Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 4, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the assistant secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:45 a.m.
Secretary Clinton joins Deputy Secretary Burns’ meeting with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends Vice President Biden's meeting with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE)

2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with His Excellency Hashim Thaci, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:35 PM)
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:45 p.m. from 23rd. Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:15 p.m. from 23rd. Street Entrance.

4:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:15 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Marwan Muasher, and members of a delegation from the Carnegie Endowment conference, “Islamists in Power: Views from Within,” at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:15 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns participates in a roundtable discussion with the Eisenhower Fellows, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on foreign travel in Islamabad, Pakistan to build on our recent high-level engagement with the Pakistani government as its parliamentary review approaches a conclusion on U.S.-Pakistan relations. While in Islamabad, Deputy Secretary Nides will meet with senior Pakistani government officials, including President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Foreign Secretary Jalil Jilani, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh. Please click here for more information.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

Administrator Shah is on foreign travel in Nairobi, Kenya, to participate in a "Joint IGAD Ministerial and High-Level Development Partners Meeting on Drought Resilience in the Horn of Africa." Please click here for more information.

9:00 a.m. LOCAL Administrator Shah delivers brief remarks at the opening of the Joint IGAD meeting, in Nairobi, Kenya.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. LOCAL
Administrator Shah meets with African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka, in Nairobi, Kenya.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

6:15 p.m. LOCAL Administrator Shah participates in a press conference to discuss the Joint IGAD meeting, in Nairobi, Kenya.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Please contact Ben Edwards at beedwards@usaid.gov for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

Under Secretary Sherman is on foreign travel to India, Nepal and Bangladesh through April 6. Please click here for more information.

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

10:45 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats participates in a briefing on Global Trends 2030 with Counselor to the National Intelligence Council (NIC) Dr. Mathew Burrows, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats speaks with U.S. Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

7:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends an event in honor of His Excellency Hashim Thaci, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, with Madeleine Albright and John Podesta, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller is on foreign travel to Vienna, Moscow, Tallinn and London through April 5. Please click here for more information.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS KATHLEEN STEPHENS

Acting Under Secretary Stephens is on foreign travel to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv through April 5. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

10:15 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Brownfield meets with General Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

Assistant Secretary Carson on foreign travel to Stuttgart, Germany and Algiers, Algeria through April 6.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR NEAR EASTERN AFFAIRS JEFF FELTMAN

12:30p.m. Assistant Secretary Feltman attends Vice President Biden’s luncheon in honor of President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers remarks at a meeting of the U.S.-UAE Business Council, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with Caroline Atkinson, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez delivers opening remarks at a Partnership for New Beginnings –North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity (PNB-NAPEO) roundtable discussion on food security, hosted by the Aspen Institute, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS PHIL GORDON

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Gordon joins Secretary Clinton’s meeting with His Excellency Hashim Thaci, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, at the Department of State.
(JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:35 PM)
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:45 p.m. from 23rd. Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:15 p.m. from 23rd. Street Entrance.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Jacobson meets with U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Arnold Chacón, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Nancy Sutley, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

4:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Posner meets with UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment Juan Méndez, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Shapiro attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

Ambassador Benjamin is on foreign travel to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates through April 5 to attend the inaugural meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and to discuss counterterrorism initiatives with Emirati Government officials.

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

Ambassador Goosby is on foreign travel to Haiti to evaluate progress in U.S.-government-led health reconstruction activities.

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

Ambassador Verveer is on foreign travel in Tunis, Tunisia through April 6. On Wednesday, she attends separate meetings with Sihem Badi, Minister of Women’s and Family Affairs; Samir Dilou, Minister of Human Rights and Transitional Justice; and Rafik Ben Abdessalem, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Please click here for more information.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis is on foreign travel in Brazil.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

5:00 p.m. Special Representative Pandith meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate for Sri Lanka Michele Sison, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

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