Public Schedule
Washington, DC
March 23, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

10:45 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with Senator John Kerry, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton speaks with Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

10:00 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Under Secretary of Defense Jim Miller, at the Pentagon.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE PENTAGON)

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

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends a special symposium on tourism in Japan, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE JAPANESE EMBASSY)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

11:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah holds a conference call with the Advisory Committee On Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA).
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman hosts a luncheon for Turkmenistan Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

Under Secretary Hormats is on foreign travel to Vietnam, Thailand and Belgium through March 25. The themes for the Under Secretary’s trip to Vietnam and Thailand include advancing economic statecraft, promoting cooperation on energy and the environment, emphasizing the importance of safe medicines, and reiterating U.S. trade and regional engagement priorities. In Belgium Under Secretary Hormats will participate in the Brussels Economic Forum.

12:15 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats delivers remarks at a lunch with Representatives of AmCham EU, Association of AmChams in Europe, TABD and other business associations, at the AmCham EU office in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with Jean Luc Demarty of DG Trade, at the DG Trade-Charlemagne Building, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats meets with U.S. Ambassador to the EU William Kennard, at the Conrad Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:15 p.m. LOCAL Under Secretary Hormats attends a VIP Reception as part of the Brussels Forum hosted by U.S. Tri-Mission Ambassadors, at the Conrad Hotel in Brussels, Belgium.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

10:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with USUN Ambassadors, at the UN in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero meets with UN Assistant Secretary General for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Catherine Bragg, at the UN in New York City.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Otero delivers remarks to the graduate School of International and Public Affairs, at Columbia University in New York City.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:00 a.m.
Ambassador Marshall hosts a reception in honor of departing Chilean Ambassador His Excellency Arturo Fermandois and Mrs. Carolina Santa Cruz, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a State of the Administration briefing for members of the Diplomatic Corps featuring White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Blake hosts the Turkmenistan Annual Bilateral Consultations, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Blake meets with Som Mittal, President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

Assistant Secretary Brimmer is on foreign travel in Brussels, Belgium to attend the Brussels Forum. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

10:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield attends a reception for Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Fermandois, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

Assistant Secretary Campbell is on foreign travel in Australia through March 23 as part of ongoing consultations. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

3:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman hosts an NGO roundtable on the Arms Trade Treaty, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONSULAR AFFAIRS JANICE JACOBS


Assistant Secretary Jacobs is on foreign travel in New Delhi, India to lead the second U.S.-India Consular Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

10:00 a.m.
Acting Assistant Secretary Jacobson attends a farewell reception in honor of Chilean Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Fermandois, at Blair House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION DAVID ROBINSON


10:00 a.m. Acting Assistant Secretary Robinson meets with Chaloka Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

11:30 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro meets with Armenian Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN


12:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin meets with United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al Otaiba, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

2:30 p.m.
Ambassador Goosby delivers remarks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global HIV/AIDS annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

12:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer participates in a meeting with the business community co-hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and End Human Trafficking Now (EHTN) entitled “Ending Human Trafficking is Smart Business” in New York City. The meeting aims to strengthen business engagement in contributing to the prevention and elimination of human trafficking.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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

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