Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 17, 2012


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Brasilia, Brazil. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Under Secretary Otero, Assistant Secretary Jacobson, Assistant Secretary Fernandez, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, and VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS. Please click here for more information.

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the Open Government Partnership Opening Session, in Brasilia, Brazil.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Phyllis Powers, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns officiates the Swearing-In ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to India Nancy Powell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Foreign Policy and Security Advisor to the Federal Chancellor of Germany, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

7:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides participates in a video conference with Embassy Kabul and USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:30 a.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides receives the credentials of the Ambassador-designate of Haiti, His Excellency Paul Altidor, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides officiates the Swearing-In Ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to Cambodia William Todd, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Nides receives the credentials of the Ambassador-designate of Guatemala, His Excellency Francisco Villagran, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


1:00 p.m. Administrator Shah provides the keynote address at a Johns Hopkins conference focused on agriculture, at the Paul H. Nitze Building. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:45 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Japan Ambassador Masaki Noke, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:15 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, at the World Bank.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

10:15 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine addresses new U.S. Ambassadors participating in the Ambassadorial Seminar at the Foreign Service Institute, in Arlington, VA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:30 a.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine addresses new Foreign Service Officers of the 166th A-100 class, at the Foreign Service Institute, in Arlington, VA.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sonenshine attends the Swearing-In ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-Designate to India Nancy Powell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT PATRICK KENNEDY


10:30 a.m. Under Secretary Kennedy appears before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, Contracting Oversight Subcommittee, on S. 2139, “The Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012,” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

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

8:30 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats participates in a Russian Embassy event with the Latvian Transportation Ministry on the Silk Road, at the Russian Embassy.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats takes part in a LiveAtState Interview, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Hormats meets with members of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with Ambassadors from the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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


Under Secretary Otero accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel to Brasilia, Brazil to participate in the U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR ARMS CONTROL AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

10:15 a.m.
Acting Under Secretary Gottemoeller delivers the keynote address at the 2012 Annual POLAD Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with representatives from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

10:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Barton delivers remarks at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton participates in a live Facebook chat, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

12:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Blake attends the Swearing-In ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to India Nancy Powell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel in Mexico to participate in the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Puerto Vallarta. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Carson appears before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights for a hearing entitled, “The Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act,” on Capitol Hill.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Countryman meets with faith based groups on the Arms Trade Treaty, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

2:30 p.m. Assistant Secretary Fernandez meets with members of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON

Assistant Secretary Jacobson accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Brasilia, Brazil to participate in the U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION PROGRAMS DAWN MCCALL

12:00 p.m. Coordinator McCall attends the Swearing-In ceremony for U.S. Ambassador-designate to India Nancy Powell, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND LABOR MICHAEL POSNER

9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Posner participates in the Jordan-U.S. Strategic and Security Dialogue, in Amman, Jordan.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR POLITICAL-MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO


Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to India and Bangladesh. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS ANN STOCK

Assistant Secretary Stock accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Brasilia, Brazil to participate in the U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

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

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with representatives of Peabody Energy, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS KRIS BALDERSTON


Special Representative Balderston participates in the Global Philanthropy Forum 2012 Annual Conference, in Washington, DC.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH


Special Representative Farah Pandith is on foreign travel in China through April 21 to meet with civil society representatives and to deliver remarks at the Asia Society’s “Women Leaders of New Asia Summit” event.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel in Brasilia, Brazil to participate in the U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

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

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