to the United States Somduth Soborun, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES AND MIGRATION DAVID ROBINSON


Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson is on foreign travel in Georgia and Turkey through March 9. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock departs for New York City to participate in the Women in the World Summit and to deliver remarks at International Institute of Education Conference on Best Practices.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

9:30 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin speaks with students from Michigan State University’s James Madison College of Public Affairs, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Ambassador Benjamin attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND U.S. GLOBAL AIDS COORDINATOR ERIC GOOSBY

Ambassador Goosby participates in the 19th Annual Conference on Infectious Diseases and Opportunistic Infections, in Seattle, Washington.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

Ambassador Rapp is on foreign travel to the Netherlands, Turkey, Jordan, the United Kingdom and France through March 17.

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

Ambassador Verveer participates in events surrounding the 2012 Women of Courage Awards, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at the 2012 Women of Courage Awards Ceremony hosted by Secretary Clinton, with First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre-set time for cameras: 5:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.


SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis participates in the OECD Mayors' Roundtable from March 8-9, in Chicago, Illinois.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY U.S. MISSION to the OECD)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH & SPECIAL ENVOY TO MONITOR AND COMBAT ANTI-SEMITISM HANNAH ROSENTHAL

Special Representative Pandith and Special Envoy Rosenthal are on foreign travel in Albania through March 9 to encourage the government and civil society to adopt 2012 Hours Against Hate. Please click here for more information.

12:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal and Special Representative Pandith meet with Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, in Tirana, Albania.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal and Special Representative Pandith meet with Albanian Minister of Culture Aldo Bumci and Chairman of State Committee on Cults Rasim Hasana, in Tirana, Albania.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:30 p.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal and Special Representative Pandith meet with members of the Albanian Jewish Community, in Tirana, Albania.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. LOCAL Special Envoy Rosenthal and Special Representative Pandith hold an interfaith dialogue with leaders from the religious communities, in Tirana, Albania.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

9:00 a.m.
Director of Policy Planning Sullivan participates in an event for women of the Diplomatic Corps, hosted by Ambassador Marshall as part of the Women in Diplomacy Series, at the Department of State. The event also features Managing Director of The Glover Park Group Dee Dee Myers and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent of CBS News Lara Logan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m. Director of Policy Planning Sullivan meets with Ambassador-designate Nancy Powell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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

[This is a mobile copy of Public Schedule for March 8, 2012]